We have teamed up with Toby Moore, founder of Content Club and curator of TEDx Brighton to bring you a brand new marketing event, Grow.


Grow19 is a one-day unmissable marketing event, featuring inspiring talks and awesome networking – to help you storm ahead of the crowd with your content, social and digital marketing.

As well as a line-up of amazing speakers, a panel of local business with great marketing stories and experiences, great beer and tasty food.

GROW is a new event led brand that promotes responsible digital marketing

We are leading a positive change in marketing practices by bringing people together around inspiring ideas and actionable learning.

Through GROW events we hope to spark the conversations that need to happen to make us all better marketers.

Marketing, communication and creativity are the most powerful tools we have to influence others… let’s use them well!


At GROW19 you will…

✅ Gain vital marketing skills

✅ Meet likeminded people

✅ Develop new ideas for marketing your business

✅ Get inspired to Make Things Happen

Grow19 will be held in the Ground Floor of Platf9rm in Hove Town Hall, Tisbury Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ.

Platf9rm Hove Town Hall

We all share content online – individuals, businesses, charities – and we all want to engage our audience and get our message across.

But… there is a hell of a lot of advice out there for marketers, and so much of it isn’t worth the device it was typed on.

Top tips, hacks, strategies to get more traffic/sell more stuff/drive down CPC – but what’s the right thing to do?

Well, we believe in shaking it up and doing it better: no cheap tricks or dodgy hacks – better marketing means quality engagement and brand loyalty.

Join the movement and let’s build a more positive and responsible approach to marketing.

Panel Discussion

At 8.10pm our brilliant panel will be discussing ‘Becoming a lovable brand’ and taking questions from the audience.

Join Imelda Glackin, CEO of Martlets, Jon Card, Co-founder of Chief Storytellers and journalist for The Guardian, Telegraph and The Times, Laurence McCahill,
Co-founder, The Happy Startup School as well as Emilie Lashmar, Creative Director, Platf9rm.

GROW19 Speakers

Jules White

Best Selling Author & Dragons Den Winner

“Putting HUMANITY back into selling”

Jules White is here to take us on a sales road trip, to show you exactly how your best sales always come from developing great relationships.

Jules has  written an Amazon best seller, is a TEDx speaker AND she’s won investment from a top businessman on BBC’s Dragons’ Den.

Jenni Sargent

Jenni Sargent

Founder & MD of First Draft

“Building trust in an age of disinformation”

Jenni founded  First Draft in 2015, devising initiatives to support organisations tackling the challenges of trust and truth online.

As a specialist in digital verification, Jenni pioneered CrossCheck, a global network that connects competing newsrooms around the world to collaboratively investigate and report misinformation.

Damian Keyes

MD – Black Rock Media

“How to grow your personal brand on YouTube”

Damian was a founder of the British & Irish Institute (the largest independent music provider of music education in the world.

Damian owns several businesses including DK Music Management, Warble Entertainment and Black Rock Media. Damian is also the author of 2 Amazon best selling books and has over 100’000 followers on social media.

Neil Witten

Tech. Entrepreneur

“How to change”

Neil Witten is a technology entrepreneur and modern day philosopher. He co-founded Brighton Tech startup Story Stream, but recently exited the business to focus on new projects!

Neil hosts the podcast Life Done Different.ly, which is a journey to discover what drives people to get out of their comfort zones and create inspirational stories.

Iain Scott

MD at BaseCreative

“How not to win clients and influence nobody”

Iain has a long history in online and digital marketing, with experience and passion in knowing how the web can generate prospects and new business.

Iain has worked with brands such as the BBC, the RSPCA, National Trust and Harrods as well as myriad of small and start up organisations.

Tim Healey 

Founder at Shoot 4 The Moon

“Social Media: a force for the greater good?”

After 20 years as a globe-trotting house music producer/DJ/label owner, Tim Healey flipped his career and became an award-winning creative director, strategy and solution supplier for global ad agencies, this included working on several projects with Google Creative Labs and various think tanks for YouTube.

Now he coaches, supports and mentors individuals and teams passionate about creating an impact with their business through his business development consultancy Shoot 4 The Moon.

Bethanie Mardon & Sam Garrity

Marketing Director & CEO, RocketMill

“Why marketing needs to put people first.”

Beth and Sam come to us from the headquarters or Rocketmill, one of Brighton’s most exciting content and digital agencies in Brighton and the UK!

RocketMill is one of the largest independent digital marketing agencies in the UK. They placed 12th on The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For and have been recognised as one of Campaign’s 50 Best Places to Work.

After the speakers, and before the panel discussion, enjoy a taste of FOURTH AND CHURCH, your neighbourhood restaurant with the best wine and aperitif welcome in the city, always followed by an enticing range of ever changing explosive dishes. Mix it up in groups of two to six for the perfect Fourth & Church sharing experience. Private hire and tutored tastings alongside a celebrated wine collection to go! fourthandchurch.co.uk