Devonshire House Network

Devonshire House is a people-focused membership club for Director-level professionals in leadership roles
who have an instinctive focus on the human side of enterprise.

Our purpose, at Devonshire House, is to create for our members thinking time and space for key business issues, and where people make the difference.

Delivered primarily through our broad range of high-level Speaker Events, Director Forums, DHN Debates and peer-to-peer networking, our Members and Members’ guests discover more about organisations and how the effectiveness of their people can be nurtured and grown.

At the heart of Devonshire House are senior decision makers keen to discover and explore original thinking and information generated from all the Events we promote.

Devonshire House exists for the benefit of its Stakeholders. These are Partner Firms, Sponsors, Reciprocal Arrangements, Corporate Members and Personal Members– and to these, Devonshire House seeks to offer another route to market. We also go out of our way to benefit Members Guests and our Speakers where mutual opportunities arise. Our aim is to cover our operations and development costs.

Here we publish more substantive material – which we refer to as Occasional Papers – and which arise out of our Events and Talks or otherwise through our Members – broadly in tune with our purpose:

Please also visit our latest news page.

DHN Effective Leadership Notes - 22.10.18
DHTalks - The Truth About Jobs
Prof. Vernon Bogdanor speaks at DHN 28.02.18
Patrick McLoughlin Speaks at DHN 29.11.16
Leave or Stay? What does British business want from the EU?

Devonshire House Best Reads

On this page you’ll find our latest articles. We hope you enjoy reading our selections!  Please do submit to us any comments that you may have – for or against. Read more here.

PAST EVENTS

10.09.19 Panel Forum – Facing the talent and skills crisis in TECH businesses

10.09.19 Panel Forum – Facing the talent and skills crisis in TECH businesses

This important Urgent Issues Panel Forum explores current approaches to talent management and retention in Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing businesses. It is about creating a better understanding of this crucial area and identifying key development areas. Its starting assumption is that Government appreciates this – and is taking some action – but there is a need for more momentum, more input, more information and accelerated support from all stakeholders which would be strengthened through collaborative action.
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25.06.19 Summer Panel Debate – “Should NEDs stop things going wrong?”

25.06.19 Summer Panel Debate – “Should NEDs stop things going wrong?”

A collaboration with Genius Boards – will be held on Wednesday 12th June 2019 September at 6pm till 9pm at a venue in Central London – to be confirmed. “Should NEDs stop things going wrong?”
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22.05.19 Speaker Event – Craig Donaldson – CEO of Metro Bank

22.05.19 Speaker Event – Craig Donaldson – CEO of Metro Bank

We are delighted that Craig Donaldson, CEO of Metro Bank, has kindly indicated that he’d be happy to speak at Devonshire House in 2019 and we are currently talking about what form this might take and a date (22.05.19 pencilled in).
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30.04.19 Speaker Event – Tim Roache – Gen Sec of the GMB Union

30.04.19 Speaker Event – Tim Roache – Gen Sec of the GMB Union

The GMB is a general trade union in the UK with more than 631,000 members who work in nearly all industrial sectors, in retail, security, schools, distribution and the utilities, social care, the NHS, the ambulance service and local government.
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27.03.19 Speaker Event – Helen Dickinson – CEO of the British Retail Consortium

27.03.19 Speaker Event – Helen Dickinson – CEO of the British Retail Consortium

We are delighted that Helen Dickinson, CEO of the British Retail Consortium, will be speaking at Devonshire House on 27.03.19.
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27.02.19 Speaker Event – Ann Francke – CEO of the CMI

27.02.19 Speaker Event – Ann Francke – CEO of the CMI

We are delighted that Ann Francke, the CEO of the CMI, will be joining DHN on 27.2.19 to talk with us. As most of us will know, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is an accredited professional institution for management based in the UK. It is the longest established and is, by most metrics, the largest.
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12.2.19 Panel Event – A Revolution called Artificial Intelligence

12.2.19 Panel Event – A Revolution called Artificial Intelligence

This Panel Forum is a collaborative, practical, knowledge-generation think-tank of senior sector professionals brought together by Devonshire House Network, Finserv Experts and Moore Stephens. As with all frontier technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology is expanding at an astonishing speed, delivering a host of exciting ideas, possibilities and more questions than answers as well as an increasing number of useful deliverables - but also creating some disappointments and debris of different types.
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28.11.18 Speaker Event – Nick Bitel – Sport England

28.11.18 Speaker Event – Nick Bitel – Sport England

We are delighted to welcome Nick Bitel to Devonshire House on 28.11.18 as our Speaker. Nick Bitel is Chairman of Sport England and also Chief Executive of the London Marathon. The role that Sport now plays in the business and social fabric of the UK – let alone the world – is immense.
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30.10.18 Speaker Event – Rt Hon Mark Lancaster, TD, MP.  Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

30.10.18 Speaker Event – Rt Hon Mark Lancaster, TD, MP. Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

We are delighted to welcome Mark Lancaster to speak at Devonshire House on 30.10.18. “Well Done to Mark, now second in command at Ministry for Defence.” Is how the Milton Keynes Conservative Party’s website described Mark Lancaster’s appointment in July 2017. Mark is also Conservative MP for Milton Keynes North.
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10.10.18 Director Forum – Professor Robin Stuart-Kotze

10.10.18 Director Forum – Professor Robin Stuart-Kotze

We are delighted that Professor Dr Stuart-Kotze will be leading and managing this important Director Forum Event on 10.10.18  at a central London location - to be announced shortly – talking initially about his latest book but keen to generate an enthusiastic and interactive debate around the key issues raised in the book.
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Friends, Partners and Sponsors

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