Friends, Partners and Sponsors

In this section of the website you will find some further information on our ‘friends, partners and sponsors’.
Feel free to scroll through or click one of our partner logo’s to go straight to their profile.

Friends, Partners and Sponsors

Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys is a major law firm headquartered in London with offices in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Hong Kong. The firm originated from a merger in 2014 between Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham. Both firms had a rich and varied history stretching back over 150 years. The firm has over 170 Partners and over 500 lawyers.

Our association goes back to 2014 when Devonshire House Network was formed from the Devonshire House Management Club, and was introduced to Charles Russell Speechlys by Nick Hurley, a Partner and Head of Employment, Pensions and Immigration Group .  We currently liaise through Robert Thomas, a Partner in the Employment Group  – –

Their support since those early years continues to be invaluable.   In particular many of us recall CRS co-hosting our Summer Debate on 12.7.17 when about 80 attendees listened to a spirited discussion on the future of the UK Financial Services Sector in the upcoming Brexit negotiations.  Many will remember the post-debate drinks and food against the backdrop of a lovely summer evening sunset over the city, as sections of the debate continued!  No doubt many enduring and worthwhile contacts were made at that time.

Read more about the debate on the home page video –  .

Charles Russell Speechlys also hosted our joint Events  in July 2017 – “Will leaving the EU damage the UK’s Financial Services Industry”  – hosted by Jon Bond and with Panel Members Martin Watkins, Tim Skeet and Antony Belchambers.  This was followed in September 2017 with  Sir Steve Webb – then Director of Policy & External Comms at the Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Ltd.  In contrast, we were pleased to welcome Nick Bitel. Chairman of Sport England and CEO of the London Marathon in November  2018. We look forward to building on this important business relationship.

Charles Russell Speechlys, 5 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RD, United Kingdom, 020 7203 5000.

Eversheds Sutherland

As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal advice and solutions to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals. Eversheds Sutherland was created from a merger of the law firms Eversheds LLP and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP in February 2017 and is one of the 50 largest law practices in the world. It is a full service law firm, acting for the public and private sector.

In their own words:- “ We are pioneers in flexible working, dispute management, project management, online services and working globally, We have offices across the UK, USA, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. We have four main practice groups: company commercial, human resources, litigation and dispute management and real estate. The industry sectors we advise include aerospace, defence and security, central government, education, energy, financial institutions, food and drink, healthcare, industrial engineering, local government, retail, TMT and transport”.

Sophie White – Eversheds Sutherland

We are pleased to collaborate with Eversheds on our joint Events through Sophie White.  You can read about these at – In particular, Sophie chaired our highly regarded Panel Discussion – “Are we all now Gigworkers?” on 29.9.20 –  – and our planned updated Event in May 2021.

Sophie is a partner in our Human Resources group. She is a highly experienced employment lawyer, who advises clients on complex transactional and contentious matters across a wide range of sectors including healthcare, technology, media and telecommunications, engineering, real estate, construction, financial services and private equity.

Her experience includes: advising on the employment aspects of the IPO of a significant TMT client, the European restructuring of a US Inc and the closure of UK operations of a European wide manufacturing company.

She has written articles on subconscious bias for CIPD online and is the author of chapters on TUPE for Thomson Reuters and Redundancy for Tolleys.

Eversheds Sutherland, Wood St, London EC2V 7WS.


Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Over 20,500 employees are based in more than 40 countries and operate in more than 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital.

We are pleased to work with Amanda Flint on a number of projects, the latest one being a managed conversation with Professor Dr Robin Stuart-Kotze who talked about his latest book – his ninth – “Seven Secrets of Highly Effective Leaders”.  If you only ever read two books on Leadership this should be one of them.  The other would be Self Help by Samuel Smiles, originally published in 1854. Both are available from Amazon.

Amanda Flint joined Mercer UK after 15 years as a Partner in big 4 and Tier1 accounting firms, and is Senior Principal and a Leader in the Mercer Executive Compensation Team. She works with listed companies in the UK and internationally to design and implement incentives and compensation structures for executives.  She also designs international incentive plans including award winning, innovative cross-border plans.

Amanda Flint.  Mercer Limited, Mercer|Kepler. Tower Place West, London, EC3R 5BU, United Kingdom. E: .


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What we do.

There are four core strands to the Russam business today: Interim Search, Executive Search, Board Practices and Total Project Delivery. Our sector experts have extensive insight into the industries they serve, from finance and manufacturing to technology, the public sector and not-for-profits.

With access to a global network, we serve a client base ranging from ambitious start-ups to multinationals in any market. We have a proven track record in providing the right professionals to deliver transformation, crisis management, business turnaround and rapid growth.

Our lasting success is thanks to our people. We’re passionate about performance, excellence, diversity and ethics. We’re trusted by hundreds of organisations; thousands of professionals.

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Russam, The Gridiron Building, One Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

Reciprocal Partner

Offering a different perspective on our working world, Working Free Ltd is pleased to have a reciprocal arrangement with Devonshire House Network and its ‘instinctive focus on the human side of enterprise’. Working Free Ltd – – aims to be a leading web-based UK Enabling Provider of career, professional and business development information to Director-level Independent Workers in the UK… Read More