Member spotlight: Graeme Saunders, Sandals and Beaches Resorts

Susie HarwoodBlog

Meet Graeme Saunders, Groups and Mice Manager for Sandals & Beaches Resorts. Saunders has had a varied career, including stints as a butcher and estate agent, before moving into the travel sector. He spent 8.5 years at British Airways in various roles in cargo, corporate and leisure sales, followed by a short stint with Emirates on the leisure side. “I … Read More

Member Spotlight: Graham Alderman, Ulterior Events

Susie HarwoodBlog

In our first member spotlight, we meet one of SITE GB’s newest members, Ulterior Events Managing Director, Graham Alderman. Graham started his career selling corporate merchandise, before following in his fathers’ footsteps and joining the world of incentive travel. “I used to love his stories of dinners in deserts, cocktails on catamarans and gala night dinners under the stars so … Read More

SITE GB President calls for all event professionals to get double jabbed

Chris ParnhamBlog

For generations, international travel has been enjoyed by many, and has always had several rules and measures in place, to keep us all safe. Passports keep tabs on us all, and make sure that those who pose a threat to our safety have their movements restricted or monitored. They also make sure we enjoy freedoms in the territories where these … Read More

Chris Parnham: looking forward to recovery

Susie HarwoodBlog

Following the news that Elliott Grant is leaving the incentive industry and therefore stepping down as SITE GB president, our VP Chris Parnham has taken on his presidency six months early with board member Leigh Butterfield stepping up as VP and president elect. Here Chris, owner and director of Absolute Corporate Events and founder and director of Absolute Digital Communications, … Read More

In the spotlight: Caroline Lumgair Wiseman

Susie HarwoodBlog

With two decades of experience as the founder of Eventful, a global venue sourcing and event management agency, Caroline Lumgair Wiseman is a respected leader in the incentives and events industry.  Eventful Limited was acquired by Aeorema Communications Plc in early 2020 and Caroline remains as managing director of the agency which now offers a broader spectrum of strategic communications … Read More

In the spotlight: Fiona McGrory

Susie HarwoodBlog

A dedicated SITE supporter and member of the incentive travel community, Fiona McGrory has been on the SITE GB board many years, including two years as chapter president in 2015 and 2016, making her one of the longest serving members of the board. Fiona has been working in the hotel industry since she was 16, starting with a work experience … Read More

In the spotlight: Anthony Kelly

Susie HarwoodBlog

A self-confessed marketing geek and SITE’s 2019 member of the year, Anthony Kelly started his marketing career about as far away from the world of events and incentives as you could get – in heavy engineering and logistics. After a move from Scotland to London, he took a marketing role at incentive specialist agency Penguins, where he discovered he had … Read More

In the spotlight: Kate Benzine

Susie HarwoodBlog

The youngest director on the 2020 SITE GB board, Kate Benzine joined Spectra, one of the UK’s leading DMCs, in 2012 after graduating from The University of Kent with a degree in French and Spanish. A talent for organising people, combined with her language skills led to an introduction to Spectra and the world of incentive travel, and she’s not … Read More

In The Spotlight: Chris Parnham

Susie HarwoodBlog

A newcomer to the SITE GB Board in 2020, Chris Parnham is owner and director of Absolute Corporate Events, which he bought in 2013, and founder and director of recently launched sister company Absolute Digital Communications focused on virtual and digital event solutions. Passionate about the power of incentives to motivate and drive performance, Chris believes they will make a … Read More

In The Spotlight: Leigh Butterfield

Susie HarwoodBlog

As part of our meet the SITE GB board series, we catch up with Director of Events Leigh Butterfield on the UK incentive market. One of the founding partners of 2B UK, Leigh took the leap from agency side (including roles as Managing Partner, Operations at Euro RSCG Skybridge and Director of Corporate Events at The Finishing Touch) to the … Read More