Skip To Content

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.

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.

To read Denise’s Employee Spotlight click here.

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

Alexandra Sibley

Co-Founder and Director

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 Workplace

Employee Spotlight

Meet Rebecca Henderson, Events 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'.


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.


Sue Frye

Associations & Operations Director

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.


Cassandra Keogh

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Meet Cass, our innovative Director of Strategic Initiatives 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.


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. 


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.


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.


Alice Paines

Events Manager

Alice is an experienced Events 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.


Andrea Montes

Events 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.


Deb Jowett

Events & 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.


Emma Jackson

Events 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.


Rebecca Henderson

Events 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'.


Jenny Riggs

Account Manager e-Comms

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

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


Finance Team
Our Finance team

Fancy joining us for a coffee?

"They always come armed with buckets of great ideas, insanely good attention to detail, and are just the easiest people in the world to work with."


From humble beginnings, we have grown to count some of the world's biggest companies among our closest client relationships


Associations and Not-for-Profit Clients

Our Knowledge & Insights

Company News 05.05.23

Outsourced Events Appoints Dr Anne Cooke as Head of Learning and Development

Outsourced Events today announced the appointment of former BNA Chief Executive Dr Anne Cooke as Head of Learning and Development.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More