Saul Leese

Saul Leese has worked for some of the most influential and successful companies across the entertainment, event and publishing sectors including; News International, Electronic Arts (Maxis), EMAP, United Newspapers, Northcliffe Media, Dennis Publishing, United Business Media (UBM), Media 10 and Ascential. He has headed up trade marketing on events including; Interiors UK (UBM), Decorex International (UBM), 100% Design (Media 10), Design Shanghai (Media 10), 100% Optical (Media 10) and across Ascential's retail portfolio; Spring and Autumn Fair, Pure and Glee. He now forms part of a new team at GovNet overseeing expo development and implementing new marketing strategies for growth. He has also published Despoke, one of the most successful design and lifestyle blogs, which was highly commended by UK Blog Awards. He also oversaw unprecedented growth of the UK's largest trade event social media following including over 85,000 followers on Twitter. In the past four years, the events he has worked on have been shortlisted for 24 awards.