SPEAKERS - OCTOBER 19TH 2017

 Lets set the record straight – this is NOT a conference.

We’re switching things up to bring a fresh and exciting but down to earth event for anyone with a creative industry based business or idea.

The Hub is an inspiration day. It’s an event that is specifically designed to

 

INFORM, EMPOWER AND INSPIRE

 

SO WHO’S SPEAKING?

We’re releasing new speakers over the coming months to ensure that we cover the hot topics that you need to know about, for The Hub 2017 our theme is

' BUSINESS v's BRAND'

- we will be covering a wide range of topics relating to creating success on your own terms in your creative business.

Be sure to check back for more speaker information as there are more to come!

These guys will be your experts for the day and their experience, knowledge and wisdom will guide and inspire you to taking the most informed route to your dream business.

Confirmed so far are:

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FIONA HUMBERSTONE

Fiona Humberstone has been styling brands, running workshops and creating websites since 2000. An exacting Creative Director and commercially-minded entrepreneur, Fiona brings clarity and possibility to every project she works on.

Having founded, grown and sold one of the UK's most successful brand styling companies, Fiona now works as a freelance Creative Director for branding projects and consults for design agencies who want to sell more creative work.

Possibly best known for the number one bestselling book 'How to Style Your Brand', which was released in May 2015, Fiona has followed the success with another studio coffee table must-have, ‘Brand Brilliance’. Her new book takes you on a comprehensive journey to help you identify your dream clients, refine your message and up your marketing game.

Fiona will be joining us to speak about how you can add substance and clarity to your brand, pull into focus the things that really matter and help you to communicate with purpose and flair. Expect to feel empowered, inspired and energised!

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 NADIA MELI

I’m a hugger and I love people who hug back so brace yourself when we meet. I’m Italian by passport, English by postcode and world citizen by heart. My purpose in life is to make people feel loved and like they belong – and I use beauty to do that. Because I believe beauty is love made visible. My style is very much guided by my vision and purpose: a sense of belonging.

I’ve been running an international photography business for 7 years now and it takes me all over the world. My greatest passion are people, their stories , their lives and seeing them come alive. Because of that I created The Signature Style System, an online course directed at photographers who want to find their own style and voice in this big industry of same-same.

The intimate workshops I host twice a year are also focused on developing a vision for your photography business. I want to help break the cycle of looking to others for inspiration, constant comparison to other photographers and creative confusion - that’s one big passion I am working towards ever since I found my own voice.

I will be speaking to you about finding your own voice in this industry vs. Comparing yourself to others and looking for inspiration in the wrong places.

 

NOVA REID

Nova Reid is founder of multi-award winning wedding blog Nu Bride that celebrates and encourages diversity in media and business and is a frequent speaker at wedding events and regular mentor at the Women of The World Festival.

She is a real advocate for equality and works as a diversity consultant for progressive businesses.

Nova is also a qualified NLP Practitioner and mental wellbeing mentor, with extensive experience in mental health, working with clients across many sectors; including creative industries, education, and notably with organisations such as MIND charity.

Nova is passionate about working with clients and organisations holistically to encourage and inspire positive change in business and beyond, to enable them to step into their truest potential.

Nova will be speaking about vulnerability, visibility and self care.

 

KAREN WHYBRO

Karen’s story is a familiar one of a bride who was frustrated at her experience while planning her own wedding day & decided to be the change she wanted to see in the industry. In 2014, Rock The Frock was born from a desire to bring something fresh & exciting to the world of wedding dress shopping & quickly became a leading name in bridal boutiques, providing design-led dresses for free-thinking brides.

Working collaboratively with independent British & international designers, Rock The Frock has become renowned for stocking the brightest talents exclusively for their customers, meaning brides travel from all over the country as well as from abroad to view their curated collections. Bringing the most exciting designs to brides searching for something that reflects their individual style & tastes, Rock The Frock continues to source incredible designers who continually push boundaries in bridal style.

In three and a half years, Rock The Frock has grown to include a concession in the South West &, this year, launching UK & international franchises. This year, Rock The Frock launched its own capsule collection of unique wedding dresses to sit alongside their other beautiful designs & continues to develop new ranges in both bridesmaids & mothers of brides & grooms.

Karen will be talking about the rise of authentic imperfection in a modern world filled with Pinterest perfect weddings and Instagram savvy brides & how Rock The Frock has developed its own unique voice within the industry. Covering finding your own voice, standing up for ethics & principles in business & collaborative relationships, Karen will share her experience of creating a brand that strives to deliver more than just aesthetic perfection.

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GEMMA MILLY

Gemma is a trained Calligrapher, Illustrator, Designer who picked up her first dip pen 23 years ago and never looked back.   She has been teaching now for two years and her modern calligraphy classes were amongst the first to be taught in the UK. When not teaching, she spends my days designing and painting wedding stationery for happy couples and putting her pens to good use for clients such as De Beers and H.Samuel.

Gemma will be speaking to us about juggling motherhood with business, about building a personal brand and discussing finding and working for both corporate and private clients and the effect that has on her creativity.

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