The 'Man Bites Dog journey' Lunch

Start Date

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:00

End Date

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 14:30

The 'Man Bites Dog journey' Lunch - Look up, scale up!


Claire Mason worked on her first business at 14, published a book at 25 and aged 30 founded Man Bites Dog – a multi award-winning thought leadership consultancy with global reach.


Entrepreneurship, innovation and a focus on the ideas economy has driven her vision. Man Bites Dog specialises in partnering with knowledge-rich businesses to turn intellectual capital into competitive advantage, developing their corporate purpose and thinking. Their work has built reputation, deepened relationships and generated revenue. (Some of their reports have been cited in Westminster, Brussels and the White House.)


At this lunch, Claire will explain her vision that to sustain the independent thinking that drives Brighton’s unique culture, we need more start-ups - and our small businesses to grow. Claire will share her personal insights on scaling up from her first childhood venture to building Man Bites Dog as a powerhouse of big ideas for the world’s smartest companies. She will also reveal the secrets of her decade of research on what makes small businesses grow big - without growing up!


So, find out how this Brighton-based business has scaled up to gain global impact. Join us for a great two course lunch at Malmaison, with plenty of time for networking and questions with Claire.




Claire Mason


An established speaker and commentator, Claire is an active champion of entrepreneurship, the ideas economy and women in business. Claire was named Female Marketing Leader of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Man Bites Dog was awarded World’s Best Campaign (B2B) in the ICCO Global Awards 2018. Having spent nearly half her life in Brighton & Hove and established a thriving business here, Claire is passionate about the power of our entrepreneurs to build a prosperous community and make global waves from the seaside. Claire is also campaigning to close the Gender Say Gap® – the underrepresentation of women in business and in public life – by increasing the visibility of female experts as thought leaders.




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Cancellation policy: Places are limited and events usually oversubscribed. Please give 2 working days' notice via email or you must pay for your place in full.


If you have never been a member of Brighton Chamber you are welcome to book and come to two events (just one breakfast) as a non-member. After this, you will need to join the Chamber to enjoy the benefits of membership.




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