The Forum

Sally Marshall, Chief Executive, Dacorum Borough Council
John Unsworth, Chief Executive, London Digital Security Centre (LDSC)

West Herts College – Dacorum Campus

Gill Worgan, Principal, West Herts College
Richard Moore, Programme Director,  Skillmakers

Shendish Manor


Investing in our heritage- Shendish Manor

Stephen Hung

Managing Director, Regency Homes Ltd

Case Study: HMP The Mount – Securing employment, preventing reoffending

Will Hobhouse

High Sheriff of Hertfordshire

Kings Langley School


Kings Langley School – Unlocking potential for life

Gary Lewis, Head Teacher, Kings Langley School

Vision for the Enterprise Zone and Hertfordshire’s response to the Industrial Strategy

Mark Bretton, Chair, Hertfordshire LEP

“Shaping the Future” – Dacorum’s new Local Plan

James Doe, Assistant Director, Planning, Development & Regeneration, Dacorum Borough Council

Dacorum’s Den – Supporting local entrepreneurs

Lesley Crisp, Interim Team Leader, Dacorum Borough Council

With John Ellison, Managing Director, JE2 Plus Emerald Kitty Entertainment

Tring Park School for Performing Arts


Tring Park School – The Forefront of Artistic Specialist Education
Stefan Anderson, Principal, Tring Park School for Performing Arts

Hemel Hempstead Town Centre Evolution – The BID: A 5 Year Vision
Vince Williams, BID Steering Group Chair, Marlowes Shopping Centre Manager
Mark Gaynor, Corporate Director, Housing & Regeneration, Dacorum Borough Council
with Lee Walker Associate Director, Research and Development, Central Management Ltd

Shaping the Future – Dacorum’s Local Plan Consultation Proposals
James Doe, Assistant Director, Planning, Development & Regeneration, Dacorum Borough Council


BSI Kitemark House

Our first event of the New Year is taking place at BSI Kitemark House on Thursday 1 February.

Kitemark House, the home of the BSI Kitemark™ has seen tens of thousands of products through its doors since 1954 and has recently undergone a £5m investment, to deliver new tests and schemes enabling manufacturers to bring product to market as quickly as possible.


Investing in Excellence – Investing in Hemel Hempstead

Eoin O’Riordan, Operations Director – Global Product Certification,BSI Group

The Maylands Gateway Retail Park

Helen Rainsford, Senior Director of Retail Development, Aviva Investors

Progress at Prologis Park – The Latest on Development

Paul Weston, Senior Vice President – Head of London & South East Markets, Prologis

Maylands Building


Philip Papenfus


Doherty Baines on behalf of ESO Capital


Cherie Norris

Enterprise Zone Programme Manager

Hertfordshire LEP



Richard Boyle, Global Technology  Champion, Henkel

David Bogle, Chief Executive, Hightown Housing Association



Amazon – Site Tour

Business Ambassadors Amazon will be hosting a tour of their Hemel Hempstead Fulfillment Centre on Thursday 21 June.


11.15-30:        Registration

11.30:             Welcome intro and safety briefing

11.45-12.30:  Tour of the site

12.30-45:       Final networking opportunity

Places are limited to 60 people, and can be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

Places are reserved for members of Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors.

Full Address

Amazon Distribution Centre
Boundary Way
Hemel Hempstead

For Sat Nav please use HP2 7UJ

Our Ambassadors