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Rock stars to racing cars: The Brewery inspires event professionals

A few hundred meters from St Paul’s Cathedral in London is an impressive venue, The Brewery.

As the name might suggest, The Brewery once functioned as the Whitbread Brewery from 1750 to 1976, spanning 226 years.

Today, it’s a venue used for corporate events, weddings, conferences, awards ceremonies and parties.

In partnership with Speakers Corner, an international speakers bureau, The Brewery puts on insightful events known as The Knowledge Guild. Most recently The Knowledge Guild hosted the “Unleash Your Inner Rockstar” event with the aim of inspiring and motivating event industry professionals.

The evening was hosted by June Sarpong MBE who was joined by three inspiration speakers, all with different messages to convey.

First to the stage was Nicolas Hamilton. Nicolas is the younger brother of Formula 1 racing champion, Lewis Hamilton. Despite being born with cerebral palsy, he became the first disabled athlete to compete in the British Touring Car Championship in 2015. His story demonstrated how you can do achieve anything if you put your mind to it, regardless of any perceived obstacles.

Next to the stage was Naomi Sesay, the on-screen diversity executive at Channel 4 who spoke about the way we interact in personal and professionals settings and the power of knowledge sharing.

Last to the stage, in all his rock star glory, was Mark Schulman who currently plays the drums for American singer, P!NK on her world tour.

Schulman offered advice to the audience on how to unlock your rock-star attitude and what it takes to be a consistent high-performer. He reinforced that you can change your attitude to become happier and more successful.

Nick Gold, managing director at Speakers Corner, said: “We hope that by spending the evening listening to these fantastic speakers the audience feels encouraged and inspired to push themselves to reach new heights both personally and professionally, and maintain a high-performance mentality individually and as a collective.”

The evening concluded with a Q&A session before guest speakers and the audience made their way into The Brewery’s Lower Sugar Room to enjoy an evening of networking, accompanied by locally-produced ice cream.

The next Knowledge Guild event will take place The Brewery, in partnership with Speakers Corner on 28 October. The event topic is yet to be released.