Drive The Network
Drive, the Partnership Network, is a dynamic learning and support community for ambitious business owners.
they know what it means to put your hopes and dreams into a business (not to mention your life savings!) and they want to make sure you succeed and build a business that gives you a great life as well as a great living.
You’ll never be just a number to them, you’ll be an individual with your own unique skills and experience and they’ll value that and help you to build on it with the individual, tailored support exactly when you need it.
Our amazing sponsors
Karen Arnott - Arnott Design
Karen Arnott is a Graphic designer and a Creative Director at Arnott Design.
Arnott Design offers a full range of branding, print and digital design services. Their experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy team steps into your business and produces work to a brief on time and on budget.
Their creative director, Karen Arnott, has more than 20 years’ experience as a designer, working in a range of sectors including education, software, technology, financial services, food and hospitality. This has enabled her to build up a trusted network of creative professionals and reliable suppliers who she brings together to meet their clients’ needs.
They will work closely with you to ensure all deadlines are met. You are informed of progress every step of the way. They project manage the whole process so you don’t have to.
Emma and Dave Sheppard - Big Bear Creative
Big Bear Creative is a design and marketing agency based in Cambridgeshire, run by Emma and Dave Sheppard.
Throughout the years they’ve worked with many exciting startups, as well as household brands and some of the biggest, well-known companies in the UK and Europe. They use big brand thinking to help our SME clients compete with bigger brands – creating awesome branding and designs and then making sure they’re seen by the right audiences through effective marketing.
They have the power to elevate your brand and get it seen by the right audiences. Imagine all your marketing efforts working in perfect harmony for maximum impact, helping you achieve your marketing goals and beyond!
ContentCal is a social media company with the mission to help anyone and everyone succeed in social media marketing.
Save time and create better social media content with ContentCal. No more stress, just awesome content. You can say goodbye to embarrassing typos. Their built-in approvals ensure that content won’t go live until it’s been vetted and approved by the relevant people.
Join thousands of businesses and agencies using ContentCal to build an effective social media presence.
Rachel Way - The Work Bees
Rachel is an outsourcing specialist and back office services guru, Founder of award winning The Work Bees and The Kind Acts Network.
With 22 years of experience working with a variety of different sectors and business types, Rachel set out to bring together a collaboration of awesome support services to her clients allowing them to grow and experience the back office they deserved, she had witnessed too many specialists reaching the end of their business journey because they didn’t have the expertise to run the business in the background.
Now mentoring business owners and guiding them on how to make the most of the outsourcing opportunities available to them.
Luca Senatore is a Speaker, Writer, Growth Entrepreneur who built seven business and Agency Director at Genie Goals. Luca is also the author of the book ‘The Agency: Build, Grow, Repeat’ – How to build a remarkable agency (or any) business that wins and keeps clients.
In this book you’ll discover how to:
- Create a powerful mission that motivates your staff and customers
- Build powerful sales and pitching processes that win new business
- Form a compelling proposition that sets you apart from your competitors
- Find, train and motivate the best people for your agency
- Market your agency online and offline with tested strategies and channels
- Improve profitability
- Set powerful objectives and build roadmaps that guide you and your team
- Create bullet-proof agreements and on-boarding procedure
- And much more
Our amazing team of volunteers and supporters
May King Tsang - May King Tea
May King Tsang has been Live-Tweeting professionally for many years helping conferences, festivals and workshops trend with their hashtags in Australia and the UK. May King has also been interviewing business owners for many years through her #ShiningTheSpotlight series on Periscope (Twitter Live) and Instagram (IGTV).
May King combined her live-tweeting prowess and interviewing skills to create a unique role of Social Media Correspondent and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) Creator May King is also a lover of tea, and you’ll mainly find her tweeting at @maykingtea.
Tim Bond - Tim Bond Design
Tim Bond has been a graphic designer for nearly 20 years and has worked as an in-house designer for global publishing companies and a university.
Tim set up as an independent designer in 2013, specialising in creating awesome visual designs for corporate and educational marketing materials. Tim has worked with clients including Pearson Education, Oxford University Press, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Assessment and Captial City College group. Tim listens to his customer’s needs and creates designs that have an impact and delivers projects on time and within budget.
Justin and Jemma Crane - The Crane Event
The Crane Event is an event management and event marketing agency based here in Cambridge.
No matter what the occasion, events should be designed to make an impression. From the initial concept right through to the day itself, dedicated time and expertise are needed to develop something special. That’s where Justin and Jemma come in. Combining a wealth of ideas and creativity with meticulous planning and knowledge, they deliver events that are remembered for all the right reasons.