Former LoveFilm boss to speak at Lincolnshire LEP event

The man who built the DVD rental company LoveFilm and sold it to Amazon for an estimated £200m will be delivering the keynote speech later this month at the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Business Live event.

Simon Calver, who took over as CEO of Mothercare after the sale of LoveFilm, will pass on entrepreneurial, strategic and marketing lessons from Lovefilm to delegates at the event, which takes place on October 24 at the Lincolnshire Showground.

The annual Greater Lincolnshire LEP summit will provide a platform for business leaders and politicians to debate the big economic issues that face Greater Lincolnshire.

Meanwhile, the exhibition area will feature industry zones including property, finance, energy, digital, tourism and skills.

Three hundred delegates and exhibitors are expected to attend the free event at the EPIC Centre, which will also features networking, lunch and a chance to put questions to the LEP board.

LEP Business Live will be hosted by Ursula Lidbetter MBE, Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, and Steven Fletcher from Lincolnshire Media.

Ursula said: “We are very pleased to have secured Simon Calver as a speaker at LEP Business Live this year.

“He is a British entrepreneurial success story, having proved that you can take a good idea, build it into a successful business and attract the attention of a global powerhouse like Amazon.

“But he also has a wealth of corporate experience working with companies such as Unilever and PepsiCo. I’m sure our delegates will find what he has to say extremely interesting and useful.”

Places for the LEP Business Live are now fully booked, but a reserve list is open in case of cancellations.