Expert Panel Announced

Thinking of developing a new idea? Don’t know where to start? This is the perfect innovation event for you!


David Bunting is Chief Executive of Trevor Baylis Brands plc, a company that provides a variety of services for Inventors predominantly around IP. David is an Engineer, Fellow of the IET and a European Chartered Engineer. He has over forty years’ experience in senior positions in industry working with such companies as GEC, EDS, and France Telecom. His experience includes High-technology Research and Development, Sales and Marketing, and Finance.

David’s Seminar – Developing an idea is an extensive and involved process and it is always best to fully assess a concept before you proceed with designing, prototyping and patenting your concept. This seminar will take you through how David evaluates concepts in the early stages drawing on his vast knowledge of supporting thousands of inventors over many years.


Russ Cohen has lived in South East Asia since 2000, working in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality and Logistics for Raw Material Supply businesses and Brands such as Maclaren and Crumpler. He currently heads up Manufacturing Services Agency providing support for small to medium size businesses for manufacturing in Greater China and South East Asia.

Russ’s Seminar – Sourcing a good manufacturer that can produce excellent quality products in China is highly possible, I’ve been doing it for many years!, but you do need to be careful, plan your project well and set out from the beginning with a considered and deliberate approach. In this seminar I will share some of the top tips I have picked up over the last twenty years and also divulge insider knowledge to inform your journey and improve your chances of success.


Edward Thien is a European and UK Patent Attorney. He has handled patent applications in a wide variety of technological areas including medical devices, mass spectrometry, automotive, printers, projectors, semiconductors and materials. Edward also has experience in advising clients on freedom to operate issues; defending patents from opposition at the European Patent Office and advising on registered design protection.

Edward’s Seminar – The five W’s of intellectual property- an opportunity to learn from real-life business case studies which could apply to your own situation. Hear about the value of protecting your ideas; how to go about protecting them successfully and how protecting your ideas can actually make money rather than cost you money.


Nick Christie has 20 years’ worth of experience of selling innovative products into both the UK and international retail markets including high street names such as Tesco, ASDA-Walmart, WH Smith, Amazon, Sainsbury’s, Toys R Us, Halfords, Wilkinson and Morrisons. Nick’s vast sales and marketing experience also expands to successfully selling through TV shopping channels, online retailers, in gift catalogues/mail order and also onboard airlines. His agency, Jump7, support numerous product brands to market and sell their product in the UK and internationally.

Nick’s Seminar – Discover how to move from product manufacture to selling your products to the retail market and maximising sell through to consumers. Topics include: Pricing products correct; choosing which retail channels to target; how distributors work; social media, PR and Trade shows and selling on Amazon.


Phil Staunton has over 10 years experience of supporting start-up businesses and SMEs develop and launch innovative, new products onto the market. Phil now specialises in strategic planning of product development to minimise risk and therefore maximise the chances of success. Phil was a key part of the journey of Omnio from initial sketch to established business being valued at over £2 million with product sold globally and multiple business and innovation awards.

Phil’s Seminar – Explore the various options available to entrepreneurs trying to fund the process of taking an idea to market. Topics will include: grant funding; pitching to investors; creating an investment case and an overview of other funding opportunities.


Richard Chapman graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2013 with first class honours in Product Design. He was shortlisted for the Design Council’s Future Pioneer Award at the annual New Designers show in London. As one of the core team at D2M, Richard has worked on multiple design projects with entrepreneurs from camera equipment to in-ear speakers and even a baby buggy.

Richard’s Seminar – Drawing on his own experience of launching Mesto (an innovative kitchen product) Richard will explain crowdfunding from start through to fully funded on Kickstarter. Understand the different platforms available, how it works, what doesn’t work and what are the key essentials to successfully raising the money that you need to manufacture your product.


Spaces are limited for this one of a kind event so please book soon to avoid disappointment:

For further information email Morna:

From Patent to Profit

innovation event

Have an awesome idea in mind? Don’t know where to start? This event will introduce you to the leaders of innovation who want to teach you the entire process, from start to finish!

Innovation Masterclass – A mandatory, day-long seminar welcoming entrepreneurs and inventors of all kinds. Sit in front of a panel of industry experts as they deliver priceless wisdom and extensive knowledge on what it takes to turn an idea into a patented, prototyped and eventually manufactured product. Take this opportunity to learn from the people who have been doing this, successfully, for decades! You will have the chance to ask any questions and network with other like-minded individuals who are looking to accomplish the same goals that you are!

Date: Tuesday 19th September 2017

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: MSE Meeting Room, 103a Oxford Street, London, W1D 2HG

Seminar Program:

  • How do assess if my idea is viable? Delivered by David Bunting of Trevor Baylis Brands.
  • How do I patent or protect my idea? Delivered by Ed Thien of Wynne Jones
  • Can I manufacture my idea successfully in China? Delivered by Russ Cohen of Manufacturing Services Agency.
  • How do I make money from my idea? Delivered by Nick Christie of Jump7.
  • Can I get funding for developing my idea? Delivered by Phil Staunton MD of D2M
  • What is crowd-funding and can I use it to fund my idea? Delivered by Richard Chapman of D2M Innovation.

This event is all-inclusive. Tea, coffee, biscuits and a lunch buffet will be provided on site. You will also receive a pack with a summary of each seminar and additional information that will help you launch your idea and get you on the pathway to success.

This event is run in combination with Trevor Baylis Brands, Manufacturing Services Agency & Wynne Jones IP to provide a full range of expertise needed to launch a new product idea.

Approximate Timings:

  • 09.30 Tea/coffee for early arrivals
  • 10.00 Seminar program starts
  • 11.15 Tea/coffee break
  • 13.00 Healthy buffet lunch and networking
  • 15.00 Tea/coffee
  • 16.00 Seminar program ends

Price: £159 per delegate.

Spaces are limited. Book soon, tickets are selling fast!

For further information email Morna: