Your Speakers

Nikki Gatenby

MD and Owner, Propellernet

Nikki Gatenby is a leader, writer, speaker and consultant in her role as MD and Owner of Propellernet, marketing agency and globally operating powerhouse in both marketing services and technology products. Billed as one of the most progressive search agencies in Europe, Propellernet has won awards across the marketing spectrum, from PR Moment and the DMA’s for impact through to the Grand Prix at The Drum for creativity. As well as for MD of the Year, Digital Woman of the Year and Business of the Year.

Kate Rees

Executive Coach, NABS

With a varied work history primarily in digital production, Kate discovered coaching and found what she loves to do. She helps people break down their barriers, feel more confident and unlock amazing things. She is also an accredited resilience practitioner and regularly works with people on resilience and wellbeing.

Martin Murphy

International Coach, Elite Leadership Global

Martin is an international coach and in his recent book ‘From Mercenaries to Missionaries’, he shares three fundamental principles of leading high performing teams. His work is based on personal research combined with experiences in the Special Forces and training elite groups worldwide. He helps business owners design, develop and lead teams which are agile, creative and enterprising.

Phil Gipson

Partner, Waypoint Partners

As a partner at Waypoint Partners I am passionate about helping clients in the North of England and Scotland achieve the growth and success they deserve. Having run successful businesses in the North myself, I know how much talent and innovation there is to differentiate and drive business success here.

Dan McNicholas

Co-Founder, 4and20million

Dan co-founded 4and20million to help companies unleash the full potential of their people, through a range of training and consultancy services.

With a background in analytics and philosophy, Dan’s focus is always on understanding and quantifying what works and what doesn’t, ensuring an evidence-based and measurable approach to 4and20million’s training and consultancy offering.

Peter Czapp

Co-Founder, The WOW Company

Peter Czapp loves helping agencies grow. In 2004, he co-founded The Wow Company, an accounting firm that specialises in helping agencies grow profitably and sustainably. Peter went on to setup The Agency Collective, the UK’s largest community of agency owners, and also runs BenchPress, now the biggest benchmarking study for UK agencies. Peter sees first hand what the top-performing agencies do differently and will be sharing these insights in his talk, including the one thing that separates those that build high-performance agencies from those that just tick along.


Roisín Dervish-O’Kane

Senior Editor, Women's Health Magazine

Roisín Dervish-O’Kane is a multi-award-winning journalist specialising in agenda-setting reports about women’s bodies and minds. She is currently Senior Editor at Women’s Health magazine, where since 2017 she has led the brand’s stigma-smashing Strong Mind mental health profile series. She is currently the Professional Publisher’s Association’s Writer of the Year. 


Liane Grimshaw

MD Supareal

Liane is the founder and managing director of Manchester based content marketing agency, SupaReal. Having held various senior agency roles during her 25+ year career, SupaReal is the first company she has built from scratch.

With a core purpose of “Make it Meaningful”, SupaReal puts culture and the health and wellbeing of its team at the centre of everything it does.

Having witnessed the destructive power of stress on agency teams and experienced the debilitating effect of depression and anxiety herself, Liane is driven by making a positive difference to the lives of her team. And she sees this as a critical factor for long term business success.

Josie Saville

Co-Founder, 4and20million

Josie co-founded 4and20million to help companies unleash the full potential of their people. She is passionate about helping companies become places where people turn up in the morning full of positive energy and leave at the end of the day feeling proud and satisfied with the work they’ve done.

Josie is inspired by helping businesses excel by creating high-performance cultures that enable all employees to bring their best, increasing productivity, profit and reducing churn. After all – business boils down to nothing more than groups people coming together to become greater than the sum of their parts.

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