I am part of the Commercial team on behalf of Capita Travel and Events, managing and supporting our portfolio of independent partners, helping them grow awareness throughout the industry across our various partnering strategies and propositions.
After nearly 30 years in the hotel industry, Trusthouse Forte, Thistle, MacDonald Hotels, Champneys and independent properties, I started Venue Queen in 2016. Offering a pure venue finding service, and a venue consultancy business, which has gone from strength to strength.
Debbie Marks is owner of creative event decor and planning company Qube Events & Productions & Event Hire company Qube Event Hire. Debbie has been in the events industry for over 22 years and has worked all over the world organising events. Debbie is a number 1 best selling Amazon Author and has a love for creative events and for taking clients on a journey. Her team work with event agencies, venues and private clients across the UK to provide all the creative aspects of events . Everything from Floristry, Dancefloors & Full Event Theming.
Caroline is a passionate professional with a wealth of industry experience. For over 20 years, Caroline has worked in a variety of strategic roles, both in hotels and agencies. As Director of Events, she currently leads a team of 32 event professionals to deliver an unparalleled service and exciting events worldwide
Over 20 years in the Wedding And Hospitality Industry. Organising Wedding Events for Venues, noted photographer. A historic recognised GM for an award winning outside catering company. An Entrepreneur transforming venues with creative design for themed events. Presently Regional Development Director and Talent Manager for Qube Events & Productions
I launched Clearcut Venues in September 2017 after almost 20 years of experience in hotel and venue sales. Over these years I’ve built up an extensive network of contacts across the industry and wanted to benefit a wider outreach using this knowledge.
Clearcut office is based in Kent however my venue finding takes me to all corners of the UK and now into Europe.
My honest approach enables me to gain trust from my long-term repeat clients.
Amanda oversees our MICE and Groups department at Click Travel has over 10 years experience in the travel industry. Amanda loves building relationships with clients and suppliers as well as working together as a team to provide an excellent service offering.
Having attended the CHS Show for the last 4 years, the CHS awards twice and being part of a winning team for Best Independent Venue, I feel like I am aware of the prestige involved and how much of an honour giving out any awards on behalf of CHS would be.
Having worked in venues since the age of 16, I have over 17 years of experience within hospitality so would also bring a vast knowledge of what is needed to become an industry leader.
Ellis set up his self penned agency back in 1989 and are celebrating 30 years in business providing venue finding and event management solutions. Having an understanding of how events work together with a desire to find solutions to clients problems, I lead our team of 17 to tackle any challenge head on.
With over 18 years experience of creating bespoke events, working with clients from the worlds of music and entertainment, corporate, charity and private sectors throughout the UK and Europe. Impeccable project management processes, suppliers, creativity and attention to detail ensures we provide the best team possible on your event.
So, a little about me! I am one of the co-founders of Focusing Events and I organise corporate and private events all across the globe. I’ve worked on hundreds of large projects over the years ranging from sporting competitions to international exhibitions and conferences. A couple of the things I LOVE the most about this industry is the diversity of every event and working closely with some incredible individuals within the venues.
I have worked in events for over twenty years. I worked in the associations market for around ten years in London for an organisation called BCSC (now Revo) organising around 30 events a year ranging from awards to conferences, exhibitions to study tours both here and overseas. Since moving to Harrogate I have worked for a number of organisations and started Liz Theakston Events Ltd in April of this year to deliver events for a number of different clients including COPA Summit, Harrogate Mumbler and Tomorrow's Company.