A Dragon in Esher

On Friday, Dragon’s Den’s Star and retail giant Theo Paphitis came to talk to my local business club, Connect. Connect is a local group of business men and women interested in networking and politics. We arrange quarterly breakfast meetings, where I give an update on a burning political issue, and we hear from a guest speaker – ranging from Cabinet Members to entrepreneurs.

I gave an update on the political situation in Westminster, the start of Brexit talks and the Queen’s Speech. But, the main event was an ‘in conversation’ discussion chaired by Connect Chairman Mike Cumper between Theo and our members. The conversation flowed freely, across business rates, the challenge for the High Street, through Brexit and onto the state of politics in the UK. As ever, Theo was a terrific speaker, full of wit and wisdom – and I am very grateful to him for sparing the time to join us.

If you might be interested in joining Connect, please do drop me a line.