"We are delighted to be supporting this excellent initiative to promote business and good business practices in the Ely Diocese by offering the extraordinary surroundings of the Cathedral for a business to business exhibition. After what has been a challenging time for many businesses, we hope this celebration of good business will bring together a large number of local businesses to demonstrate the strength and diversity of businesses in this area which provide valuable employment and career opportunities in the community."
Robert Marshall, Group Chief Executive, Marshall of Cambridge
Grovemere Property and Lancaster Way Business Park welcome the opportunity to participate in and support The Celebration of Business Event as it will provide an excellent networking forum for local business, showcase the diversity of business within our community and act as a springboard for new ideas
Harvey Bibby MRICS, Director, Grovemere Property
"The role of business is sadly misunderstood or misrepresented, yet it provides the vast majority of jobs and the taxes to pay for our public services. So I am very pleased that our own Cathedral should recognise the vital role that business plays and wants to help it prosper"
Rt Hon. Sir Jim Paice MP
On behalf of the Shropshire Group I am delighted that G’s is able to participate in the forthcoming Celebration of Business event. Over the past four years, many in our society have lost sight of the fact that Britain’s wealth and well being, over many generations, has been created by private business. Only by recognising the importance of "business" within our community, can we take the necessary steps to get the economy moving in a positive direction and once again create wealth. We look forward to the event"
Steve West, Group Finance Director, The Shropshire Group
"I am delighted that our Cathedral is sponsoring this Celebration of Business, welcoming everyone, from all faiths and none, into this magnificent building. Just as the Cathedral stands at the centre of our community, so does the role of business. This is our opportunity to encourage good business, and especially the positive contribution it makes to our lives"
Right Reverend Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely
"One of the guiding principles of the John Lewis Partnership is our responsibility to contribute to the wellbeing of the communities in which we trade. I therefore warmly welcome the opportunity provided by Ely Cathedral to contribute to this Celebration of Business"
Charlie Mayfield, Chairman John Lewis Partnership, Chairman UK Commission for Employment and Skills
"I congratulate Ely Cathedral on this initiative and its focus on promoting good business practices. At Virgin we have always believed that if you look after your staff, community and customers, you will create a successful company. I hope events such as [the Celebration of Business] will help promote the message to a wider audience and prompt entrepreneurs and companies to reassess their priorities and "screw business as usual!"
(Screw Business as Usual, by Richard Branson, Ebury Publishing 2011)
Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group
"Ely Cathedral is a 'Big Roof' and the ideal place for our whole community to celebrate the value that good business creates for all of us, both social and financial, and the values that underpin it. The work that the Business Group is doing to network us together, stimulate vision, and mentor younger people to lead the businesses of the future is second to none. I am delighted to be able to support it and encourage others to do the same."
The Rt Revd Dr David Thomson - Bishop of Huntingdon