Louise Harley Public Relations

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When you’re investing in an event, you want it to be remembered for all the right reasons.

I have extensive event management experience, and have organised a wide variety of high profile events ranging from conferences for 100 to 500+ delegates to press conferences, seminars, awards dinners, launch events, drinks receptions, exhibitions, corporate entertainment, fundraising events, round-table business events, and client exhibition stands at major consumer events.

Whether you’re looking for an event manager to manage your event seamlessly from start to finish, or want someone to work alongside your team, managing some critical elements of your event, or if you’re looking for someone to design and co-ordinate an exhibition stand, or manage a stand-alone exhibition, contact me to find out how I can help to make your next event a successful and memorable one.

Services include:

  1. Bullet  Venue finding and management

  2. Bullet  Event design and decor

  3. Bullet  Speaker sourcing and management

  4. Bullet  AV and production management

  5. Bullet  Literature production

  6. Bullet  Menu planning

  7. Bullet  Speech writing

  8. Bullet  Sponsorship management

  9. Bullet  Event marketing

  10. Bullet  Budget management

  11. Bullet Post-event evaluation

Events I have managed over the past 12 years include:

  1. The Annual Scottish Conference for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, since 1999, including speaker management, sponsorship management, literature production, event marketing and gala dinner management, including three dinners at Stirling Castle. Speakers at the conference have included Greg Dyke, Rene Carayol, Amin Rajan, James Cracknell, Tony Buzan, Dame Stella Rimington, Jacqueline Gold, Dave Ulrich, Robin Sieger, Cary Cooper, and the late Dame Anita Roddick.

  2. The Customer Contact Association Annual Convention in 2008 (chaired by Fiona Bruce), 2009 (chaired by Gavin Esler and Kay Burley), 2010 (chaired by Ben Page) and 2011 (chaired by Nicky Campbell).  As well as a two day conference for 400+ delegates, with leading industry experts and motivational speakers, this involves management of an awards dinner for 700+ delegates, which has been hosted by Fred MacAulay, Sandi Toksvig and Hugh Dennis.

  3. A new Equality and Diversity Conference at the University of the West of Scotland, for representatives from all of Scotland’s universities and colleges, for the Scottish Funding Council in April 2011.

  4. A talent management event at the Scottish Parliament for the CIPD, jointly organised with the CMI.

  5. Launch party for clients and prospective clients for Homes + Interiors, an interior design studio and shop in Troon.

  6. Round table events for HR Directors from leading Scottish public and private sector organisations for CIPD.

  7. Sponsor party for Scottish & Newcastle following the first night of a company-sponsored modern dance production at the Edinburgh Festival.

  8.   Three corporate days at the Nick Nairn Cook School for Hamlyns of Scotland.

  9.   Opening of Clark Pub Company’s ‘Agenda’ bar, restaurant and hotel in Edinburgh.

  10. 75th birthday celebrations for Rogano, Glasgow’s oldest restaurant, including media relations and a party for  key customer and Scottish celebrities

In previous in house and consultancy roles, other events I’ve managed include:

  1. Sherwood ’98, a conference for city analysts and major Scottish & Newcastle shareholders, held at Center Parcs in Sherwood Forest.

  2. Scottish & Newcastle City Charity Challenge, a quiz on a boat on the river Thames for city journalists and institutional investors.

  3. Charity auction at Phillips auctioneers in New Bond Street, London, featuring a host of celebrity-donated items for the British Wheelchair Sports Foundation.

  4. Press conference for the Scottish Tourist Board to launch their Autumn Gold campaign.  I was also the main  project manager for the whole campaign in it’s first year.

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