Sponsors and Partners 2016

We’re very grateful to our sponsors and partners who were committed to turning dreams into reality with us at TEDxExeter 2016. 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 our events and make TEDxExeter accessible to a wide cross section of our community.



The University of Exeter is delighted to support TEDxExeter and this year’s theme: Dreams to Reality. The University combines world-class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall, and its success is built around innovative and curiosity-driven research led by world-leading academics in their field. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities and has a single ‘dream’: for its research to deliver a better world by 2050. Now in its Diamond Jubilee year, the University of Exeter is looking to turn this dream into reality having achieved, for the first time, ranking as a global 100 university. This is the beginning of the next successful chapter for the University which will see it continue to strive for excellence, defy boundaries by generating more world-leading research and create tomorrow’s leaders by providing an inspirational and supportive learning environment.

Please visit www.exeter.ac.uk for further information.



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 Group we specialise in transforming business, whether that’s your whole business or a small but vital part of it. We help our clients turn their vision and ideas into action and reality. 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 Energy is an award-winning, sustainable energy specialist, based in the South West. With access to some of the World’s latest technology we can offer ‘best value’ sustainable energy solutions designed to suit a clients property and budget. We also fit a whole range of energy technologies including solar PV, LED lighting, energy storage 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 identifying the most appropriate energy solutions seamless, hassle-free, enjoyable, and simple-to-understand – It’s a complete sustainable energy experience.



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.



LHC is an award-winning, multi-skilled design practice who provide an integrated approach to regeneration, masterplanning, architecture and landscape design.

The talented team, based in studios in Exeter and Plymouth, includes architects, urban designers, landscape architects, interior and graphic designers. Our design approach keeps the end-user at the heart of the process, without forgetting the practicalities of buildability, timescale and budget. We aim to design spaces which are functional, sustainable and practical – but which are also beautiful. We work on a wide variety of projects, always in a spirit of trust and mutual respect with clients and partners, and always striving to deliver the extraordinary.



Bishop Fleming is a vibrant and forward thinking firm of Top 40 accountants and business advisers.  Specialising in advising independently owned and managed businesses of all sizes, our ethos of building longstanding relationships with our clients ensures we provide the highest standards of pro-active advice, service and support on a personal and local level. Our award winning accountants and tax advisers are passionate about helping you make your business a success.

Our services include: virtual finance support and accounting software solutions; grant funding advice; VAT advice; business and personal tax including R&D Tax Credits and international trading; business strategy; succession planning; corporate finance; payroll and Auto Enrolment solutions.

Bishop Fleming is delighted to be sponsoring TEDxExeter 2016.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Binary Today is the most effective binary options trading review sites specializing in softwares, automated systems and brokers. This community allows traders to develop their trading knowledge and share their personal trading experiences. Trading has never been made simpler.



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. More recently in 2015, we were awarded the Apprenticeship Gold Award for being the Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year.

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 2016 and the opportunities it will provide for both our staff and students to explore ‘Dreams to Reality’.



‘Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life’ or something. This is where I am going now. My passion for photography surpasses any other I have had or have and continues to be a source of great happiness for me, the challenges, the creativity, the experimentation. I love it all and so therefore; I intend to never work a day in my life, even though I know I will be working very hard.



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 City Council is delighted to support TEDxExeter 2016 through the Royal Albert Memorial Museum: Home to a million thoughts.