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Building Formulas for Effective Partnerships

  • Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands Drive Weybridge, England, KT13 United Kingdom (map)


GROW: in London and HR Strategy Pro are proud to present the next instalment of their popular “Recruit. Retain. Grow.” series - this time introducing our new Event Sponsor: Ryman Business and another special Guest Speaker!

To celebrate the launch of HR Strategy Pro’s new service “Ignition” which is aimed at developing people within the Automotive and Motorsport industries, we are taking over part of the prestigious Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey.

This is a must-attend event and spaces are limited so book your ticket ASAP to avoid disappointment. MB Partners will also be bringing down their brand-new state of the art racing simulator for us to try and see if we have what it takes to become an F1 World Champion.


09:00 - 09:30 – Registration, Tea/Coffee/Pastries & Networking

09:30 – 09:50 – David Taylor – Building an Attractive Brand

09:50 – 10:10 – Alex Watts - Building Effective Commercial Partnerships

10:10 – 10:30 – Nick Butcher - Building Effective People Partnerships

10:30 – 11:30 – Informal Q&A and Networking

The Speakers

David Taylor - Founder - GROW: in London

David found his passion in Marketing early in his career and went on to work at Microsoft Advertising [Xbox LIVE] and Cisco before turning to the world of Start-ups, working as Head of Marketing at RedCloud and New Business Marketing at Currencycloud.

Now David is running GROW: in London - the Start-up Friendly Marketing Agency, helping Start-ups, Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs grow their business everywhere from Shoreditch to Sydney. When he's not doing his day job, David is also a Mentor at Virgin StartUp and Start-up Kitchen.

Alex Watts | Head of Business Operations | MB Partners

MB Partners, the Global Motorsport Driver Management Agency that is run by ex F1 Driver Mark Blundell and Dragons Den’s Theo Paphitis. MB Partners manage drivers such as Current DTM Champion and Mercedes HWA Formula E driver Gary Paffett and Ferrari F1 Academy Driver Callum Ilott, who was testing the Alfa Romeo F1 car last week in Barcelona.

Alex’s role encompasses much of the day-to-day operations of the company, overseeing MB Partners’ commercial, communications, and logistical procedures. This role includes coordinating the MB Partners Official Partner Programme as well as managing existing commercial relationships between our clients and their partners, seeking to ensure value is maximised in all directions. Alex is also responsible for leading the in-house communications and PR team.

Nick Butcher | Exec. Director | HR Strategy Pro

Nick has been an HR Professional for over 10 years working in the automotive and tyre industry and has held senior HR positions within both Corporate Multinational and SME Companies. In 2017 he co-founded HR Strategy Pro with the aim to bring Big Company Strategic thinking to Start-Up and SME Businesses.

Nick achieved his Level 7 Diploma in International HR Management in June 2017 and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD. He is also a Business Mentor for Virgin Start-Up.

Earlier Event: May 15
The Business Show 2019