Julian Blake


A journalist with more than 20 years’ experience, Julian leads the DigitalAgenda editorial and events mission. He was previously editor of TechCityinsider, covering the UK tech startup scene, and has a writing and events career spanning private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Charlie Hoult


Charlie is a media/digital investor with a portfolio turnover of £15m+ and 70 staff, covering software development, tech recruitment and property, with the Hoults Yard business park in Newcastle let to 100+ digital/creative firms.

Sarah Thackray

Events manager

Sarah is co-founder of BeaconHouse, one of the UK’s brightest corporate events businesses, offering award-winning logistics, sponsorship and member management. Sarah leads on the DigitalAgenda Impact Awards.

Adam Beaumont

Board member

Adam is the chief executive of Leeds-based telecoms and data business aql and the founder of mutual not-for-profit angel platform NorthInvest.

Abigail Harvey

Board member

New York-based senior television executive, producer and director, responsible for running the BBC office in the city for a decade.