About The Hive Network

The Hive Network is a community in which senior business leaders can share successes (and failures!), ideas and connections, in an open and collaborative environment. 

Our goal is for your business to achieve its results faster.

Our Hives:

The Finance Hive                 The Retail Hive

What are people saying about The Hive Network?

When industry leaders sit peer-to-peer to discuss relevant issues affecting their common industry, amazing things can happen. The Hive Network enables these conversations to take place in surprising ways and the results speak for themselves.

“Great day among experts, I left feeling positive as solutions do exist.”
Anthropologie

“The Hive  meetings are an excellent opportunity to discuss challenges ad opportunities with a peer group who truly understand the subject”
Lidl

“The Hive experience is a great way to share ideas/issues amongst the buy side and stay aligned as we work collectively with the sell side and platforms to deliver best performance for our clients”
BlackRock

“Great opportunity to meet high quality peer group to understand industry issues”
Fidelity International

Who can join The Hive Network?

We don’t just want conversations to happen; we want to drive actual change across the finance and retail industries. And we love connecting like-minded people. So we invite only senior business leaders, the people that make the tough decisions, to join The Hive Network.

We promise The Hive Network will widen and strengthen your existing network.

To talk to us about joining The Hive Network, please register your interest here or email paul.kehoe@thehive-network.com

Sally Green

Co-founder & Editorial Director

Sally has spent 17 years creating conferences and managing product teams for some of the world’s leading B2B media brands including The Economist, Informa and WBR. Certain that there was another way to generate valuable insight and networking for business communities away from the traditional conference model, Sally set up MAiNSAiL with the goal of driving innovation in the events industry. MAiNSAiL also provides consultancy to media owners who want to drive growth and innovation through communities and events and is the parent company of The Hive. 

Noj Mather

Co-founder & Commercial Director

Noj has a proven track record in building and driving commercial teams for leading media brands and companies including  Ziff Davis/ZDNet and WBR across a range of sectors from E-commerce and Magazine Publishing to Recruitment, Training and Events. Driven by the view that building genuine communities is the conduit to delivering real value to an industry, Noj set up MAiNSAiL to realise an ambition of breaking new ground within the events industry. MAiNSAiL also provides consultancy to media owners who want to drive growth and innovation through communities and events and is the parent company of The Hive. 

Julie Nicolas

Managing Director, The Finance Hive

Julie has founded conferences including the EMFX Trading Summit, PensionPioneers and the British Finance & Investment Students Conference. She also served as Senior Consultant to the Financial Times, John Locke Investments and before that was European Conference Director for TradeTech. Julie began her career in the World Trade Department at the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry and speaks French, Dutch, English, German and Portuguese. Julie was nominated for the Brummell "30 Ones to Watch" in 2016 has also won the LinkedIn UK Power Profile award for the finance industry.

Paul Kehoe

Commercial Officer

Paul is a sales & commercial leader who has worked for some of the best-known companies from within the media & technology space including 118118, CBS, play.com & Rakuten. His experience spans E-Commerce marketplaces, SAAS software as well as traditional media forms such as exhibitions, conferences, publishing & outdoor. Paul has huge experience & success in creating, leading & developing high-performance sales teams that promote growth.

The Hive Network Managers

Jaydon & Amy

Jaydon Connolly-Graham and Amy Phoenix work closely with each of our Hive members to understand their business objectives and challenges. This close relationship allows us to curate meetings, create exclusive content and foster connections which, in turn, helps our members fulfil their business objectives, faster and more efficiently in the long term.