She has also co founded NOWIE, a primarily online forum for Women working in the Event Industry.
How did you get started in the industry / what was your first job in events ?
I originally trained as a stage manger at Drama School post my degree.
I was a venue technician at a local theatre venue once I graduated and the opportunity arose to site manage / organise an outdoor event for the Council to celebrate the twinning of the Borough with another City in Czech Republic – I put my hand straight up, roped in a friend with more knowledge to assist me and off I went on a crazy journey .
12 months later the same friend recommended me to the boss of Cardiff Council Events team who were looking for a Production Manager.
I left just before the Millennium to take a theatre PM job (I wasn’t sure the outdoor event market would continue after the burst of New Year 2000) .
Whilst at the theatre Stuart Galbraith (of Promoter MCP – as it was in those days) asked me to site manage his Cardiff Castle and Warwick Castle shows and then in 2002 I took the leap and the rest as they say is history…..