Though born in South London, Sonny Cutting was a Brighton local from the age of 16 and has lived in Hurstpierpoint for the past 20 years. Today in the sleepy little village of Hurstpierpoint, he lives with his wife, Andrea and their twins, Jack and Charlotte.
Sonny is the Events Director of Network Xpress which he set up after leaving BT as a new media specialist after 8 years of service. Inspiration struck in the midst of running Net XP when he was invited to a business conference in Haywards Heath in 2015 and was simply not impressed with the overall process of the day’s activities. The business conference felt tired and lacklustre – no doubt encouraging the epiphany about tradeshows and conferences that then came to him. In January 2015, Network Xpress started to become a stand-alone brand and grew very quickly.
Net XP’s first-ever corporate conference was held in August 2015 in the halls of Hurstpierpoint College. It was here Sonny introduced the game theme, Trivial Pursuit for Business, for the first time and it could not have gone better.
Companies loved the idea of a game to play which broke the ice and enabled easier conversation. In early 2016 Net XP started to introduce tech into events with high-quality video, professional photography, augmented advertising, VR and much more. (Photo attached is of Kerry Kyriacou, one of our speakers.)
After the initial success of Net XP’s first big event, Sonny wanted to connect with even more businesses to gain a foothold in the marketplace. Network Xpress adapts to changes in the region every year to keep the brand fresh.