Building Brands – the Partners

With less than 2 months to go until Building Brands, things are starting to get pretty exciting. Last week, we announced a couple of amazing sponsors for the event – Mindset Training and Horizon Counselling (find out more by clicking here). And today.. it’s the turn of our partners!

As you’ll see from the list below, we’ve taken a lot of time and effort to make sure that this event is as good as it can be. We’d like to think that we’ve thought of pretty much everything… but time will tell! As well as interesting and engaging talks by our speakers, and some fantastic food, we wanted the conference to get a reputation for doing things a little differently – for going one step further than most other conferences or events go, and giving you some potentially valuable connections for the future. Our partners’ help is absolutely invaluable. We really can’t thank them enough.

So here they are, the brilliant Building Brands partners!

Nash & Co

Nash & Co Solicitors aren’t just a partner of the event, we’re the organisers!

Let’s face it, nobody wants to have to use a law firm. But when you do, you want it to be simple, you want the work to be of a high standard, and you want to know that you’re not going to be charged the earth.

Here at Nash & Co Solicitors, we pride ourselves on our exceptional client service. Our costs are affordable and transparent – we don’t believe in hidden extras. But more than anything, we’ll work as your partner. We’ll always explain things using plan and simple language and we’ll talk you through each of your options, ensuring that you know the pros and cons of each one. And we’ll make sure you’re kept fully informed throughout.

But don’t just take our word for it. Check out Google Reviews, where you’ll find that we have the highest average score and the highest number of reviews of any of the major law firms in Devon and Cornwall. You’ll also find our teams and lawyers ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers guides.

Find out more here: or call 01752 664444.

Eddystone Media will be at the event, taking lots of fantastic photos and putting them on social media for us!

Eddystone Media – based in Plymouth, are specialists in building digital communities, supporting businesses, organisations and events to thrive online. They create personalised packages tailored to clients’ needs involving a combination of website design, marketing, social media management and live event media services since 2013.

Their client portfolio includes small to medium size businesses, charities, Plymouth City Council and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). Eddystone Media works with a pool of reputable and reliable local freelancers and agencies, which gives them the flexibility to adapt to the size of each project and keeping their prices very competitive.

Find out more here: or call 07999 995800.


We’re delighted that Blinkback Video will be filming during the event!

David Kilkelly founded video production and marketing company BlinkBack in 2014 with the aim of helping businesses create and use compelling video content.

With 30 years experience including 12 years teaching media at a top UK University, David’s approach to his business involves a blend of both creative production and educational services. From campaign video for national brands to LinkedIn video support for entrepreneurs and freelancers.

In 2020 David launched to help entrepreneurs and professionals create more consistent, conversational video to meet the demands of personal branding through social media.

Find out more here: or call 01364 550590

t and s

t&s will be joining us as Creative Partners, and offering a share of 200 #FreeCREATIVE hours! That’s right – you can win free work just by turning up!

We’re t&s creative communications, a full service creative communications agency with a proven track record of delivery high impact and cost-effective creative marketing solutions. From traditional advertising platforms to innovative digital media engagement, we create multi-channel communications that deliver results.

With over two decades of creating successful marketing campaigns, there’s nobody better placed to ensure that your message is delivered in the right way, in the right place at the right time.

We’re excited to be the creative partners for Building Brands and will be bringing along a dose of #FreeCREATIVE!

If you or your brand’s marketing communications aren’t quite unlocking its full business potential, you might just need a little bit of free-thinking dynamite.

For your chance to win a share of 200 hours of #FreeCREATIVE, share a brief with us on the day. We’ll be the nice people with the green clipboards!

Find out more here: or call 0117 315 5118

Careers Service

Our Partner at the University of Plymouth.

The University of Plymouth Careers Service is committed to providing a first class service to the diverse range of employers that are interested in working with our students and graduates.  You can work in partnership with us to:

  • Explore varied ways to meet our students and graduates
  • Raise your company profile and increase awareness of your opportunities
  • Advertise your part time, placement and graduate roles for free direct to the most appropriate students
  • Engage with our competitions and events and meet students or specific courses you wish to target
  • Support students personal development by becoming a mentor of a student interested in your industry

Find out more here: or call 01752 587729

Print Copy Scan

We’re delighted that PCS have agreed to print our event guide for us!

We are a local business, with a local focus, offering:

  • The largest stocks in Plymouth and Cornwall of the very latest printer and copier equipment
  • Repair and maintenance of all makes/models of printers
  • Same day call out and next day delivery
  • Low cost fix rates with maximum capped labour charges (excluding parts)

In the best traditions of a family business we seek to build lasting professional relationships with every client, big or small. We deliver products and services with honesty and integrity, using a team of dedicated, knowledgeable and personable staff.

Utilising the very latest software technology in facilities management services and remote support, PCS is always one step ahead of customer requirements, ensuring they are always ahead of the game too.

Complete customer service…with total peace of mind!

Find out more here: or call 01752 401197

Frobishers will be providing free soft drinks during lunch and the break.

We toast our tipples to Martin Frobisher, that most fervent of fruiterers!

He sailed the 16th-century seas, discovering remarkable fruits which he bashed and bottled, to embolden his crew. His were unassuming, underestimated fruit tipples. Their raison d’rink? Courage without the Dutch!

And so rum became redundant, scurvy scarpered – and England was enriched by Frobisher’s formidable fruitage.*

veritatem maiora – never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

Jessica Waller, Head of Brand at Martin Frobisher’s said; ‘’We’re excited to be part of the first Building Brands event with Nash & Co Solicitors and we look forward to sharing our highly quaffable tipples with fellow brand extraordinaire’s”

Find out more here: or call 0870 242 1989

Cornish Tea and Cornish Coffee Ltd will be at the event providing everyone with free tea & coffee.

A Cornish family, an ethical Business.

Back in the 1800’s, our family were grocers, bakers and outfitters. In the early part of the 1900’s, they supplied hotels and restaurants around the Looe and Polperro areas. We are the fifth generation to follow in the entrepreneurial tradition.

We’re still based in Looe, Cornwall and are still blending and roasting the finest teas and coffees for hotels, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops around Cornwall as well as further afield.

Our business is based on service, ethics, quality and fantastic delivery. Providing businesses with a fully managed service that includes free equipment, crockery, point of sale marketing, training, servicing, repairs and account management.

We hand blend, hand roast and pack all of our products in Cornwall so everything arrives fresh, flavourful and ready to serve. You can rest assured that ethics are very important to us; we collect used grinds from our customers to transform back into energy that powers our roaster and all our products are Fair Trade, Rain Forest Alliance or Ethical Initiative Certified and are now 100% plastic free!

“Having built a strong, iconic Cornish brand that is now shipped globally, we realise the importance of quality marketing events that help drive South West brands to their potential. Therefore we are proud to be a partner of the Building Brands Event and wish everyone the greatest success” – Duncan Bond. MD, Cornish Tea & Coffee.

Find out more here: or call 01503 264476.


Grow will be Communication Partners for the event.

Launched in mid-2017, Grow is a relentlessly positive media movement, centred around a strong vision and set of values.

Our mission is to balance the tone and narrative of a sometimes very negative industry by choosing to find and celebrate all of the good that is happening in our locality and beyond. Starting with the incredible and unique city of Exeter, we have served the community by telling the stories of the people within it; drawing people closer together into collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships. We have championed and celebrated everything that the region has to offer – the vibrant business scene, stunning natural surroundings, strong charity and
social enterprise sector and so much more. And all topped off with some of the best food and drink in the world!

We have also opened Grow Coffee House in Exeter, a beautiful neutral space for people to meet, socialise, network, conduct business or just get away from the world for 30 minutes. This space acts as the perfect opportunity for us to express our relentlessly positive ethos through – a fun, safe and accepting space for all to enjoy (oh, and one of the best Flat Whites you’ll ever drink!).

Find out more here: or call 01392 793056

Big Ant

Big Ant will be running our Marketing Jobs board at the event – do you have a marketing job you want to advertise? Let us know and together with Big Ant, we can help get the word out on the day! Just email [email protected] and give us the details!

We’re not great at talking about ourselves, for us, it’s all about you. However, the keeping it simple answer, is that we make things happen for people and do it brilliantly by being human. We are a team of like-minded individuals who will do their ultimate best to help you in terms of delivering recruitment solutions.

As a business we strive to break the mould of the orthodox employment agency. We aim to loosen the shackles a little and be human. We know there are rules to follow in our industry, and our experienced team are fully aware of them, but they shouldn’t stop us enjoying what we do. The result is real value in our relationships with you, the trust that we build and partnerships that are mutually respectful.

An essential part of our business is our branding, and how we present that to the outside world. Our approach is authentic to our core beliefs of being people orientated. We do love to share our work, thoughts and ideals, and are always keen to engage with other businesses who are just as creative, so being involved in such a Marketing Network group that Dave and the Nash & Co team have created will be just up our street.

Find out more here: or call 01752 858958.

Claire Holgate

We’re incredibly lucky to have Claire join us on the day. As you can see, she does some pretty awesome doodles, helping people remember the content of the talks long after they have finished!

My name is Claire Holgate and I doodle ideas to help people to understand, engage, remember and enjoy! I’m a communications specialist and graphic recorder with over twenty years’ experience in creative communications and stakeholder engagement. Based in East Devon, I help great people to get their awesome ideas out into the world in a fun, inspiring and eye-catching way.

Having a background in IT, project management and creative communications has given me the ideal skills to translate the content at your event or meeting into a unique visual record for you to keep and share afterwards.

I work on paper with marker pens, or completely digitally using my iPad. I’ve worked all over the UK for organisations large and small and I’m delighted to be attending the Building Brands conference to capture the event in this bright and colourful way.

Do come and say hi and talk to me about your experience of marketing and the conference – I’ll incorporate some of your thoughts into my drawing!

Find out more here: or call 07771 786610.

PL1 events

PL1 Events will be helping us with lighting the inside of the venue.

A highly experienced team has come together to form an exciting new company based in Plymouth and designed to meet the live events needs of clients throughout the UK and Europe. We offer a full range of services, from event technical production and support to full conference management. Our portfolio of satisfied clients is testimony to our focus on reliability, delivery and excellence.

Find out more here: or call 01752 388959.