Access to, and use of, this site is provided by Executive Grapevine [EG] subject to the following legal terms.

Acceptable Use Policy

All material on or from the Websites (the "content") or in any way relating to the Websites belongs to EG. EG own the copyright and all other intellectual property rights associated with the content.

In accessing the EG’s web pages, you agree that you will access the content solely for your own private use. You can download and use EG’s service on a single computer at a time, and you can print out a single hard copy of any part of the content on the website. However you may not download or use any content from EG’s website for any commercial or public use without the official permission of the publisher.

Unless you have the permission of EG, you may not copy, store in any medium (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, broadcast, modify, or show in public any part of EG’s website in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Specifically, you may not create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing all and any of the content. Requests to republish, redistribute or syndicate content should be addressed to our data team.


You acknowledge that EG own the Trade Marks and that you may not use any of them without our prior written permission. Other product and company names and logos mentioned or displayed in the Websites may be the trade marks, service marks or trading names of third parties.


You may not damage, interfere with or disrupt access to the Websites or do anything which may interrupt or impair their functionality. Specifically, you may not send offensive, infringing, obscene, indecent or other unlawful or objectionable material or information; threaten, harass, stalk, abuse, disrupt or otherwise violate the rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

We retain the absolute right to prevent you from accessing the Websites, without prejudice to any of our accrued rights, where we in our reasonable discretion consider that you are contravening our Acceptable Use Policy or any other term or condition of these Terms and Conditions, and we have informed you of your contravention or breach.


Where any of the Websites (or Micro Sites on any of the Websites) require that you register in order to use them, you are obliged to provide accurate and complete registration information. It is your responsibility to update and maintain any changes to that information (including your e-mail address) by altering your details as appropriate. We will not be liable for any unauthorised transactions made using your user name or password. In accessing the Websites, or any one of them, you agree not to: impersonate another person or use a false name or a name you are unauthorised to use or create a false identity or e-mail address or try to mislead others as to the identity or origin of any communications.

Our Liability

You agree that EG have no control over third party content and information which can be accessed using the Websites and that EG do not examine or edit the use to which you or others put the Websites or the nature of the content or information being accessed and that EG are excluded from all liability of any kind arising from such third party content or information. This applies to advertisements as well as websites offering goods or service.. EG will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by us or our employees or agents. You will be responsible for the security of your own computer system, and the transfer of any information from your computer system. EG also cannot and do not accept responsibility for the loss or corruption of any material in transit, or the loss of or corruption of any material when downloaded onto any computer systems.

Any goods or services purchased or obtained or offered to you through use of the Websites, whether accessed directly or otherwise, are provided subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier of those goods or services. As such, EG make no warranty whatsoever in relation to those goods or services. EG provide the Websites on an "as is" basis and make no representations or warranties of any kind as to the Websites or the content. We make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the content published on the Websites. Any liability, however it occurs, for any such inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.


You agree to indemnify and hold us and any of our officers, employees and agents harmless from and against all and any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses incurred or suffered and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened, in each case arising from your use of, or conduct on, the Websites and/or a breach of the Acceptable Use Policy and/or any of these Terms and Conditions. If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access the contents of this website and therefore should cease using this website immediately.

Data Protection Principles

Executive Grapevine International Limited agrees that all of its activities, both internally and externally are bound by the principles of the Data Protection Act including the following terms:

  1. Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully and, in particular, shall not be processed unless -
    • (a) at least one of the conditions in Schedule 2 is met, and
    • (b) in the case of sensitive personal data, at least one of the conditions in Schedule 3 is also met.
  2. Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes.
  3. Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed.
  4. Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
  5. Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
  6. Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act.
  7. Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.
  8. Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.
Sustainability and Carbon Reduction

We’ve been thinking about our impact on the environment and how we can do more to make a difference. Below you’ll find the details of our sustainability pledge and the steps we’re taking to reduce our impact on the planet.

  • We have committed to substantially reducing our carbon footprint annually, and to become carbon neutral in the future.
  • We have stopped producing printed products.
  • We have developed more sustainable ways to engage with our readers via our social media and web sites.
  • Additionally, we have launched a bespoke platform for our clients to deliver their own events, helping to save hundreds of kilos in carbon emissions.
  • We have embraced hybrid working fully and no longer operate full time from our office. In time we will substantially reduce the square footage of our offices thus reducing the energy required.
  • We are prioritising suppliers we work with to join us and work towards better sustainability.

We are interested in reducing our negative impact on the environment, looking at the waste we produce, the processes we use, the technology we use and the carbon emissions we produce, among other factors.

Our goal is to make incremental improvements each year and to be able to look back in five or ten years and see the impact of our efforts. Our objective is to improve from where we are now to become a fully sustainable business with as little impact on the environment as possible.

In preparation for a more sustainable future, we have made a number of big changes, taking into account the commercial impact, and innovating to navigate these challenges. rough wo officially a carbon negative comany


Over the last 40 years, we have spent tens of thousands of pounds on print products, flyers, newspapers, guides, magazines and have produced millions of printed pages.

The way that people consume information now has drastically changed. We don’t believe that people used our print products as they once did and we have taken time to learn about the impact of deforestation and the compounds and heavy metals in printer ink that can lead to soil and water pollution when left in landfill sites.

In addition, the paper that we used often travelled large distances to get to the printers and then travelled further from the printers to our target destinations across the country.

We took the decision to drop our commercial print products including magazines and directories, conference guides and supplements and instead offered our readers and clients a range of new digital solutions that are more accountable, have a much wider reach and, of course, have a much smaller impact on the environment.

We also ended the contract for our office printer & fax machine, and handed that back to the supplier. Paper contracts were also replaced by a new digital booking system reducing the need to send post.

Merchandise & Events

When hosting in person events, we no longer publish paper delegate lists, instead using a custom build app. We also felt that we needed to give free gifts to attendees and often we would use generic branded merchandise. We often bought items based on cost, rather than considering the source of these materials, what they were made from, or what was being kept or discarded by attendees as soon as they arrived home. We have reduced the number of free gifts we give, and now only offer those products from a sustainable or recycled background.


When we started to look into the environmental impact of the business. Pre Covid, our sales and editorial attended hundreds of clients meetings per year, , had merchandise and exhibition stands sent across the length of the country for conferences, fairs and exhibitions and all our employees commuted to the office.

During 2021 over 95% of all client meetings were virtual and we did not attend any physical events. As of May 2020, we became a fully hybrid team so the impact of the daily commute of our employees has been dramatically reduced down to 10 full days per year.


We no longer require many of the services usually found in an office which has reduced the number of delivery journeys required. We have cancelled everything from the coffee machine, stationary orders, water coolers and paper shredding collection. In addition, we have turned off our fridge and freezers. Furthermore, all computer screens are turned off with employees dialling into their PC via LAN. The lights remain off except for one day a week and the AC is set at a minimum. This has had a dramatic effect on our carbon footprint.

Our current lease expires in January 2024, and subsequently we will be moving to substantially smaller premises. There are challenges we are going to have to overcome, but there are also going to be big changes to the impact we have as a business on the environment.

Throughout 2021, no members of staff worked full time at the office and only two member of staff spent more than five days there across the entire year.

Supply Chain

Our supply chain runs far and wide and, over the next twelve months, we hope to put more commitments and checks from our suppliers in place to see if we can make the world a more sustainable place together.

Carbon Footprint

We are in the process of attempting our first carbon footprint calculation this year We have tried to take into account that most of our team spend almost all of their working time at home and, therefore, we have tried to factor in their home heating, lighting and internet use.

Our carbon output is surprisingly lean. We intend to focus around three key metrics to begin:

  • Light and Heating
  • Internet
  • Servers

Carbon Produced Kg

Once we have been able to quantify the impact of our commercial activities we will actively seek ways to offset it.