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East Sussex Visitor Summit

Tuesday 24 November 2020 / 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


We are pleased to announce that during the second lockdown, the Alliance of Chambers in East Sussex (ACES) will be holding an East Sussex Visitor Summit to discuss the current situation and how best to navigate the challenging trading position we are all experiencing.

This important meeting is specifically aimed at the hospitality industry although all Uckfield Chamber members are very welcome to join, what will be an informative meeting, via the Zoom platform and to attend is FREE of charge.

The following industry titans will be quizzed by Rob Cottrill, the CEO of Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions too.

We will be delighted to be joined by:

  • Alex Polizzi, the Hotel Inspector (Channel 5) and owner of The Star Hotel, Alfriston and The Polizzi Collection;
  • Mark Driver, the owner of the Rathfinny Wine Estate, the largest vineyard in the UK;
  • Nick White, CEO of Bistrot Pierre UK restaurant group and
  • Nathaniel Hepburn, CEO of The Charleston Trust.
  • Julia Hand, the owner of the Buxted Park Hotel and the Handpicked Hotels Group;
  • We are awaiting confirmation from Simon Longbottom, the CEO of the Stonegate Pub Group, one of the largest pub groups in the UK and
  • The Minister for Tourism, Nigel Huddleston MP who will introduce the summit.

We have decided to hold this event online before Christmas so that local businesses can begin to prepare for the new year – more information can be found on the ACES website. Booking will be via email and couldn’t be more simple, just email to reserve your FREE place.  Please book now and save the date in your diary.  We will send the Zoom link out on Monday 23rd November.


Tuesday 24 November 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Alliance of Chambers in East Sussex
01323 641144