Core is an innovative, virtual events solution by XSEM, an award-winning creative experiences agency, founded in 2003 by Dan Bardgett and Michael Gwilliam.

Early 2020, in the face of a global pandemic, we soon realised the need for a versatile and bespoke, online events platform. We needed to be able to continue delivering key commercial, communicative events for our clients. 


It was clear that the event management skills and expertise we’d developed over the last 18 years were every bit as relevant in delivering world class virtual events. Partnering with a technology company, we created the Core platform.  In 2020, we successfully delivered events for Meet Magento UK (Adobe), NHS Confederation, Nisa, Bargain Booze, CJ Lang (SPAR Scotland), Bestway Retail and Bestway Wholesale.


These events have raised millions in revenue for our clients whilst allowing thousands of delegates to interact and do business through our versatile platform. 


At the 2020 Conference Awards, we were won Bronze in the “Best Event Agency” category for their outstanding work in developing the Core platform.

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