Find out more about our three Brighton Base Camp Keynote Speakers and MC
Keynote - Alex Preece, co-founder of Tillo
You could say that Alex Preece has always had a daredevil streak. Having started his career in the British Army jumping out of military planes, he has since become a serial entrepreneur, and he co-founded multi-million-pound digital gift card platform Tillo five years ago.
As a keynote speaker at Brighton Base Camp, Alex will tell us how his early years and military career provided the motivation to run the ultra-resilient business he has today. He’ll take us through Tillo’s rapid scale-up over the past few years, as well as the changes and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 crisis.
Keynote - Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, Chief Fire Officer at West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
As one of the most senior firefighters in the UK, Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton certainly knows a thing or two about how to survive and thrive when the heat is on. She is also a prize-winning academic and author of a book on life-and-death decision-making. Her list of achievements is all the more astonishing because she spent her teenage years sleeping rough.
As a guest speaker at Brighton Base Camp, Sabrina will tell us what she has learnt about how we respond in our most extreme moments; she’ll immerse us in the extraordinary world of firefighting, and tell us a compelling story of succeeding against the odds.
Our MC - Kathy Caton, Founder of Brighton Gin
Kathy Caton is the founder and Managing Director of Brighton's first distillery, making the multiple award-winning Brighton Gin and on a mission to take the Spirit of Brighton to the world.
She's a Brighton obsessive with a passion for good food, booze, arts, culture and community. When not making gin and waxing lyrical about it she can be found broadcasting and podcasting with a weekly arts, community and culture show on BBC Radio Sussex & BBC Radio Surrey and producing and presenting the drinks-focused podcast The Sipping Forecast.