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We are very excited to announce that the YesAndClub speaker event for January will be a fireside chat with Colin Wilkinson. He comes to us fresh off a huge success with Three Sixty Entertainment (the company behind Peter Pan) which won UK Start-up of the Year. He’s a man that can make it happen and who knows how to raise funding.

Colin is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in sales and marketing, corporate fund raising, and strategic consulting.

He is currently CEO of Incubation that is a specialist business start-up, investment and turn-around boutique.

Previously Colin co-founded Three Sixty Entertainment. In 2009 he lead the fund raising of £2.75m in 4 months (from 56 angels) making it amongst the largest angel fund-raising in the UK and helped launch this major new international entertainment business.

Its 1st production, Peter Pan, has been a smash-hit (selling more tickets than Mama Mia in London to become the 2nd best selling show this season), and is now embarking on a world tour, following a run at the O2. The business was the winner of 2009 UK Start-up of the Year Award, and Innovative Business of the Year Award sponsored by Visa.

Prior to that Colin was Founder and Managing Director of Creative Experience Company Ltd (Venice) where he raised £1.8m to create a new concept in tourist attractions, a 21st Century Son-et-Lumière, with a show called The Story of Venice. It was one of the longest-running shows of any kind in Italy, described by the New Yorker as “Simply the Best Show in Town.”

He also founded VMC with broadcaster, Noel Edmonds, and grew the company to become the largest dedicated video conferencing provider in the UK, winning a number of industry plaudits including European Reseller of the Year – ‘Special Award’ by Polycom, the industry’s largest manufacturer.

He also has experience on the corporate side with roles as Sales and Marketing Director of Eidos Plc and Business Consultant at Accenture.


The event will be on Wednesday 20th of January from 7-11pm.
Start: 7pm
Fireside chat and Q&A: 7.30-8.30pm
Networking: 8.30pm-11pm


Julia Hall, Founder, Women Unlimited
Adam Martin, Head of New Media, United Agents
Kathryn Parsons, Co-founder, The Scarlett Mark
Jeremy Wooding, Film director, Freelance (Peep Show)
Gemma Went, Founder, Red Cube Marketing
Jamie Murray-Wells, Founder, Glasses Direct
James Hurley, Editor, Growing Business Magazine
Jamie Klingler, Photography director, Shortlist Magazine
Will Jeffery, CEO, Maverick Media
Oli Barrett, Social entrepreneur, Freelance
Louise Meakes, Co-founder, Sand in my toes
Henrik Werdelin, Entrepreneur in residence, Index Ventures
Alx Klive, Founder, Affinity Media Group
Zoe de Pass, Head of Digital Strategy, We Are VI
David Prever, Founder, Brandspanking
Hannah Prevett, Reporter, Management Today
James Willis, Director/Literary Agent, Watson Little
Lucy Johnston, Founder, The Neon Birdcage
Jeremy Kay, Founder, now house
David Hart, CEO, Codegent
Claire Margetts, Project Co-ordinator Catlin Arctic Survey
Mark Herring, Creative director, TALENT LAB
Claire Gapper, Managing director, Wired Events
Richard Alvin, Managing Director, Capital Business Media
Tom Ball, Founder, Cognac
Julia Macmillan, Founder, Toyboy Warehouse
Simon Prockter, Founder, Adventura
Justin Champney, Co-founder,
Sonia Hully, Founder, Love Definitely
Craig Hill, Founder, Digital Outlook
Sara Rizk, Deputy Editor,
Paul Birch, Investor/Co-founder, and Bebo
Johannes Kraft, Deal executive, ETV Capital
Gemma Johnson, Co-founder, BaBeeCard
Graham Painter, Co-founder, The Playground
Robert Fenton, Founder, Robert Fenton Enterprises
Andy Ashburner, Founder, Caffeinehit
Malcolm Scovil, Founder, Leap Anywhere
Gabrielle Laine-Peters, Architectural designer, Freelance
Matt Hagger, Founder, E-Man
Christine Hartland, Founder, Mosaic Networking
Kieran O’Neil, Founder, Playfire
Emma Haslett, Reporter, Smarta
Joshua March, Co-founder, iPlatform
Stef Lewandowski, Entrepreneur, Stealth mode
Andy Hunter, Creative, Maverick Media
Caroline Bosher, Special agent and personal brander, Freelance
Paul Clarke, Strategy consultant, Freelance
Joe Neale, Head of End User Programs, Symbian
Karen Durham-Diggins, PR & communications consultant, Freelance
James Aylett, Founder, Tartarus
Annette Kramer, Marketing consultant, Annette Kramer Consulting
Oliver Mardling, Founder, What Talent
Lucie Friar, Client Services Director, Maverick Media
Mark McDermott, Managing Partner, Codegent
Farhan Rehman, Founder, Conscious Comms
Poppy Dinsey, Business/product development, Gun for hire
Andrew Gerrard, Consultant, Freelance
Katarina Skoberne, Co-founder, OpenAd
Nick Tsinonis, Founder, Intro Analytics
Joan Lockwood, Social media consultant, Freelance
Will Head, Co-founder, Fixation Video
Bindi Karia, VC/Emerging Business Lead, Microsoft UK
Andrew Ellis, Founder, Eyetoeye Digital
Wendy Tan White, Founder, Moonfruit
Rob Evans, Production director, Wired Events
Samantha White, Director, Miss White
Meaghan Fitzgerald, Marketing, Spoonfed


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