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Annual Lincolnshire Lunch 2019 - Early Bird Offer

25 Feb 2019

Annual Lincolnshire Lunch

We invite you to book your places on to the ever popular Annual Lincolnshire Lunch on the 6th December 2019 at The Bentley Hotel, Lincoln from 12.00pm-3.00pm. 

This promises to be a lively and informative afternoon, offering members and the wider business community an opportunity to enjoy relaxed networking and an excellent 3-course festive meal; a perfect atmosphere for entertaining clients and colleagues. 

We are offering an early bird offer until 31st July 2019. 

You can make great savings by booking a table of 8 or 10 so why not invite your colleagues or clients.


To book click here or email Cari Grice 


This year’s guest speaker is Ursula Lidbetter, MBE, BSc, FCIS, DL. 

Ursula is Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Co-op, an independent co-op which is owned by its 280,000 members.  She served as chair of the Co-operative Group from 2013-2015, leading it through a period of major reform. She is now a Director of Co-operative Federal Retail and Trading Services.

In 2012, Ursula was awarded the MBE for services to businesses in Lincolnshire and she is Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Lincolnshire.  She has honorary degrees from the University of Hull and Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln.

Ursula has chaired the Greater Lincolnshire LEP since it formed in 2010. She led the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce for almost 20 years, recently introducing a new structure including a county-wide assembly.  She’s currently Chair of the Lincoln Business Improvement Group and a member of the University of Hull’s Council. Alongside fellow senior industry leaders, Ursula sits on both the government’s Retail Sector Council and Food and Drink Sector Council



During the 2018 Annual Lincolnshire Lunch IoD members and guests raised over a £1,000 for YMCA Lincolnshire, with the money going towards the setting up of The Lincoln Nomad Centre, a 24 hour day centre for rough sleepers incorporating essential services with emergency overnight accommodation

To read more on last years Lunch and view all photos visit Business Link magazine by click here. 


With many thanks to our branch sponsor  jch:wealth management, whose MD John Hebblethwaite is an IoD Greater Lincolnshire committee member.   


Contact IoD East Midlands

For more information, please contact

0115 8486 190

East Midlands

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IoD East Midlands
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