our difference is our passion
Our team is dedicated to providing an unsurpassed level of bespoke personal service, based on extensive experience working in the association and convention markets, including hands-on experience in destination marketing organizations and conference venues. Our difference is our passion, and it shows in our caring approach. We see our clients as partners, working with them to become an extension of their operation with a view to making their work easier and more successful.
Mary-Jane – managing director. In her own words, Mary-Jane ‘lives it, sleeps it, totally loves it!’ After studying Hotel Management in the UK, she worked in Germany, returned to the UK and is now based in France. She has a passion for the intricacies of association congresses and was former head of the Manchester Convention Bureau. In her spare time she can be found running or swimming to burn up what remaining energy she has.
Jenny – research associate. Jenny loves the international nature of our business. In addition to her research skills she also teaches, draws and is currently working on her first commissioned book on design. Based in quiet rural France but loves to travel regularly for a top-up of urban grit.
Kerstin – research associate. Tri-lingual Kerstin also works independently managing and marketing international conferences and exhibitions. In her former life she was an intensive care nurse working in her native Germany. She now lives in France with her family, and enjoys exploring the world.
Lisa – research associate. Previously a financial accounts manager in industry and owner of a country hotel in Scotland, Lisa is also currently working with a London publisher introducing bilingual books into French homes, schools and the workplace. She has completed the Great North Run three times and loves travelling to hot destinations.
Dorte Schultz – research and sales associate. A native Dane, Dorte is our woman in North America, with lots of experience in the meetings industry in both Copenhagen and Vancouver. A passionate nomad, she has recently returned from fulfilling a life long ambition, an amazing eight month trip around the globe. Amongst many first time life experiences, she volunteered in harvesting at an organic hazelnut farm in Tuscany and spent time meditating in a Buddhist retreat in Nepal. As well as being a world traveller Dorte is a hiking enthusiast.
B – research and database support. B, who also works as a Digital Manager for a national governing body of sport in the UK, previously worked as Bid and Marketing Executive for a UK convention bureau. She’s an ardent Manchester United supporter, is totally up to speed with all things techie, and takes great urban photos.
Stefan – Graphic Designer. Graphic Designer and native German, the only male in the organisation. With a passion for old French cars, he has great artistic flair and also looks after our IT and finances.
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