Future Places: Enabling Healthier Lifestyles Event


This event, hosted by Lancaster University's new Health Innovation Campus, is designed to help small business, charities, health providers, and social enterprise to explore new imaginative, healthcare opportunities which at their core encourage movement.

Join us to learn about gaps in the market and how to overcome the potential challenges of introducing new products and services which require behavioural change.

We live in a society where for many, living a healthy lifestyle is increasingly challenging; joining up thinking on new policies, places, products and systems are all required to encourage our society to make better lifestyle choices.

Will Butler-Adams, OBE, and CEO of Brompton Cycle, is delivering our keynote and will share how becoming a leader in health can positively impact business and inspire citizens to change their lifestyle for the better.  

An expert in creating managed disorder, Will is continuously disrupting comfortable thinking in order to create innovation, turning tired business processes on their head. Holding up a mirror to companies, he inspires them to make simple changes in order to increase employee happiness and create an environment that fosters, rather than suppresses, creativity. 

Adams will relay Brompton Cycle’s the journey of growth to date and outline the company’s 'campaign for movement' which encourages exercise, workplace health innovations and highlights the importance and need to design green, healthy spaces. 

The panel discussion will address the opportunities and challenges for a sustainable transformation in healthcare, explore new ways of working and the importance of designing healthy places.

Confirmed panel speakers include:

  • Dr Angela White, The Running Granny/ Going for Old Owner
  • Matthew Anderson, Director of Sport and Communications, The Corporate Games
  • Alison Moore, Transformation Programme Manager for Healthier Pennine Lancashire
  • Dr Jenny Meggs, Lecturer in Sports Psychology, Lancaster University
  • Will-Butler Adams, OBE and CEO of Brompton Cycle
  • Sakthi Karunanithi, Director of Public Health, Lancashire County Council

During refreshment breaks take the time to network and find out about Lancaster University's new Health Innovation Leadership Programme.

Join us to envision future places which at their core enable everyday citizens to live healthier lifestyles.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note that this is a European Regional Development Funded opportunity and priority will be given to eligible businesses.

Please may we remind you that it is important for you to sign in upon arrival and that we may be recording and/or taking photographs at this event. We will display your name and organisation on a delegate list that will be distributed at the event unless you have advised us otherwise.