After exploring radio and television at University, an MSc in Project Management solidified a future in large-scale project management for Catherine. Working in event management since 2007, organising and running events across the UK.
Starting out specialising in the production of outdoor events helped to establish Catherine’s reputation for meticulous attention to detail and high-level management of complex projects. Referrals and recommendations soon opened opportunities to diversify the range of clients available and saw the creation of BeaconHouse Events.
In 2014, Catherine co-founded BeaconHouse Events and has since been focusing on attracting talent to bring together a fantastic, dedicated team to cope with the delivery of the growing event portfolio. BeaconHouse Events now delivers over one hundred events annually to a wide range of loyal clients, which Catherine manages alongside her continuing interest in developing new event ideas and business development.
Catherine has enjoyed working with clients across the medical, sport, technology, finance, automotive, scientific and media industries, managing large budgets and events for up to 24,000 attendees. Catherine stays connected to industry best practice, joining the A-List for industry professionals by C&IT, being a full PCO Member with the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers and attending industry events nationwide.
Senior Event Manager
Outside the event world, Sophie can be found extolling the virtues of all-year-round daily SPF, yes, even in Newcastle upon Tyne.
A staunch ‘boro supporter, Katie moved to Newcastle to be close to the grounds where her beloved football team play. Lucky for us her passion and enthusiasm doesn’t stop with the sport, we challenge you to meet anyone as focused as Katie – she puts her head down and gets through a task list at light speed.
Katie’s background from working in venue management makes her the perfect onsite manager, there is no problem she can’t find the solution to, her tireless energy and non-stop enthusiasm is welcomed when working with nervous speakers and anxious exhibitors. She’s the smile at registration and the force behind our recruitment, since starting at BeaconHouse Katie has developed a trusted pool of volunteers who share her work ethics and help make the events run seamlessly.
A curious creative, Rebekah has over 7 years experience within the design and trend forecasting industry, working with clients across the UK, Europe, US, and China. Her strengths in relationship building, communication, and project management made for a natural transition into the events industry. Rebekah is extremely proactive, has a keen eye for detail and is always seeking out newness, which means you can always count on her bringing fresh ideas to the table. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude to any task will help events run smoothly.
In her spare time, you will find Rebekah hiking mountains, practising yoga or seeking out the newest hot spot for coffee and cake.