Astley Media Inspires


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Tuesday September 12: Astley Media Business Breakfast based on the topic ‘The Road to Resilience’.

Thirteen business leaders from the South West will be invited to discuss this topic in the lead up to the main event on October 5. 

If you would like to attend please email




Wednesday September 29: Like Minds Ideas Festival supported by Astley Media

The Like Minds Ideas Festival returns to Exeter after being held in Bristol, London and New York over the last few years. There will be a variety of workshops and speakers, click here for more information.






Thursday October 5: The Road to Resilience – Lessons from Sport, Exploration and Business

Join Premiership rugby legend Gareth Steenson, Polar Explorer Ann Daniels and inspiring business leaders at this event in Exeter.

How do you form teams that deliver under pressure?

What are the motivational techniques that really work?

How do you support different personality types, and unite them to strive for a common cause?

A one-day gathering packed with incredible speakers, offering business insight and inspiration, is coming to Exeter.

Learn from experts and gain unique insights at this event on Thursday October 5, 2017.

There are two ticket options: full-day VIP and Afternoon ticket:

The full-day VIP tickets are £95 and include a VIP morning event, with roundtable sessions with speakers and guests, networking and lunch, starting at 10.30am.

The Afternoon tickets are £40 (1-5pm) and include:

  • Lessons in Mental Toughness: Ann Daniels, polar explorer
  • Your People are Your Future: a Transformational Journey: Robert Camp, Managing Partner at Stephens Scown
  • Unlocking Your Team’s True Potential: Mark Rhodes,  international sailor, performance coach and former Oman Olympic team coach
  • Leading a Business with Hardiness and Resilience: Phil Sampson, Director at Sampson Hall 
  • The Speed of Change – Running a Newspaper in a Digital Age: Bill Martin, Editor at Western Morning News 
  • Q&A with Gareth Steenson – Premiership rugby legend in his Testimonial Season – Achieving your goals; succeeding under pressure; elite performance; building resilient teams
  • Panel Discussion
  • Business networking opportunities
  • Refreshments

Ann Daniels: “One of the first women in history to reach the North and South Poles as part of all women teams.”

Gareth Steenson: Premiership Champion 2016/17, Aviva Premiership top points scorer 2016.

Robert CampDuring his 6 years as Managing Partner of South West Law firm Stephens Scown, Robert has been instrumental in driving the firm’s success, achieving a 40% upturn in turnover and an increase in staff numbers

Mark Rhodes: International Sailor, performance coach and former Oman Olympic team coach. 

Click here to find out more information.  



Friday July 28: Like Minds Business Breakfast in Association with Astley Media

Our guests had the chance to meet James Poulter, Senior Manager, Social Lead LEGO Life at The Lego Group.

Read our blog post about James here






Wednesday July 5: Astley Media Business Breakfast based on the topic of the “100 year life” phenomena.

Thirteen business leaders from the South West were invited to discuss the implications and opportunities for businesses within this topic.

Click here to read more about this debate.




Friday June 30: Like Minds Business Breakfast in Association with Astley Media

Minter Dial, Futurist and Founder of Myndset discussed “The Future of The Future” and how what’s coming may change your business life forever.

Wednesday May 31: Like Minds Business Breakfast in Association with Astley Media

Our guests were able to meet Oli Barrett MBE Co-Founder of Startup Britain and Tenner.

Additional information here







Friday May 26: Astley Media Business Breakfast based on the topic ‘How Do We Use Disruption To Our Competitive Advantage?’ at Hotel du Vin Exeter.







Friday April 28: Like Minds Business Breakfast in Association with Astley Media

Our guests met Chris Moss, Co-Founder of MAV3RICK, previously spent 8 years as Marketing Director at Virgin Atlantic, Founder of the Orange brand and CEO of 118 118.

Read our blog post about Chris Moss “Brexit, Breathing Space and Tomatoes”








Friday February 8: Astley Media Business Breakfast based on the topic ‘Embracing the Future’ at Southernhay House Hotel.





Wednesday January 25: Tech South West 2017 Conference organised by Astley Media. 

Click here to visit the Tech South West website for updates and future events.