"The best conference I have ever been to"

Lysa Clavenna, Head of Innovation, Samsung Europe.


We enjoy the brand and brain power of the following partners at Names Not Numbers who work with us on content and help us put this highly individual event together. As well as visibility at our event, we do specific partner offers, because we could not do it without them. To enquire about becoming a partner please contact julia@editorialintelligence.com

As Matt Peacock, Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Vodafone, NNN's Lead Partner puts it:

“We would highly recommend Names Not Numbers to any serious organisation. Editorial Intelligence has built NNN into an absolute 'must-attend' date in the diary for a wide range of informed and influential people at global level. It's now become a kind of alternative 'Davos-next-to-the-Sea', only with even more diversity. We have found the NNN events to be invaluable. Over the last few years, we have built up some really strong and important relationships that would not have happened were it not for the eclectic, fascinating and friendly melting pot. If you and your colleagues could spare the time to join us, I'm pretty confident you would not regret it”


Lead Partner

Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 57 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31 December 2015, Vodafone had 461 million mobile customers and 13 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com

Media Partner

The London Evening Standard distributes 900,000 free copies to afternoon commuters every weekday evening and is read by 1.9m Londoners (Source: NRS PADD Oct14-Sept15). Recently voted Daily Newspaper of the Year by the London Press Club, the London Evening Standard produces high quality, award winning content. In addition to being the capital’s go-to source for news and information, the London Evening Standard campaigns to build a better London for everyone. Across print and digital platforms, including ES Magazine and standard.co.uk, the portfolio reaches 9m every month (Source: NRS PADD Oct14-Sept15).

Business Media and Event Partner

With the widest readership among Britain’s top executives and decision-makers, Management Today (MT) is the most comprehensive, stimulating and engaging source of no-nonsense management insight and advice available anywhere. 
At MT we’re more determined than ever to celebrate month by month the brightest and best in British business. And although the magazine keeps a beady eye on the ups and downs in the FTSE and big business, we like to focus also on the issues that most challenge and inspire Britain’s bosses and managers. In jargon-free prose (Sir Martin Sorrell has called MT’s style ‘open-necked’), our contributors offer candid advice that helps ambitious executives to manage and advance their careers. MT is a practical guide to business success. 
We are Britain’s biggest monthly business magazine circulating over 70,000 copies, and available online via our Apps and through our live events.

We are definitely not just business as usual.

Life Sciences Partner

The University of Dundee was named Scottish University of the Year 2016 by the Times / Sunday Times and recently took the title of top UK university in the Times Higher Education`150 under 50 2016’. Dundee is the Number 1 University in the UK for biological sciences (Research Excellence Framework 2014) with its scientists making ground-breaking contributions to global health challenges and major environmental issues and the University the central hub for a multi-million pound biotechnology sector. It has a core mission to transform lives locally and globally by promoting the sustainable use of global resources, shaping the future through innovative design, and improving social, cultural and physical well-being. The University is home to more than 17000 students and over 3000 staff, helping to make Dundee Scotland’s most student-friendly city.  It regularly tops student satisfaction surveys and works closely with Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) to deliver an exceptional student experience in all aspects of campus life.


London Connections Partner

Corinthia Hotel London is rated amongst London’s finest 5-star luxury hotels. Combining traditional grandeur with modern freshness, the luxuriously redesigned Victorian destination is ideally located in the heart of London, a short walk from many of the city’s major attractions. For more information visit corinthia.com/london or visit Twitter @corinthialondon or Instagram @corinthialondon

London NNN Campus Partners

The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design opened in London in Spring 2013. It is the first higher education institution to be established by Condé Nast, the world’s pre-eminent magazine publishing company. Titles published by Condé Nast Publications include Vogue, Glamour, Vanity Fair, LOVE, GQ, Tatler, Condé Nast Traveller, and WIRED.

Capitalising on its unrivalled network of contacts throughout the fashion industry, the College aims to provide students with a world-class fashion education. The Condé Nast College does not teach fashion design, but instead offers strongly vocational courses which prepare students for the world of work in areas as diverse as PR, marketing, styling, buying, art direction, e-commerce, print and digital media and retail. 

The London Library, founded in 1841, is one of the UK's leading literary institutions and has played a central role in the intellectual life of the nation for 175 years. Today it houses a remarkable collection of books, periodicals and reference material from the 16th to the 21st century, providing a wonderful literary oasis in the heart of London. Membership is open to everyone.

At the Institute of Directors, we have been supporting businesses and the people who run them since 1903. As the UK’s longest running organisation for professional leaders, we are dedicated to supporting our members, encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.

King’s College London is ranked as one of the world’s top 20 universities and is among the oldest in England. It has more than 26,500 students (including nearly 10,400 graduate students) from more than 150 countries worldwide, and some 7,000 staff. King’s has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research, with a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. See www.kcl.ac.uk


St James’s is a parish church in London’s West End, part of the Church of England and the world wide Anglican Communion. The building, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, was consecrated in 1684.  The church is open every day from 8am and people of all faiths and none are welcome. During the week it is a lively place, hosting a large number of events and activities; food and craft markets in the courtyard, a free drop in counselling service, a full concert programme and frequent debates and events addressing contemporary faith and society. 
The Sunday congregation is diverse and comes from all parts of London and beyond.   We seek to be inclusive, and welcoming of both human experience and human diversity. We take the Bible seriously, and seek to understand it in the light of that same experience and diversity, and of what this age knows and Biblical writers did not, and could not, know.

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health. We provide more than £800 million a year to support bright minds in science, the humanities and the social sciences, as well as education, public engagement and the application of research to medicine.
Our £18 billion investment portfolio gives us the independence to support such transformative work as the sequencing and understanding of the human genome, research that established front-line drugs for malaria, and Wellcome Collection, our free venue for the incurably curious that explores medicine, life and art.

Oxford NNN Campus Partners

The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. It includes theprincipal University library – the Bodleian Library – which has been a legal deposit library for 400 years; as well as 30 libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries. Together, the Libraries hold morethan 12 million printed items, over 80,000 e-journals and outstanding special collections including rare books and manuscripts, classical papyri, maps, music, art and printed ephemera. Members of the public can explore the collections via the Bodleian’s online image portal at digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk or by visiting the exhibition galleries in the Bodleian’s Weston Library. For more information, visit www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Nestled in a glorious location Mansfield College is a unique venue in the heart of historic Oxford. With its inspiring Victorian architecture the College is designed around a large circular quadrangle offering a stunning backdrop for a truly memorable guest experience.

The College offers a range of modern and traditional facilities, accommodation and fine dining. We cater for large and small events, commercial and private functions, groups and individual bookings. 

Choose from an excellent range of menus, exclusive dining locations, and an extensive wine cellar.


Chaired by Lord Rothschild, The Rothschild Foundation supports Waddesdon Manor and gives grants to a variety of charitable initiatives.

Central to the Foundation’s vision is an ongoing commitment to Waddesdon Manor, one of the last remaining 19th century Rothschild houses. The Foundation also supports a broad range of philanthropic activities, continuing the family’s longstanding commitment to arts and heritage, as well as organisations and groups tackling pressing issues such as the environment, sustainable development and green energy; education; and social welfare. There is a particular focus on charities operating in the broad geography around Waddesdon. In addition to offering grants, the Foundation use the unique setting of Waddesdon and the Windmill Hill Archive Centre to foster dialogue and debate across our areas of interest.

Individual Partners 

Our family cyder-making business was established nearly 300 years ago by Clement Chevallier from Jersey. He planted the orchards at Aspall Hall in Suffolk and imported the granite wheel from the Ilses de Chaussee off the Normandy coast to crush the apples. 

The Chevallier family still live and work among Clement’s orchards and today Aspall is run by the eighth generation of the family, Barry and Henry Chevallier Guild. Aspall is the tenth oldest family businesses in the UK. 

Generations of Chevalliers used Clement’s method of pressing until 1947 when the last horse pulling the wheel around the trough passed away. Although production has moved with the times, Aspall cyder is still pressed, fermented and blended and bottled on site in Suffolk to the same exacting standards set by Clement. 

Today Aspall’s very British world-class cyders, cyder vinegars and apple juice enjoy increasingly global acclaim for quality and excellence. 

Doddle is the easy way to send and receive parcels. With stores around transport hubs, universities and shopping centres across the UK, Doddle is open early until late, seven days a week. 
Our Parcelistas ensure customers are in and out of Doddle stores in two minutes, providing parcel services to suit busy consumer lifestyles.
Doddle works with all carriers to receive customer parcels and has a growing list of retail partners. To find out more visit www.doddle.com

Takeout is a boutique innovation consulting firm. We champion innovation in all departments through the power of our enviable network of entrepreneurs, digital leaders, futurists, artists, academics, writers, advocates, and visionaries of all kinds.
Our specialty is in helping clients find and create the new: new trends, new insight, new products, new opportunities, new markets, new partners, new lines of business, and above all new revenues and profits.
We work with some of the best-known companies and government agencies in the world on their flagship innovation products and strategies. We have a strong commitment to doing our very best to make a positive impact on the world. We bonus our team on measures including kindness and we donate 10% of our revenue to social causes.