In 2015, Liz Taylor gave cameras unrivalled behind-the-scenes access to some of her events, the Taylor Lynn Corporation’s (TLC) exclusive clients and team of suppliers who deliver private and corporate events right across the UK and Europe. The result was the hit Channel 4 show, ‘Millionaire Party Planner’ which won the National Reality Television Award for Best Business Show. A mother. A grandmother. A businesswoman. A property tycoon (in the making!). Liz believes in following her instincts and seizing opportunities. Liz has worked with Royal guests to pop icons, soap stars to sports stars, blue-chip businesses to entrepreneurial successes.
Shaun leads the team at Manchester Central in its mission to drive business growth through the development of its three key assets; its experienced team of people, its world-class facilities and its outstanding levels of service. With a focus on innovation as a means to achieve this, Shaun is passionate about maximising opportunities as Manchester cements itself as the UK’s second city and the heart of the Northern Powerhouse. Prior to joining Manchester Central, Shaun previously led international operations at BridgeStreet Global Hospitality and has more than 25 years’ experience working across hospitality, property and business service sectors. Having held leadership roles across a wide range of business functions, Shaun is in prime position to steer Manchester Central through its next phase of growth.
Sunday Times bestseller author of two life-transforming books. Thirty years delivering deep transformation to thousands of individuals. Twenty years helping leading brands respond creatively to changing winds. Five years transforming a terminal cancer diagnosis into the most creative and vibrant years of her life. A familiar personality following the stunning success of her first book, The Cancer Whisperer, which placed Sophie on a global stage as an authority on how to be creative in the most challenging and limiting situations. She has since made numerous media appearances, become an internationally recognised author, created a new narrative about cancer and built a speaking business. Still dealing with the disease, she has also been to the north and south poles of her psyche in order to stay alive. Eloquent, congruent, boldly truthful and gifted at reading people, Sophie is a mindset alchemist who gives vastly overused words like ‘authenticity’, ‘creativity’ and ‘transformation’ power and credibility. She also has a reputation for expressing what other people experience but are unable or too afraid to say.
Juliet is a creative and driven Event Manager with almost 10 years' experience in the industry having worked on a huge variety of events for a diverse range of guests; from rock stars to royalty and her role as Events Manager at Chemical Watch involves planning and running conferences, creating valued and memorable experiences from concept to completion for guests and clients at events across the world. She's passionate about empowering women and connecting people, and is a board member for the Female Hospitality Network, Chester Branch, launching later this year and also has an events industry blog at juliettrippevents.com which includes a series on Inspirational Female #EventProfs. In 2018 she co-founded Best You Self Care; wellness events and a community for women in Shropshire and enjoys hosting and speaking at a wide range of events.
Kerry Edwards is the Client Director at Bien Venue. She has worked in the meeting and hospitality industry for over 15 years and has developed a real passion for all things meetings and events.
Zoe Costello is the Head of Sales at Bien Venue. She has worked in the service industry for over 25 years and has a passion for delivering high standards of customer service to the SME and PLC Market place.
With more than 17 years’ experience working in the live event industry, Sparq’s Client Team Director, Rob knows a thing or two when it comes to events. During his career, Rob has worked for some of the world’s best-known brands, delivering some amazing and memorable shows. His true passion for the industry means he’s committed to sourcing the latest technology – and he’s never short of a creative idea either, which ensures client events are always truly extraordinary.
As Social Chain's Strategy Director, Mike oversees the Content, Paid Media and Data and Insights departments of the agency. After joining Social Chain in early 2016 initially as Head of Social Media Management, Mike has been a leading member of the team responsible for delivering successful campaigns with brands such as Superdry, Nokia, Holland & Barrett, Coca-Cola and Thomas Cook. With over 9 years' of agency experience and 6 years specialising in social media, prior roles have seen him develop award winning social strategies for brands including HARIBO, Lucozade and Ribena.
Angel-Clare Grant has 20 years’ experience in the Events and Hospitality industry and is currently the Hospitality Manager at Twickenham Stadium, overseeing hospitality delivery across both Match Day and Corporate events. Prior to this, she was Hospitality Manager at SweetSpot Group, creating bespoke corporate hospitality events nationwide across major cycling events the Tour of Britain, Women’s Tour and RideLondon. Angel-Clare joined Twickenham in 2018 to oversee the launch of the East Stand development and in July 2019 created and presented a paper to the RFU Board to deliver a sustainability and food waste strategy across all Twickenham Stadium events, taking a leadership role across the implementation of this on behalf of Twickenham Experience Limited.
Debbie is the founder and CEO of the Qube Events Group, home of Qube Events & Productions, Qube Event Hire & Hollywood Letters, an award-winning Creative Events & Decor Group based in the Manchester. Debbie works with event planners, event agencies, venues & individuals to support them with all the creative elements of their events. She’s two-time national winner of the Wedding Industry Awards for Best Venue Stylist in the UK, official stylist of the National Wedding and a no.1 best selling author of the Amazon. Bestseller, Mumpreneur on Fire 4. Alongside the team at Qube Events & Productions Debbie has been designing and delivering styled corporate events for major companies all across the UK. Debbie lives and breathes all things decor!
Kam Bains is a marketeer driven by insight, analysis and a creative outlook. She has managed many leisure destinations and worked for major international hotel brands as well as creating standout initiatives for the fast-paced pub sector. Most recently, she has strategised and conceived the new direction for two UK spa and event institutions.