Suffolk Chamber Business Networking Lunch with Nicola Beach

nicola-beachWe are delighted to be joined by Nicola Beach, Chief Executive of Suffolk County Council at our May Networking Lunch. Nicola will be sharing an insight into her first year in her role as Chief Executive as well as her reflections, growing Suffolk’s economy, how the County Council works with business and future plans and challenges for the County. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from the Chief Executive of your county council, pose questions and share any view you may have.


About our speaker: 

Nicola Beach is the Chief Executive of Suffolk County Council and has been in post since May 2018. Before joining Suffolk Nicola was Executive Director for Infrastructure and Environment at Essex County Council, where she developed an ambitious agenda for sustainable growth and environmental services, to meet the needs of a growing county.

Nicola’s previous roles include Chief Executive of Braintree District Council, a position she held from January 2013 to July 2017, leading an innovative investment and improvement programme to deliver financial stability for the council. Nicola started her career in recycling, waste and environmental management, but over her 24 years in local government has worked in many senior roles in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and now Suffolk.  Nicola is also the joint chairman of the East of England Branch of Solace (society of local authority chief executives).

Nicola is a strong advocate of women’s groups and diversity in the workplace, mentoring others on an informal basis and continuing to support the women’s springboard programme in Essex. Nicola regularly gives leadership talks to a range of organisations to share her experience of leadership in the increasingly unpredictable and complex public sector.

Date: Wed 01 May 2019  11:30 -14:00

Venue: High Lodge Leisure Ltd, Haw Wood, Hinton Saxmundham IP17 3QT

Members: £5.00 Non-members £47.50


11.30am   Arrival & Networking

12.25pm   Welcome from Suffolk Chamber

12.30pm   Presentation: Nicola Beach

12.50pm   Questions

1.00pm     Lunch

2.00pm     Event Close


Main Course: Chicken Chasseur – Pan Fried Chicken Supreme with White Wine, Field Mushrooms, Tomato and Tarragon. Served with Glazed Carrots, Tender Stem Broccoli and Baby New Potatoes

Vegetarian Option: Field Mushroom Strogonoff – Sautéed Field Mushrooms entwined with Smoked Paprika, Brandy and Cream Served with a Timbale of White Rice (vegetarian option must be ordered in advance)

Dessert: Homemade Lemon and Raspberry Meringue Roulade

This event is being run in partnership with Suffolk Coast Business:

For more information, and to book your place please visit: Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Events