It would be remiss of me not to point all web design and development folks from the UK at the Geek in the Park 2008 site. Held in Leamington Spa on Satruday 9th August, and organised by the Multipack (most of the work by Trev and Lloydyweb ).
The event, last run in 2006, is a two part affair. In the afternoon there's a picnic and general social, bring tea, cake, sandwiches, jam and your family. The evening is a talk on professional web design and development topics. Last time, Bruce and Patrick talked about Pragmatic Accessibility. This year, well, I know who's been contacted, but it's not confirmed so I'm keeping stum.