Previous Events

10th Anniversary event

Tuesday, 10 September, 2019 - 18:00

It will be 10 years since 11 colleagues met at the Clifton Club, Bristol to decide whether there was support for a new kind of network. Indeed there was which is why we are celebrating tonight. The picture was taken at the time (and yes, there are 12 in the frame, back row 4th from the left is Kevin Butler at the time Bank of England Agent for the SW and a good friend of Rubicon).

Digital Marketing

Tuesday, 9 July, 2019 - 18:00

If Liverpool Football Club delivered Digital Marketing Jurgen Klopp would stand aside for Andy Poulton. Describing himself as a user friendly geek Andy, over a number of years, has become a leading voice on digital marketing.  Founding Enterprise Online Marketing Solutions in 2012 he has gained a wide respect in helping companies ensure the internet works hard to achieve their objectives

Cyber Security

Thursday, 16 May, 2019 - 18:00

Our next networking dinner meeting is at Stanton Manor when we will focus on IT security. Cyber risk poses one of the greatest threats to individuals and companies especially in a data sensitive sector such as printing. Quality companies can cope with economic and political  risk but a cyber attack can be instant from any global location with drastic implications

We welcome Alex Wellings Operations Director of soVisionIT who will take us through some of the threats and opportunities associated with the latest communication systems

Our usual venue:

Stanton Manor 

Members London Dinner

Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 - 19:00

We are delighted to invite you to join us for our 2018 Rubicon London dinner on Wednesday 13 March at 7:00 for 7:30pm hosted by Denmaur Independent Papers.  Concurrent with London Book Fair our event will be ideal for book manufacturers, members in the south east and those on business in the capitol

The Power of Data

Tuesday, 12 February, 2019 - 18:00

On Tuesday 12 February we welcome Tom Betts Chief Data Officer of the Financial Times to our networking dinner at Stanton Manor. Tom will address the power of data in corporate strategy and will describe his key role as a main board member of the prestigious FT.

Venue: Stanton Manor, 

Stanton St Quintin

Chippenham Wilts

Employment Law Update with VWV

Tuesday, 3 July, 2018 - 18:00

We welcome our friendly lawyers Veale Wasbrough Vizards.  Last July the UK Supreme Court ruled that fees introduced for Industrial Tribunals five years ago were illegal. We will explore the impact of this  dramatic shift as well as other trends in employment law

Will members staying overnight please advise me that they have booked dinner, bed and breakfast with the hotel at our special Rubicon package price of £124.00 and settle their total account on departure with :-

Stanton Manor 

Stanton Saint Quintin
Near Chippenham
SN14 6DQ
tel: 01666 837552

Brexit - an update. Ashley Fox MEP

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018 - 18:00

Ashley Fox, MEP joins us to give an up to date view of how the UK is dealing with Brexit from a mainland European point of view. This is distinct from the usual banner headlines we have become used to. Ashley is one of two SW Conservative MEPs and is leader of the conservative groupings in the European Parliament. You can find out more on Ashley from his website

As usual we will meet in the bar from 6pm and Ashley will overview with us from 6:30 before joining us for dinner at 8pm. 


General Data Protection Regulations - Jason Cromack

Tuesday, 6 February, 2018 - 18:00

We will review the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation due for implementation in May 2018. To guide us we welcome Jason Cromack who has a wide experience in our sector and now as Chief Commercial Officer of Mylife Digital Ltd has a business focus on data management. Jason will outline the impact of the regulation and how although demanding attention as an organisational requirement it can also offer a real business opportunity 


Round up of 2017

Thursday, 14 December, 2017 - 18:00

Rubicon celebrates 2017 at The Manor from 6pm where we meet in the lounge bar before Robert Flather, UK Managing Director of Kolbus and Chairman of Picon as well as  President of Global Print, the international federation of printing equipment manufacturing associations, overviews the Kolbus story from 6:30. We adjourn for dinner to celebrate the year at 8pm.  This well-attended annual event is already shorting on overnight accommodation so please book as soon as possible.

Social Media Strategies

Thursday, 21 September, 2017 - 18:00

Our next Rubicon networking dinner at Stanton Manor will take place on Thursday 21 September. This time we welcome back Laura Brown and Pete James of social media strategists 'Introtweet' who will take us through the latest thinking about appropriate business strategies for optimising this fast developing global communication