Sequoia Venue Solutions is a growth agency with a focus on helping unique and unusual venues grow their revenues. The organisation combines venue consultancy and a training academy as well as supporting clients with sales and marketing implementation.
Samme is a passionate event prof who has a wealth of experience within the global meetings and events industry focused in the areas of strategy, sales, marketing, PR, and event management.
I joined the industry cleaning quad bikes at the age of 11 and since then I have progressed from activity instructor to the role of Managing Director for the whole Wildfire Experience Agency including all five of our brands. I have personally managed and sold events ranging from motorised days through to Alice in Wonderland themes and award evenings for Sky TV.
Having worked in the professional services sector for more years than I care to admit, I have for the last 15 years been involved in selecting and implementing CRM systems and advising on data management strategies for key account management, marketing acquisition and retention campaigns and Events.
27 years in the hotel industry, passionate about service and people. Started at the Club 55 St Tropez, The George V in Paris, then moved to the UK in 1988 where I worked operationally with Holiday Inn before being part of the hotel opening for the Bath Spa Hotel. Moved from Operations to Sales working with Venues Unlimited as their first MD and I.B.R. Finished my employment life with Le Meridien Hotels Internationally before setting up nexusvenue in 2002.
Will has worked within the industry for 12 years and has had the pleasure of working at some great organisations. Over his 7 years at Off Limits he has worked his way from Event Co-ordinator to Sales Executive and is responsible for maintaining and developing new relationships with venues and agencies all across the UK.
With a background in hotel sales with IHG then moving into the world of agent venue consultancy Susan is now business partner at Venue Seekers offering a portfolio of services from venue finding to event management to a wide range of corporate businesses including financial, technology and pharmaceutical industries both within the UK and abroad.
With more than 16 years’ events industry experience gained in the association, public and commercial sectors, Sarah has driven Mosaic through nearly a decade of change. At the heart of Mosaic is Sarah’s unwavering vision of providing clients with the right service, at the right price and at a consistently exceptional level. She brings a distinct style to the events management business: unrivalled expertise delivered in a friendly, professional and always down-to-earth manner.
I started my career in events in 1994 when website weren’t even around and all business was conducted by recommendations or face to face networking. In the last 24years, I have worked on numerous projects, from automotive to fashion shows and experiential. I have also experienced working in Dubai on Events.
I am the Events Director for PAC Conference & Event Management Limited. I have been in the Industry for 15 years running my own company and probably about 10 prior to this. I am passionate about what I do and love to help :)
Andrews expertise come from a operational and commercial background he looks at every event individually and from the client’s perspective. Andrew will always go that extra mile for our clients. Andrews expertise’s include looking after the business strategy from the marketing and commercial perspective.
Vanessa has over 20 years’ experience, planning a plethora of events including business meetings, incentives, car tours and award parties. Vanessa and the Pandora team look after every enquiry in a bespoke manner understanding the clients every need to deliver a perfect event working with all event locations.
A passionate, client-centric events professional of more than 20 years. Chris founded Purple Dog Solutions in 2013, offering a unique take on the traditional agency model. His agency is now producing exciting projects for clients from many sectors.
Throughout his career at some of the UK's premier event management agencies, Chris has been responsible for a good number of award winning solutions.
As someone who has enjoyed a partnership approach to business, Chris is Delighted to be a judge at the Award Awards 2018