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Millie Knight – Winter Paralympian and Downhill World Champion


Millie Knight, the 19-year-old Winter Paralympian and Downhill World Champion, will headline the prestigious Kent B2B event in Ashford this June.

Returning from the 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea with two silvers and a bronze, Kent-born Millie will share her story of determination with delegates at the prestigious business event.

Millie started skiing at six years old, the same time she began to lose her eyesight. She only has five percent peripheral vision and represents ParalympicsGB with a sighted guide Brett Wild from the Royal Navy.

Jae Hopkins – Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

Jae Hopkins is the sales and marketing director responsible for getting Eurotunnel Le Shuttle noticed on both sides of the Channel.

Jae is at the forefront of the company’s mission to embed Eurotunnel Le Shuttle firmly in the UK psyche as the go to brand for travel to and from the continent. From one of the UK’s top universities to the redcoats of Butlins, it’s been an exciting and varied career many lessons along the way ready to be shared at Kent B2B.

Six months into her job with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, Kent B2B will be a great place to catch up on how the company is keeping on track for a successful 2018. Jae will share examples of good and bad marketing and her ongoing mission to get businesses get to know their customers and know their market.

Cllr Brad Bradford – Ashford Borough Council

Cllr Brad Bradford, Portfolio Holder for Highways, Wellbeing and Community Safety at Ashford Borough Council, will bring businesses up to date on projects such as Ashford’s new Commercial Quarter, on course to bring new jobs and opportunities to the town centre from next month.

Cllr Bradford is a charismatic speaker, enjoy stories from his transition from PC to councillor and get insight into one of the most forward-thinking local authorities. He’ll explain what makes Ashford a dynamic spot to do business and share exciting plans in store for the international town. Book onto the Business Breakfast.

Ben Hawks – Giant Campus

Before working for Sleeping Giant Media, Ben Hawks enjoyed a number of years in the marketing department of Cineworld Ashford; overseeing local events and social media coverage for the site.

His creative background has been well developed through multiple placements in film and television organisations around the country, and supported with a film and television production degree from the University of Portsmouth.

These days he works as part of the Digital Creative team at SGM. His work is split between working with clients on their content strategy and link building, but mostly he spends his time helping with clients’ social profiles and helping to maximise their online potential.

Join Ben at Kent B2B Ashford and learn the secrets to authentic and effective social media marketing. Free to attend, spaces limited – book today.

Sean O’Donoghue – Giant Campus

Sean O’Donoghue is the Associate Research and Development Director at Sleeping Giant Media.
He joined the award-winning company relatively early on and has been on a fantastic journey over the last eight years. Having spent over a decade developing his marketing and digital knowledge, this has been turbocharged while working as part of the Sleeping Giant team
His current role is hugely varied and focuses on identifying new opportunities in Sleeping Giant Media’s product, process, service and skills – essentially anything that will contribute to the growth of the agency.
Join Sean’s free session at Kent B2B Ashford and learn how an integrated approach will help you grow your profile online. Free to attend, spaces limited – book today.

Paul Abdey – Brachers LLP

Paul is an associate at Brachers LLP and specialises in defended debt collection and insolvency work both pre and post order.

His clients include multinational companies as well as small local firms and individuals. Paul brings a strong sense of commerciality to every case he deals with which assists his clients in obtaining the best possible outcome.

Paul will lead the Cash is King Brachers Bitesize workshops.

Antonio Fletcher – Brachers LLP

Antonio is a partner at Brachers LLP and has 12 years’ experience as an employment law specialist.

He takes time to get to know his clients and their business to ensure that the advice they receive not only takes all legal implications into account but is also tailored to his clients’ business values, strategies and objectives. Antonio has a particular interest in Data Protection and the GDPR. He regularly delivers seminars and training to clients on  the impact of the new laws and how to interrupt them.