1: A piece of Cake

This month saw the first ever Cake event, a bi-monthly design meet-up for creatives, designers, developers & entrepreneurs in Loughborough. We were inspired by the Second Wednesday meet-up in Nottingham to create our own similar event and bring it to Leicestershire.

Our Creative Director Ryan McNamara compered a fantastic opening event at Loc8me with a sellout 60 people enjoying a free pizza, drink and of course piece of cake! I thought I would blog after each event outlining the speakers and their recommended reads.

We had three fantastic speakers opening the batting for Cake…

Name: Nick Bygate
Company: MMT Digital
Role: Client Services Director
Recommended read: The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Reis
Talk: Nick gave a very insightful take on ‘Agile’, with practical advice and conversant project management methods for the Cake audience.

Name: Ed Williams
Company: Candy Kittens
Role: Managing Director
Recommended read: Bread and Butter: Lessons Learnt Building a Successful Company from Scratch by Tim Roupell
Talk: Former 5or6 designer, Ed, gave a fantastic talk on challenger brands and his journey with gourmet confectionary brand Candy Kittens.

Name: Liam Doolan
Company: Comb
Role: Co-Founder
Recommended read: Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing and Advertising by Ryan Holiday
Talk: Social-media expert, Liam Doolan gave us his progressive take on social-media and following for business owners and entrepreneurs.

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