Fourth Mondays

Monthly discussion sessions led by a different guest speaker each month. The series is an excellent platform for local business people to learn about each others' professional lives, to share experiences, challenges and insights, and to inspire one another.

6.30pm at the The Royal Standard Pub, Fore Hill, Ely, CB7 4AF on the fourth Monday of each month, during spring season January to June, and autumn season September to November.

These events are open to all, free of charge. No need to book, just turn up!


27 January

Guest Speaker. Graham Brown Managing Director, Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd

Graham BrownGraham is a former East Cambs Business person of the year and an ex Army musician and Gulf War veteran, who, since leaving the army, has dedicated most of his life helping ex-Servicemen and women.
He is still active in the local theatre community and can often be seen conducting or performing with local theatre groups.
He set up Forces Recruitment in 2001 and FRS has been responsible for helping over 10,000 personnel into work in that time across a diverse range of roles. As well as an expert recruiter Graham is a behavioural assessment interpreter and trainer, helping teams to work more effectively together.
Graham will be talking about the benefits of recruiting ex-military and will give you the top 10 tips you need to consider before you hire someone.

Interested in speaking at a Fourth Monday?

A guide agenda for the discussion leader could include:
Personal Introduction:

  • Professional - CV and experience
  • Personal (Optional)
  • Role in Company

Company Introduction may include some / all of:

  • What company does
  • Where it does it
  • How it does it - culture & values
  • Customers, marketing
  • Suppliers, procurement of goods and services, out sourcing vs. in house
  • Ownership structure
  • Board and governance
  • Employees & Management profile
  • Financial data - Balance sheet, P&L, cashflow
  • Interface with community(ies) and CSR
  • Interface with government
  • Strategy & tactics
  • Key success factors (SWOT)
  • Influence of local/national/global socio-economic factors

View our previous Fourth Monday speakers here.