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Here’s the inside scoop on our MD21 panel….


Jeremy Baldwin

Managing Director – Bright Blue Day

Jeremy joined Bright Blue Day in 2006 after over 10 heady years at London agencies working with brands like Chelsea FC, Virgin and Sky. He balances the day-to-day management of the agency with a hands-on role advising BBD’s impressive client base on strategy and UX.

Gary Seneviratne
Gary Seneviratne

Chairman & Co-Founder – Adido; Co-Founder & Director of Nineteen48; Board Member of Dorset Employment & Skills

Gary started Adido while at Bournemouth University in 2003 – now the fastest growing agency and highest placed RAR agency in the Solent. Adido is built on entrepreneurial spirit, a 30-strong team, very passionate about all things digital and creative. Adido run one of the biggest free digital conferences in the south; ‘Let’s Do Digital’ and are big believers in achieving results, visions and goals.

Neil Dennis

Neil Dennis

Managing Director at Strawberry Soup

Neil is the co-founder of Strawberry Soup, a full service digital agency that he launched 8 years ago after graduating from Bournemouth University.

Tony Hill

Tony Hill

Director at Sideshow

Tony has worked in advertising and marketing for over 20 years. Sideshow is a 4 year old creative agency based in Westbourne that is finding its way in a highly competitive industry.

Jon Syrett

Jon Syrett

Head of Talent and Culture at Folk

‘As Folk’s bearded gatekeeper, I look after talent in the morning and culture in the afternoon. I’m on a mission to make Folk a fun, fruitful and safe space for people to be themselves, and to find brilliant people to come and make the most of it. Say hello beforehand @JonSyrett.’

Arabella Lewis-Smith

Founder and MD of Salad Creative

A design and digital agency that’s been crafting brands and building digital experiences since 2001.

Bastion of all things creative in a digital world. Straight talker and believer in doing what’s right, not what’s easy.


Andrew Henning

CEO and founder of Redweb

Redweb is the largest digital agency in the South West established in 1997. Today it employs over 100 staff with a turnover of £6+ million with two offices in both Bournemouth and London. Andrew has been in the design industry for over 25 years since gaining his degree at Manchester in the late Eighties. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers and was listed at number 34 in the Drum magazine’s Digital Digerati for 2013.

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Marcus Finnemore 

Creative Director – RLA

Marcus has been creating and overseeing advertising, direct and digital campaigns for over 20 years.

His experience spans across every major sector working for agencies both large and small in the UK and more recently in China.


Jamie Sergeant

Managing Director – Crowd

Founder and director of Crowd. A creative commutations agency. With 25 years’ experience in the creative industry working with leading global brands. A passion for creating digital experiences for client gain, loves fine design, and delights in those light-bulb moments in life. @thisiscrowd

Adam Greenwood

Adam Greenwood

Co Founder and Managing Director of IADigital

A digital agency based in Bournemouth’s Soho Quarter, Adam founded IADigital five years ago and has grown it from a two man company in a back bedroom to a top 30 Wirehive100 organisation. Adam has managed to keep IADigital small and agile whilst winning clients like Dixons Retail, Visit Scotland and Ramsay Healthcare. Adam konws that in order to keep clients such as these you have to stay true to the values and ethos that attracted them to you in the first place.




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