Gainsborough business leaders urged to ‘live big’ at leadership event

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More than 150 business leaders from Gainsborough and surrounding area have been encouraged to ‘Live Big’ at a special event.

The event, which took place on Monday, November 6 saw engagement expert, Stuart Baldwin, founder of Live Big Ltd gave a presentation to business leaders, to assist in building confidence in the town.

Stuart on stage

Stuart talked about the six powers needed to enhance performance and consequently happiness.

Steve Gelder, chairman of The Invest Gainsborough Place Board, which organised the event and is made up of business representatives from the town, opened the night by updating guests on some of the achievements over the year.

This included:

  • The first construction college in the country
  • Work starting on a new hotel and restaurant in the town
  • Gainsborough Heritage Masterplan launched
  • Housing on a number of brownfield housing sites starting to be delivered.
  • £millions secured towards regeneration projects

Stuart said: “Your success and your happiness is driven by your mindset and how we think and what we do are both within our own control.

“I don’t know Gainsborough well but from what I do know it seems like there is a remarkable opportunity here.

Councillor Patterson and West Lindsey employees with their ‘gratitude stones’

“I know how hard it is to look past the current challenges but I really believe that if the right group of people can create the right mind set and inspire others to think big to play big and to take action, then inch by inch, little by little Gainsborough has the potential to really shine and to really stand out.”

Steve said: “Our programme of work is all about making Gainsborough an investable proposition. The work of the Place Board is to create positive conversations about the town.

“This has led to celebrities and CEO of banks visiting the town and hearing about our work and we are promoting our story book nationally.”