Lakin McCarthy

Lakin McCarthy


Wayne Hemingway


Wayne Hemingway

Brand building, Marketing and Leadership:

Wayne explores the contrasts and synergies between building Red or Dead in the 80s, before the internet, and building the Vintage brand using social networking/digital marketing, along with effective and creative leadership techniques.

“As always, you managed to engage and provoke thinking in our BBC leaders and I had many asking me to send you their personal thanks.” Roger Cole, BBC

“He's straightforward, focused and willing to be interested in a whole heap of things outside his area of 'expertise' because he is interested in what it is to be alive and to have values.” - Linda Green BBC

“I just wanted to extend a big thank you to you and Wayne for helping to make our big event the best lecture the University of Dundee has ever had.” - Joanna Jones, The London Speaker Bureau

Regeneration, Housing, Urban Design and Architecture:

Over the past decade, HemingwayDesign have delivered a number of high profile and award-winning affordable new build housing schemes, 'turned around' troubled estates, have a string of impactful seaside regeneration projects under their belts and an extensive worldwide knowledge of creative led regeneration, great urban design and architecture. Wayne was the chairman of the place-making campaigning body Building For Life for eight years and sits on the Trustee Board of CABE (Commission for Architecture and Built Environment). His views are political, often controversial, and as HemingwayDesign works with some of Britain’s largest house builders, is able to comment on the state of an industry which has a significant impact on the economy and our well being.

“Wayne Hemingway - hilarious, inspiring go-getter. Brilliant keynote #iodconference” - Clare O'Neill, @claire_oneill24

“On behalf of everyone at Kent Housing Group thank you very much for coming along to our Seminar and giving such an inspirational presentation. The feedback from delegates is that your presentation was the highlight of the day and we are extremely grateful that you were able to spare the time to be there.” - Jill Pells, Partnership Manager, Kent Housing Group

“Just a note to thank you for the fantastic talk that you delivered to Midland Heart conference yesterday, you have obviously had a diverse and interesting journey. I was fascinated by your talk and could have listened for hours, its not often you hear of people developing their entrepreneurial career purely by accident, as yours appears to be.” - Sue Rechter, Quality Manager, Midland Heart

Creatively Led Regeneration, Brave and Generous Design:

The HemingwayDesign team have led on and have extensive knowledge of creatively led regeneration worldwide. Wayne talks about creative led regeneration, bravery and generosity in design that is happening from the Mitte in Berlin and Margate whilst taking in Brooklyn and Blackburn.

Event Production:

Described by many as the most ambitious and coolest festival start-up ever, this is the story of The Vintage Festival: identifying an opportunity in the market, then designing and delivering a summer festival for 50,000 people from scratch. The assembly of the team of designers, collaborators, bands, artists and designers, volunteers, plus the viral and street-led campaign, is an amazing and visually stunning chain of events, full of disasters and triumphs. Now an internationally recognised brand with some interesting spin-offs (including the Classic Car Boot Sale and Festival of Thrift) and a leading name in the competitive festival market, Vintage is the events arm to HemingwayDesign and has a string of successes to its name, including the official The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant Festival in June 2012 for 70,000 in Battersea Park and the Transatlantic 175 event that attracted 250,000 to Liverpool’s Waterfront in 2015.

“This modern tale of creating a multi faceted brand focusing on heritage but using modern technology and forward thinking marketing techniques is exciting.”

“I had the pleasure of listening to Wayne Hemingway on Wednesday. He was performing a Masterclass in Events and Festivals – a two-hour presentation to an interested audience – but I wish that I could have somehow bottled his enthusiasm and words and sent them off to every career advisor, teacher and politician in the land.”

Social and Cultural Responsibility of Companies, Corporations and Individuals:

We have come to learn how large corporations increasingly care and share our belief about 'improving things that matter in life'. We have worked with McDonalds, Coca Cola, Cafe Direct and others on responsible products, and there are many avenues to explore here.

Conference Hosting and Awards Ceremonies:

Wayne also hosts conferences and award ceremonies. He scrubs up well and looks quite good in a black tie – trust us.