How We Operate
Our Events provide an opportunity to meet high profile speakers and share informed and stimulating perspectives. Held at central London locations, starting at 6pm and always finishing promptly at 9pm with many lingering on in various conversations.
Our style is friendly and professional. We pride ourselves on the warmth of our welcome, the conviviality of our events and our friendly yet professional approach.
Our speakers are drawn from a broad range of areas, including business, politics, the media, religion, the arts and public service. They aim to challenge, inform and stimulate debate and discussion with members.
We are keen to encourage and support members in meeting other members and interacting with our Partner Organisations, Sponsors and Organisations with who we have reciprocal arrangements.
We are keen to develop Professional Alliances …… an instinctive focus on the human side of Enterprise. In many ways, this phrase, which was an integral part of the constitution of The Devonshire House Management Club when it was established over forty years ago, still lies very much at the heart of The Devonshire House Network – but with contemporary interpretations. Devonshire House has five event streams.
Devonshire House Speaker Events
These are the core DHN Events – sometimes a Buffet and sometimes a Dinner. The annual Programme is published towards the end of the year – 9 Events – monthly except July, August and December.
Please also look at our Speaker Programmes for previous years. You will see that we have a rich, long, proud and privileged heritage of hearing what the best in the land have to say about organisations and people. In fact – all about “…. ..an instinctive focus on the human side of Enterprise.”
DHN Director Forums
Director Forums are working, live and creative groups focused on key business issues. We want to influence decision makers, regulatory bodies and government where necessary and to build the website as a repository of quality information and advice on selected topical business issues.
Director Forums will achieve their ambition through the website and its mix of Inform-Research-Stimulate activities and a working source of thought leadership/original thinking on this topic.
Typically, each Event will take place between 4pm and 6.30pm in a central London location over two meetings – the first consisting of invited guests who scope out the key issues of the selected topic, followed by a Feedback Meeting, open to all DHN Members, to review the Scoping Document. A final Report will be produced and distributed. Director Forums are ideally suited to Directors looking for a short, sharp immersion in a key issue in the company of others with similar interests.