The Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce has a monthly breakfast meeting each one with a local speaker. Penny Thompson, Chief Executive of Brighton and Hove City Council, spoke at a recent one. I have been asked to speak at the next breakfast which will be held on Friday 26 September at Carluccio’s, Jubilee Street, Brighton. The breakfast costs £16 for members and non-members.
This is how the Chamber is promoting the breakfast:
“What motivates someone to work in the charitable sector? Are they guided by philanthropy or personal reasons, or is it just because the job itself motivates them? For September’s speaker, Andy Winter, it doesn’t matter – all he knows is that he is just as passionate about his role as Chief Executive of Brighton Housing Trust as he was when he first started as a frontline worker in 1985. And it shows. BHT is now one of the city’s biggest employers, with more than 300 members of staff and a number of awards for both BHT projects and his leadership.
“September’s breakfast will delve a little deeper into Andy’s background: from his childhood in apartheid South Africa, where he had to leave to avoid conscription into the apartheid army, to his early days working for BHT. It will discuss how the company has changed and why it has become more commercial in recent years. Never one to shy from the truth, Andy will also talk about his motivations for working in social care and homelessness, as well as the challenges he faces as a Charity Chief Executive; treading the fine line between advocating for his clients and entering the political arena.”
The breakfast is being sponsored by the University of Brighton.