Kevin Chesters

Owner & Strategy Partner
Harbour London

Kevin Chesters is the Owner & Strategy Partner at Harbour - an independent communications collective based in London. 

Kev Chesters has held senior strategy roles at British Telecom, Saatchi & Saatchi, W+K, mcgarrybowen and was most recently the CSO at Ogilvy. He is a member of the APG committee, a regular contributor to The Drum & Campaign and writes a blog for The Marketing Society. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Creative Arts and he is really (really) passionate about Britain in its best version. 

Speaker Events

Walpole Future of British Luxury Summit 2021

6th Sep 2021
09:00 - 17:00

Early bird member tickets are priced from £350 + VAT & fees.

Early bird non member tickets are priced from £600 + VAT & fees.

WALPOLE MEMBERS CLICK HERE TO REQUEST ACCESS CODE FOR MEMBER RATE TICKETS, or email [email protected].

Ticket numbers strictly limited due to Covid safety - BOOK NOW to guarantee your place & to take advantage of early bird pricing.

Join the opinion leaders and rising stars defining the future of British luxury at Walpole’s ‘Future of British Luxury Summit’, in association with Facebook, ESW and TONG. Open to Walpole members and non-members.

Luxury is set for its biggest ever bounce back - according to analysts, by 2025, the global luxury market could reach €370B, an increase of €150B in 2020. But how can British luxury brands take advantage of that potential? Who will be the winners and the losers? And what lessons have been learned after 18 months of the pandemic?

With unique insights, exclusive analysis and cutting-edge research as well as compelling speakers, keynotes and panelists, the Walpole Future of British Luxury Summit is back.

This event will be held at The Londoner Hotel. Please note: all safety precautions will be taken to ensure all spaces are Covid-safe. You can find more information on The Edwardian Hotels' Operating Procedures for a Safe Future here.

This year’s speakers so far:

 With more to be announced.

Topics include:

  • Leadership
  • New business models
  • Customer insight and engagement
  • Sustainability and diversity
  • The importance of cultural connection
  • The evolution of retail and the outlook for global travel

Join the business leaders and rising stars defining the future of British luxury by registering for the Walpole Summit now. 

 

SKILLS SESSIONS: Creativity with Kev Chesters - How to Play with Time

4th Feb 2021

The world is getting faster. We are all being asked to do more in less time, with more things crammed into our days. We can't bend time or create time, but maybe we can - with help - reframe our relationship with it!

Join Kev for this Skills Session, where he helps us look at time differently, as part of his Creativity series.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an on demand session and can be watched whenever is convenient to you. Tickets are available for a single session or the full Kev Chesters Skill Sessions series.

SKILLS SESSIONS: Creativity with Kev Chesters - Storytelling: What it is and Why We Do It

4th Jan 2021

We are all storytellers, so we are told. Why do we tell stories, what makes them useful and what are the rules for constructing them? Learn from a vicar, film director, quilter, restaurant owner, author, journalist, sculptress and children's author.

Join Kev for this Skills Session as he helps us tell better stories; part of his Creativity series.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an on demand session and can be watched whenever is convenient to you. Tickets are available for a single session or the full Kev Chesters Skill Sessions series.

SKILLS SESSIONS: Creativity with Kev Chesters - How to Get Better at Writing

4th Jan 2021

We are all storytellers, so we are told. Why do we tell stories, what makes them useful and what are the rules for constructing them? Learn from a vicar, film director, quilter, restaurant owner, author, journalist, sculptress and children's author.

Join Kev for this Skills Session as he helps us tell better stories; part of his Creativity series.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an on demand session and can be watched whenever is convenient to you. Tickets are available for a single session or the full Kev Chesters Skill Sessions series.

SKILLS SESSIONS: Audience Behaviour with Kev Chesters - What All Businesses Can Learn from Studying Gangs

4th Jan 2021

Gangs are incredibly successful historical entities - for good and for bad. From the Women's Institute to Islamic State, from the Brownies to the Moonies. What are the ten lessons we can all learn from studying them?

Join Kev for this Skills Session, where he shows us how gangs aren't always a bad thing, as part of his Audience Behaviour series.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an on demand session and can be watched whenever is convenient to you. Tickets are available for a single session or the full Kev Chesters Skill Sessions series.

SKILLS SESSIONS: Audience Behaviour with Kev Chesters - Insights 1.01

4th Jan 2021

"Insight" is one of the most over-used words in the creative industries. But what are they? How to separate an insight from a guess/hunch, where do we find them & why do we need them?

Join Kev for this Skills Session, where he helps us work out what is an insight and how do we find them, as part of his Audience Behaviour series.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an on demand session and can be watched whenever is convenient to you. Tickets are available for a single session or the full Kev Chesters Skill Sessions series.

Ten Years of TED: The Very Best of a Decade of TED Talks

2nd Oct 2020


The world-famous TED Conference (Technology, Entertainment, Design), the home of Ted Talks, is held every year in Vancouver. Well, apart from this year. Unfortunately, along with seemingly everything else in 2020, TED was a victim of Covid-19 and cancelled.

However, that doesn’t mean that people should have to miss out on the innovative, world-changing ideas that TED has been providing. No one got to go to TED in 2020, but you can.

Harbour Strategy Partner, Kevin Chesters, has attended every TED Conference for the last ten years. This has meant that he has seen every main stage TED Talk given in that time (that amounts to over 1200 talks).

Kevin has put together a unique, personalised & exclusive presentation of the Very Best of TED 2009-2019 - get ready for the ultimate in information download, all in the space of an hour.

This session and recording are available for free to all Walpole members. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.