Meet The Team

 

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Damian Cummins

Director of Events and PR

Damian’s specialities lie in awards and marketing. For many years Damian worked for a national business organisation, running their national awards and campaigns. He previously owned an advertising agency and publishing house in London. Since 2011 he has branched back out into the world of business and with a top team of communication experts runs a very successful awards and marketing operation.

With an established group of experts now in play, Events and PR are well placed to double their business each year over the coming 4 years.

Damian does not believe that there are problems, merely solutions in disguise.

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Katrina Sargent

Sales Director

Katrina has worked in B2B Sales for over 25 years; It was when she was the Sales Manager for National Publication ‘Start Your Business Magazine’ she discovered how much she enjoyed working with SME’s and Business Networking, taking on the role of Sales Director for a Franchise of The Business Club, going on to specialise in B2B events and Exhibitions; co-founding an award-winning drop in networking brand ‘Business Buzz’ back in 2011.  For the last 3 years she has been working as Regional Sales Manager, at The Federation of Small Businesses managing a team of 17 Self Employed Membership Advisors growing the membership throughout London, Thames Valley, Essex and East Anglia.When not working Katrina enjoys spending time with her family and travelling the country with her Husband in their 1969 VW Campervan.
 

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Georgia Green

Events and Social Media Co-ordinator

Georgia is a hardworking, reliable and self-motivated individual with a creative mind always striving to work to the highest potential. As she is now the current apprentice, she hopes to develop her skills she has from working in the hospitality industry, in order to eventually progress within the company bringing a range of new exciting ideas forward.

With interests in fashion, photography and social media, Georgia is an enthusiastic individual, not afraid to challenge herself in order to find a way to succeed. She is eager to learn more about the events industry and gain an extensive amount of new skills, by always being positive and approaching life with a smile.

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Emily Green

Events Co-ordinator

Emily entered the world of events and hospitality 5 years ago. During this time she achieved a first in her foundation degree in events management at university. She then spent 5 months as an assistant manager at a luxury ski chalet in Switzerland and took her first position in events planning here in the UK. In the past 18 months Emily has worked on a wide range of events from jewellery store promotion activities to elaborate parties and weddings.

Emily is excited to be joining our team and said “I would like to use my recent experiences and my passion for events to build my career at Events and PR. I am especially looking forward to a new challenge and working in a
different sector of the industry.”

“I love music and like to attend gigs as much as possible. My previous positions have added to my interest in food and drink, so I always like to
keep up with new trends.”

 

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Laura Smith

Secretary

Laura joins Events and PR Limited after working for over 20 years within various different corporations.  Her portfolio of employment includes Majestic Wine, NEC UK Ltd, and a number of hospitality companies in both the UK and abroad.

Laura is excited to be working as part of the Events and PR team, and knows that her friendly personality and approachability will add to the existing dynamics.

In Laura’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 2 children, her friends and her family.  Laura also enjoys long walks, typically constructed around a visit to a welcoming public house.

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Katy Dunn

Accounting Administrator

Katy started her career as a PA, and when this role led her into having the opportunity to be trained in accounts she jumped at the chance and found her love for numbers. She went on to study and became a qualified bookkeeper with the institute of certified bookkeepers. She has now been balancing the books for over 10 years.

When not working she enjoys spending time with her family, trying to beat her daughter at badminton and has recently started cycling with her partner.

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Jackie Creasey

Graphic Designer

Jackie, has run her own graphic design business for over 15 years.

During that time she worked for many recognizable high street brands including Abbey National, The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, Knoll International, Britain at War Museum and the Financial Reporting Council, including projects for Jim Henson.

 

 

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Claire Martin

Graphic Designer

Claire has worked as a graphic designer for over 20 years now. This has included working for a wide variety of design agencies and in more recent years on a freelance basis. She has always loved being creative and finds her work very rewarding.

As a Mum of 3, Claire enjoys the busy mix of work and home life.

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Damian Buckley

Computer & IT Specialist

Damian B has worked as an IT Engineer/Programmer since leaving University way back in the year 2001.  Having worked for a national small business organisation for many years, the opportunity to help out at Events and PR came along. Events and PR are just one of my many clients that he looks after 24/7.

I like to think I thrive on helping and assisting others, in what can sometimes seem like the impossible, and most daunting of situations.

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Ashley Riley

Public Relations

Ashley Riley manages the public relations for Events and PR and has career delivering high quality results driven PR.

He led the Press and Parliamentary work of national charity CPAG before moving onto global international aid agency World Vision where he worked in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas. Ashley was the Director of Communications of London Stansted Airport before delivering marketing and PR campaigns for SMEs across the UK.

Ashley is married to Sharon with two children and lives in Northamptonshire.

Professor

The engine behind the machine

Our Professor is never far away, whether he is proofing our programmes, ensuring everything is delivered on time, keeping up morale and sometimes chatting up the ladies. The odd time he will appear on stage, but more times than not he’s moving boxes from A to B to prepare his favourite task – the goodie bags.

Jud

Roaming Judge & All Round Expert

Although Jud looks perpetually young, he has many years’ experience as a judge across all our portfolio of awards. Always first to arrive and last to leave Jud likes to leave no application unturned and can be seen right up to the early hours of the morning checking the word count, grammar and spelling. A real team member JUD GEts it!

Winnie

Awards Advocate and serial winner

Winnie gets to as many awards as possible every year and more times than not is seen on stage winning another award. Winnie understands that not only has she a great and very successful business but she makes her applications easy for judges to score. She loves visuals, pictures, bullet points and graphs. Her favourite part of submissions though, are her testimonials that she always uploads as an attachment holding on to her precious word count for other information.

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