Are you a
Corporate Escape Artist?

Networking for consultants

Who are Corporate Escape Artists?

We’re career professionals who have left our corporate lives to set up our own, independent, expert consultancy businesses.

Or are thinking about escaping a job but haven’t finished tunnelling out just yet!

Conversations are key

Networking is key to building a business, but you need opportunities to have deep, meaningful conversations to make it really work.
Our consultancy – The Marketing Matrix – started when we met at a networking meeting and we’re proud to have built a business together as a result of that chance meeting.
So we’re firm believers in the power of networking and collaboration.
That’s why we want to offer consultants a new way to support one other, during the pandemic and beyond.

Who's The Corporate Escape Club for?

Our meetings are where independent, professional, consultants and experts can collaborate and grow together. 
They’re for you if you have already escaped corporate life and are running an independent consultancy or expert business, or if you’re just at the early stages of planning your escape!
And they’re designed to complement any networking events you already attend, not to replace them.
We meet either at The Boathouse in Walton-on-Thames or on Zoom.

How Do They Work?

Our aim is to help you create and grow your business by meeting a community of like-minded peers, curious consultants and subject-matter experts interested in:

– Having meaningful, 1:1, business-focused conversations

– Exploring opportunities for collaborations and cross referrals

– Making high-quality, relevant connections

– Gaining 24-carat marketing insight and business growth tips

This isn’t networking where you’ll just have a 60-second pitch.
It’s not a training workshop either (although you will certainly learn something every time!)
The focus of The Corporate Escape Club will be on spending time chatting 1:1, building relationships and business friendships.
We want it to be somewhere you can meet and get to know each other properly as part of a friendly group of people who can support each other as collaborators, referrers, business buddies, suppliers … or even clients.
Anneve Hutchinson & Emma Tarring

Our Story

When we met in 2012 at a networking meeting, rather than see each other as competitors we had a coffee and over Emma’s kitchen table created The Marketing Matrix, a marketing and web consultancy we love.

We help Corporate Escape Artists create and grow consultancies they can promote clearly, confidently and consistently with a bespoke Marketing Action Plan (MAP) and Marketing Ecosystem which includes your branding, website and lead-generating marketing collateral.

We struggled to find networking groups designed specifically for consultants – so we created our own!


When are Corporate Escape Club meetings?
Usually every third Thursday of the month.

Where are they?
We meet either at The Boathouse in Walton-on-Thames or on Zoom.

What is the fee?
There’s no charge at the moment.

The only requirement to reserve your place at The Corporate Escape Club is a £48 refundable deposit payable via Paypal.

This is to ensure the limited places go to people who are committed to attending, which makes the meetings more valuable for everyone!

The fee is refunded straight back to you once you’ve attended the meeting.

© The Marketing Matrix 2022