Michael Grade and Wayne Hemingway to speak at Bristol Media event

Design luminaries Wayne Hemingway and Nicolas Roope will join business development consultant Blair Enns and broadcast executive Michael Grade as keynote speakers for design network Bristol Media’s conference Vision.

Delegates can avoid the £1000 fee by applying for a Government bursary scheme, which will cover up to £750 of the sum for eligible businesses.

The money, which is provided by Skillset and Business Link, will cover attendees with more than five employees and an annual turnover of less than £40m.

Inspirational and creative leadership and management, practical real-life business skills and personal/professional development, as well as new ideas, innovation and technology will be the guiding themes at this year’s event.

According to Bristol Media chief executive Mike Bennett, Hemingway will talk about the importance of retaining a sense of culture as a company develops, Roope will speak about how to ‘develop and motivate kick-ass creative teams’, and Grade will talk about business growth, dealing with challenges and the importance of creative leadership.

South West-based senior staff from the design, digital, TV, film, publishing, PR, animation, marketing and advertising sectors are invited to the conference, where 25 interactive workshops will take place.

Bennett says attendees will receive advice on topics including pitching, client development, business development and how to get the best out of creatives. 

Vision, which takes place on 15-16 September, will be Bennett’s last Bristol Media event before he leaves to become place-making director of Bristol.

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