This week South East Business had the privilege of co-hosting, with RBS, a Round Table event at Brighton’s Amex Stadium.
The focus was the hotel and leisure industry - we invited some of the region’s successful business people to discuss today’s hot topics in the field. From the current state of the economy to the availability of business funding, the conversation covered some interesting ground.
A few unexpected points were raised, as hoteliers exchanged views on the industry’s key challenges and opportunities. Once a significant part of many hotels’ demographic, the coaching market in particular appears to be undergoing great changes and it was fascinating to hear how different businesses are adapting to keep pace with society.
We heard from representatives of a stag and hen party company, the impending Brighton i360 attraction and a specialist in hotel property. Although not hoteliers, these businesses all play are their part in the leisure world; they impact upon and are impacted by the hotel industry’s fortunes and we all came away from the discussion feeling enlightened, informed and, yes, even entertained!
You can read about the group’s discussion and conclusions in the next issue of South East Business magazine.