The Makers Conversation: An Evening With Aaron Simpson & Graham Hobson

By on May 29, 2019

Aaron Simpson is a British businessman, entrepreneur and former film producer, Graham Hobson is the founder of Photobox and Ollie Forsyth (moderator) is the founder of The Makers invites to The Makers Conversation.

Aaron Simpson is a British businessman, entrepreneur and former film producer. He is the co-founder and executive chairman of Quintessentially Group, an international members-only lifestyle management company and concierge group. Simpson is also a founding trustee of the Quintessentially Foundation. A former film producer, Simpson has worked with Scala Films, Rocket Pictures and he founded his own company, Flashlight Films.

Simpson co-founded Quintessentially Group in 2000 with Ben Elliot and Paul Drummond. Simpson serves as the group executive chairman. Simpson and Drummond met at Oxford and started the company with Elliot as a small, London-based concierge service. Since then, Quintessentially Group has expanded to 78 countries with over 1,500 employees, 33 sister businesses, and works with over 400 outside brands. In 2017, Simpson began work on the “world’s biggest superyacht”, the Quintessentially One, backed by five billionaire investors. The 722-foot yacht is scheduled to launch in 2019.

In 2017, Quintessentially generated $100m in revenue.

Graham Hobson is the founder of Photobox. From it’s launch in year 2000 he grew it with the help of others to be the largest personalisation company in Europe, later acquiring Moonpig as well as other leading European brands. This group was sold to Private Equity in 2016. Graham is now CTO of Peoplevox – a high-growth SaaS platform innovating warehousing and supply-chain for e-commerce businesses. He is also actively involved in angel investments and supporting social impact companies.

Ollie Forsyth (moderator) is the founder of The Makers.

The Makers Conversation: An Evening With Aaron Simpson & Graham Hobson will be held on Tuesday 4th June 2019 at Aviation House.

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