Event: Tuesday 7th March 2017


Monthly Meeting

Tuesday 7th March 2017 – 5.30pm – please note start time

Address Details:
Nabarro LLP, 125 London Wall, London EC2Y 5AL

Contagious Truth Telling

A very special coup for XTEND – hear how VCCP – UK’s Top 10 Advertising Agency get their sales and learn the insights to get yourself ‘pitch-perfect’ too.

Trust as a Business Developer

presented by Mark Hollyoake.  The new elixir that clinches contracts, opens doors and pushes up profits…..


Brush up on your business development knowledge and skills. Learn from the some of the UK’s best experts in a special extended panel session with a 5.30pm start . We are delighted to feature some of the UK’s doyens in the field who will present their approach and then debate the virtues – providing everyone with helpful take aways no matter what your business: 

Adrian Coleman
Adrian started out as a client with Esso Petroleum before moving to the agency side. In 1986 Adrian began work at the below-the-line agency IMP and he then moved to Chime-owned HHCL in 1993. During his seven-year stint at HHCL the agency was named Agency of the Decade.  Inn 2002 Adrian co-founded VCCP and he now sits on the board of Chime Communications and is a member of the Marketing Society. www.vccp.com


Stephanie Brimacombe
Stephanie started her career in headhunting, working for Taylor Bennett before moving into the Marketing and PR industry in 2003, specialising in the luxury travel and property industry for six years.  In 2010 Steph joined VCCP as Marketing and New Business Director, where VCCP was named Marketing magazines Agency of the Year and topped the AAR’s new business league five years in a row.  Steph is now Group Chief Marketing Officer of VCCP, sits on the board of Chime Communications and is a member of the Marketing Society.  www.vccp.com


Mark Hollyoake
Trust – as a Business Developer –
 the new elixir that clinches contracts, opens doors and pushes up profits without requiring resource or investment; it can be created, adapted and turned on and off like a tap, or, so we should believe!  Through his Doctorate with the University of Southampton, Mark is researching Trust within B2B customer relationships to provide the academic rigour behind what he has seen on the ground throughout his extensive corporate career at the rock face of global FTSE 100’s consumer goods companies and consulting to the likes of Luvata, Celesio, Basuch & Lomb, Edwards Life sciences, Kerry Foods, Atos, Treasury Wines, National Asthma Campaign, Post Office; is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Member of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management and has writes extensively on B2B Trust & B2B Customer Management; founder of Customer Attuned Ltd, customerattuned.com, a Global B2B customer management consulting practice.  www.linkedin.com/in/markhollyoake


David Baldwin Evans
Tales from both sides of the fence –
as an Xtend member.  David has many years as a ‘C’ suite interim Sales and Marketing Director and is also now helping Hemming Robson (a leading interim provider) develop their own business.  So he has a unique perspective from both sides across many sectors – audio, automotive, broadcast, business services, defence, electronics, medical, risk management, security services in UK, Americas, AsiaPacific and EMEA.  www.linkedin.com/in/david-baldwin-evans-b208265