Bondholder Breakfast
Dates(s) - 10/02/2023 - 10/02/2023 07:30 - 09:00
ARU Peterborough, University House, Bishops Road, Peterborough, PE1 5BW

The event is free of charge, and exclusively for members of the Opportunity Peterborough Bondholder Network. For details on how to join please click here or email bondholder@opportunitypeterborough.co.uk


We are delighted to bring you the first Bondholder Breakfast for 2023.  Sponsored by ARU and the Smart Manufacturing Alliance.  

The importance of leadership to successful organisations is widely recognised.  But are good leaders born or are they made?  It is probably a combination of both, but the importance of the right training and support cannot be underestimated.  Professional leadership training is an integral part of many large corporates employee development strategy.  However, the cost and time commitment may be a barrier to SME's.

Dr Tom Williamson, Assistant Principal at ARU Peterborough will present and introduce a new government funded Help to Grown Management Course, currently being delivered by ARU in Peterborough.

Tom will explain how business leaders across Peterborough are invited to take advantage of the 90% government-funded Help to Grow: Management Course. Designed by entrepreneurs and industry experts from the UK’s leading business schools, the course helps small business leaders and senior managers from every industry to boost leadership skills as well as business performance and resilience

Tom will be joined by Tracy Graziola, Network Development Manager for the Smart Manufacturing Alliance.  Tracy will explain how the SMA are working with ARU to identify organisation who may benefit from their Knowledge Transfer Partnership.  She will explain how the programme works and will be available to answer questions.


7.30 am - 8.00 am - informal networking

City news and update -

Tom Hennessy, Chief Executive Opportunity Peterborough

Welcome to ARU

Tom Williamson, Assistant Principal ARU Peterborough

Launch of The Peterborough Business Survey

Mark Jackson, Azets

Boosting Performance and Resilience through leadership skills

Dr Tom Willliamson - Assistant Principal ARU Peterborough

Knowledge Transfer Partnership to grow your business

Tracy Grazioli, Network Development Manager SMA


There is limited parking on site, so if you are travelling by car we advise that you park at one of the following locations nearby:

Bishops' Road car park (less than 50m from ARU Peterborough

Car Haven car park

Riverside car park