“Thanks for the opportunity to participate.  I found the evening very enjoyable & I was very impressed with the attendee list.”
2014-09-11T10:43:02+00:00
“Thanks for the opportunity to participate.  I found the evening very enjoyable & I was very impressed with the attendee list.”
“A cracking event!”
2014-09-11T10:44:04+00:00
“A cracking event!”

Bailey Fisher’s Chair Dinner is a networking forum for Chair/NEDs in the technology sector. Events are hosted by Paul Bailey, Founding Partner & Executive Chairman of Bailey Fisher.

Next event

15 November 2018, 18:00 - 20:30
Soho Hotel, London

Planning in uncertain times: future-proofing your business for Brexit

Dinner and discussion for an invited group of Chair/NEDs from the growth technology sector, moderated by Simon Calver, Head of BGF Ventures. The dinner is hosted by Bailey Fisher Executive Search in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and Taylor Vinters. Full info >

Previous discussion topics

Impact of a diverse team on business success

March 2018: International Women’s Day Dinner in Cambridge with guest speaker Pam Garside, Cambridge Angel; Founder – Newhealth; Fellow – Judge Business School. Discussion moderated by Simon Calver, BGF Ventures.

The war on talent

June 2017: Dinner with discussion in London for 24 Chair/NEDs in technology, chaired by Simon Calver, Head of BGF Ventures.

Investment trends in UK tech

March 2017: Dinner in Cambridge for 20 Chair/NEDs, chaired by Simon Calver, Head of BGF Ventures.

Impact of Brexit on the global technology scene

October 2016: Dinner in Cambridge for 22 Chairmen in technology, chaired by Simon Calver, Head of BGF Ventures.

Opportunities for UK early stage technology companies

October 2015: Dinner in Cambridge with guest speaker Simon Calver, Head of Business Growth Fund’s £200m venture fund for UK early stage tech & former LOVEFiLM CEO.

US & UK tech investment trends

March 2015: Dinner & discussion at Soho Hotel, London with guest speaker Gerald Brady, Head of UK Relationship Banking at Silicon Valley Bank.

Current state of the technology sector

October 2014: Dinner & discussion for 24 Chairmen/NEDs at Hotel du Vin, Cambridge

Can the UK technology sector take on California?

March 2014: Dinner and discussion at Soho Hotel, London with guest speaker William Reeve, Co-founder at LOVEfilm.com, NED at Secret Escapes & Graze.com

Growing Global

October 2013: Dinner and discussion for 40 guests at Soho Hotel, London.

Chairman Summer Drinks

June 2013: Drinks & networking for 60 Chairmen/NEDs at Hotel Felix, Cambridge.

High-growth & innovation: what are the funding options?

March 2013: Dinner & roundtable discussion for 25 guests at Soho Hotel, London.

Growth in adversity

October 2012: Dinner & discussion for 50 guests at Hotel Felix, Cambridge.

Demise of the Euro: impact on the technology sector

March 2012: Dinner & roundtable discussion for 25 guests at Soho Hotel, London.

Entrepreneurship: nature or nurture?

October 2011: Dinner & roundtable discussion for 25 at Soho Hotel, London.

Are corporates filling the funding gap?

May 2011: Dinner & roundtable discussion for 25 guests at Soho Hotel, London.

What does 2011 look like for the technology sector?

March 2011: Dinner & roundtable discussion for 25 guests at Soho Hotel, London.

Racing ahead of the competition

November 2010: Dinner & roundtable discussion for 25 guests at Soho Hotel, London.

Seismic moves in the global economy

June 2010: Dinner & roundtable discussion for 20 guests at Marshall Business Aviation Centre, Cambridge.

The state of our finances

February 2010: Dinner and roundtable discussion for 20 guests at Marshall Business Aviation Centre, Cambridge.