Our Business Model is designed to cover our costs. Our approach is collaborative. We work with Sponsors for venues. We interact with Members and our own network in finding Speakers. From time to time, our Sponsors help with sourcing special Speakers. Members and/or Sponsors often work with us by inviting their own colleagues and/or clients. taking a table (mostly for ten).
We are very proud of our long list of influential national leaders who have spoken to us at Devonshire House. Browse through our annual programmes going back several years.
Welcoming Sir Donald Brydon to the Royal Thames Yacht Club Devonshire House Event on 8.11.22 was just like old times! To be precise; three years ago – for this, our favourite Event format. Zooms don’t get anywhere near the buzz; the sheer pleasure of real conversations with real people about things that matter; the re-connections – and new ones – at what was a capacity Director-level gathering. For a short time, the insidious and lingering impacts of Covid – so far – were forgotten.
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.
Another key Devonshire House tenet is the Chatham House Rule and which – on this occasion – produced a level of openness – even intimacy – that clearly resonated with all of us who were there.
But what we can all do is make personal TO DO lists of what we need to keep in mind – even find out more about Directors’ effectiveness and behaviours within the Governance context. General rules are OK but knowing what the viable and legitimate exceptions and options might be are where the best solutions are so often found. Thanks to many of those present at the Dinner for their thoughts.
We are currently planning our Programme for 2023. Our challenge is how best to reflect Devonshire House at its best!”
Devonshire House Network is pleased to have mix of management, advisory and financial support from the following organisations.
Please do read more about us on this website – where we’ve come from and what we do and have done. We refer continuously to our collaborative and practical vision of Networking. See tabs at the top of this page. Our interpretation is described in Diaspora Business Networks which we share with our Partner, www.WorkingFree.co.uk