DisruptSW 2019 is an initiative by ADLIB and Foot Anstey.

DisruptSW was established in 2017 as a collaboration between ADLIB, Foot Anstey and Tällt Ventures. The purpose of DisruptSW is to feature, highlight, showcase and to inspire South West business success and growth stories, those businesses and people that truly disrupt and challenge, those that imagined the unimaginable. As part of this, DisruptSW curates and publishes a yearly DisruptSW Index for which we analyse South West businesses against essential ingredients fundamental to success.


We are a Technology, Data, Marketing and Creative Recruitment Agency. A trusted partner, supporting growth and success at pace since 2001. We connect ambitious organisations with equally ambitious talent. We immerse ourselves in the worlds we operate in. Our highly respected and experienced team is regularly called on to share their unrivalled knowledge and bring the finest talent together with ambitious start-ups, thriving SMEs, agencies of all shapes and sizes, challenger brands and global organisations.

About True Diversity by ADLIB

During our Diversity Consultancy conversations with clients and also at events, we notice that the thoughts tend to quickly jump to the “gender pay gap” and ‘gender balance within businesses’ when speaking about diversity. But there is so much more to achieving and contributing towards true team diversity within businesses. This is why we have created the “True Diversity” initiative with the mission to help Technology, Data, Marketing and Creative businesses identify where they are at on their journey towards diversity, what they could improve and how to go about making those adjustments. Diversity and Inclusion isn’t a tick box exercise, it requires an engaged commitment to drive change and live and breathe an all-inclusive environment. www.adlib-recruitment.co.uk

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Foot Anstey is a fast-growing UK Top 100 law firm. It was founded in 1908 and has in recent years developed into a network of eight offices across the South West, the South and London. Foot Anstey has a strategy of organic growth in its six specialist sectors, delivering added value to an impressive portfolio of clients. The business employs around 600 people.

About Foot Anstey Technology

Foot Anstey Technology believes technology impacts positively on innovation and creative disruption. It has co-curated the Disrupt SW index since 2017.

In that time the urgent need to curate greater employment diversity within our region has become undeniable. There are clear examples within the South West of greater 'true' diversity energising growth, innovation, productivity and happiness – for the businesses and for those doing business with them.

The theme for Disrupt SW is 'Diversity'. Foot Anstey Technology is once again proud to spotlight businesses in the region doing business differently.