ESCP Europe Business School
Login Signup          Sitemap

Managing Creativity - in yourself and others

Date: 21 March at 19:00
Location: ESCP Europe's London Campus


ESCP Europe Business School and its Creativity Marketing Centre are delighted to announce a speaker panel event on Wednesday 21 March 2018 starting at 7.00 pm on ESCP Europe's London campus.

The theme of the evening's discussion will be "Managing Creativity - in yourself and others". Ambitious creative leaders need to step forwards from just being creative thinkers themselves, they also need to develop the skills necessary to successfully manage and develop creativity in others. Our panel of international experts from diverse industries will reflect on the qualities required to manage and lead creative thinking and innovation. 

This evening forum will aim to pose - and answer - the following questions:

  • What is creative talent and how can it best be managed?
  • What conditions does the creative mind need to do its best work?
  • What are the practical and functional disciplines needed to make innovative concepts successful in practice?


Peter Stephenson-Wright, Director of Executive Education and Programme Director of the Executive Master in Marketing & Creativity at ESCP Europe.

Speakers include:

Nick Button, Graphic Designer and Founder of On The Button
Jeremy Thorpe-Woods, Brand Strategist and Founder, Solento Planning
Will Mercer, Start-up Strategist and former Head of Strategy at The Trampery

During the event, here will be the chance for members of the audience to pose their own questions to our panel of experts from the fields of Design, Brand Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and afterwards to meet and network with the speakers, members of faculty, students and like-minded colleagues. 


6.30 - 7.00 pm: Arrival & welcome

7.00 - 8.00 pm: Speaker panel event

8.00 - 8.45 pm: Networking & drinks reception

How to attend?

Attendance is free of charge, but places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, please click here.

The event will be followed by a networking reception and drinks.

About Our Speakers

Nick Button, Graphic Designer and Founder of On The Button

NickNick has more than 20 years of industry experience working for major players including Pentagram, The Partners, Deutsche Bank, Unilever, BBC Worldwide, Channel 4 and The Independent.  He now manages his own consultancy team which specialises in branding in the fields of food & drink, property and publishing. 

Nick is a highly passionate and enthusiastic advocate of good and effective design. Despite 20 years of constant pressure to deliver and occasional knock-backs, he still believes he is lucky to have a talent to do a job that he truly loves, and that allows him to mentor and advise fresh creative talent coming through.

Jeremy Thorpe-Woods, Brand Strategist and Founder, Solento Planning

JeremyJeremy has been a brand and communications strategist for over 25 years, helping teams to develop creative content worldwide for brands such as Ford, Tesco, Smirnoff, Rexona, Dulux and Pilsner Urquell

He has led Strategic Planning departments at five advertising agencies: 180 amsterdam, BlueHive, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leagas Delaney and Lowe & Partners, as well as being Global Strategy Director at AMVBBDO and strategic lead on the 'Good things come to those who wait' campaign for Guinness, voted best campaign of all time.

His current projects include working with Twinings in Melbourne and launching a whisky brand in Nigeria. He is also a Director of Cooper Bikes, and Associate Director of Neurostrata, a neuroscience research and marketing company.

Will Mercer, Start-up Strategist and former Head of Strategy at The Trampery

WillWill is an entrepreneur, self-confessed strategy geek and intrepid adventurer. With a master's degree in Physics and early experience turning around underperforming businesses for Lloyds Bank, he now mentors and advises numerous tech start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Prior to this he served as Head of Strategy at start-up incubator The Trampery, closing £2.3m of funding from the EU and overseeing the opening of a new site and a stream of new projects.  

Will currently bounces between London and a fairy-tale chateau in Burgundy, France which is being transformed into a thriving project space for creativity and innovation. When not 'strategising', he runs stages at music festivals across the UK and Europe, climbs mountains and sails.

Get Social & Share


Member Signup Already a member? Sign in