Event Management Services for corporate businesses and associations.


Cost of Capital Conference

At the start of 2019, the cost of capital is, once again, proving to be a key area of focus in periodic reviews being carried out by the likes of Ofgem, Ofcom and the CAA.  To consider this, a very well supported conference was held at Watermen’s Hall, London on Thursday February 28th, 1.00pm to 5.00pm. Ofgem and CMA slides to follow but please see the speaker presentations below:

John Earwaker cost of capital conference introduction February 2019

CEPA Risk Free Rate

Ian Alexander Beta estimation – Feb 28 2019

Ian Rowson Expected Market Return

NERA Expected Market Return

National Grid Beta Estimation

Paper by John Earwaker on allowed vs expected return Allowed vs expected return

PARI (Public Awareness of Research Infrastructure)
8 April 2019 STFC, Harwell, Oxfordshire
Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures III: Communicating the importance of science to society

Our first conference for SFTC. Check out this short video to get a feel of the event, and what an excellent event it was.

Horticultural Trade Association

We are also delighted to have worked with the Horticultural Trade Association on their extensive range of events and with the Chartered Institute of Horticulture on their AGM and annual Conference Island Horticulture: Life after Brexit October 3rd 2018 at Farmers’ and Fletchers Hall, London.


STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory TS2 Celebration and Vickers Building Opening
18 May 2018
What a wonderful way to celebrate 10 years of the TS2 project and to dedicate the new building to Jane Vickers.

A slight departure from our usual venue in that an aeroplane could fit in the space.

The empty shell

However, with a little imagination this was the end result

ISIS celebrated the opening of the R105 Vickers building and the 10th anniversary of first neutrons for TS2 at a luncheon event in R105 at STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on the 18th May 2018. Image shows Dr Sarah Rogers and Dr Chris Frost speaking at the event.

The building is designed for instrument testing not fine dining but even our outside kitchen worked a treat. Shown here from the aerial shot, edged in pink.

ISIS celebrated the opening of the R105 Vickers building and the 10th anniversary of first neutrons for TS2 at a luncheon event in R105 at STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on the 18th May 2018. Image shows the layout for the event beforehand.

A real credit to our excellent caterers A&J catering, Oxford. The food was excellent, and our top table reserved for Ms Vickers family who opened the building looked lovely too and the sun shone.

ISIS R105 Vickers building at STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on the 18th May 2018.

Cost of Capital Conference
4 May 2017 Trinity House, Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DH
This was a meeting of regulators, companies, investors and other interested parties from across the UK’s regulated sectors. The event looked at the factors that are going to impact on the rates of return that regulators will include in upcoming price control decisions.
Speaker presentations are listed here

John Earwaker, First Economics
Prof. Alan Gregory
Richard Dobbs, McKinsey & Company
Dr Richard Hern, NERA
Peter Dooley, RBS
Martin Malinowski, NAO
Andy Chesworth, Ofwat
James Tucker, ONS
Neil Griffths-Lambeth, Moody’s
Nick Francis, Reckon

Public Procurement: Global Revolution Series of International Conferences
Working closely with Professor Sue Arrowsmith, Achilles Professor of Public Procurement Law and Policy, University of Nottingham and Achilles Information Ltd, we have coordinated a series of major international conferences on Procurement Law. This extremely successful series of events provides unique networking opportunities, including plenary sessions and workshop streams of specific interest. With almost 300 participants of speakers and delegates from most of the major international organisations involved in procurement regulation (including a significant number from each of the WTO, World Bank and EBRD), as well as from academia, government, and the private sector, this event leads discussion on procurement regulation.

Public Procurement: Global Revolution IV (2010), VI (2013),  VII (2015) and VIII (2017) and IX (2019) took place at the Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham and the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham. Public Procurement: Global Revolution X will take place in June 2021. Further details from Justine.

Business Seminars
Over the last 13 years, we have co-ordinated a regular programme of business seminars and courses for First Economics.

Exhibition Openings
We coordinated three separate exhibition openings, held at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock to launch the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust’s fundraising campaign to raise funds to build a bespoke Military museum. By January 2014, the museum was complete and organisation and creating exhibitions and galleries was underway.

Over a number of years, we organised an evening reception at the House of Lords with the kind permission of Lord Bradshaw for the Railway Study Association. This was always an extremely popular event and guests felt that the grandeur of the surroundings complimenting the entertainment provided by the evening event.