Opportunity Peterborough Bondholder Breakfast – September 2020
Dates(s) - 22/09/2020 - 22/09/2020 08:00 - 09:00
Online - via Zoom, Online, Online - via Zoom

This 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

This event will be hosted virtually. Attendees will receive joining details directly.

We're welcoming Dr Michael Millan from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) following the announcement that ARU had been selected as the academic partner for the University of Peterborough. The plan has always been for businesses to influence the curriculum, and we're delighted to be giving our members access to some of the key decision makers to share their plans for working with the business community.

With the UK set to take on new trading terms on 1 January 2021, we'll be receiving insight on how businesses are preparing from the Department for International Trade and the Institute of Export who will be available for Q&A.



8.00am - City news and update
Tom Hennessy, Chief Executive, Opportunity Peterborough

Getting the business community involved with ARU Peterborough
Michael Millan, Director of the Research and Innovation Development Office, Anglia Ruskin University

The UK transition - preparing for new trading terms on 1 January 2021
Derek Noakes, Dept. International Trade Manager for Beds and Cambs area
Kevin Shakespeare, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Institute of Export




About our speakers

  • Dr Michael Millan is the Director of the Research and Innovation Development Office at Anglia Ruskin University, where he is responsible for business and industry engagement spanning talent, skills, innovation and business support; ARU’s business innovation centres; knowledge exchange activities including the commercialisation of research; doctoral student support; research ethics and integrity; supporting research and innovation projects; and the implementation of research and innovation strategies.  Prior to taking on this role in September 2016, Michael held senior roles in research management in New Zealand and Australian universities.  He also spent 9 years working in the pharmaceutical industry in the UK and Netherlands.
  • Kevin Shakespeare is experienced in all aspects of international trade. With a background in international trade services and finance Kevin has worked for a number of banks supporting UK exporters, and maximising supply chain operations. As a Director Kevin was responsible for managing sales and product teams across a range of trade operations and dealing with global businesses.

    Degree qualified across several trade and business disciplines Kevin has also provided training and consultancy services for businesses trading internationally and government trade organisations. Author of a best-selling book ‘Trade for Good’, Kevin also lectures for Universities and provides support for global consultancy firms in international trade services and finance.

    Locally Kevin has supported many companies in development of their supply chain operations supporting international trade activities.

    As a Director of The Institute of Export and International Trade Kevin has been responsible for developing education and training programmes including innovative e-learning delivery to UK Government and businesses.


Interested in sponsorship? Email rebecca.mills@opportunitypeterborough.co.uk