The LBF Board

The Leicester Business Festival board is comprised of industry professionals with a unique perspective upon the economic profile of our region.  Their expertise ensures that LBF is truly representative of the local business community.


The Board is responsible for setting the criteria that ensures our programme of events reflects the industries present within the region as well as benefiting and attracting attendees from across the UK and beyond.  They have committed to setting a framework for LBF so that it will continue to be central to the UK’s business agenda.

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Scott Charlish

Chairman of LBFCiC

Head of Financial Planning for Brewin Dolphin (East Midlands)​

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Jackie Ledger

Communications, Brand and Partnership Engagement ​Manager for LLEP

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Tom Pegden

Business Editor at Leicester Mercury


Jennifer Thomas

Development Manager (LNR) for the Federation of Small Businesses​

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Scott Knowles

CEO of East Midlands Chamber

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Helen Miller

Growth Hub Manager for LLEP

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Helen Donnellan

Director of Business Engagement for De Montfort University 

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Chris Hayton

Head of Corporate Affairs for East Midlands Airport 


Tamara Meahan

Business Outreach Officer for De Montfort University

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Heidi Barlow

Head of Marketing for Manchester Airport Group (MAG)​


Anjuu Trevedi

Head of Regional Business Engagement at University of Leicester

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Mark Oakley

Director of Inward Investment and Place Marketing for Leicester City Council

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Helen Harris

Economic Growth Manager for Leicestershire County Council

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Erika Hardy

Head of Marketing for Everards Brewery

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Harriet Hunt

Economic Development Officer for Harborough District Council

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Alister de Ternant

Managing Director of Associate Events