Helen started her event journey back in the late 90’s in event co-ordination and venue operations working for Paramount and Marriott Hotels in Southport, Manchester and Liverpool, before moving to central London in 2004 and spending ten years in proactive venue sales for the likes of Millennium and Park Plaza Hotels as well as the Barbican Centre.
In 2014, she decided to return to her ‘first love’ of event management and operations, requalifying as an event manager and marketer adding a CIM Marketing Foundation Certificate and CIM Diploma in Event Management for Marketing and Communications to her Diploma in Hospitality Management.
Helen is also a wife and mum of one, and before her maternity leave and semi-break from the industry she managed the Rise event programme for the UK Fashion and Textile Association, and led the operational management of the inaugural annual Retail Recharged Conference.
More recently she is known for her role as CEO and founder at EWL Club, managing director at EventWell, the event industry’s social enterprise and resource for wellbeing advice, knowledge and support, and co-founder of ‘UK Event Wellbeing Week’.
Helen has been cited a top 100 mover and shaker in the events industry, #39 of the top 60 most influential event professionals to follow and is currently in the top 10 of the Eventopedia Social Media Power List, a position she has held for 2+ years. She is also an alumna and member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
Diary of an #Eventprof is a blog on her career in events and the latest and greatest in the events industry, from destinations showcases to industry expos, quirky food and beverage ideas to the latest technology, with a few extras added along the way.