Sponsors 2014

We’re very grateful to our sponsors who made it possible to explore “Ideas Without Frontiers” at TEDxExeter 2014. Please click on their logos to visit their websites and find out more about their products and services.

Find out more about the benefits of sponsoring TEDxExeter, and how you can support future events and make TEDxExeter accessible to a wide cross section of our community.



At Egremont we help our clients turn good ideas into action. A key feature of our work is to help organisations understand the accelerating pace of change in the world today and what the implications are for the next decade. So, for us, the key question is ‘how quickly can business become sustainable’ not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because commercial economic models will force no other choice. This is why we are delighted to be supporting and sponsoring a hotbed of ideas at TEDxExeter.



SunGift is an award-winning, renewable energy specialist, based in the South West, with access to some of the World’s latest technology, we can offer ‘best value’ Solar PV systems designed to suit a customer’s property and budget. We also fit a whole range of renewable energy technologies, from ground or air source heat pumps to solar thermal, biomass boilers, small wind turbines and whole-house sustainable energy solutions.

We offer you an all-encompassing package that entails everything from a free initial introduction and survey to project management, job completion, commissioning and after sales service. This makes choosing renewable energy solutions seamless, hassle-free, enjoyable, and simple-to-understand – it’s a complete renewable energy experience.

Your Energy | Our Expertise



Wilkinson Grant & Co Ltd, proud winners of The Times and Sunday Times Best Small Estate Agency South West 2012, are delighted to support TEDxExeter 2014. We know that our business is as much about the people we serve as the properties we sell and we strive to provide a very personal service tailored to each individual client. Our front-line staff have over 175 years combined experience in the local property market, and work closely with our respected team of Mortgage Advisors, Wealth Managers, Surveyors and Land & Development specialists to provide a complete property service.



Saks is the UK’s leading hair and beauty franchise group with an award-winning, national and international network of salons on the high street and in health clubs. Saks is also renowned as an international leader in hair and beauty education with educational practices which have been acknowledged as outstanding, resulting in the ultimate accolade, being awarded UK’s Best Training Provider with Beacon Status.



AnTech is an Exeter-based company that provides high quality products and services for the upstream oil and gas industry. We are motivated by ideas, and we are committed to designing products and services that improve environmental sustainability within the oil and gas industry. AnTech is pleased to support the dissemination of ideas that TEDx brings to Exeter. Find us at www.antech.co.uk.



South West Water is Devon and Cornwall’s water and sewerage provider and this year will restore 600 hectares of wetlands as part of its Upstream Thinking programme.



The One Planet MBA at the University of Exeter is a pioneer programme that combines tradition and heritage with innovation and insight, to develop a new generation of business leaders equipped with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to create, build and develop sustainable, profitable businesses capable of succeeding in a fast changing international business landscape.

A joint venture with WWF International, the MBA at Exeter attracts managers who want to be agents of change. Recognized for its distinctive approach to sustainability, our MBA is ranked among the best MBAs in the world.

The MBA at Exeter is proud to sponsor TEDxExeter 2014: Ideas Without Frontiers.



Websites Ahoy! aims to make it easy for small businesses and community groups to publicise themselves on the web, with good-looking and good-value websites. Our ulterior motive is to help build local communities and support networks. So we are delighted to able to support TEDxExeter through developing and maintaining TEDxExeter.com.

We are also delighted to provide the website for the Congo Calling campaign, which arose out of Bandi Mbubi’s talk at TEDxExeter 2012. For information about our services, please see websitesahoy.co.uk.



Southernhay House Hotel is pleased to sponsor the press launch for TEDxExeter, coming to the Exeter Northcott Theatre in the spring of 2014. Without going overboard, Southernhay House has an independent and intellectual outlook which sits perfectly within the TEDx field. In its work to promote Exeter as a thoughtful and cultural centre, Southernhay is proud to support TEDxExeter. Southernhay House is an independent boutique hotel, bar and restaurant (and sister hotel to iconic Burgh Island) aiming to bring “London style at Exeter prices” to Devon. The personal involvement of owners and staff alike makes the Hotel stand out from the crowd. Paths, whether intellectual or actual, are always worth following.



Luscombe have been making beautiful drinks since 1975. Based on a farm in deepest Devon, all of our drinks are crafted with exceptional care and integrity. “It’s all about the taste”. That’s how Gabriel David, the owner and managing director of Luscombe, sums up our approach to making drinks and we think it shows in everything we do. We source all of our ingredients from growers we trust to ensure we get the best possible produce that’s grown to the highest standards. And when it comes to making the drinks we never compromise – much of the equipment we use has been made specifically for us. Some people say we’re obsessed. We think that’s a compliment.



Chromatrope specialise in digital strategy, innovation, new product and content development and special projects. We are committed to generating imaginative and creative projects for a range of public, private and third sector clients. We passionately believe in the positivity of sharing ideas, so we are delighted to be able to sponsor TEDxExeter. Find out about our services and get in touch at Chromatrope.co.uk.



Visit stormpress.co.uk for letterheads, leaflets, brochures, stationery, folders, calendars, posters, invitations, greetings cards, banners, exhibitions, digital printing, copying, and more!



Sonic Group is a specialist event company, a passionate team of creative individuals that can produce that magic ingredient – WOW Factor! From Corporate Events to Fundraisers, from Parties to Weddings, whatever your event big or small, indoors or outdoors Sonic Group can help you make your event memorable.



Award-winning photographer and videographer James Millar formed metis media in 2011 and his company provides a full compliment of visual services to a high-profile portfolio of clients in the South West region. James’ work as a press photographer regularly appears in the national and international press, and he is also an acclaimed portrait photographer. Metis Media’s comprehensive public relations and marketing service works with Devon clients as diverse as a leading law firm, the South West’s largest accountancy business, a vineyard, and Devon’s most prestigious hotels.



Exeter Northcott Theatre plays a vital role in the artistic life of Exeter and the heart of Devon, providing ambitious and exciting performances and opportunities that make a difference to the lives of the broadest community possible.

Our beautifully designed theatre is a favourite of UK touring companies, who value the enthusiastic response they always receive from Exeter audiences, and we host the finest middle-scale touring drama, opera, dance and family theatre that the UK has to offer. We place a high value on offering members of the community the chance to take part both on our stage and in their schools and communities, and we also play a key role in developing the workforce of the future by offering training and career development opportunities across the breadth of our work. We’re delighted to be hosting TEDxExeter’s 2014 conference ‘Ideas Without Frontiers’.