friday February 19th 2021

Sir John Hurt Auditorium, QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AS

learn about how brand strategy can make the difference to your bottom line

practical tools, methods and skills to deploy immediately in your business

Inspirational success stories from people who have been there & done it

Designed for business leaders & entrepreneurs




Your brand is more than a logo and some fonts. It's the meaning that people attach to you and your offer. But how do you manage that meaning? That's what BrandUP - the only brand conference in the Midlands - is all about.

We are going to be sharing the latest brand tools, methods and experiences from amazing speakers to help inspire your business. 

Designed for business leaders and entrepreneurs, the conference will highlight a customer-centric approach and cover topics such as Culture, Customer Experience, Employee Experience, Storytelling, Leadership, Design Thinking, Innovation and more...

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the agenda


Brandup organisers

Matt Davies

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The event will be hosted by Brand & Culture strategist Matt Davies. Matt is a solo consultant. He uses design thinking, agile strategy and storytelling to help business leaders align around their brand and create more meaningful customer and employee experiences. He has over seventeen years experience working with hundreds of businesses of all shapes and sizes including Nestlé, Capital One, Boots, Experian, Nikon and Specsavers. Matt was recently listed as a ‘Top 50 UK Advisor’ by Enterprise Nation. He is a certified Level-C Brand Specialist. Matt is an author and frequent public speaker, writer and thought-leader in areas on branding, creativity, design thinking, innovation, storytelling and marketing.


Steve whittle

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Steve Whittle is the BrandUP event lead using his skills as an expert event planner to orchestrate a day to remember. Steve loves people, creativity, and planning, and will be the main organiser of the event and sponsors.

If you have any questions or wish to become a sponsor speak to Steve.



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