Meet The Team



Nick James


Nick is a seasoned events and digital media executive with close to four decades experience on both sides of the Atlantic holding senior positions with News International & DMG.

An online convert since 2005, Nick is passionate about the mix of in-person and livestream experiences to deliver engagement and stakeholder value.

Nick has been responsible for launching the largest UK consumer show in the early 90’s, running the biggest annual event in the world and in the digital era creating information rich products for many different communities.

Niki Dowdall


Niki is an experienced CEO/MD with expertise in growing revenue, margins, and profitability. She has specialised in business turnarounds and transformations and sat on PLC boards 

Experienced in both B2B/B2C media publishing industries with a strong track record of launching new events both virtual and physical from concept to delivery around the globe. 

In an exciting career which included co-launching the successful Global Women in IT/Women in Finance initiatives, she has literally run hundreds of events visited by millions of people.

Luke Neel

Group Commercial Director

Luke is a first-class sales leader with a track record of launching and growing B2B media products in digital and events. Luke has proven ability in personally managing large accounts, developing new business, and running sales teams.

Jonathan Sumner

Chief Digital Officer

Experienced director of digital media with a demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry. Jonathan is a strong media and communication professional and previous PLC board director skilled in, digital strategy, web development, marketing strategy, content strategy, digital marketing, and social media.

Ikram Ulhaq

Commercial Director

Ikram is a successful commercial director with deep domain experience in several ICT sectors and a “grass roots” understanding of what is happening in the marketplace.

Ikram has worked globally for organisations such as, Ovum, Data Centre Dynamics, and Penton Media.