This is the audioblog for the Thrive Conference held at the Hall for Cornwall on 1st May 2013.

Here is a summary of the event in 6 minutes:

The keynote speaker was Hamish Taylor who spoke about the lessons he learned through working with key brands such as P&G, British Airways and Eurostar.

His presentation is here in full, but split into 3 parts:


We caught up with Hamish afterwards… and spoke to some of the audience:

Here is more post-keynote audience reaction:

Martin Crump hosted a break out session on ‘How to Build an Ark’

Fiona Crump spoke at Thrive about Inspirational Leadership:

Jonathon Jones is from Tregothnan estate, where the tea has become world famous. He spoke to Thrive delegates about strategy and planning:

Martyn Pearson from the Manufacturing Advisory Service spoke about improving on inefficiency and missed deadlines:

Thrive Conference 1/5/2013 at Hall For Cornwall had a breakout session with Belinda Waldock on how companies can benefit from using Agile methodology.

Mandy Milano of Covya spoke about the importance of asking “why?”

Getting the best out of your team – the subject matter for Jerry Davison’s break out session (The Mill Consultancy).

Superfast Broadband has radically boosted the Cornish business landscape. Superfast’s Julian Cowans talked to Thrive about how it can help you work more flexibly.

Michael Rabone from the Seafood Restaurant in Padstow took time out from Mayday celebrations in the town to talk at Thrive about team management:

Capio Elements Ltd produce useful toolkits to help examine communications and interpersonal relationships. John Lake spoke to Thrive about expanding your toolkit:

So what did some of the delegates learn from the breakout sessions?

A discussion panel was hosted at the end of the day by Nick Eyriey, editor of Business Cornwall Magazine. Here it is in full (in two parts):

In addition to the keynote speech and the breakout sessions, there was an array of exhibitors: