Heather was invited by the North East England Chamber of Commerce to be the Keynote Speaker at the 2019 President’s Club Lunch.

Hosted on 11th July at Beamish Hall Hotel, County Durham the event was attended by the region’s most senior business leaders. 

This well-established date in the region’s business calendar takes place three times a year, at different times and locations across the North East. 

President’s Club members are the largest and most influential employers in this region who, collectively, employ over 25% of the region’s workforce. They include household names, universities, colleges and successful businesses from every industry sector. Attracting an audience of around 200, the invitees are the most senior leaders within their respective organisations. Previous speakers include Nicola Sturgeon, Lord Adonis, Nigel Wilson (CEO of Legal & General), HRH Prince Edward and Sir John Major. 

Attendees received a high-level speech with Heather focussing on her story, her achievements, as well as the growth of her innovative plant-based food company VBites.

“Thank you so much for joining us for our President’s Club Lunch today – you were brilliant and the feedback received from attendees has been extremely positive.”

James Rambotham, Chief Executive NEECC