Beyond the Horizon Digital Media

Please join us at The Park Royal Hotel on Thursday 16th January for our wonderful event and seminar; where for this month we will bring together members and visitors from both our Chester and Warrington Groups !

The View from the Bridge; the Helicopter View and Beyond the Horizon are typical management views when planning the future for your business. Beyond the Horizon (BTH) requires an element of foresight! This seminar examines the threats and opportunities posed by the increasingly frenetic pace of change of the digital communications and attempts to look ‘Beyond the Horizon’ to see what’s next. We will showcase examples of the impact digital is having now and discuss what might happen within the next 12-months.

About the Presenters

Francis Ball started his career with M&S as a buyer and moved upwards eventually moving on to Littlewoods as Trading Director and from there created a start-up for them in Russia. When Littlewoods invested in the UK arm of Price Club Francis was appointed CEO – however Costco bought Price Club six weeks after launch and Francis was appointed trading director a post he held until 2004 when he was appointed CEO. He ‘retired’ in 2006 but is now busier than ever with a string of Directorships and is launching a charity in early 2014.


Moray Newberry is MD of Monitor – a full service graphic design and marketing agency, for the last 20 years and before that had 25 years in sales & marketing with the Bernstein Group and Formica Ltd.


  • To highlight in-coming digital media innovations that may affect best communication practises but are not yet on the radar.
  • To understand how these new practises might be made to work for your company, rather than against it.
  • To review the recent impact of digital media in the retail sector
  • To take a look Beyond the Horizon and identify some competitive advantages

To benefit from this enlightening seminar please attend The Business Network Event on  Thursday 16th January at The Park Royal Hotel.

To book please click here or contact Tracy on 0844 310 1400 or email

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