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Who We Are

We are an award-winning, passionate, and progressive full service event management company, based in London, working across the globe. We serve the IT, commercial, associations, and not-for-profit sectors. At Outsourced Events it's our job to turn your ideas into a reality. We listen to our clients and collaborate to deliver successful events that stick in the mind and delight attendees. 

Flexible & Adaptable

Our dedicated team of event professionals work with trusted global suppliers to deliver exceptional events. As the world evolves, we constantly upskill and work with all stakeholders towards shared goals. With our highly qualified team, we can adapt to any situation and ensure our clients receive top-quality service.

Committed to Collaboration

Our commitment to collaboration drives us to establish strong relationships with clients, becoming a part of their team. It allows us to understand their business objectives, challenges, and opportunities better. An extension of their team, we work towards building long-lasting relationships and achieving shared goals.

Experienced Experts

We have strong creative thinking abilities and the ability to solve problems quickly. As a team, we are highly skilled, experienced and expert project managers. As a company, we have honed our processes to enable delivery of exceptional outcomes for our clients and their attendees. We firmly believe a structured and creatively driven approach yields better ROI.

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Our Story

Outsourced Events was created by Denise Sharpe and Alexandra Sibley in 2001, then operating out of a small office in Chiswick, West London. By 2007 the company had firmly established itself as a major player in the technology and associations events sectors with some of the world's most well-known technology and association brands amongst its clients.

Having both worked in the event industry since the 1990s, Denise and Alexandra's goal was to create an event agency that could integrate so seamlessly with the client's own business needs and processes that they became an extension of their own team. This philosophy set the company apart from the competition back in those early days and continues to do so today.

Our Culture

We are dedicated to fostering a positive work culture that encourages diversity and inclusivity.

We believe that a supportive work environment allows our team to perform at their best and deliver outstanding results for our clients. By promoting positivity, valuing diversity, and embracing inclusivity, we create an environment that welcomes everyone's unique perspectives and experiences.

Our commitment to these values enables us to adapt to changing circumstances and deliver exceptional events that meet our clients' diverse needs.

Our Team

Over the years, we've built up a fantastic team of seasoned event managers and executives that our clients have come to know personally and depend upon professionally.

We'd go so far as to say that we are an extension of our clients' team, with each staff member bringing their own specialism and knowledge to the table. We can't wait to meet and start working with you.

Denise Sharpe

Co-Founder and CEO

Denise has over 20 years’ experience in the events industry. Before joining Outsourced Events as a founding partner, Denise sat on the Board of Directors at the Phillips Group – a leading IT & Telecoms publishing, research, training, and conference supplier – where she headed up the conference division. Denise is managing director of Outsourced Events.

Read Denise’s Employee Spotlight.

Denise recently appeared on our podcasts Outsourced Explores: Account Based Marketing and Outsourced Explores: Inclusivity & Diversity. To listen to the series, click here.

Alexandra Sibley

Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer

Alexandra has worked in the IT & Telecoms event industry for over 15 years, developing particular expertise in sponsorship and exhibition sales and management. Before joining Outsourced Events, Alexandra headed up an international sales team selling sponsorship and exhibition packages to IT & Telecoms companies around the globe. She now works on behalf of clients to hit sponsorship revenue targets, while also ensuring that all sponsors have a successful experience.

Hear Alexandra's thoughts on our recent podcast episode: Outsourced Explores: The Future of the Workspace

Employee Spotlight

Meet Rebecca Henderson, Senior Event Manager

Rebecca joined the team in April 2018, she excels in end-to-end event management, leading successful events for Dell, Citrix and other key clients. With virtual and in-person event experience.

Her exceptional project management skills earned her a spot on C&IT's A-List 2021 'Top 35 UK Agency Planners under 35'.

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Mat Bhagrath

Chief Financial Officer

In 2020, Mat joined Outsourced Events, bringing over 30 years of exceptional experience as a chartered accountant and former corporate finance partner at Grant Thornton. As head of our finance team, Mat ensures budgets are continuously updated and reconciled.

His extroverted and fun-loving personality brings a steady hand to the financial helm of our company.

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Sue Frye

Director of Associations

With over 25 years of professional association experience across Europe, Scandinavia, China, Africa, and the Caspian, Sue oversees our smooth operations and equips event teams to meet clients' needs. Sue also led the largest biennial oil exploration and production conference in Europe with 35,000 attendees. 

In her free time, Sue enjoys travelling, watching films, and socialising.

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Cassandra Keogh

Director of Engagement

Meet Cass, our innovative Director of Engagement at Outsourced Events, with over 15 years of event and project management experience in Australia and the UK. Her passion for music, scotch, chocolate, coffee, dancing, Japanese food, and travel fuels her exploration between events and studies.

Check out her appearance on Outsourced Explores: Hybrid Events, listen here.

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Catherine Poulton

Account Director

Cat brings over 12 years of Hotel and Venue industry experience. Having worked in Sales, Planning, and Operation Management roles, she enjoys collaborating with people to achieve their goals. Cat joined the team in January 2020 with a wealth of experience in event management. Cat has exceptional interpersonal skills and excels in developing lasting relationships with clients. 

In her free time, she loves sports, reading, crocheting, and caring for her cats.

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Dr. Anne Cooke

Head of Learning and Development

Anne’s background lies in neuroscience, having completed a PhD and then postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge. On leaving the lab, she took a position at the University of Bristol to set up ‘Bristol Neuroscience’, the first of what became a network of ‘city neuroscience’ schemes across the UK, which foster collaboration and engagement across researchers, clinicians and wider society. Her career has continued largely in research management, science administration, and public engagement. 

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Catherine Lawson

Head of Communications

Catherine joined Outsourced Events in May 2023, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in agency, in-house, and consulting roles in the UK and US. Passionate about comms, she has supported complex, prestige events in partnership with bodies including UK and Commonwealth governments, Royal Households, and FTSE 100 companies.

Outside work, Catherine enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with a heritage charity. 

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Elizabeth Coles

Head of People & Culture

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Farah Mulla

Head of Marketing

Farah has over 20 years of experience in direct marketing, working with notable names in UK publishing and events. She collaborates with senior directors to strategise and execute plans that generate new business and revenue. With profound knowledge of marketing fundamentals and a passion for the brand and organisation, Farah drives impactful marketing initiatives.

In her spare time Farah is a keen cook, letting her creative flair shine. She also serves as a Governor in a local school. 

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Jahid Tarin

Finance Manager

With over 10 years’ of experience in multiple industries as an Assistant Accountant as well as being fluent in Persian, English, Urdu, and Hindi, Jahid is a great asset to our company. Working in similar roles before joining, Management Accounting, Project Reconciliations, Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger, and Expenses are amongst his many tasks here.

Jahid takes a keen interest in football, cricket, and table tennis and of course travelling in his downtime.

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Rebecca Henderson

Senior Event Manager

Rebecca joined the team in April 2018, she excels in end-to-end event management, leading successful events for Dell, Citrix and other key clients. With virtual and in-person event experience.

Her exceptional project management skills earned her a spot on C&IT's A-List 2021 'Top 35 UK Agency Planners under 35'.

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Alice Paines

Event Manager

Alice is an experienced Event Manager with over 7 years of experience who joined Outsourced Events in August 2022. She specialises in creating engaging environments and bringing diverse groups of people together. Alice previously managed various events, including music festivals and takeovers of Brighton's iconic Pier.

Alice enjoys attending gigs, winning pub quizzes, and dim sum.

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Andrea Montes

Event Manager

Andrea joined the team in May 2022. She has extensive experience coordinating events for a Youth Hostel Chain, and previously worked as a Senior Marketing Executive at Mintel and a Social Media & Events Manager at Astor Hostels. 

In her free time, Andrea enjoys music, dancing, and spending time with her cats.

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Deb Jowett

Event & Sponsorship Manager

Deb's diverse background in sales, customer service, and business development is a great asset at Outsourced Events. She supports clients in securing event sponsorships and expanding their networks. Her natural curiosity and people skills enhance her role. 

In her free time, Deb enjoys singing and organising TarpFest, an annual arts event in her village.

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Emma Jackson

Digital Platform Manager

Emma, a former teacher, joined Outsourced Events in November 2021. Her event planning experience and wedding planning business make her a creative problem solver with a customer focus.

Emma enjoys Formula 1, social history, and spending time with her family and two golden retrievers.

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Jenny Riggs

Digital Platform Manager

Jenny has been with us since 2011, she excels at event registration, website building, e-Comms, and registration data management using various software systems. Her background in sales and customer service is invaluable.

Her passions include her gin collection, pets, and family - in that order.

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Abigail Holley

Project Accountant

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Sophie Dyson

Campaigns Manager

Working with Outsourced Engagement since February 2023, Sophie's career began with a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship, evolving into an end-to-end Campaign Manager.

Sophie's expertise lies in paid media strategy and Account Based Marketing, focusing on audience user-journeys and conversions. Her diverse skill set includes project management, graphic design, and website experience.

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Simon Morrison

Warehouse Manager

Simon joined Outsourced Events in November 2021 via recommendations from an old work friend and colleague. Having nearly a decade of warehouse experience in retail with the likes of John Lewis and more, he has worked to bring high stockroom and logistic standards to our warehouse, and has helped expand our capacity into Europe.

In his spare time Simon enjoys art, music, sports, running, and spending time with his family.

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Emily Price

Senior Event Executive

Emily joined Outsourced Events as an Events Executive in November 2021.

In 2020 Emily completed her degree in International Event Management at Sheffield Hallam University. During her time at university she had the chance to expand her knowledge and understanding for aspects of the events industry. She built upon her passion for events which started after working in the hospitality industry at the age of 16.

In her spare time Emily enjoys baking and watching Netflix.

 

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Jessica Froud

Senior Event Executive

Jessica joined the Outsourced Events team in 2022 with more than six years' experience in the industry. Her experience includes working in both the corporate hospitality sector and most recently a Conference, Meetings and Events venue. 

Jessica is a planner at heart and strives to create unforgettable experiences for her clients and guests. 

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James Porter

Senior Account Executive

James joined the team in July 2019. He has worked across all aspects of the company from event management, sponsorship liaison, warehouse and inventory management, and is now part of our sales team. His charismatic and friendly approach means he’s the perfect person to tell you exactly how Outsourced Events might be able to support you. 

In his free time James enjoys the rugby, attending theatre, and meeting up with friends. 

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Louisa Campbell

Senior Event Executive

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Natalie Chadwick-Dodd

Senior Event Executive

Natalie joined the Outsourced team in June 2023. She has extensive experience in the hospitality industry with a particular focus on planning weddings and celebrations.

In her free time she enjoys playing with her young family and dog, cycling, going for walks and crafting!

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Rachel Katuruza

Senior Event Executive

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Ryan McPartlin

Senior Event Executive

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Naomi Large

Senior Event Executive

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Anna Hopley

Event Executive

Anna started working at Outsourced Events in June 2023, right before she graduated from the University of Exeter, as she has always been drawn to the dynamic and thrilling world of events. Anna loves seeing the satisfaction from our clients after carrying out successful events after our team’s hard work.

Outside work, Anna enjoys playing the harp, walking her Labrador, and spending quality time with her friends and family. 

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Ciaran Reilly

Event Executive

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Henry de Lord

Event Executive

Henry joined us in the summer of 2023 on a 12-month placement year out from his University degree, studying Sport Business. With no previous experience in events, he plans to gain industry-based skills and learn about the world of event management! Henry has excelled as an event professional and was recently promoted to Event Executive. 

In his spare time, Henry enjoys travelling abroad, watching football, and spending time with friends and family. 

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Rosie Halpin

Event Executive

Rosie joined Outsourced Events in June 2023 on a 12-month placement year, from Leeds Beckett University, where she is completing a degree in Marketing and Public Relations University.

Since joining the OE family, she has gained valuable knowledge and industry experience and was recently promoted to Event Executive.

Outside of work, Rosie enjoys spending time with friends, photography, and music.

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Amandeep Dhillon

Finance Assistant

Amandeep joined Outsourced Events in 2018. After studying Psychology at University, he chose to pursue a career in finance and has been in the industry for more than three years. He brings a wealth of expertise to the role and was drawn to OE's exciting working environment. He is currently working towards his accountancy award.

Outside of work, Amandeep enjoys travelling, basketball, and discovering new restaurants. 

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Vincent Crolla

Warehouse Operative

Vincent joined Outsourced events in November 2022. He has over 30 years’ experience in warehousing and Logistics. Since he started at OE, he has helped bring a high level of order and efficiency to the warehouse. Vincent has passed his logistics industry courses in Manual Handling Training, Risk Assessing and Accident Investigation.

In his spare time, Vincent enjoys playing golf, attending football, cricket, and horse racing. He also enjoys reading, watching films, and spending time with his family.

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Gemma Cummings

Senior Event Administrator

Gemma joined Outsourced Events as an Administrator in January 2022. Having worked in the meetings and events industry for more than 20 years, Gemma has a wide range of experience in the meetings, venue finding, and events sector. She loves variety, problem solving, thinking outside the box and attention to detail.

Outside of work, she is kept busy with two primary school-aged children and her fox red Labrador, Indi. She loves visiting new places with her family in their VW camper van and can often be found at the beach or river paddle boarding.

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Carla Costa

Event Administrator

After working for Outsourced Events for 11 years, Carla embarked on a sabbatical. When in September 2021 she approached our CEO Denise for a reference, Denise promptly invited her back to the OE family to be a part of the newly established Administration Team. Carla brings her event management and life experience to the role, as well as one or two foreign languages! 

In her spare time, Carla loves spending time with her family and friends, travelling, reading, visiting art galleries, movies, and walking.

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Company News 28.07.23

Investing in the Future of Our Industry

As part of our ongoing commitment to training the next generation of event professionals, we are delighted to welcome two new year-in-industry students to the Outsourced Events family.

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Company News 29.03.23

Outsourced Events wins PCO Agency of the Year

Outsourced Events won PCO Agency of the Year at the CN Agency Awards 2023! What a fantastic accolade for the whole team. We love what we do, and it's brilliant to have our work recognised by our peers.

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Event Management 09.03.22

Taken with the Team: Onsite with Emma

"Taken with the Team" offers readers insight into the activities of our fabulous team members as they operate within the events industry.

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