Collingwood Advisory hosts the Media Entrepreneur Meetup, a global group of 300+ Founders and CEOs of independent events, media and subscriptions companies. We hold quarterly virtual Meetups, curate multiple discussion groups across WhatsApp and Guild, and have a growing resource library for members. It’s free to join but membership is subject to approval by our independent Curators.
Collingwood Advisory works with media entrepreneurs to create value. Our highly experienced team has centuries of experience in publishing, events and subscriptions, with backgrounds in leadership, strategy, M&A, marketing, sales and product development. We provide scaleup, business strategy and corporate finance advice.
Crescent is a multi-year strategic advisory programme for media entrepreneurs. It helps founders and CEOs scale their business, avoid failure and maximise value. Participants benefit from 1-2-1 mentoring, monthly workshops, structured assignments and a peer group community that provides ongoing scaleup support, accessible on-demand via an online resource centre.
Collingwood Advisory Founder and CEO, Piers is an entrepreneur and investor who has built and sold his own media businesses, and who has worked on M&A for major buyers, both as CEO and consultant.
Piers sold his first exhibition business, Rock Media, to Imago Group in 2006. As CEO of Clarion Conferences, he was involved in the sale of Clarion to VSS in 2008. More recently, he sold Tank World Expo to ArtexisEasyfairs, led the sale of TowerXchange to Euromoney and sold SmartRail World to DVV Media International.
As Chairman and shareholder with GFC Media Group, Global Transport Forum, Bio-Based World and World Retail Insights, he works on strategy, resourcing, sales maximisation and value creation in conferences, exhibitions, digital communities and intelligence reports, and co-hosts London’s Media Entrepreneur Meetups.
Simon is a community builder, digital media leader, and content creator with over 20 years' experience in B2B media and communities. He is passionate about the use of new technologies and digital media to engage people in new ways and create meaningful relationships.
His entire career has been spent in B2B events, firstly in sales then in digital marketing, specialising in the use of content to create inbound leads and build communities. He has spent the last six years at Confex Media, creating stills and video content to help leading conference companies better market their events. Prior to founding Confex Media, he held senior roles at Terrapinn including General Manager of Terrapinn Digital, where he trained and managed a team of community managers.