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

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: 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

In the spotlight: Caroline Lumgair Wiseman

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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: Kate Benzine

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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

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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