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Success is Driven by Belief

Join us for another Business Cornerstones networking breakfast event - featuring Simon Leslie as our guest speaker.

This will be Simon’s first speaking engagement with the business community in Eastbourne - you don’t want to miss it!

• Thursday 12 October 2023
• The Sports Bar & Grill - Eastbourne Borough Football Club
• 7.30 am - 10 am

Who is Simon Leslie?

At a local level, he is the new owner of Eastbourne Borough Football Club. 

At a global level, he co-founded and built the world’s largest travel media company at $150m - think every inflight magazine and airport TV across the world. 

• Hear his story - successes, failures and a determination to always think differently, despite pandemics and financial crises, to disrupt and be ready for opportunities 

• Learn how serendipity has been his friend in business

• Find out how looking after his teams and changing his mindset has transformed business and life

• And see inside the social-first, player wellbeing-led strategy that is driving his ambition to create Eastbourne’s first league club. It’s a new era for grassroots football. The pace of change is dramatic and a docuseries is on the cards (it’s not just Wrexham FC with a Hollywood connection!)

Event Details

• Thursday 12 October 2023
• The Sports Bar & Grill - Eastbourne Borough Football Club, Priory Ln, Langney, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 7QH
• 7.30 am to 10 am 
• Guest ticket - including breakfast - £24.99 (inc VAT) - with option to add a hot bacon bap for £3.70 (inc VAT)
• Business Cornerstones Member ticket (including continental breakfast) - £10.00 inc VAT - with option to add a hot bacon bap for £3.70 (inc VAT)
• Free parking in front of The Sports Bar & Grill and at the back of the ground - drive up the left hand side of the building as you enter the car park


• 7.30 Registration & Networking
• 8.00 Breakfast
• 8.30 Welcome 
• 8.40 Guest Speaker - Simon Leslie
• 9.15 Q&A
• 9.25 EBFC Commercial Update
• 9.30 Networking
• 10.00 Finish 

About Business Cornerstones

Business Cornerstones is a Sussex-based B2B networking group that was founded in 2006. 

In the Spring and Autumn of each year they host a breakfast event for the business community. You will hear from an inspiring and informative speaker and benefit from a buzzing networking opportunity. 

The group meets monthly for a face to face friendly exchange of knowledge and networking – and quarterly by zoom taking advantage of this media platform. Guests with a proven track record in their area of specialism are very welcome.  If you would like to find out more, please fill out the contact form on our website or call 01323 504999.