Previous Events

Rubicon rounds up 2014

Thursday, 11 December, 2014 - 18:00

An opportunity to meet with some of our speakers from 2014 and to network with members.

Management of Corporate Strategy

Tuesday, 11 November, 2014 - 18:00

Christopher Smith ceo of Halstan Group in Amersham will lead a discussion on the successful management of corporate strategy. You are invited to join us in the bar from 18:00 with the presentation at 18:30. Dinner follows at 20:00.

Bank of England Agent, Stephen Collins

Tuesday, 7 October, 2014 - 18:00

Our guest speaker is Stephen Collins one of the Bank of England's key executives - a Regional Agent. Stephen has been a good friend of our sector for a number of years and he will share with us his wide expertise on the present and future of the UK Economy. 


Please meet in the bar from 6:00pm with our meeting at 6:30 and dinner at 8.00


Visit to Canon facility at Poing, nr Munich

Wednesday, 24 September, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, 25 September, 2014 (All day)

The Canon Commercial Printing Customer Experience Center in Poing (near Munich) is our host for this event. Courtesy of Craig Nethercott and Chris Aked Canon will meet members on arrival in Munich, arrange for accommodation and dinner that evening before an in depth discussion at Poing the following day. Members will fly home later that day. Space is limited so early booking is essential please. First come first served basis.

Outbound on Wednesday 24th September from Heathrow at 11:05 arriving Munich at13:55.

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.