I’m E3′s fearless leader and thanks for peeking at my page. Having spent most of my adult life in showbusiness and entertainment (both on and off stage!) I opened E3′s doors for business fifteen years ago and we’ve been busy ever since.
I’ve worn many hats in the organisation since we started (and still do to a point) but the amazing team I work with allow me to focus on business development and further progressing our talent management business. I consider myself an expert on talent procurement for major branding and advertising campaigns and I advise several major clients on this subject.
I also lead on the strategic development of the group and I personally head up all of our annual fundraising / charity initiatives.
Like so many of us at E3 I love running, I’m addicted to the gym and my cooking prowess gets better by the day.
Group Managing Director
I joined E3 on a full-time basis as Managing Director in 2008 although my relationship with the business really started some ten years previously when I acted as a sounding board or sometime consultant on a number of early projects.
I am probably what you would describe as a career manager (I know!) having come through the whole business school experience (Warwick then Bradford) and attempting to apply the learning in a variety of organisations either in HR or Operational roles.
And as for my connection with Entertainment, well in addition to being a failed stand-up comedian I spent the best part of five years working at BBC Television, enjoying my time as a Location Servicing Manager in the world famous BBC props department.
Although the 90s were a time of great change for the BBC I really benefited from an approach that actively encouraged staff to experience programme making at first hand and understand what it takes to make that journey onto your Television Screen.
So, I get the culture which is really important when working in an entertainment environment which let’s be honest isn’t your normal “9 to 5” experience.
We are a creative business and my role is simply to make sure that all our activities are underpinned by sound business principals – simple!
I was first bitten by the Showbiz bug in the mid 70’s working as a part-time sound and lighting operator in ballrooms and nightclubs. This experience inspired a career change and from cabaret club and concert venue management to conferences, VIP protocol, corporate hospitality, charity and public events. I’ve worked in and around mainstream corporate and public entertainment ever since.
As Senior Agent for E3 Artists I bring over 35 years of knowledge and expertise to advise and assist you. Whether you are organising a private party, corporate event or a marketing campaign, by listening and understanding your specific requirements I can recommend and deliver the most appropriate celebrities and artists to fulfil you entertainment and promotional needs.
Working with E3 colleagues I can also integrate celebrities and artists as part of comprehensive entertainment concept and production services to all types and sizes of business.
I am originally from Manchester, and I’ve spent my working life in various accounts departments from Swinton Insurance to the Rocco Forte Hotel Group. I initially joined E3 as a temporary member of staff way back in April 2009 and they loved me so much that they offered me a permanent position.
My role within E3 is managing the accounts for the company. I work on a part time basis spending the rest of my time raising my family. Two kids, one husband (who may as well be a third child) and an incredibly energetic dog called Jelly nicely balance out my hours spent in the office.
Generally I work the numbers to find out how much we make and how much we spend (someone has to keep an eye on the E3 boys!). Most my time is spent rifling through paperwork, but I’m not necessarily a quiet person – I make a massive fool of myself once a year – just ask the boss!