Please see below our upcoming events.
20th March – Scott Morrison & Michelle Ovens, MBE
We are thrilled to welcome marketing and brand guru and founder of The Boom!, Scott Morrison as our March speaker.
Scott has unique experience having worked with or at some of the world’s biggest agencies and brands over the last 20 years as well as creating two successful startups with a combined turnover of nearly £1m in the last four years. A blend of strategic agency nous, client commercial sensitivity and the urgency of startups means that he advises and consults brands as far reaching as PwC, Channel 4, MediaCom and Prostate Cancer UK. He has helped teams realise new revenue streams, create new visions of the future, join their commercial dots in new ways and embed ‘learning’ cultures where innovation has thrived and is delivering growth.
He works with ambitious leaders and businesses who know change is coming and want to be ahead of it rather than lagging behind; leaders who are feeling the pain and want an antidote; leaders who know the answers are somewhere within their business but are weighed down with the day to day to really get traction behind them.
Scott also shares his views on commercial creativity and culture in Marketing, Campaign, BBC, BBC Radio, FT and the Sunday Times. He’s also an author, writing for and curating Hacker, Maker, Teacher, Thief and Creative Superpowers and is a regular speaker around the world.
Scott will be sharing his thoughts on how to lead with Boom! and make a real difference in your business with six simple steps you can take tomorrow to help your business go with a Boom!
Michelle Ovens, MBE is a broadly experienced director of small businesses and campaigns, targeting engagement of multiple stakeholders including government, big business and media.
Michelle was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015 for Services to Enterprise and we’re thrilled she’s joining us for Spark where she will be talking about her journey and the vitality of small businesses in the UK.
10th April – Marina Gask
A journalist with more than 20 years’ experience and a former women’s magazine editor, Marina Gask is a specialist in media relations and we are so happy she’s joining us in April.
She has been editor of Top Sante, More, Sugar and John Lewis Edition, and taught journalism at Goldsmiths and London Metropolitan universities, She is also a copywriter for SMEs, and writes for a variety of consumer magazines, including Red and Marie-Claire, business titles such as Director Magazine, plus Daily Telegraph and Huffington Post.
Marina will be presenting: 10 Tips For Communicating Your Business Message from writing a must-read press release or home page to crafting a blog or newsletter that your clients can’t wait to read.
8th May – Daniele Fiandaca
We’re really excited that joining us in May is Daniele Fiandaca.
Daniele is co-founder of Utopia, a business change consultancy that re-wires business for the Age of Creativity. Utopia’s purpose is to inspire business to think creatively, train staff to behave differently and fundamentally provide consultancy services to rewire the organisation from the inside out.
Alongside Utopia, he co-founded and nurtures a number of communities, which include Brand Social, Creative Social and Innovation Social, which are all focused on accelerating creative and innovative thinking.
He is also a leader in the diversity space – he co-founded Token Man, an initiative to get men into the gender equality discussion as well as The Great British Diversity Experiment, the first ever diversity initiative designed for and by the communications industry that provides specific and practical insight into why diversity works and how to leverage it. He is also on the Advisory Board of Creative Equals and is a mentor on the BAME2020 initiative.
Daniele is a Hyper Island Masterclass Speaker and a visiting professor at the European Business school (ESCP). He has won Gold at Cannes, co-edited and co-authored a number of books, including Creative Superpowers which is due to be released in 2018, and is the only qualified accountant to have judged on D&AD.
Daniele will be sharing with us his story and discussing how imperative gender equality in the workplace is more so now than ever.
Dates for your diary – speakers announced soon.