Our ever-expanding team of event aficionados, imaginative designers, tech-obsessed marketers, air-travel wizards and financial geniuses make up a family of passionate professionals dedicated to delivering seamless events and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
We love our work and this shows in the events we organise for clients, along with the lasting client and partner relationships we have built over the years. Most of our work comes through recommendation – we’re definitely doing something right!
Find out a little bit more about the First Event team by clicking the profiles here, or give us a call. We are always here to help.
Head of Marketing
Employee Relations Manager
Digital Marketing Executive
Head of Operations
Senior Account Manager
Senior Account Executive
Senior Account Executive
Head of Sales
Business Support Executive
Senior Account Manager
Senior Account Manager
Senior Proposal Coordinator
Business Development Manager
Senior Account Executive
Head of New Business Proposals
Business Development Manager
Senior Account Executive
Head of Creative
PR & Communications Executive
She enjoys travelling and luckily, her time spent working in the industry has allowed her to work in a variety of places around the world!
Alex loves music and can often be found frequenting a gig or festival. She’s also a fan of rubbish TV – a guilty pleasure of hers!
If she could choose anyone to play herself in the movie of her life, she would choose Tina Fey – because she aspires to be as sarcastic as her one day! #sarcasmgoals
She loves the hard work that goes on in the office and feels a real sense of achievement at the events we have produced as a team.
Ange claims that her home life isn’t as glamourous as working in the events industry – but we disagree! Living in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales means that Angie spends a lot of times outdoors, taking walks with her family and her lively Patterdale terrier, Pip!
If Ange could choose anyone to play herself in the biopic of her life, it would be Cameron Diaz – as although she insists they look nothing alike, she always seems to have fun!
Away from work, Becky is usually found spending quality time with family and friends. However when she does have a spare minute to herself, she loves nothing more than putting her feet up and enjoying a Netflix binge.
If she could choose anyone to play her in the movie of her life, it would be Sandra Bullock, as she has the perfect balance of humour and sincerity!
In her spare time, Caris loves to go to the theatre and enjoys getting involved with providing backstage help for productions, as well as seeing shows. She also enjoys bootcamp and running (but not further than 10k!)
If she could choose someone to play her in the movie of her life, it would be Charlize Theron as she was incredible in the Dior adverts.
She loves organisation, and loves that her job allows her to be so involved with the fast-paced environment of the office and the team.
Catherine has two children who take up a lot of her spare time and self admittedly have better social lives than herself! She has a passion for interior design and loves bagging unique finds and ideas for her home. In fact, she’s so obsessed with getting the ‘dream house’ that she’s been banned from browsing Rightmove!
If she could choose a celebrity to play herself in the film of her life, it would be Jennifer Aniston – as she can do no wrong!
In her spare time, she enjoys yoga to relax, as well as painting, swimming, and taking her dog, Milo, for nice long walks. If she could choose anyone to play her in the film of her life, Chantelle would choose Zooey Deschanel – as she’s a beautiful person inside and out!
In her spare time, she loves both baking and cooking – her favourite thing to bake is chocolate brownies, and favourite dish to cook is curry. She also loves dining out and going to the theatre, especially to see musicals! Her favourite musical is Billy Elliot and she’s seen it live 5 times!
If she could choose someone to play herself in a film of her life, it would be Zooey Deschanel.
Clare loves to travel, and before coming to First Event had already travelled through China, Australia and New Zealand for a year and a half! She is a vegan and loves to experiment with new recipes, and pairs this with her love of fitness and hiking. Clare also plays the guitar and has recently taking up sewing!
If she could choose anyone to play her in the film of her life, it would be Elijah Wood as they both have curly hair and are hobbit-sized!
In her spare time, Dawn enjoys looking after her beautiful granddaughter, taking her chocolate Labrador on walks, going to the cinema with her husband and visiting her favourite place – Whitby. If she could choose anyone to play her in the film of her life, it would be Julia Roberts... so she could kiss Richard Gere!
Before working for First Event, Emily ran coaching and mentoring events, eventually travelling for two years, which gave her the inspiration to set her sights further afield.
In her spare time, Emily loves to keep fit, regularly frequenting the gym, pole-dancing, and horse-riding. If she could choose someone to play herself in the movie of her life, she would choose Margot Robbie, because she’s quirky – like herself!
She loved that she could design for trips all over the world, essentially travelling from the comfort of her desk! The perfect mix of fun, professionalism and passion was another aspect of the company that she couldn’t resist!
In her spare time, Esther loves to get away with her husband as much as possible, and they are partial to rambling around the Yorkshire countryside – often spending their weekends in the middle of nowhere in the Dales. When she does get some time to herself, she has a love/hate relationship with the gym, and is currently working on her winter body!
If she could choose anyone to play her in the film of her life, it would be Emilia Clarke, as she makes a great badass… and it would be nice to have her face!
Her keenness to work in web design along with the appealing friendly atmosphere at First Event is what attracted her to the job role.
When she’s not at work, Hayley loves to read and is currently making her way through the Bronte sister classics. She’s also a big fan of knitting (she’s currently working on a hat) and gymnastics.
If she could choose anyone to play herself in a film of her life, she would choose Rebel Wilson, because she’s funny, loud and doesn’t take herself too seriously.
She loves a night out and can be spotted frequenting Leeds bars, Backroom and Normans, at the weekend – always with a cocktail to hand!
In her spare time, Holly is a fan of fitness, taking part in pole-dancing and aerial skills classes. She is a qualified masseuse, and if she could choose someone to play herself in a film of her life, it would be Beyoncé because she’s fierce!
In her spare time, Holly loves spending time with her family and friends.
She also has her own horse, and loves having the time to go horse-riding. On top of her hobbies, Holly can’t wait for the summer evenings... more excuse for a drink or two! In the movie of her life, the title role would go to the one and only Beyoncé – because who wouldn’t want to be her?! She’s stunning, fierce, and super talented!
He was initially attracted to the job as he liked the company culture and wanted to be a part of a growing business where he could make a difference.
Most of Ian’s spare time is taken up and spent with his 1-year-old daughter. However, when he’s not spending time as a family man, he enjoys Tenpin Bowling and running.
If he could choose anyone to play himself in the movie of his life, it would be Ewan McGregor, because he always plays a laid-back character.
She has always travelled extensively with her family from a young age, which inspired her to pursue a career in the events industry that would allow her to travel.
In her spare time, Izzy is addicted to shopping and is a big fan of mojitos! She is also a regular gym-goer and occasionally goes horse-riding, which she has done from a young age.
If she could choose somebody to play herself in the movie of her life, it would be Shay Mitchell – because who wouldn’t want to look like her?
In his spare time, Jake loves to play football – and when he’s not playing, he’s watching Sheffield Wednesday play! He’s also an avid golfer, and is hoping to combine both his golfing and sales skills in his Sales Manager role. Jake has experience with travel, and at the age of 16, he and his family moved to Downtown Cairo for 18 months.
If he could choose someone to play himself in the film of his life, he would choose Ricky Gervais’ character of David Brent – as he is the sales manager he aspires to be!
In her spare time, Jools spends time with her two children (or at least ferrying them around to different social events), going to the gym and reading.
If she was to choose someone to play her in the movie of her life, it would be Sandra Bullock as she is scatty, classy but also very down to earth!
In her spare time, she loves nothing more than obstacle-course racing, having recently taken part in a 20-mile run that included 200 obstacles! When taking a break from warrior-level races, Kate continues to stay fit through weightlifting at the gym every day. If she could choose someone to play herself in the movie of her life, it would be Kristin Davies, as she loves her character in Sex and the City!
Before that, she worked for the French department as a reservations agent for US Airways. Kerry joined First Event at the beginning of 2018, after being attracted to the company's excellent reputation, ethos, the amazing events it delivers, and the wonderful people that make up the dream team!
In her spare time, Kerry loves spending time with her three beautiful nieces, travelling (anywhere and everywhere!), wild nights out and supporting Hull Kingston Rovers.
If she could choose anyone to play her in the film of her life, she would choose Audrey Hepburn... her style inspiration!
Outside of work, she is partial to a good night out, but bringing up a 3-year-old means that it doesn’t happen as often as it used to… or as often as she’d like it to!
If she could choose someone to play her in the movie of her life, it would be Audrey Hepburn, as she’s glamorous and always looks fabulous!
Having sang in a gospel choir, Kirsty loves singing. She also took a dressmaking course, which led her to hand-making her own dress for her interview at First Event! If she could choose someone to play her in the film of her life, it would be Sandra Bullock as she always plays an interesting character.
Having always been interested in events, and a passion to travel, a job that combined the two was perfect.
She’s a big fan of Star Wars, horror films and is the self-proclaimed ‘office geek’. If she could choose someone to play her in the biopic of her life it would be Carrie Fisher – her childhood role model -, and she named her cat after David Bowie!
Over the years, Lisa has been lucky enough to travel to lots of beautiful locations including Bali, Hong Kong, Tanzania and the Maldives – further igniting her passion for travel, which still remains! However, she tends to keep it a little closer to home these days as her young son can sometimes make long-haul flights a little more difficult! She also loves films and music, and enjoys getting involved with volunteering and fundraising whenever she can!
If she could choose anyone to play her in the movie of her life, it would be Helena Bonham Carter, as she always plays varied and quirky roles… and looks amazing for 50!
In her spare time, she loves to keep fit and goes to her local Crossfit box to unwind and workout with friends. She equally loves eating out and spending time with her friends and family, and any leftover time is spent with her 1 year old son – who keeps her and her husband on their toes!
If she could choose anyone to play her in the movie of her life, it would be Michelle Keegan as she is a true Northern girl (like Lucy)!
She’s a company veteran, and started in the events team when there was only 4 members of staff!
Lucy has a beautiful baby girl, Poppy, who takes up most of her spare time at the moment! Otherwise, she loves cooking, eating out – and anything to do with food! She also loves spending time with friends, prosecco and long walks… usually followed by a good old roast dinner!
If she could choose anyone to play herself in a movie of her life, it would be Idina Menzel – as it would have to be a musical!
In her spare time, she likes to spend her time in the gym, walking, eating out and drinking wine – insisting it’s all about balance!
In the movie of her life, Emma Willis would play Lucy as leads a fairly normal life for a famous person, is super down to earth, and Lucy hopes to look like her post 40!
In her spare time, Marie is learning to play the guitar! She also enjoys horse-riding, badminton, and pretending that she likes going to the gym.
She would offer the title role in the movie of her life to Julia Roberts first, but feels that she may turn it down and be replaced by Miranda Hart!
Outside of work, Max enjoys a few cheeky gins, meeting up with friends for dinner (any excuse not to cook), and a spot of retail therapy! On his free weekends, he heads back home to Lincoln to spend time with his family.
If he could choose anyone to play him in the movie of his life, it would be Jack Whitehall... because he’s hilarious!
When he’s not working hard, one of Paul’s extra-curricular interests includes the ‘wrestling craze’ – which he insists he never really grew out of! When asked who would play him in the movie of his life, Paul simply answered: In his head – Chris Pratt; In reality – James Corden
Richard’s true obsession is with customer service and organising events that move people to tears (in a good way!).
Richard is well known in the industry and has recently spoken at EIBTM and Conference Leeds, giving his views on the state of the industry and emerging destinations.
His spare time is spent with his two young children and trying to become the next Bradley Wiggins!
She chose to join First Event after the company stood out through the variety of events we deliver, and the worldwide locations we work in!
Outside of work, Rosie loves to travel and visit news places, trying different cuisines… and wine! She also enjoys music and going to gigs. If she could choose someone to play her in the movie of her life, it would be Emilia Clarke (a.k.a Daenerys Targaryen), because she’s always laughing and doesn’t take herself too seriously!
Sarah is a busy bee in her spare time, and first thing every Saturday morning she’s up doing ParkRun, which she began in December after her friend persuaded her (after one too many drinks) to take up running! She loves spending time at her allotment, where she grows all sorts of treats – enough to bring surplus into work!
If she could choose someone to play her in the film of her life, it would be Kate Winslet as she is a similar age and one of Sarah’s favourite British actresses… although it would take several drinks to get her to spill the beans to the world about her life!
She has worked as a designer in the Marketing and Print industry for over 20 years and is responsible for all brand identity, content creation and print collateral.
She is a keen a traveller and hopes to one day experience an event and see her designs at work! In her spare time, she loves spending time with her daughter, playing squash, reading and getting her tools out and doing a spot of DIY.
If she could choose anybody to play herself in the film of her life, it would be Angelina Jolie because her characters of Lara Croft and Mrs. Smith are kick-ass!
Outside of work, Steph spends most of her time in the gym, lifting weights, or running – in training for her upcoming half marathon. She’s addicted to pizza and is in search of the best pizza in the world! She also loves to travel and is often busy planning her next adventure.
If she could choose someone to play her in a biopic of her life, she would choose Kristen Wiig – because she’s embarrassing and can laugh at herself.