Previous Events

Search engine optimization - what does it mean?

Tuesday, 15 July, 2014 - 18:00

Search engine optimization? Andy Poulton of Enterprise Online Marketing Solutions will overview what this is, what it does, is it necessary and, probably, does it work. A mid summer briefing at Stanton Manor where we meet at 18:00 in the bar for the meeting at 18:30 followed by dinner at 20:00

Stanton Manor Hotel

Stanton Saint Quintin
Near Chippenham
England SN14 6DQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1666 837552

Spandex Bristol ~ A Member Visit

Thursday, 6 March, 2014 - 16:00

We meet with member Leon Watson, MD of Spandex in Bristol. The company is the world's largest supplier to the sign and speciality graphics market, including media, display and wide format print. This will be an excellent opportunity to explore with Leon the strategic dynamics and technology that have powered the company to its position in the sector

4:00 Meeting at 1600 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol BS31 4UA  tel: 01454 616444
followed by driving to our usual dinner venue at Stanton Manor (M4 Junction 17) 

8:00 Rubicon networking dinner


ESP Swindon ~ A Member Visit

Tuesday, 4 February, 2014 - 16:00

On Tuesday 4 February Rubicon will meet with member Anthony Thirlby MD of ESP Colour Hub in Swindon. Anthony has driven ESP into the position of a record breaking printer with a global reputation. Consequently his company is now the target for visits by leading companies from as far away as Perth in Australia and coach loads of journalists from all over Europe. This will be an excellent opportunity to explore more details first hand with him following a timetable :-

Rubicon rounds up 2013

Tuesday, 10 December, 2013 - 18:00

An opportunity to meet with some of our speakers from 2013 and to network with members. Full details will follow

An open evening at Heidelberg

Thursday, 14 November, 2013 - 19:00

Regrettably this meeting has had to be postponed until 2014.

Business strategy & winning in the market place

Tuesday, 8 October, 2013 - 18:00

We give a warm welcome to Donald Turner owner of organisational and personal change management company BlueGreen Business Development. Don has worked extensively in the print & paper sector and will lead a presentation on 'Business Strategy and winning in the market place'. He takes particular interest in making sure new strategies actually work, avoiding pitfalls and overcoming obstacles to progress. Don may be contacted on 07775074568 or at The pdf of his presentation is available below.

Regency Mill visit, Italy

Tuesday, 24 September, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, 26 September, 2013 (All day)

Building on the successful visit to the Setubal Mill in Portugal in 2011 the visit is to the Cartiere del Garda paper mill in Riva del Garda, near Lake Garda in Italy. The mill is part of one of Europe's largest paper manufacturing companies the Lecta Group. It produces high quality coated woodfree papers for publishing and commercial print including the popular Regency range. For visitors the mill has an enviable reputation as 'the most beautiful paper mill location in the World' 


The developing world of Cross Media

Tuesday, 16 July, 2013 - 18:00

We welcome our speaker Marian Stefani, a partner in Flyte Associates who help companies plan and deliver success through new methods of marketing and communication. Marian previously started and grew a successful print business RedTie, developed web2print software and marketed it worldwide.

Rubicon London Dinner

Tuesday, 16 April, 2013 - 19:30

The Rubicon London Dinner is at 7:30 for 8:00 pm on 16th April 2013, is complimentary courtesy of Paperlinx & Arctic Paper and is planned to coincide with the mid-point of the 2013 London Book Fair. This dinner is now fully subscribed.

The Two Sides Campaign

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 - 18:00

Martyn Eustace, architect of the Two Sides campaign on the sustainability and green credentials of paper outlines the ongoing status of this campaign and some of the tools available to counter negative comment.

The presentation from Martyn Eustace can be found below.