Meet and network with local business leaders at frequent, quality events, featuring inspiring, high profile speakers in landmark venues. For more information on this unparalleled opportunity to debate with your peers and help shape the future direction of Dacorum please contact

Gary Stringer,
Ambassador Place Manager
01442 228808

Giving you the inside track

Join us at our forthcoming events

Our exclusive Ambassador events offer an unparalleled opportunity for our local business community to come together, find out about and debate major developments and investments into the area.

Hosted at landmark venues and featuring keynote presentations from the companies impacting Dacorum, these events provide the opportunity to input and influence local council decisions and policy that may affect your business.


For more information on attending or speaking at any of these events please contact

Gary Stringer
Place Manager
Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors

01442 228808

Please note: All dates, venues and speakers subject to change

Our Exclusive Events

The Forum
Westside Apsley
Oak Suite Aubrey Park
Hightown House

The Forum

Thursday 16th March


A 21st Century Venue for a 21st Century Council  
Sally Marshall, Chief Executive
Dacorum Borough Council

Physical Prevention of Virtual Crime
John Unsworth,Chief Executive
London Digital Security Centre (LDSC)



Westside, Apsley

Thursday 26th January


Investing in Hemel Hempstead: Why Westside?
Guy Bishop, 
Alchemy Asset Management

The Two Waters Masterplan

James Doe, Assistant Director - Strategic Planning & Regeneration
Dacorum Borough Council


Aubrey Park Hotel

Wednesday 30th November

Investing in Dacorum - The Marlowes Acquisition
James Ryman, Investment Director
Gareth Holland, Retail Asset Manager
Capital and Regional

Implementing and Funding Apprenticeship Programmes
Steve Armitage, Business Advisor, Skills
Hertfordshire Growth Hub

Hightown Housing Association

Wednesday 21st September


Putting the Heart into Maylands

David Bogle, Chief Executive, Hightown Housing Association

Dacorum Borough Council’s Housing Stock, New Builds and Working with the Private Sector
Julia Hedger, Group Manager - Development
Fiona Williamson, Group Manager -  Property & Place
Dacorum Borough Council

Old Town Hall

Boxmoor Trust Centre
NHM Tring
Breakspear Park

Old Town Hall

Thursday 14 July


Current Performance Issues and Update on Franchise Initiatives
Steve Helfet, Head of West Coast Services, London Midland

How we Inspire Pride in Dacorum’s History
Nina Glencross, Collections Manager, Dacorum Heritage Trust

Boxmoor Trust Centre

Thursday 26 May


The Box Moor Trust - Helping to Keep the Local Area Special
David Kirk, Chairman of the Trust, Boxmoor Trust

Investing in Maylands – Proposals and Next Steps for the Gateway Site
Paul Weston, Senior Vice President, Market Officer Head of London & SE Markets, Prologis

Natural History Museum Tring

Wednesday 10 February


Walk on the Wild Side! Welcome to the Natural History Museum - Tring
Ian Watson, Commercial Manager, Natural History Museum – Tring

Hemel Evolution: Private Sector Investment in Town Centre Regeneration
James Doe, Assistant Director, Planning and Regeneration, Dacorum Borough Council

HHBA Launch Event -Breakspear Park

Friday 11 December


Rt Hon Mike Penning , MP Hemel Hempstead
Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Sally Marshall, Chief Executive, Dacorum Borough Council
Andy Cook, Managing Director, FFEI
Jean McLeish, Head of Vertical Marketing, Sopra Steria
Dan Dark, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden
Richard Boyle, Global Technology Champion, Henkel Technologies
Sarah Perry, Director, Thinking Place