Strategic partner

High-level networking dinner with the best of Cumbria business - on the day before the UK is due to leave the European Union.

Don't miss the opportunity to connect with more than 200 senior business leaders and influencers from across the Cumbria and North West business community from manufacturing, engineering, nuclear and energy, leisure and tourism, agriculture, utilities, transport and education. Also, in attendance are key political, civic and media representatives from the region. 

This year we welcome Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director General, who joins us at a critical juncture for the economy and the country. Carolyn joined the CBI as Director-General in November 2015. Her career spans a range of leadership roles in business, media and government, with particular experience in the finance and broadcasting sectors.  

Our after-dinner speaker will be Jo Caulfield, comedian and writer.

The evening will commence with a drinks reception from 18:30, followed by dinner and entertainment at 19:15.


Limited tickets remaining...

You can buy a table of 10, small group or individual tickets.

  • Members standard £150 + vat; Table bookings (10 seats) £1400 + vat
  • Associate standard £160 + vat; Table bookings (10 seats) £1500 + vat
  • Non-members standard £170 + vat Table bookings (10 seats) £1600 + vat

The ticket price includes a champagne networking reception, followed by a four-course dinner with wine.

For general enquiries, please contact lindi.wooding@cbi.org.uk or call Lindi on 0191 255 4414


Guest information, including details of guest speaker and attendees will be circulated one week before the event date. For those who have booked multiple tickets, please provide the 'name + organisation' of your guests BEFORE 10th March.

The event is black tie.