Meet The Team
Bringing your event together...
We make sure to arrange seamless events and do so reliant on a experienced team at all stages of the process. Your designated event coordinator will be on hand throughout to help and guide you, but we do hope that you get to meet as many of our team as possible, including those who work behind the scenes to ensure the smooth delivery of your occasion.
Events Team Manager
I began my time as an event planner in 2011, beginning with small scale public events. My career since has grown and I now oversee the sales and events team here at Aire while working on a freelance basis for some of the largest music festivals in the U.K.
I ensure only the highest quality of customer service and ensure every event is delivered to perfection. I ensure to advise each of my clients individually and use my years within the industry to guide them through the event planning process. I pride myself on the level of detail I go to while planning each and every event while advising my clients on what I think will make their event more memorable for them and their guests. I am always on the hunt for new suppliers, ideas and event extras that will enhance and enrich each special occasion. I am all about making each detail stand out without breaking the bank. Throughout my career I have planned and put together a vast variety of different events spanning many industries. From wedding and birthday parties to corporate functions and meeting, I have years of knowledge that I refer to when planning each event.
I have worked in various roles within events and hospitality since the age of 18 and have developed a real passion for the industry; I can’t see myself ever wanting to do anything different!
I love the fact that no two days are ever the same and meeting new people is definitely a real bonus of my job. My role sees me being involved in a wide range of different events from weddings to christenings to corporate meetings, so I feel like I am constantly gaining knowledge about how clients requirements vary.
I endeavor to be flexible and organised, which are two qualities that I regard as crucial to bespoke event management.
My first position within the Aire Group was in our venues, from working behind the bars to setting up for events. In turn, my knowledge of our venues has grown considerably and forms an invaluable part of my job today. I manage a large team of excellent staff who I ensure excel in the delivery of events, making sure that all of our clients leave after having enjoyed a pleasant experience. I pride myself on organisation and strong communication skills. You may catch a glance of me, behind the scenes, at your next event.
Born in Yorkshire in 1964 the son of a miner. My father said to me "Son, choose a job you like doing, then you'll have a happy life". So I did just that! I trained as a chef in 1980 and now have over 25 years experience in the catering and hospitality industry. I am at my happiest planning and delivering menus for various events, from corporate meetings to weddings and birthday celebrations.
Events Team Leader
I have been working in events for over 4 years now, I started at Harrogate International Centre as a catering assistant for kudos but didn’t see much progression in the company, it was far for me to commute and I used to come into White Cloth Gallery to have a drink before I went home. All the staff were friendly and I eventually decided to turn up to a group interview and got a job as Supervisor. After a few months of working with the company running events I progressed to Events Team Leader. I thoroughly enjoy meeting new clients and running events.