Our next Knowledge Guild will take place on

Monday 18th February

Embracing Uncertainty to Maximise our Potential

For many of us, the comfort zone is a wonderful place to be. But to be seen, heard and recognised as a high achiever, we need to step out into the unknown and embrace the uncertainty, the doubts and the knockbacks, we will inevitably face. Only then will we truly know what amazing feats we’re capable of.

Our next Knowledge Guild will feature three outstanding individuals who have achieved way beyond what they thought possible. Each will share their gripping, inspiring story, to challenge the audience to take the next step and prosper in an age of uncertainty.


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Hosted by Sally Bundock

As host of Business Live on BBC News and BBC World News, Sally Bundock has covered many momentous events across the globe, including G7 conferences, EU summits and the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Sally is both a popular, and expert, conference facilitator, panel host and keynote speaker breaking down complex global problems into a simple picture for audiences.


Ed Stafford

Ed Stafford is the Guinness World Record-holding first person to walk the Amazon River. A former British Army captain, Ed filmed and blogged about his trek through the Amazon and engaged followers all over the world for almost two and a half years. Ed’s tale of true grit, bravery and determination to succeed against all odds made headline news around the world.

Ed uses his adventures to inspire adults and kids alike to get outside and take some risks. In a world with increasing cases of mental health issues and a general feeling of disconnect, Ed believes passionately that adventures can be catalysts for personal growth and development..

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Brendan Hall

Brendan Hall delivers an incredibly inspiring story, based on his experience as a professional yacht racing skipper where he led and developed a team of novice sailors to achieve unprecedented success.

His unique story enables businesses to build ironclad trust with clients and teams, thrive in uncertainty, empower teams and develop a growth mindset.

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Maggie Alphonsi

The face of international women’s rugby, Maggie Alphonsi (MBE) represented England 74 times, helped her country win a record-breaking seven consecutive Six Nations crowns, and their first World Cup victory in 20 years.

Maggie draws on her prolific sporting career to share tactics for tackling challenges head-on, performing under pressure and challenging perceptions.


  • 1815 - Registration and Welcome Drinks Reception served with delicious food

  • 1900 - Guests take their seats

  • 1910 - Welcome introduction from Sally Bundock

  • 1915 - Speakers take to the stage

  • 2005 - Panel Q&A

  • 2015 - Drinks Reception begins

  • 2030 - Dessert commences

  • 2130 - Evening ends