Annual Conference & gala dinner

  • Thursday 16th November 2023

  • ICC Wales

About the event

Cornerstone’s Annual Conference brings together advisers from across the UK to connect & explore the challenges and opportunities facing the Financial Services Industry, through a programme packed with inspiring speakers, thought-provoking content and learning opportunities.

All delegates are invited to attend a Gala Dinner held at the end of the day to celebrate our sector’s achievements and successes over the past year, with a prestigious awards ceremony.

Annual Conference & Gala Dinner 2023

Building Resilience, Driving Performance: The Future of Business
  • Thursday 16th November 2023

Confirmed Speakers

Jamie Murphy
Director at Odyssey Pensions Limited

Jamie has worked in the SIPP and SSAS industry for over 20 years. For a substantial part of that time, he has worked as a director of various Trustee and Administration firms, and recently has been directly responsible for compliance oversight and monitoring, as well as business development and technical competencies throughout various businesses.

Stuart Hutchinson
Investment Director at Brooks Macdonald

Stuart joined Brooks Macdonald in 2017 and manages bespoke discretionary portfolios on behalf of a range of clients.

Prior to joining Brooks Macdonald, Stuart worked at WHIreland as a private client investment manager and at Cambridge Associates. He has over 13 years’ experience in financial services.

Justus Acre
Justus Brown
Founder & CEO of Acre

Justus is an experienced software professional and product thinker who founded Acre in order to change the way people buy homes.

Acre automates data collection, compliance, and documentation for the entire home buying process using a private blockchain as a single source of truth. Acre has raised over £10m and will power 5% of the UK’s mortgages by the end of 2024.

Daniel Lewis
Daniel Lewis
Strategy Director at Spindogs

Dan has nearly 20 years’ professional experience in delivering effective online and offline marketing campaigns across a range of channels and sectors.

Dan has spoken at a number of events for the Chartered Institute of Marketing, University of South Wales amongst others. He is also a fluent Welsh speaker and a member of the board of trustees at Makers Guild Wales.

Hamish Simmie
Associate Director at Savills

Hamish is an Associate Director in the residential research team and has worked at Savills for just over eight years. The primary focus of Hamish’s work is planning and development, providing insight for a broad selection of clients operating in the built environment, ranging from housebuilders to public sector bodies .

He is a member of Savills’ Planning Thought Leadership Group and contributes to annual and quarterly publications relating to land supply and housing need. Prior to working at Savills, Hamish was a research assistant at a Growth Hub in Buckinghamshire.

Dev Malle
Dev Malle
Chief Business Development Officer at Simplify

Dev worked in the financial services industry for over 22 years before taking up the role initially as Group Distribution Director at My Home Move and then Chief Business Development Officer at Simplify, when the two largest conveyancing service providers merged in 2019. Prior to this he held a number of senior positions at Nationwide and UCB, he was Sales Director at Pink and Sales & Marketing Director at Personal Touch. During this time, he also held board positions with Surveying and Secured Lending companies.

He is now responsible for business development strategy and revenue with Simplify taking it to an enviable award-winning position, boasting an innovative combination of leading technology, great people and service.

Conference Speaker Chris Cassidy
Chris Cassidy
Strategic Account Manager at L&G Home Finance

Chris has been working at Legal & General Home Finance since 2016. With a wide breadth of experience across the Sales Support, Business Development and Customer Outcomes teams, he understands how to communicate with both customers and advisers.

Chris became a Strategic Account Manager in 2023. He is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with our strategic partners.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Annual Conference & Gala Dinner 2022

Why should you attend?

Meet inspiring thought leaders

Hear from inspiring thought leaders across a range of specialisms, including finance, economy, and technology. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, exchange ideas and gain insight from their expertise.

Expand and Strengthen Your Network

The Cornerstone’s Annual Conference offers opportunities to engage with other members of The Cornerstone Network & partners, expand your professional network, and build lasting relationships.


There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available for organisations interested in supporting our Annual Conference & Gala Dinner in 2023. If you would like to get involved, please contact us at