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Welcome to Getting to Know You! Introducing wonderful colleagues and associates from the events and hospitality sector to get to know them better.An opportunity to tune in for insights, inspiration, conversation, and a few laughs along the way! Join the conversation.
13 Episodes
UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list that recognised hospitality figures who have made significant contributions during the Covid pandemic when she has presented the challenges facing hospitality businesses in clear and sometimes stark terms to government and been instrumental in the support the sector has received.A highly motivated Board-level adviser with a proven track record in devising and delivering strategic public policy and communication campaigns. Over 25 years experience working in a variety of government, corporate, agency and freelance roles. We chat to Kate about her career successes, motivation and inspiration.Hello Hospitality
Join us 'Getting to Know'  Neil Thompson, Founder and MD of events industry facebook group: The Delegate Wranglers and recipient of M&IT Personality of the Year for 2019 award.The Delegate Wranglers has 20,000+ event professional members and is ever growing. A platform providing sales leads, business enquiries, event industry jobs & events, information, advice and guidance. The group benefits from 80% + engagement at all times and includes a free weekly upskilling Facebook Live / You Tube Live show called: DW LiveWe talk to Neil about how he got to this point in his career, who inspired/s him and his plans for the future.Hello Hospitality
Holding over 20 years of experience within the hospitality sector, Emma is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the CHS Group Awards, which aims aim to provide hotels and venues with a unique opportunity to help raise the profile of the industry and for professionals to receive recognition for their exceptional service.Emma is also the Founder of the Conference and Hospitality Show, which is the leading event in the North of England for event planners, agents, venue finders and PAs and will launch a second event in Birmingham this year.Emma has also previously guest-lectured to Event Management students, at the University of Huddersfield and Leeds Beckett University. During this time, she also launched a student volunteer programme to help the next generation of event professionals gain further knowledge and experience of the industry.Join our conversation with Emma to learn more about her passion for the industry, who inspired her journey and what motivates her.Hello Hospitality
Join us getting to know Mark Fanning, MD of ACF Teambuilding & Events Ltd. He has a big passion for the events business and is always finding time to create that new teambuilding challenge or that party with a difference. ACF Teambuilding and Events is one of the UK’s leading team building and event companies with over 20 years of event management experience running thousands of fantastic corporate events.Mark lives and breathes ACF and we explore his career journey from Fire Fighter to MD, his motivation and inspiration.  Hello Hospitality
This has to be the best job in the world, right? Old school friends, Emma and Nicola launched The Little Gin Company at the start of 2015 and haven't looked back since! As gin loving ladies who spent many a time sampling the gin delights on offer in Stratford-upon-Avon, they decided to turn their love of gin into an exciting business venture, to share their passion for gin with others through The Little Gin Company.Building on a unique and creative style they lovingly converted a retro-style horse trailer into a mobile gin bar, to serve the gin-loving community with a selection of locally distilled and speciality gins. Top of the menu these days is their very own ‘Trailer Made Gin’!Their gin experience now extends beyond the horsebox bar as they also have a pop up gin bar and are able to offer gin tasting experiences suitable for any occasion; be that a corporate function, hen do or just an excuse to get together and drink gin.​In 2017 they created The Little Rum Company and in 2018 launched their Spiced Rum brand, Queen Cleo and 2020 has been their most successful year yet despite the pandemic!Listen in to discover the motivation and inspiration behind setting up the business and exciting future plans.Hello Hospitality
Catch up with Amanda Baker and Kate Plowright of Selling Savvy.Selling Savvy, working with reactive sales teams to deliver regular interactive training workshops specialising in increasing sales revenue and conversion rates specifically within hospitality and events businesses. We find out about Amanda and Kate's careers, inspiration, continued motivation and their plans for business growth going forward. Hello Hospitality
Peter has been a proud member of the Institute of Hospitality throughout his career, and now leads it at Chief Executive.  Peter shares his career journey, inspiration and passion for promoting professionalism through lifelong learning, working with hospitality educators around the world and having the opportunity to meet and support so many members. Join the conversation and find out what the future has in store for Peter.Hello Hospitality 
Julie is an experienced Trustee with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organisation managing events, teams & fundraising and awarded an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours list in October 2020.Named as one of the 50 Greatest Women in Gloucestershire, Top 100 Women in the West and recently gained the Most Outstanding Woman in the Charitable Sector in the West.Just retired from being a Housemistress at Dean Close for over 20 years and a teacher at Dean Close for 30 years. Good with communication in all forms, with people of all ages and with varying academic and personal needs.Hello Hospitality 
Michelle and Kate, creators of Eventprofslive,  between them  have 20 years of experience of the corporate events world so know what corporate Event Managers are looking for in venues, suppliers and of course, networking. Kate is an Event Manager for an international law firm and  has a passion for events, social media, and networking and Michelle  is Head of Events for a technology enabled learning platform that connects top professionals with experts and has a passion for social media, speaking and of course all things events. Join the conversation to learn about their career journeys, and the inspiration behind Eventprofslive .WWW.HELLO-HOSPITALITY.CO.UK
Paul is Managing Editor at Mash Media, the sector publisher and organisers of  live events and exhibitions; Mash Media owns three of the biggest event based exhibitions in the UK. Everyday Mash Media is providing worldwide updates for professionals to benchmark, develop, share, learn and sell.  Paul shares his  career story, explains how a Mash Media have adapted and supported the industry during the pandemic and shares his opinion or where we can look to for best practise as we emerge from lockdown for a speedier recovery. Join the conversation.
Say 'Hello' to (sunshine yellow) Sarah Fountain as we get to know  her better in our latest podcast.  A  dedicated HR professional with over 25 years experience, specialising in hospitality.  Sarah tells us about her career highs, industry colleagues who inspired, mentored and  supported her career.  We discover why she took the decision to set up her own business and became an accredited Insights Discovery Licensed Practitioner helping teams to perform better
Introducing Sarah Spreckley, Total Location Confidence Ltd and Lyndsey Taylor,  Park Lane Events both venue finding agency businesses hit hard by the pandemic. We talk support, optimism and bounce back. Join the
Getting to Know You!Kathryn Clarke of Hello Hospitality interviews event  industry colleagues.Short, light hearted chat  to delve deeper and get to know them better.In our first episode we welcome Helen Saxton of Teams Unpuzzled and discover what spiked her interest enough to pursue a career in Murder #eventprofs #corporateevents #murdermystery #pancakes #valentines #lockdown #virtualevents #engagement #reward #fun
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