Young Leaders Spotlight: Ellie Frowd

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We continue our SITE GB Young Leaders spotlight series with an interview with Ellie Frowd, who was recently promoted to Event Manager at incentive agency Ulterior Events. Ellie, who studied Events Management in Manchester, gives the lowdown on her first experience of leading an incentive in Mykonos this year, shares the destinations that are most popular with clients right now, … Read More

Member spotlight: Laura Sabzabadi – Radisson Hotel Group

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New SITE GB member Laura Sabzabadi has worked in the hotel industry her entire working life, starting on the front desk while still studying at university many years ago and working her way up. She’s spent the last 15 years in sales, including the last 10 years at Radisson Hotel Group, where she is currently in a Key Account Manager … Read More

Young Leaders Spotlight: Margaret Mann

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We chat to the newest member of the SITE GB Young Leaders Board, Margaret Mann, about the latest incentive trends, what’s new in Thailand and the great work Meeting Industry Meeting Needs does to give back to those in need. Margaret has almost ten years’ experience representing destinations in the UK market, and currently works at MMGY Hills Balfour as … Read More

Young Leaders Spotlight: Deborah Crosswell

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In our latest Young Leaders Board Member interview, we chat to Deborah Crosswell, who has worked at several leading event agencies throughout her career including Sledge, Grass Roots and MCI. She’s currently Director of Sales, The Collective, BCD Meetings & Events, her second stint at the global agency having worked for the business from 2017-2019, where she is responsible for … Read More

Young Leaders Spotlight: Rachael Boraston

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Next up in our SITE GB Young Leaders spotlight series, we shine the spotlight on Rachael Boraston, Head of Destination UK for London & Partners. An experienced Sales & Marketing professional within the events industry, Rachael began in a creative global events agency and DMC, before transitioning to destination representation.  Prior to her role at London CVB, she represented Los … Read More

Young Leaders Spotlight: Justin Lear

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Our next SITE GB Young Leader in the spotlight is Justin Lear, senior account manager at DMC 2B UK Ltd. Justin “fell” into the events industry, and didn’t even know what a DMC was when he took on some freelance work at 2B UK fresh after graduating. But he hasn’t looked back since and loves the day to day variety … Read More

Young Leaders Spotlight: Odette Peel

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We continue our SITE GB Young Leaders spotlight series, with an interview with Odette Peel, founder & director of ODP Travel, a boutique luxury travel and event management agency with a social purpose at its core. Prior to setting up her own business, Odette worked at a several agencies including Quintessentially and WRG Live and is passionate about using travel as a … Read More

Young Leaders Spotlight: Ashton Kelly

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Next up in our SITE GB Young Leaders spotlight series, we meet Ashton Kelly, Head of Group & Corporate Sales at Rosewood London. Despite studying law, Ashton’s passion lay in hospitality, and she’s gained experience working for several leading brands, particularly in luxury hotel sales. A certified incentive professional, she has been working with Rosewood London for more than five … Read More

Young Leaders Spotlight: Max Simpkins

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We chat to Max Simpkins, SITE GB’s newest board member, and director of the Young Leaders (YL) Committee, about the benefits of being involved in SITE, his plans to grow, promote and reconnect the young leaders community in 2022, his new job, and much more… Max recently joined Apex Hotels as MICE Sales Director, having spent the past five years … Read More

Member spotlight: Ami Dorkings, Penguins Events – DRPG

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After taking a year out to travel and live overseas, Ami found her passion and knew she wanted to find a job that allowed her to see the world. “Learning the ropes within pharmaceutical events, I realised there was more to life than airport hotels and compliance so ventured into the world of incentive travel with Penguins. Now as a … Read More