May 9th: An Audience With Drew Ellis. Exeter.

Drew's career journey began during his art college days in London, where he interviewed the renowned record sleeve design team Hipgnosis for his thesis. This encounter led to a job offer as a design and photography assistant, where he worked on projects for Pink Floyd, 10cc, David Gilmour, and others. After freelancing for various record labels and artists, he founded his design agency, Icon, in 1983.

Throughout the 1980s and beyond, Drew collaborated with music industry giants like Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, and Pink Floyd. He also ventured into fashion, creating the iconic "Choose Life" slogan T-shirts. In 1988 he expanded his business to Los Angeles and sold it in 1989.

In 1994, Drew shifted his focus to the emerging field of digital agencies and founded Eyetoeye, which developed websites for startups and established firms. His involvement in the digital realm continued as he co-founded Like Minds in 2009, organizing events for entrepreneurs and business leaders globally.

In 2021, Drew co-founded DENA Partners, a project finance company aiding property developers and international businesses in securing funding. He also remains engaged in the digital landscape, participating in initiatives such as The House of Lords All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI since 2018.


Meet Andrew “Drew” Ellis

May 9th: Practical AI (part two) on Streamyard. Virtual.

In a world where innovation is the key to staying ahead, artificial intelligence (AI) stands out as the game-changer for businesses seeking their survival, but unparalleled success.

The power of AI lies in its ability to enhance efficiency, streamline processes, and provide unprecedented insights into your operations.

This event will answer these questions and give you practical frameworks to employ in your business.


Practical Ai with The House of Lords APPG AI Group

Tuesday, June 11: Proven Strategies Of High Performing Companies. London.

In this talk, one of the UK’s top authorities of business strategies Deri Llewellyn-Davies, shares his experience from advising over 300 boards and helping hundreds of companies outperform their competitors.

He has distilled the essence of a successful strategy down to just one page and helps you make the complex simple and actionable.

Deri delivers this talk in a highly engaging way and shares a simple system for how to find the strategy that’s going to give your company a competitive edge and invigorate your whole organization.


Meet Deri Lewellyn-Davies

June 18th: Dylan Jones on “These Foolish Things: A Memoir” London.

Few people can say they have shaped the cultural landscape of the last four decades while crossing paths with some of the most extraordinary personalities on the planet. But then, of course, Dylan Jones isn’t just anyone.

These Foolish Things captivatingly charts Dylan’s life: from his peripatetic childhood and late adolescence in 1970s London – a city then alive with possibility – to his award-winning tenure at what would become one of the most dynamic magazines of its era, GQ. It details how he came to be in that hot seat: a journey through the Swinging London slipstreams of punk and new romanticism, and through i-D, The Face and Arena, which created the platform on which GQ was based, with Dylan as a common denominator.

Books will be available to purchase on the evening.


Meet Dylan Jones