Andy Issott
Posted by

Meet the experts: Building Your Brand #talkingheads 12th September 2017

The countdown to Headspace’s next Talking Heads is underway.


As a lunchtime event, Talking Heads provides the perfect opportunity for our members and guests to absorb some industry expertise, widen their network and collaborate.

Building Your Brand #talkingheads takes places on September 12th (12pm – 1:30pm). We will be joined by a panel who are all experts in their field.

But don`t worry, Talking Heads isn`t about being talked at. We urge you to get involved, ask questions and share your point of view. After all, this is your time and it needs to be useful and relevant to you.

We have 3 panelists joining us in September, but we thought we’d give you an opportunity to get to know more about them now. Check out their biographies below.


​Mark Stafford – Brand Protection Partner at Lee and Thompson LLP

Well-dressed man smiling

Mark is a partner at Lee & Thompson – the law firm for the media, technology and creative industries – and is a key part of the firm`s Dispute Resolution, Brand Protection and Digital & Technology Groups.

Mark works across the creative industries advising both businesses and individuals on any contentious matters that may arise, including threats to brand and reputation.

Specialist in music industry disputes, Mark has been involved in a number of high profile Court actions and represents clients such as One Direction, Tom Jones, Queen, FKA Twigs, Stormzy and Joey Negro.

Mark also represents a number of film and television clients, advising producers, distributors, financiers and agents on all types of contentious issues, as well as advising talent clients, such as Stephen Fry, Bill Bailey and Matt Lucas, on brand and reputation protection matters.

At this `Talking Heads` event, Mark will focus on brand protection, giving an overview of the legal rights that might exist in a brand together with practical advice on how to go about protection those rights.


​Calum Hall – CEO and Co-Founder at Creative Debuts

Man posing for a photo against a graffiti-ed wall

Creative Debuts provides a free global platform for undiscovered artists and designers by connecting them with potential supporters, buyers and renters of artworks.


Creative Debuts was born out of frustration over the lack of opportunities for up-and-coming artists, as well as a desire to make art more accessible. The online platform allows artists to showcase and sell their work and gives buyers – whether individuals or businesses – the chance to unearth the superstars of tomorrow.

Calum will be giving us insight into his own company and delving further into:

The commercial and creative problem Creative Debut’s are trying to solve

How to create affinity and love

The transformation from a brand lover to a brand advocate


​Gavin Auty – Design and Branding Consultant at Gavin Auty

Man posing for a photo with a logo over the image

Gavin is a designer and brand consultant with over 10 years worth of experience. He has worked with numerous companies to help their employees and brands find purpose in what they do.


He has worked on numerous projects including Mujo, Brightsparks, Hogan`s Cider and One LDN.

His aim is to help people and organisations create lasting social, cultural and commercial value by taking a design and brand-led approach to business: building brands that connect with people in more meaningful ways.

Gavin covers three key concepts:

A brand is more than just a logo.

Find your purpose, find your story.

Brand at the heart of everything.


Interested in meeting the experts face to face?

Great! Simply sign up to attend our next #talkingheads

The details:

Topic: Building Your Brand

When: Tuesday 12th September 2017 12noon – 13:30pm

Where: 21 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8BA

On behalf of us all at Headspace and our panel of experts hope to see you there.

Previous Post Next Post
Say Hello! Pop in for a coffee