Business Connections of Value:
Our first 2020 speaker at Wynyard Hall has a truly inspiring story demonstrating how global success can be achieved from the heart of the North East.
Jason Knights is the Managing Director of the global branding agency Blue Kangaroo Design.
Having left school at the age of 16 with no qualifications he joined the British Army as Junior Solider, he then went on to have a varied career until in 2006 he started Blue Kangaroo Design
Based in Gateshead the company boasts some of the biggest clients within the brand licensing and toy industry. Companies such as Pixar, Warner Bros, National Geographic, Universal Studios as well as Lucas Film to name a few.
With clients spread throughout Europe, North America, LATAM and APAC they have cemented their reputation in a truly international market. Jason is very passionate when it comes to spreading the word about the North East and helping to promote the business community.
Recently Jason was awarded the Board of Trade Award for his work his export work, Jason is also an Export Ambassador for the Department of International Trade and has attended several trade missions.
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11.30 - 14.30