Summer Drinks

We are pleased to host Summer Drinks for Chair/NEDs of growth-focused businesses, to take place in the Drawing Room and Sunken Gardens at Downing College, Cambridge.

This event is hosted in partnership with Taylor Vinters.

Attendance is by invitation.


Our next Life Sciences Dinner will take place on 11 June at Hotel du Vin in Cambridge, in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and Taylor Wessing.  This is the latest in a series of events offering an opportunity for business leaders of life sciences companies to meet with their peers for dinner and discussion in a relaxed atmosphere.

We will be joined by special guests Jason Mellad (Start Codon), Karolina Zapadka (Accelerate@Babraham) and Nate Mayfield (Illumina) to discuss how to make the most of accelerators to fast track your business growth.

Jason Mellad is CEO & Co-founder of Start Codon, a new Cambridge accelerator backed by investors including Cambridge Innovation Capital, Genetech, Babraham Bioscience Technologies, Jonathan Milner & Ian Tomlinson, seeking to support the most exciting pre-Series A life science and healthtech companies globally.  Prior to Start Codon, Jason spent 5 years as CEO of Cambridge Epigenetix.

Karolina Zapadka leads Accelerate@Babraham, the bio-incubator and life science accelerator at Babraham Research Institute. A highly experienced biotech business developer, Karolina has been part of the Cambridge life science ecosystem for the past 8 years, including as a Facilitator on the Judge Institute’s Ignite Programme and as Chief of Staff for Innovation Forum.

Nate Mayfield is the Senior Director of Commercial Operations, Strategy and Inside Sales for Illumina business in the EMEA region, helping develop and deliver upon a multi-year commercial growth strategy.   He is also involved in the Illumina Global Accelerator, advising early stage genomics companies with their commercialisation and development of go-to-market strategy.

Attendance at this dinner is by invitation for business leaders in growth life sciences companies.  If you would like to find out more about this or future Life Sciences Dinners please contact Kerry Linsey or Iain Hopper.


Our next Tech Leadership Dinner takes place in London on 19 June.

Our topic for the evening is Talent & Growth and we will be joined by a group of experts to play a part in discussion around the table including the VP Talent at Thought Machine; and VP People at Five AI & Talent Advisor to Kindred Capital’s portfolio founders.  The dinner will be attended by CEOs and other C-suite leaders of innovative growth technology companies.

The Leadership Dinner is organised and hosted by Bailey Fisher in partnership with Mills & Reeve and Grant Thornton.

Attendance is by invitation.  If you would like to find out more about future events, please contact Kerry Linsey.



The latest event in our CFO Dinner series brings together CFOs of growth technology businesses for an informal peer-to-peer dinner and roundtable discussion focusing on the economy.  Our guest speaker is Paul Donovan, Chief Economist of UBS Global Wealth Management, the wealth management arm of Swiss-based global financial services group UBS.  Paul is responsible for developing and presenting the UBS economic outlook, and communicating the UBS view on economics, policy and politics around the world.  Paul has co-authored two books on environmental economics, and is regularly interviewed on economic issues in the print and broadcast media.

This event is hosted by Bailey Fisher in partnership with UBS.

Attendance at this event is by invitation. If you are interested in finding out more about this or future CFO Dinners, please contact Andrew Moore, Managing Director or Helen Poole, Director of Marketing & Events at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.

The next Private Markets Dinner will take place at Downing College, Cambridge.  The event is hosted by Bailey Fisher Executive Search in partnership with Farrer & Co and PwC UK.  Attendance is by invitation for a select group of business leaders from amongst the region’s foremost private & family owned businesses.

The topic for discussion is “Growing your Business with an Exit Strategy: An Investor’s Perspective”.  Our guest speaker for the evening is Rodney Appiah, Director of Foresight Group, a leading, independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager with over £2.9 billion of current assets under management.  Foresight Private Equity is one of the UK’s leading and longest established investors in growing businesses, investing between £1m-£5m to support MBOs/MBIs, growth capital and equity release.

If you are a owner or manager of a family business interested in finding out more about the Private Markets Dinners, please contact Andrew Moore.

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