Sponsors and Partners 2015

We’re very grateful to our sponsors and partners who “took the long view” with us at TEDxExeter 2015. 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.



We pride ourselves on being a national-quality law firm with a regional focus.

Whether you need help in your business, family or personal life, you can be assured of access to our best people and best resources at all times. We’re not a large, faceless legal organisation. Far from it – as proud members of the communities in which we operate, we are available, visible and accountable for everything we do. Once you’ve worked with us, you will understand why in an independent legal survey we often come top for client satisfaction, with 100 per cent saying they would recommend our services to others.

Please do get in touch to see how we can help you.
Telephone: 01392 210700
Email: solicitors@stephens-scown.co.uk



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 including solar thermal systems and biomass boilers.

We offer you an all-encompassing package that covers 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 are very proud to be able to support TEDxExeter for a third year running. We are very much aware that our business is as much about the people we work for and the community we live in as the properties we sell and let. The TEDxExeter team have put inspirational days together over the past few years and we are looking forward to this year’s talks and performances, and hope we can assist bringing them to a larger local audience in our community. Wilkinson Grant & Co have been market leaders in the Exeter and surrounding area property market since 1995 with a team of specialists in Residential Sales, Lettings, Estate Valuation, Wealth Management, as well as Mortgage Advisors, RICS surveyors and a Land & Development team.



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.



Devon Partnership NHS Trust. Our vision is an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. We support around 40,000 people a year with their mental health and learning disability needs, working closely with health and social care providers across the south west. We aim to challenge discrimination and stigma and to champion recovery and inclusion and to ensure our services are shaped by the voices of the people who use them.



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. 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 2015. 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. With one foot in the 18th century and the other firmly in the 21st century, we share the TEDxExeter long view.



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.



Stormpress is a business built on values of fairness, trust and integrity and we are proud to be associated with TEDxExeter over the last few years.

We offer a combination of design, print, exhibition stands and banners, mailings, and fast turnaround digital printing based on building long lasting relationships and embracing technological change as it comes. For our latest product, Artworker Pro by Stormpress, we have thought outside the box to use technology to make life better. Artworker Pro is unique in that it offers you the ability to manage and edit your artwork online, whilst leaving you free to choose who prints the resultant print ready file. Our skills giving you control.



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.



Dacors Design is a bijou graphic design consultancy based on Dartmoor. The remoteness helps us to think.

Confident that we can give you more bang for your budget, we can design and supply press ads, posters, stationery, brochures, reports, stationery, direct mail campaigns, exhibition stands, packaging and much more. On brief, on budget and on time.

With extensive experience of dealing with the not-for-profit sector, we know how ideas can spread from local issues to global campaigns. We are proud to be supporting TEDxExeter 2015.



Exeter College is a large, thriving and growing tertiary college which places teaching, learning and student success as our top priority. We enjoy an excellent regional reputation and were judged as outstanding by Ofsted in a full inspection in 2014, were awarded the Times Educational Supplement ‘Outstanding Provider of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Leadership and Management’ in 2012 and BTEC School and College of the Year Award in 2014.

We have high expectations of our students and staff and each year their combined efforts result in excellent exam grades, outstanding training successes and brilliant music, art, sports and community achievements. We support, challenge and stretch our students through a relentless focus on excellent teaching, learning and assessment and we are delighted to be supporting TEDxExeter 2015 and the opportunities it will provide for both our staff and students to explore ‘Taking the Long View’.



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.



First Sight Media are proud to be associated with TEDxExeter, providing professional video production and streaming services whilst having delivered creative live events, training and promotional videos for over 20 years. Specialising in live and on-demand video streaming, communicating your message through us, over the internet has never been easier. We also offer the ability for you to enhance your conferences and webinars through our bespoke presentation software iPresenter, allowing you to deliver high definition video of your speaker simultaneously with their presentation slides online.

Whatever your audience, we can offer a tailored solution to effectively communicate your message through creative multimedia. Visit our website to see examples, and get in touch at mikegilham@firstsightmedia.co.uk or 0800 072 8753.



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.



MailChimp makes it easy to design exceptional email campaigns, share them on social networks, integrate with web services you already use, manage subscribers and track your results. You’ll love mixing and matching MailChimp’s templates, features and integrations to suit your needs—think of it as your own personal newsletter publishing platform.



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 2015 conference ‘Taking the Long View’.



Exeter Library is part of The Devon Centre Exeter which opened in May 2014 following a £4.5 million refurbishment. It aims to be a community gateway to help and advise about local services, improve skills and offer various volunteering opportunities. The new Centre provides a modern 21st century library; flexible workspace with free Wi-Fi throughout; five bookable meeting rooms seating 2 to 80 people with a range of in-room facilities; a Café with Garden Terrace, a Business and Information Hub supporting start-ups, small firms and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses; and the only FabLab in a UK public library – an open-source, not-for-profit, community resource where anybody can make just about anything from electronic circuit boards to CNC machining an electric guitar.