About us

BeaconHouse Events is an events and conference management consultancy that offers an intelligent solution. We understand the many pressures on your time, resources and budgets – we can work alongside your team to help shape, drive and deliver your event to meet your objectives. We take on your event goals as our own and work to ensure those objectives are not only met, but exceeded.

Working across the UK we understand events and will work with you every step of the way, anticipating any potential issues and offering solutions. We offer a reliable, professional and experienced resource, bringing a wealth of specialist knowledge and added value into your team. With expertise in financial management including feasibility, contingency and logistics planning, speaker management and onsite delivery. Your event is unique and we will tailor our approach and project management style to complement your team’s skills.

Sarah Thackray, Director and Event Manager

Originally from London, Sarah moved to the North East of England to study modern languages at Newcastle University. Having fallen in love with the region, Sarah now lives on the coast with her two young sons.

Having previously lived and worked in both Spain and France, Sarah began her career in the North East as a relocation consultant with IBM. Strengths in project management and communication skills made for a natural transition into the events industry. Sarah has spent over 13 years working on a range of conferences and events within the North East, nationally across the UK as well as in the Middle East.

Holding PRINCE2 and Chartered Institute of Marketing qualifications, Sarah is an established and experienced events and conference specialist.

Catherine Coulter, Director and Event Manager

Originally from Northern Ireland, Catherine set sail to Sunderland in 2003. After a few years exploring all that radio and television had to offer, an MSc in Project Management solidified her future in large scale project management.

Catherine has worked across a huge range of events in the North East of England and nationally across the UK. 2017 will see Catherine managing the Great North Run Pasta Party for the 11th consecutive year, an event for 22,000 hungry patrons all hoping to fuel up before running the world’s largest half marathon.

With over 11 years experience across every type of event Catherine is a creative and established events and conference manager.