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IoD Cumbria - A Cruise on Windermere

14 Jul 2017
Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside

We invite you to join us, IoD Cumbria, for the most memorable business event of the year!

Be a part of our Lake Windermere cruise, where you can hear from top business speaker, Kevin Roberts. You will also enjoy a traditional Cumbrian buffet, as well as stunning views of the lakes, mountains and secluded bays that Cumbria is famous for. We hope to showcase the best that Cumbria has to offer and demonstrate how truly great a place it is to live, work and build businesses.

Who says you shouldn’t mix business and pleasure! Join IoD Cumbria and Iod North West for a first class evening on Lake Windemere

We advise booking early, to avoid dissapointment

Key details

Date & time: 14 Jul 2017 18:00 - 21:45
Location: Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside
CPD Hours:

Prices from

35.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
50.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Price

Event manager:
Miss Lauren Mullan
Contact phone:
0161 2477 634
Contact email:


18:00: Meet at The Waterhead Hotel*, Ambleside. For those staying at Brathay Hall, minibuses will collect you and bring you to the Waterhead Hotel at 18:00.

19:00: Walk to board the boat with a complimentary drink on arrival.

19:15: Boat sets sail: Welcome introduction from Roger Davies, writer and Committee Board Member at Institute of Directors Cumbria and Claire Ebrey, North West Regional Director at the Institute of Directors.

19:30: Guest Speaker – Kevin Roberts, Founder at Red Rose Consulting.

20:00: Q&A lead by Roger Davies, writer and Committee Board Member at Institute of Directors Cumbria

20:15: Networking with a Cumbrian buffet and cash bar during a cruise the full length of England's largest lake.

21:45: Arrive back at Waterhead where the networking will continue in the Waterhead hotel bar.

22:30: For those staying at Brathay Hall, minibuses will collect you and take you back to your hotel at this time.

Official Hotel Partner:

Our official hotel partner for this event is the exquisite Brathay Hall. Brathay Hall is the residential training centre of Brathay Trust. It provides double, twin and single en-suite accommodation. Free WiFi and free on-site parking are available.

Bookings must be made directly with the hotel, quoting the IoD Windermere event. For booking enquires, please call 0844 225 3100 or email

For more information regarding the hotel and preferential IoD room rates please download the Brathay Hall - Accommodation PDF Here**

*For more information about The Waterhead Hotel - Visit the website

**Please note that hotel bookings need to be made directly with the hotel. Upon booking you will be liable to the individual terms and conditions of the hotel.


Kevin Roberts 
Red Rose Consulting

Kevin’s career was built in sales, marketing, and leadership roles at Mary Quant, Gillette, Procter & Gamble, Pepsi-Co, Lion Nathan, Saatchi & Saatchi (17 years as CEO worldwide) and Publicis Groupe.

Kevin has authored several books including 64 Shots: Leadership in a Crazy World (2016) and 'Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands' (2004), published in 18 languages. Lovemarks was named one of the ten Ideas of the Decade by Advertising Age in 2009. He is a former director of the New Zealand Rugby Union and former chairman of USA Rugby. He also served on the Board of New Zealand Football and as a Trustee for a Team New Zealand America’s Cup challenge.


Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.
With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 120,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.
Within the Cumbria area a team of over 20 looks after our corporate and commercial clients and provides support to local communities.
For further information about Barclays, please visit our website

Totalpost Ltd is a Cumbrian based manufacturer & major exporter of franking machine consumables and distributor of mailing machines such as franking machines, inserting machines and x-ray mail security screening machines and also offer very competitive third party maintenance contracts for all mailing machinery. We also provide digital data capture of returned and gone away mail envelopes to cleanse data bases and reduce wasted postage costs plus provide archival document scanning bureau services to local and national businesses.

Bluefin is one of the UK’s leading independent insurance brokers providing individuals and companies independent advice and guidance on creating the insurance solutions that best protect their assets, revenues and people. 

With over 40 offices nationwide we have a strong local presence which enables our advisers and brokers to provide outstanding levels of service and access to a huge range of market leading products with the benefit of a truly local service.  

Our advice is impartial, jargon-free and easy to understand while our status in the insurance market means we can negotiate competitive deals on behalf of our clients. With the vast amount of resources available across Bluefin you can be confident that you will receive insightful and relevant advice.


Lamont Pridmore combines traditional values with a forward-thinking, innovative approach to the ever-changing business world.  We deliver a first-class service which adds significant value to our clients’ businesses and ensures we build successful, long-term relationships with them.  
We do all things that other firms of accountants do, but our high levels of service really come to the fore through focusing on three main areas:

Keeping tax liabilities to a minimum
Helping you to make more money
Investing your wealth wisely

We start where many firms finish and focus on the future rather than the past. 

Event Partners 

Coulson Associates Ltd is a global outsourced provider of business development solutions. Helping you open doors to key decision makers to grow and develop your business. 

We pride ourselves on delivering a quality consultative and advisory approach to build people relations and networks, for new and existing client business. 

We can work with you on short, medium or long-term projects and be part of your whole business development journey or a subdivision. We work with businesses ranging from sole traders to organisations with multi-sites across the globe.

In addition Sue Coulson and her team through their work across Cumbria and Lancashire with The Family Business Network Ltd, have now developed a range of events and became the pivot for providing a safe and supportive environment for family businesses across Cumbria, Lancashire and surrounding areas.

Cows and Co Group is a dynamic and innovative sales and marketing company whose prime focus is to add value to the rural economy, by investing in premium Food and Drink, Sustainable Energy and Consulting.

Cows and Co actively invest in, and support businesses, by acquisition, collaboration and joint ventures working across a range of artisan food, renewable fuels, premium equine and pet feeds and bedding products and innovate fertiliser solutions.

Our vision is to deliver a range of products that give premium, sustainability and quality to our markets and to continuously look at ways to add value across the whole rural economy.


Prices from

35.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
50.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Price


Bookings cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded
  • Waterhead Hotel
  • Lake District National Park
  • Lake Rd
  • Ambleside
  • LA22 0ER

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