Speaker Announced For Business Day At Bolesworth

Taking place on Friday 9th July, Bolesworth Business Lunch has established itself as a key date in the North West corporate calendar. 

Set against the iconic backdrop of Bolesworth Castle, hospitality at the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Show provides the perfect setting for corporate entertainment. 

This year’s Business Lunch keynote speaker has been announced as former Scotland Yard’s National Hostage & Crisis Negotiator, Richard Mullender. 

After a 25-year career working in the London Metropolitan Police as a detective investigating serious crimes, Richard moved into hostage negotiation. He quickly worked his way up to become Lead Trainer at Scotland Yard’s world-renowned National Crisis and Negotiation Unit. He was part of the team that negotiated the high-profile release of three UN workers held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan. 

Richard has a depth of experience, having designed and run courses on elite listening techniques all over the world. He will highlight the importance of good communication, listening and the ability to compromise.

“In a year where we have been constrained to communication via online platforms such as Zoom, Teams and email, the power of good communication has never been more topical. 

As we look to emerge out of the pandemic and return to ‘normal’ business working, it is more imperative than ever for the business world to listen like hostage negotiators, so they can strike better deals.” Said Richard. 

Nina Barbour, Managing Director of Bolesworth said “We strive for quality in our speaker line-up and the delivery of our Business Day event. The North West business community is a force to be reckoned with and we're looking forward to welcoming many of the region's top business leaders for a day of networking, opportunity and no doubt, sporting celebration”.

Tables for the Business Lunch are available online here from £234.50pp (inc VAT) and include:

  • Reserved Table 
  • Breakfast
  • Two Course Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea 
  • Tea, Coffee and Water
  • VIP Reserved Parking 
  • Official Event Programme 

… alongside a packed schedule of international showjumping!

To view the Hospitality Brochure, or to book hospitality for the 2021 show, please click here. For more information regarding hospitality at the show, please contact Hospitality Manager, Melanie Simm on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01829 307676.