I am a passionate and driven Event Manager based in London, currently working in corporate events for Investors in People as their Events Lead. I am also the Social & Event Operations Director for The Female Hospitality Network in London. I have worked for both agency and in house corporate companies & have a Masters with Distinction in Event Management from Bournemouth University.
I decided I wanted to be part of the event industry after always volunteering to help out with organising staff parties and events in previous jobs. With a bachelors degree in Law I decided to go back to university and complete a Masters to kick start my new career and do something completely different. It was the best decision I ever made, I love everything about events from coming up with new concepts & strategies to seeing the look on attendees faces when they are having a great time and knowing I created that experience.
I have just finished the FastForward15 mentoring program, designed to help women in the events industry reach their goals and get ahead in their careers. I also achieved the CN30 under Thirty 2019 list, which recognises the industries ‘top young talent’.
My blog features a range of posts on different important industry topics, from security to side hustles. I enjoy keeping up to date on the latest trends and issues which effect the events world, my Masters research on the publics perception of security and risk at city centre venues has been accepted for presentation at the ICE2020 conference in Cape Town, SA in April 2020 (sadly cancelled due to covid19).
You can find me on Instagram @eventswithrachael or Twitter @eventswithrach