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Lincolnshire business leaders look to future at annual IoD lunch

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Some 160 business leaders came together at the annual Institute of Directors (IoD) lunch at the Bentley Hotel in South Hykeham on December 2 to look at what is in store for businesses in Lincolnshire in the future.

Opening the event was Chairman of IoD Lincolnshire Gary Headland, who spoke about the rollercoaster that has been 2016 from the vote for Brexit to Donald Trump becoming the next US President.

Guest speaker and futurologist Dr Lynette Nusbacher gave a talk on the importance of a strategic vision.

She explained how, as proven by this year’s political events, nothing can be assumed and everything should be planned for, no matter how unlikely the event.

That way, when the unlikely happens, businesses are not caught like a “rabbit in the headlights”.

In addition, the event managed to raise nearly £1,000 for the International Bomber Command Centre as its charity of choice for the day.

Gary said: “It was my great pleasure to host the annual lunch for the Institute of Directors in Greater Lincolnshire.

“It was a terrific event, attended by a wide range of local and regional businesses which not only provided an excellent opportunity for networking and hosting clients, but also to hear from Dr Lynette Nusbacher, one of Britain’s leading strategic thinkers.

“The event also provided me with the opportunity to outline our exciting plans for next year, including a number of excellent events that will help local and regional businesses to grow.

“Delegates particularly enjoyed the focus on ‘strategic thinking’ and there will be a further Continuing Professional Development masterclass held next year on that topic open to IoD members and non-members.”