What is Vantage:

It’s a membership group for people in and around Shrewsbury to hear experts from the professional business speaker circuit

  • Quarterly Meetings (Always on Thursdays from 4pm – 7pm)
  • High quality speakers covering business-relevant subjects
  • Annual memberships cost £200 + VAT
  • Get sponsored by your company to cover the cost
  • Membership can be obtained by contacting us using the form below or via vantage@wellmeadow.co.uk .

Who is it for:

Applications are welcome from people working in businesses in or around Shropshire:

  • Who are serious about their career development
  • Want to learn about new things from leading experts
  • Can commit to attending most of the 4 meetings per year

Note – it is not a group intended purely for networking or selling to each other. You’ll meet like minded people and hopefully stay in touch, but if you want to spray business cards around to get more customers then this isn’t the group for you.

8 March - Dani Saveker: GLAS, Families in Business


14 June - Lorna D Sheldon: LDS International Limited


13 September - Daniel Hulme: Satalia


22 November - TBC


What Sort of Speakers Do We Have?

Dani Saveker

As CEO in her family’s manufacturing business, Dani restructured, won awards, made family members redundant, acted as an ambassador for manufacturing and women in business, recovered from a major fire, learnt to weld, electroplate and polish, carried out an MBO, acquired businesses and managed multiple sites.

In 2016, Dani designed FIB Global System, a framework to unlock businesses and assist people in living a better life, built on her understanding of family business dynamics, along with significant research, studies and interviews.

In 2014, Dani was a finalist in the Inspirational Woman of the Year category at the Natwest Venus Awards.

Lorna D Sheldon

Lorna’s career has seen her from successful CEO, to record-breaking charity funds achievements, to creating her own company.  Her company offers high-level professional training programmes, covering public speaking, presentation skills, and effective communication, and the impressive client list includes names such as Coutts, BT, PWC and Coca-Cola.

Lorna has worked in 27 countries and has coached/trained well over 100,000 people in the 25 yeas since setting up her business.  She won a Midlands Excellence in Marketing Award, was runner up in the UK National Business Woman of the Year contest, and voted Network Midlands Business Woman of Achievement.

Daniel Hulme

Daniel is the CEO of Satalia, a company that provides Artificial Intelligence solutions to solve industry’s hardest problems, and is the Director of UCL’s Business Analytics MSc, applying AI to solve business, governmental and social problems.

Daniel specialises in the topics of AI, Philosophy, Technology, Innovation and Organisational Design.  He is a serial TEDx speaker and speaker for the Singularity University.

Daniel has a Masters and Doctorate in AI from the UCL, lecturing in Computer Science and Business, and is passionate about how technology can be used to govern organisations and bring positive social impact.

Roger Martin-Fagg

Roger Martin-Fagg

A leading economist who is a regular on the executive coaching circuit. Roger publishes an irreverent take on the UK and Global Economy once per quarter, and this is your chance to hear the man himself. He puts a complex topic in to clear and accessible terms and takes challenging questions from the floor as if he’s been doing it for over 45 years. Which he has.

Grant Leboff

One of the U.K’s leading Sales and Marketing experts and a thought leader in his field, Leboff’s main focus is to address the massive changes that are taking place in a world that is constantly being introduced to new technologies and an evolving World Wide Web. He continually challenges Sales & Marketing conventions that become accepted wisdom, but don’t necessarily deliver results.

Jonathan Bannister

Jonathan leads strategic planning at Make Happy.  He is a strategic marketer whose passion is to help entrepreneurs and organisations map and innovate their business models and develop intimate long-term relationships for their customers and all their other stakeholders by driving deeper levels of engagement.


What Vantage members say:

I thought the event was terrific . The venue was perfect and the speaker was so easy to listen to. His style was something of an education – very good indeed

Martin Thomas

Thank you again for a thoroughly enjoyable and informative evening (and for the hospitality!). Roger’s talk was excellent and if it’s possible to have a copy of the slides, that would be great!

Nigel Harrison

It was an inspiring and enlightening experience. I was particularly impressed with how he expressed some difficult concepts in terms that we could all understand.

Evgeny Romanov

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Application forms are an opportunity for you to get your manager to sign to say they support you in doing it, and to pay for your costs. They also require you to sign a declaration that you will respect confidences shared in conversations you have at the group.