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Alex Depledge, a seasoned tech entrepreneur and the incumbent CEO of Resi.co.uk, stands at the helm of the UK's most extensive residential architectural firm. Resi.co.uk is a trailblazer in the PropTech industry, dedicated to assisting UK homeowners in their home renovation and extension projects. Before her tenure at Resi.co.uk, Alex founded Hassle.com, the largest domestic cleaning marketplace in Europe, which she successfully sold for a remarkable €32 million.
About Alex Depledge
Resi, under Alex’s leadership, has revolutionised the architectural sector, providing comprehensive services to over 4000 UK homeowners, ranging from design and contractor networking to home financing. By digitising the entire home building and renovation process, Resi has managed to double productivity and cut lead times to site by half.
During her time as CEO of Hassle.com, Alex was instrumental in growing the business from its infancy to a turnover of over £8m in less than two years. She masterminded and implemented the expansion of Hassle.com from a single city to seven across four European countries. Hassle.com’s innovative model, which allowed cleaners to bid for jobs and maintain a direct relationship with customers, was a game-changer across all markets.
Beyond her entrepreneurial achievements, Alex served a four-year term on the board of London LEAP, presided over by the Mayor of London. This board oversees investments exceeding £100m into London’s culture and communities. In this capacity, Alex provided strategic advice and critical analysis for key initiatives, including the London C-19 Recovery Programme. She also held a non-executive directorship at Edited, a fashion analytics software utilised by top retailers in the US and Europe, including Inditex and Arcadia.
Further to her business accomplishments, Alex is a regular commentator on TV and radio, holds a board position at Persimmon Homes, and has been the recipient of numerous awards. These include the Emerging Technology Scale-up 2022 at the Enterprise Awards, The Barclay’s Entrepreneur Award for Start-Up of the Year 2020, and she was honored with an MBE for her contributions to the Sharing Economy in 2016. Her impressive track record makes her an exceptional keynote speaker.
Start-ups shouldn’t win but they often do. What can big businesses learn?
An established business has customers, brand, data, a knowledgeable workforce, and in most cases money. Yet in every sector we see them being challenged by start-ups which have only two things going for them – investment, and speed. They shouldn’t win, but everywhere you look they are. In this keynote, Alex looks at what, and how, you can learn from start-ups and ways to beat them at their own game.
The future of work: How innovation can disrupt standard business models.
Many established businesses are ripe for disruption, to enhance their longevity and ensure their survival, but become fearful and stop dead when it comes to actioning changes. However, by failing to move forward, businesses often see their long-term prospects hit hard and growth stymied. In this keynote, Alex looks at the key triggers in recognising the need, and timing, to innovate and disrupt standard business models along with the key markers to help determine successful innovation.
We have a women-problem, but is the problem maybe us?
The stats don’t lie – female founded businesses receive less than 2% of investors capital, and there are only 7 female CEOs in the FTSE 100. The spotlight has been on this issue for over twenty years, so why haven’t things improved? Have we ever considered that women ourselves might be part of the problem? In this keynote Alex discusses what we can each do to make sure that women are heard, get that pay rise, and most importantly ensure workplace equality. Alex’s journey shows that being a woman in the workforce can be a superpower, and how to use this power to your own, and others advantage.
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