Our team, with over 150 years of combined experience, brings creativity and expertise to every project we deliver. Absolute Corporate Events will assign a dedicated event manager to work with you on delivering everything you need; from finding the perfect venue and creating a unique concept and striking design, through to delivering perfect production and logistics management. Our service is focused, considerate and distinctive
Chris has been in the events industry for 25 years, holding senior, owner and director posts for large corporates and agencies. In recent years Chris has been voted amongst the top 5 in the C&IT Power 50, and Director of the Year by the IoD. He has an MBA in Communication Strategy, and is a Chartered Director. Chris spent two years as Chairman of the HBAA and is current VP Communication at MPI UK & Ireland.
Angie has a wealth of experience in event management, hotel booking and venue finding. In 1991, she opened her first venue finding agency and the business was later merged with one of the UK’s top 20 full service agencies. She has served as an executive committee member of the HBAA, becoming Chairman in 2003. She has also served on the UK board for the Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
As our longest serving team member, Jill joined Absolute Corporate Events to open the first Midlands office in 2002. Prior to joining Absolute, Jill spent 10 years working in hotel management and another agency. Jill has been our Operations Director since 2013 and manages the core operations team and some of our key clients.
Jacquie has worked in the events industry for more than 20 years, with experience in all aspects of events from the smallest most exclusive retreat to the largest most complex international conference. Her destination and venue knowledge is second to none, and her procurement and contracting skills have been honed to perfection.
Claire has many years of experience in the events industry, focusing on high-end international meetings and incentives. She is a creative expert in the development of event and incentive programmes and is equipped with the fullest and most varied global destination knowledge.
Charlotte brings to Absolute more than 16 years’ experience of accounts and finance. She started her career as a book-keeper for an accountancy firm and has progressed through the ranks, gaining valuable experience along the way. Charlotte is responsible for all things financial at ACE, and prepares our management accounts and budgets.
Rachel is one of the longest serving members of the team and has worked with most of our clients. She specialises in venue-finding, event management and incentives, both UK and internationally. She has experience of delivering large international conferences, top-end strategic meetings, and creative incentive events.
Having worked in the events industry for over 15 years, Lucy has strong experience and knowledge both in the UK and internationally. She has worked with some of the UK’s leading businesses and has delivered a variety of events from private meetings for 10 delegates to parties and exhibitions for more than 2,000d.
Elizabeth has over eight years’ industry experience delivering events for as few as 2 to 1000 delegates, for product launches, conferences, fundraising dinners, incentive programmes and senior management meetings. With a strong eye for detail, Elizabeth has worked on events in the UK, US, Europe and Asia and has a proven track record of multi-tasking in fast paced customer service driven environments.
Olivia has over twelve years’ events industry experience, working with some of the UK’s leading businesses. She has worked on a variety of UK and international events ranging in size from 20 to 1200, from product launches, meetings and conferences to bespoke international incentives. Olivia has a passion for travel, and a keen eye for detail.
Louise has more than 20 years’ experience of accounts, payroll and book keeping and holds an Association of Accounting Technicians qualification. She volunteers for a Derbyshire charity, and has been their treasurer and trustee as well as planning their health and wellbeing events. She is a champion for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities. With a unique blend of events and financial experience, Louise is the perfect support for Charlotte Rowatt, ACE Financial Controller.
Jemma joined the Army in 2008 where she had the privilege of organising some internal events. Realising that events was her true passion, she went on to study for a level 4 Diploma in Event Management and Marketing at Kings College London, where she passed with distinction in 2016. Since this, Jemma has worked in the events industry and is now working closely with many of our clients on events all over the world.
Jess brings more than five years’ experience in delivering top quality events for some of the top 100 companies in the UK. After studying marketing and business studies at Northampton university Jess focussed her skills on events. Her knowledge of venues in the UK and internationally are second to none making her a great asset to the team. Jess’ bubbly personality combined with her passion for success means nothing is too much trouble.
Hannah travelled America in 2011 and was drawn to the accommodation and events industry. From her travels Hannah decided to follow her ambitions to learn more about the industry. She went on to study for NVQ Level 3 National Diploma in Business, which she completed with distinctions, in June 2013. Hannah specialises in accommodation, venue finding and bulk allocations management.
Since graduating in film & moving image production at Norwich University of the Arts, James has honed his skills in media production with a particular flair towards producing content across video, graphic design, web design and multimedia. Prior to joining the ACE team, James ran his own media production company, so brings specialist expertise and experience.
Ana Maria has a degree in media and film, and has developed well-polished video production, design and multimedia skills. With a great design eye, Ana is able to create captivating ideas and themes tailored to your event. She is an expert PPT and graphics designer and creates some of our most beautiful event content. With Spanish as her native tongue and an international upbringing, she brings an international flavour to the ACE team.