5th March 2015 |
Glug comes to Leeds

Glug Leeds Is Almost Here!

We’re very excited to announce that we’re bringing Glug to Leeds this in 2015.

We want to celebrate the wonderful creative talents in North and create an event where all our creative brothers and sisters can meet, inspire and collaborate.

The theme of the first event will be ‘Northern Soul’ if you’re a creative with a passion for working and living in the North then this is the place for you.

If there is a certain Northern-based someone and/or agency you would love to hear talk, feel free to recommend him/her/them. Also, we will have space for stalls in our mini arts market, so if anyone would like to sell their wares at our event, then get in touch.


Tuesday 24th March

Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds. LS2 8JP (Map)
From 6 – 9pm for talks followed by drinks and chat at the bar until late

How much:
Ticket offer: £5 per ticket for early birds booking in Feb & £7.50 standard price thereafter.
(Ticket price includes; 2 drinks and a choice of either burger and chips or 2 slices of pizza.)





Jonathan Sands (Chairman)


Andrew Lawrence (Global Creative Director)


Sarah Dear (Managing Partner)


Elmwood is the world’s most effective brand design consultancy. A bold statement, but true. We’ve won more Design Effectiveness Awards than anyone else in the history of the scheme, recognition of our work’s commercial success. Elmwood began as a small, local agency in 1977, and whilst we now have studios in Leeds, London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Melbourne, we’re still very much independent.

We work right across the board from insight and strategy, to creative and design, and can tick off a long list of sectors including retail, government, sport, media, FMCG, B2B and more. Our joint ventures also mean we can offer specialist services in sustainability consulting, industrial design and environmental design.

So that’s Elmwood in a nutshell for you – there’s plenty more at

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Duke Studios


Laura Wellington and James Abbott Donnelly founded Duke Studios in 2011 with an extraordinary, two fold vision. First, to build an inspiring, exciting and inclusive co-working space in which creative individuals across different sectors could work. Second, to turn this space into a creative hub in order to facilitate knowledge exchange, encourage networking and spark collaboration on joint projects with the aim of nurturing talent and watching it grow.

4 years on and Duke Studios is now home to a wide range of Creatives from many different fields – Web Developers, Software Developers, Online Marketing & Management for the Music Industry, Actors Agency, Designer Makers, Commercial Interior Designers, Retail Designer, Photographers, Film Makers, Music and Event PR, Architect, Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Landscape Architect, Copywriters, Art Directors, Makers, Travel Writer, DJs, Record Label, Producers, Service Designers, SEO Professionals, PPC Marketeers, Tech Startups, Bloggers in Music, Fashion, Food and Design.

Making it a pretty nifty creative powerhouse.

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Home Agency


Home began life in a loft space with six people in 2002 as an advertising and design agency.

Today it is 160 strong, spread across Leeds, London, Gibraltar and Sydney and has evolved into an agency designed for engaging people, anywhere they choose to interact with brands. It integrates and specialises across the full spectrum of marketing communications, through advertising, search, media, UX, technology, design, experiential, social and of course whatever may come next.

Home is responsible for the marketing communications of many a household name. Featured on the RAR, it is DADI award winning, a Google Partner and also listed in last year’s Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, and ranked 3rd in the Top 50 agencies in the North to boot.

Speaker on the night:

Rich Marson – Planning Director and Founder

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The Great British Exchange


The Great British Exchange is passionate about British products, British manufacturing and supporting British industry, promoting it in the UK and overseas. As an online business-to-business distributor of British products, The Great British exchange sources new to market British products and sells to a UK and international network of independent and small chain retailers. It is exclusive to retailers and British producers. Retail buyers can find new, British made items and learn the story behind each piece. By having one account, one point of contact and one order process retailers are free to browse products and select those that will give them exclusivity in their area. The Great British Exchange is a safe and secure route to market for British producers who want commercial sales. The Great British Exchange will commence trading Spring/Summer2015.

Speaker on the night:

Matthew Hopkins – Managing Director and British Branding Advocate. 
Visit The Great British Exchange & Twitter

A word about our generous sponsors

Diva Telecom

Diva Telecom are experts in bespoke telecoms solutions you can count on Diva Telecom to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve the way you communicate. Whatever telephony services your business requires they’ve got it covered with a unique product offering of SMS solutions, Conferencing solutions, International and UK inbound numbers to make your business stand out, as well as standard telephony services such as calls and lines. Keep an eye out for the Glug event reminder texts powered by Diva Telecom.

Manifest Comms

Manifest is an integrated marketing communications agency born from the desire to inject innovation and energy into every project.

From the company’s inception in 1999 to the ever-expanding client roster of the present day, Manifest has applied clarity of thought and expertise to put the needs of the client first. With offices in Leeds, Manchester and London, Manifest doesn’t limit itself by sector, industry or scale. Whether B2B or B2C; whether retail, construction, sport, fitness or food and drink; whether major multi-national player or small start-up, it strives to provide an irresistible double: the refined, focused knowledge of a sector specialist combined with the wider perspective of a company grounded in modern marketing strategy and design. Visit Manifest Comms.

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