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Alastair Mitchell

Alastair founded Huddle, his third internet start-up, with Andy McLoughlin as he was frustrated by existing enterprise technology’s inability to help people work together. Spending millions of...

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Alyson Webb

Alyson is a consultant and co-founder of Frankly, Green + Webb Ltd, a consultancy and digital design agency set up to help cultural organisations use digital effectively. With an award-winning track...

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Andrew Brown

Andrew leads a team that advises on all aspects of the enterprise ecosystem; from enterprise software and cloud computing to mobilising line-of-business applications, enterprise and mobile broadband...

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Andy Lake

Andy Lake is a specialist in Smart and Flexible Working, and editor of
Flexibility.co.uk, the online journal of flexible work. He has been involved in dozens of implementations of Smart Working...

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Andy Mulcahy

Andy is editor at IMRG – the UK’s voice of online retail. IMRG is a membership community comprising businesses of all sizes, and supports its members through a range of activities – including...

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Annabel Palmer

Annabel Palmer is a Business Features writer at City A.M. She joined City A.M. in 2012, having previously worked as a researcher for Peter Lilley MP. Annabel has an entrepreneurial spirit and has...

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Antonia Chitty

Antonia Chitty writes the Family Friendly Working blog and is the author of books including Family Friendly Working, The Mumpreneur Guide, Start a Family Friendly Business, Blogging the Essential...

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Chia-Lin Chen

Dr. Chia-Lin Chen is a research associate in the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. Her research concerns the relationship between transport and territorial dynamism with particular...

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Chris Mann

Chris is the Brand Journalist at Prozone Sports where he oversees the business’ content marketing strategy and engages the sports industry with the exciting potential of performance data. The pioneer...

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Chris Milton

Chris Milton is a seasoned sustainability journalist focusing on business, finance and clean technology. His writing has been carried by a number of highly respected publishers, including The Guardian,...

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Christina Richardson

Christina Richardson is a business marketing specialist and Founder of Brand Gathering and The Nurture Network, the on-demand marketing department for ambitious SMEs. With a proven track record in...

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Claire Barron

Claire Barron leads Customer Experience, Communications and Training for Retail and Online in Vodafone UK, she is also the Chair of the UK Women’s Network. The purpose of the Women’s network...

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Conrad Ford

Conrad Ford is Managing Director of Funding Options, an award-winning team of business finance experts who specialise in helping businesses get the loans they need. Conrad is a Chartered Management...

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Dan Matthews

Dan is editor of minutehack.com, a site for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs. He is an experienced business owner and journalist with a long history of writing in print and online about the...

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Daniel McLaren

Daniel is Managing Director of YouTube marketing specialists Cast Digital and founder of social media marketing network Digital Sport. With an extensive background in sport and experience working...

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Daniel Rajkumar

Daniel Rajkumar is the owner of several web-based businesses including Web-Translations, an award-winning translation business he has owned for 12 years that combines language, technology and web...

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David Collier

David, a chartered town planner since 1986, has worked for the National Farmers’ Union of England & Wales (NFU) for over 30 years. Serving as the NFU’s planning adviser and spending two decades...

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David Connor

David Connor is the Founder / Managing Director of Coethica, an evolving platform for encouraging and supporting responsible business via themes such as CSR, sustainability, social enterprise and...

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David Langhorn

David is the Head of Private Sector Business in the UK Enterprise organisation and has been with the company since September 2014. David will be supporting larger UK businesses to make best use...

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Dean Williams

Dean Williams is an acclaimed business coach and author of the book ‘Creating Grade A Business Relationships’. He works with blue chip companies and SMEs providing 1-2-1 executive coaching, team...

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Debbie Bartlett

Debbie Bartlett is Head of Business Intelligence and Corporate Planning at Norfolk County Council. This covers a broad range of corporate services including corporate performance management, democratic...

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Dominic Melo

Dominic Melo is Managing Director at Paymundo. Throughout his career, Dominic has played key roles in designing, executing and analysing projects for the international B2B and B2C markets, especially...

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Dr Dianne Bown-Wilson

Dr Dianne Bown-Wilson is joint Chief Executive of in my prime – an organisation that provides training and support to older workers and their employers. She holds a PhD in organisational behaviour...

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Dr Elyse Waites

Dr Elyse Waites is the founder of Facing Failure. She is also a head of department at an independent school in London. She is committed to and passionate about helping build resilience in girls from...

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Duncan Jefferies

Duncan Jefferies is a freelance journalist specialising in technology, innovation and public sector issues. He writes for The Guardian, TES, MSN and other publications, and is also Assistant Editor...

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Emma Boggis

Emma is the new chief executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance – the independent umbrella body for over 300 sport and recreation organisations including The FA, UK Athletics and British Cycling....

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Emma Cerrone

Emma co-founded and co-runs digital transformation startup Freeformers. Freeformers digitally transform individuals, teams and companies through immersive hands-on learning experiences. Born out...

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Emma Jones

Emma Jones is the founder of Enterprise Nation, the UK’s most active small business network with a mission to create an inspirational environment for business owners and would-be entrepreneurs....

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Eric Hanselman

Eric Hanselman works as Chief Analyst at 451 Research, who are an information technology research and advisory company. With a core focus on technology innovation and market disruption, they provide...

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Fiona Tatton

Fiona Tatton founded the digital magazine, Womanthology on 8th March 2014 (International Women's Day) after she identified a need for a new genre of magazine for professional women. She quickly found...

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Frank Bennett

Frank is a business owner and author of titles commissioned by Microsoft and Google that through the online portals of these companies reach a global audience of 600,000+ IT businesses. His speciality...

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Georgina Fuller

Georgina is a freelance business journalist and editor who specialises in writing about the world of work. She started out working for two leading B2B HR titles and now contributes regularly to Edge,...

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Gill Vance

Gill has over twenty five years’ experience of working in the IT, Communications and Recruitment industries. By positioning Datacom Recruitment as a supplier of leading edge skills Gill has revolutionised...

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Guy Clapperton

Guy Clapperton is a freelance journalist, author and broadcaster. He has written two books on social media for small business including "This Is Social Media" and has spoken on the subject in ten...

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Hayley Woodham

Poodles and Pompadours was founded by Hayley Woodham; a magpie and huge animal lover with an obsession with tattoos, leopard print, vintage & Disney films. She has already founded one successful,...

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Helen Milner

Helen Milner is Chief Executive of Tinder Foundation, a staff-owned mutual social enterprise which aims to make good things happen through digital technology. Tinder Foundation is the organisation...

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Jamie Dunn

Jamie is a 21 year-old Entrepreneur that has previously been short-listed as one of the Top 20 Young People in the World 2012, a title once held by former US President, John F Kennedy.
At the age...

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Jane Bird

Jane Bird is an award-winning freelance business and technology journalist working for national newspapers, business and consumer publications. She writes a monthly column on IT for FT.com and contributes...

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Jay Hussain

Jay is an experienced business assurance advisor in Moore Stephens’ Public Sector Group, having spent the past 17 years delivering governance, risk and advisory services to public, private and...

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Jo McCarthy

Jo is a Senior Planner and has an extensive experience working for FMCG brands, first on the client side, now at Geometry Global, where she develops shopper activation strategies for Ribena (Suntory),...

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Joe Haslam

Joe Haslam is the Executive Director of the Owners and Entrepreneurs Management Program at the IE Business School in Madridas well as the Chairman of hot.co.uk, a same-day mobile-only hotel booking...

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Joel Rickett

Joel Rickett is Publisher of Portfolio, part of Penguin Random House UK. Portfolio publishes the very best business and personal development books. Joel reviews five books that are among some of...

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John Banks

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the beginning of John’s career in the recruitment and employment sector, a period spent exclusively with only one company. John launched Datacom Recruitment,...

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John McRae

John McRae joined the London based practice ORMS Architecture Design in June 1997 after graduating from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and was appointed an Equity Director in 2005.
John...

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Jonathan Kini

Jonathan Kini (JK) is Head of Small & SME Business at Vodafone UK. JK is responsible for Vodafone's work with UK SMEs and small businesses, supporting them to make best use of technology to realise...

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Kate Hills

Kate Hills is founder & managing director of Make it British. After 20 years working as a designer & buyer for brands such as Burberry and M&S, Kate set up the website Make it British...

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Katharine Pooley

Katharine creates inspiring interiors for discerning clients and travels widely to redesign the interiors of many top addresses. She has a boutique in Knightsbridge and recently opened her first...

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Kester Mann

Kester has established a reputation as an informed commentator on his principal focus areas of mobile operator strategy, European markets and LTE. He came to CCS Insight in October 2011 from Nokia,...

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Lawrence Lundy

Lawrence Lundy is an ICT consultant with Frost & Sullivan, a market leader in corporate growth consulting and technology trends. He focuses on providing market research and strategy consulting...

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Lee Elliott

Based in London’s West End, Lee Elliott has over 15 years experience in the fields of property research, inward investment and regeneration. Lee joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 2001 to research UK...

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Leo Ryan

Leo Ryan is Group Head of Social at Ogilvy. Over the years he has been embroiled in online unpleasantness on behalf of automotive brands, national institutions, food and beverage businesses and an...

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Liam Ward-Proud

Liam Ward-Proud is a Business Features writer at City A.M. He is the newest member of the Business Features team and started his career in journalism at City A.M. after graduating from Exeter University...

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Linda Cheung

Linda Cheung is CEO of CubeSocial, a social CRM start-up and recognised thought leader on the topic of social media for business. A former Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, Linda’s 13-year...

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Loren Penney

Loren Penney is a qualified professional journalist specialising in the area of fashion and lifestyle. Degree educated in communications and journalism from the prestigious university of the arts.She...

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Luke Lang

Luke Lang co-founded Crowdcube in February 2011. Crowdcube is the world’s first equity-based crowdfunding platform helping British start-ups & growing businesses raise over £8.5 million pounds...

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Mark James

Mark is a London based writer who specialises in business and finance. He currently works in-house at Simply Business, the UK's largest business insurance broker and crafts copy as part of the content...

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Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips is Director of the Security and Resilience Sector for ADS, the national association representing the UK’s security sector. He is also Secretary of the Security and Resilience Industry...

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Mark Rose

Mark Rose worked for Cable and Wireless for 7 years, in commercial and business development roles. He is currently working on machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions at Vodafone Automotive (formerly the...

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Mark Say

Mark Say has been in business journalism for 30 years, writing for and editing a number of magazines and websites. Mark specialises in the role of IT in supporting business processes in the public...

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Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson is Strategy Director of Digital specialists Methods Group. Companies within the Group offer a range of digital services from digital and platform strategy, data analytics, platforms...

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Mary-Jane Kingsland

Mary-Jane is an experienced Coach and Mentor and holds an MA in Coaching and Mentoring practice; working with business owners, leaders and their teams to facilitate clarity of purpose and a structured...

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Massimiliano Silenzi

Massimiliano leads the global operations of Onebip in his role as Executive Director of Neomobile’s M-payment business unit. Onebip, part of Neomobile, is a global mobile payment service that offers...

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Mick Wayman

Mick is the Head of Public Sector Business in the UK Enterprise organisation and has been with the company since December 2014. Prior to Vodafone, Mick’s previous roles include Head of Sales,...

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Neil Stride

Neil joined Vodafone UK in 2008 having previously held a number of roles at Nortel, including Head of Unified Communications and Fixed Mobile Convergence. Since joining Vodafone Neil has successfully...

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Nick Birtwistle

Nick is the Sales Director for SME at Vodafone UK and has been with the company for over 17 years in various commercial roles. Nick moved into Enterprise in January 2013 and is responsible for their...

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Nicola Rabson

Nicola has worked at Linklaters since 2000, where she advises on all aspects of employment law. She has advised on numerous high value employment claims in the High Court and Tribunal system. In...

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Olivier Croly

Olivier Croly is the Vice President and General Manager of the Europe region for GE Healthcare IT, a $1.4 billion segment of GE Healthcare. GE Healthcare IT is a global leader in delivering information...

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Owen Daley

After working in senior IT roles at Microsoft, HP, IBM, Barclays and Lloyds, starting up the award-winning IT systems management company, SilverBug, was the next natural step for Owen. Owen’s vision...

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Patricia Hind

Patricia is Director of the Centre for Research in Executive Development at Ashridge. and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Stellenbosch. Her teaching and research interests include...

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Patrick John

For more than 10 years Patrick John has worked as a journalist on television, radio, newspapers and online. With a passion and interest in consumer affairs, he’s worked on a number of high profile...

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Paul Lancaster

Paul is the Content & Social Media Specialist for Sage One UK & Ireland, author of the ‘Small Business Marketing For Dummies’ book and former house DJ/producer.
As a passionate supporter...

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Peter Thomson

Peter is an author, speaker and consultant on the future of work. He was the Director of the Future Work Forum at the Henley Business School for 16 years and is an acknowledged authority on the impact...

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Philip Fumey

Philip Fumey leads the Vodafone Group Collaboration team, which is currently delivering a strategic transformation programme towards the Vodafone's Digital Workplace ambitions. Philip also looks...

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Quentin Stokes

Quentin is a Business Development manager at Digital Message, one of the UK’s leading interactive technologies and systems integration companies specialising in the Government and Education sectors....

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Rachel Branson

Rachel Branson launched Wellbeing Magazine in 2006 to share her passion for health, nutrition and complementary therapies.
Over the last few years she has trained in nutrition, hypnotherapy, reiki...

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Rachel Neaman

Rachel took up the post of Chief Executive Officer at Go ON UK, the UK’s digital skills alliance, in September. Prior to that she was Digital Leader and Head of Profession for Digital at the UK...

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Richard Benham

Professor Richard Benham is a pioneer of the study of Cyber Security Management
having founded The National MBA in Cyber Security with Coventry University in 2014.
Launched at the House of Commons...

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Richard Ellis

Richard is Channel Head of Unified Communications, having joined Vodafone in August 2012 and has been leading the UC business ever since. He has extensive experience in the ICT industry having previously...

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Richard Stamvik

Richard Stamvik works with ARM’s ecosystem focusing on operators - mobile, fixed line, media and IoT - and our valurechain partners including silicon vendors, device and software providers, and...

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Rob Cushen

Rob Cushen is Managing Director of Intellectsoft - the enterprise app engineering specialist. Rob has 15 years’ experience across marketing, digital, data and mobile industries. Prior to joining...

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Rohit Talwar

Rohit is the founder and CEO of Fast Future Research - providing consultancy, transformational futures experiences, foresight research and keynote speeches to leading corporations, governments,...

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San Sharma

San Sharma is digital manager at Enterprise Nation, a UK small business community with a mission to create an inspirational environment for business owners and would-be entrepreneurs. Enterprise...

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Sarah Musgrove

Sarah Musgrove is a staff writer at UK B2B energy supplier, Opus Energy. Sarah creates all written content for the SME-focussed Opus Energy Gift site, as well as updating the Opus Energy blog. ...

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Scott Masson

Scott writes about business, marketing and health for a variety of magazines and websites. His work has been featured by the Guardian and the British Library. When he isn’t writing, Scott spends...

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Scott Seaborn

Scott Seaborn is famous for making remarkably creative mobile products for global brands. His mobile apps have won more than 40 international awards, including 5 Cannes Lions and the MMA Global Award...

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Steve Madincea

Steve Madincea is Founder & Group Managing Director of PRISM, WPP’s largest and most successful sports marketing firm. PRISM boasts an unparalleled heritage in delivering successful campaigns...

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Steven Barr

Steven is Head of the Manufacturing Advisory Service and Area Director for London and South East Regions. Steven, who is also an Associate Director in Grant Thornton’s Business Growth Services...

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Susan Claris

Susan Claris is a transport planner (with a bit of anthropology thrown in). She is an Associate Director at Arup, where she has worked for the last 22 years. Prior to that she worked for the Department...

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The Perspective series

The Perspective series gives you fresh insights into the world of work.
Is your small business on a tight budget? Is your public sector organisation trying to find the best way to achieve a transformational...

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Thomas Brown

Thomas is Head of Insights at The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), where his role is to work in and amongst businesses of all shapes and sizes to tackle the key questions facing marketing,...

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Tim Atkinson

Former teacher Tim Atkinson is now a full-time stay-at-home dad and author of the award-winning parent blog Bringing up Charlie as well as several books. When not potty-training his two-year old...

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Tom Ball

Tom Ball is a speaker and consultant by background, he built a company helping FTSE 100 companies communicate their strategy to their staff, interviewing over 1,000 senior staff globally. Tom spent...

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Tom Welsh

Tom Welsh is Business Features Editor of City A.M. newspaper. For 2.5 years, Tom has overseen the financial features section of City A.M. This includes the wealth management pages which focus on...

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Tony Bailey

Vodafone Enterprise Services provides communications and IT services to Vodafone UK’s customers. Prior to his current role, Tony headed up Vodafone Partner Services and ran a global product management...

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Tony Curtis

As Managing Director of Alago Tony is focused on creating the best products they can to help as many people as possible. Tony wants his customers to feel able to speak to the team as people and try...

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Tracey West

Tracey West is an author & broadcaster on sustainability & a passionate advocate for simple, green living. She penned the bestselling 'Book of Rubbish Ideas' & a decade ago, founded InterNational...

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Warren Bennett

After graduating from the University of Cambridge, Warren moved to Paris to study for an MBA at the prestigious CDI Business School. Whilst at the CDI, Warren started a small import business with...

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Wayne Hemingway

At the height of his fame as a fashion designer, he sold his company Red or Dead and turned his attention to social housing. Away from housing, Wayne’s company has designed digital radios, fold-up...

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Will King

Will King founded male grooming brand King of Shaves in 1993, taking on US shaving giants Gillette and Wilkinson Sword. Since then, the brand’s holding company, KMI, has acquired personal grooming...

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Will Seymour

Future Foundation is a global consumer trends and insight firm.
Brand Officer Will joined Future Foundation in 2012, and has been looking after the company's emerging technology trends ever since....

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Yatty Wu

Yatty Wu is part of Vodafone Global Enterprise’s client advisory team, currently focused on retail & consumer goods where he works with some of Europe’s largest retailers to develop ideas...

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