First Event enhances client offering with key hires

We have strengthened our team with several new hires. By attracting top talent from the industry and leading sectors, these additions will enhance existing capabilities and introduce new services to better serve both new and current clients. Our headcount expansion further solidifies our position as a one-stop-shop for all event needs, from conception and planning, to event marketing and delivery.

Hannah Collins has joined as assistant head of event operations. In addition, Molly Kellet started as resource manager, underpinning our focus on operational and delivery excellence.

Our client focus is further strengthened by the addition of Chris Comer as key account director, bringing his specialism in blockchain to the team and client development director, Tom Baines, has joined the team too. Together, they will lead our exceptional client servicing and account management department.

With a focus on strengthening collaborative partnerships with clients and expanding First Event’s new creative offering, Chloe Patrickson joins the team as a content strategist, bringing experience and expertise from Enjoy Digital and LEEDS 2023. Finally, Jasmine Johnson takes the role of digital marketing manager. Our marketing hires will be key in the delivery of the event marketing services we now offer to our clients.

Since the beginning of 2024, our team has welcomed 16 new starters, bringing the total number of employees to 74. Recognising the business’ commitment to investing in talent, we have once again been included in The Sunday Times’ Best Places To Work list for a second consecutive year.

As a business we’re thrilled to be able to continue to both enhance and expand our service offering.  Our growing team of creative event professionals are responsible for delivering hundreds of events each year, across varying formats, from hybrid and virtual to conferences and exhibitions. The talented team we have developed at First Event deliver events all across the globe, ensuring our clients have the opportunity to host a first-class event, no matter the location.

Adele Woods, chief operating officer, said: “The range of talent at First Event makes me so excited for the future. We are continually strengthening our ability to deliver incredible experiences and hone our proposition for our clients. This period of growth represents more than just an expansion of our team. It’s about bringing in diverse skill sets and targeted expertise to build on our brilliant foundations.”

Richard Murphy, managing director, said: “The fact that we’ve been able to attract such incredible talent is a real testament to the culture that we’ve created here at First Event. Our sustained recognition as a top employer by The Sunday Times reflects our commitment to employee well-being, career development, and fostering a positive workplace culture.”

To get in touch with First Event, please don’t hesitate to contact us today or to view our available job vacancies, head over to our careers page!