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About us

We are the team that deliver conferences and events at the University of Birmingham. We have a wealth of experience delivering a wide range of events in some of the most spectacular and unusual spaces in Birmingham. Whether it’s a one-day business meeting, a large-scale conference, a sports tournament, or a private dining experience, we are here to help.

Our Commitments

Our commitments ensure that every event is treated with the same care and attention as the next. Our talented team and our delegate management service makes planning the event as enjoyable as attending the event.

Our venues are always beautifully maintained and individually dressed for the occasion, and our food teams create menus that are locally sourced, creatively prepared and perfectly served. These four commitments are pivotal to the way we operate as well as central the way we communicate.

Our Commitments

Our commitments ensure that every event is treated with the same care and attention as the next. Our talented team and our delegate management service makes planning the event as enjoyable as attending the event.

Our venues are always beautifully maintained and individually dressed for the occasion, and our food teams create menus that are locally sourced, creatively prepared and perfectly served. These four commitments are pivotal to the way we operate as well as central the way we communicate.

Meet the team

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Sally Badham Lee

Sally heads up the Commercial and Account Management team. There is nothing that she likes more than taking a brief from a prospective client and bringing that event to life.

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Louise Burridge

With an eleven-year career history in the Conference & Events team, there is nothing that Louise doesn’t know about the organisation and management of events. Louise is the Account Executive with responsibility for Professional Services.

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Ryan Adams McGlasson

Ryan is our Account Manager - the main point of contact for any external organisations, who might be looking for a conference, event or meeting space at the University of Birmingham.

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Georgia Millingham

Georgia is a relatively new member of the Account Executive team, joining us in October 2021. She can help with conferences, meetings and events across the Colleges of EPS, MDS, COSS.

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Christine Lyons

Chris has worked at the University for over 13 years and is the Account Executive for CAL and LES. She has lived and breathed events delivery, and can therefore provide excellent creative solutions for her customers.

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Jessica Badham

Jessica is the newest member of the team, supporting the Account Management function with administrative work. She also handles our Food to You bookings, for delivered catering.

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David Oram

Our Head of Event Management David, is responsible for managing and delivering academic events and conferences. He started work at the University in April 2005, and enjoys supporting clients with their event requirements.

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Rosie Adams

Rosie joined the team in October 2021 as an Event Co-ordinator, but has recently been promoted to Event Manager. She has previously worked in events across other sectors.

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Samantha Oliver

Sam is an Event Co-Ordinator, who is highly skilled in supporting clients to deliver brilliant events across a range of industries.

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Lauren Venables

Lauren supports the event management function, helping to deliver essential support services to a range of clients who are holding academic events.

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George Merriman

George sits within the event management team, supporting with the delivery of event services for a range of clients.

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Louise Walczak

Louise is Deputy Head of Event Management and prides herself on being a proactive and passionate event professional.

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Helen Williams

Helen is one of our Event Co-Ordinators and is an expert in managing and overseeing all aspects of events.

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Tom Clift

Tom manages the delivery of a number of strategic partnership projects, particularly across the areas of sport and major events. At present he is working hard to deliver the University’s involvement in the Commonwealth Games.

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Leanne Drury

Working to support our sport and major events programme is Leanne, who has been in the team for just under a year.

One team, many venues

Our expert team of event organisers will be happy to help in creating your perfect event. Simply click the button below to get started.

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Matt Knight

Matt is the Venue Manager for The Exchange, the University’s flagship public engagement and events venue in the city centre. Matt oversees all activities in The Exchange and is responsible for the delivery of its strategic objectives.

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Gideon Manuel Amponsah

Gideon is our cleaning supervisor. He makes sure that the venue is kept in pristine condition and that all event spaces are immaculate throughout the day.

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Lydia Williams

Lydia is one of our friendly Venue Services Assistants, along with Hollie. She meets and greets clients and visitors, ensures rooms are set up for meetings and events, and gives guests guided tours of our listed building.

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Hollie Bantock

Hollie is one of our friendly Venue Service Assistants, along with Lydia. She meets and greets clients and visitors, ensures rooms are set up for meetings and events, and gives guests guided tours of our listed building.

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Abdul Dad

Abdul is our IT and AV genius. He works with clients to map their AV requirements and ensures all their AV runs smoothly on the day.

One team, many venues

Our expert team of event organisers will be happy to help in creating your perfect event. Simply click the button below to get started.

Get in touch
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Make a difference!

We are an exciting and empowering business that invests in our people because we know it’s our team that makes the difference. We are looking for motivated individuals to work in our conference and events business. Whether you have lots or little experience we believe in hiring our team on personality and values, the rest we can teach!

Click the button below to read about our current vacancies. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t worry. Simply send us your details and we’ll be in touch.

Make a difference!

We are an exciting and empowering business that invests in our people because we know it’s our team that makes the difference. We are looking for motivated individuals to work in our conference and events business. Whether you have lots or little experience we believe in hiring our team on personality and values, the rest we can teach!

Click the button below to read about our current vacancies. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t worry. Simply send us your details and we’ll be in touch.

Woman at conference speaking to delegates.

Setting an example

Small changes make a big difference Our role in the University’s strategy is to deliver responsible events that make a big impact, without costing the earth. Here are just a few ways that we’re helping to make a difference.

Living sustainably

Encouraging our teams and guests to travel responsibly, using electric vehicles or public networks.

Reducing
waste

Serving and merchandising food in a way that meets the need, as well as recycling food and coffee grounds.

Promoting plant based

Offering low carbon, locally sourced and dairy free alternatives on all event menus.


Reducing plastic

Removing all plastic packaging delivered to site and well as all single use bottles cross our retail estate.

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Reducing our footprint

We are taking steps to be net-zero carbon by 2045 which is why our University Master Plan shows our commitment to building a smarter, more sustainable campus that delivers economic and social value to the region.

We are a civic university founded on the principles of social responsibility. This is why we are committed to operating in a responsible and ethical way that supports our region and our city. Our creative approach to planning conferences and events reflects the pioneering spirit of the University’s values, teaching and culture.

People walking and talking on campus.

Reducing our footprint

We are taking steps to be net-zero carbon by 2045 which is why our University Master Plan shows our commitment to building a smarter, more sustainable campus that delivers economic and social value to the region.

We are a civic university founded on the principles of social responsibility. This is why we are committed to operating in a responsible and ethical way that supports our region and our city. Our creative approach to planning conferences and events reflects the pioneering spirit of the University’s values, teaching and culture.