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Scaling Amidst Uncertainty

How are you scaling amidst these uncertain times? In this session, we hear from executives across the financial industry discussing the main strategies they've adopted to embrace the ever-changing environment we're living in. 

Sherry Coutu, Angel Investor & Non-Executive Board Director

Nick Fryer, CTO, Paymentsense

Manish Madhvani, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, GP Bullhound

Gary Turner, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, UK & EMEA, Xero

Moderator: Oli Barrett, Director, StartUp Britain

Fireside chat with Tim Weller, Incisive Media

In this short video, Tim Weller shares his extraordinary professional journey to date. He shares his main strategies on growing an organisation, leading digital transformation and provides tangible takeaways and advice to others facing similar challenges.

Tim Weller, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Incisive Media

Damian Kimmelman, Co-Founder & CEO, DueDil

The DueDil Value Proposition

DueDil discuss where they are heading in 2017 and share three major announcements. These include: the release of their updated API, international data launch and a new partnership with Callcredit, the leading provider of consumer information.

Pierre Berlin, Chief Revenue Officer, DueDil

Justin Fitzpatrick, COO, DueDil

Fireside chat with Antony Jenkins, 10X Future Technologies

Antony Jenkins shares his insight into the evolution of technology in banking. In particular, he shares examples of how one can succeed and thrive by adopting this culture change and stay ahead of the curve.

Antony Jenkins, Executive Chairman, 10X Future Technologies, and former CEO, Barclays

Damian Kimmelman, Co-Founder & CEO, DueDil

Innovation in Highly Regulated Industries

How can one be innovative in an environment that is so highly regulated? In this session, leaders share practical advice on how they have created and fostered innovation in their organisations.   

Richard Bearman, Head of Small Business UK, HSBC

Sean Duffy, Managing Director, TMT Group, Barclays

Simon Rogerson, Co-Founder & CEO, Octopus Investments

Moderator: Oli Barrett, Director, StartUp Britain


Sherry Coutu is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. She is Chair of the ScaleUp Institute and Founders4Schools and serves on the Boards of London Stock Exchange Group, Cambridge University (Finance Board), Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge University Press, Raspberry Pi, and Duofertility. She is also on the advisory board of LinkedIn.


Angel Investor and Director
ScaleUp Institute

Pierre Berlin recently joined DueDil as Chief Revenue Officer. Previously he was responsible for building the Linkedin Talent Solutions team across Southern Europe and the Middle-East taking the regions from 0 employees to leading the entire EMEA team of more of than 800 people. Pierre has also held positions at SAP and Business Objects.



Nick Noyer is VP Marketing at DueDil, where he leads the company’s efforts in awareness, communications, demand, and market entry. Prior to DueDil, Nick ran marketing in Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Box (NYSE:BOX), where he joined the company in 2009 when they were just 50 employees. Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in visual studies from Harvard University.



Manish Madhvani is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GP Bullhound. Manish has executed M&A and capital raising transactions since 1997, involving some of the best known global internet, software and media companies, including: Spotify,, Believe Digital, WPP, Wipro, Fjord, Hearst Corporation, Accenture, Newscorp and Experian. Manish was selected as one of the top 40 dealmakers globally by M&A Advisor.


Co-Founder and Managing Partner, GP Bullhound

Damian Kimmelman is CoFounder and CEO of DueDil. DueDil was founded in 2011 with the goal of contextualising the world's private company information. He is also a Director of Founders Pledge, a not-for-profit social giving organisation, which he founded along with David Goldberg and Andy McLoughlin. He blogs for the Huffington Post and tweets @duediler


Co-Founder and CEO 




Nick Fryer is CTO at Paymentsense, the UK and Ireland’s largest merchant service provider serving over 50,000 SMEs.

Paymentsense relies heavily on IT innovation and has become one of the fastest growing fintech companies in the UK featuring in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 three times and voted growth business of the year at the National Business Awards in 2015.

Sean leads the TMT and High Growth Group for Barclays Corporate Banking.  The team focuses on all stages of the TMT sector from early stage businesses to FTSE100 names.  In the last couple of years they have developed a specialism in financing high growth and disruptive companies through the launch of a venture debt product -  the only major UK bank currently offering this service.


Managing Director, TMT Group

Barclays Corporate Banking

Richard has worked for HSBC in the UK for 16 years in a variety of roles. He leads a team of 1,000 responsible for 650,000 small trading businesses and a further 300,000 entities including charities, clubs and societies. Richard also leads Business Banking Direct, which is responsible for the UK Business Social Media Unit, digital on-boarding of customers and centralised customer risk management. Richard also leads HSBC’s Business Telephone Banking service.


Head of Small Business UK


Co-Founder and CEO
 Octopus Investments

In 2000, Simon Rogerson founded Octopus Investments with a view to changing the sector for the better. This investment company has been one of the fastest growing companies in the UK over the last 16 years, and is now trusted with more than £6 billion on behalf of 60,000 customers.

Simon has overall responsibility for day-to-day decisions and for the strategic direction of the Group.

Antony Jenkins is a business leader and entrepreneur, who is passionate about the transformative power of technology to create a more diverse, open and fair banking system for all. He is Founder and Executive Chair of 10x Future Technologies Ltd, a company that promises to redefine how banks operate and engage with customers.

He was previously the Group CEO of Barclays plc for three years until July 2015, successfully positioning the bank as a leader in customer-facing technology under his tenure.


Executive Chairman

10x Future Technologies

Gary Turner is co-founder and managing director at Xero UK and he also oversees Xero's business interests across Europe, Middle East & Africa. Xero is the multi award winning global leader in online accounting software with more than 800,000 subscribers around the world. Under Gary's leadership Xero UK has scaled from a three person startup with annual revenues of £50,000 in 2009 to what will surpass 200 staff and £25M in revenues in 2017.


Co-Founder and MD 
Xero UK

Tim is the founder and Executive Chairman of Incisive Media which he founded in 1994. He oversaw five years of rapid organic growth before successfully floating Incisive Media on the main market of the LSE for £75m. In 2006 he led the £275m management buyout that took the company private again. In August 2007, 12 years after starting Incisive, he completed the $630m acquisition of American Law Media creating a group with an enterprise value over $1bn, 2500 staff and revenues well in excess of £250m. 


Co-Founder and CEO 

Incisive Media

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