“Stephen worked on The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show as my Business Development Manager for the 2014 Show. He worked tirelessly on developing and improving the Show and had considerable success within The Adventure Travel Section, attracting more National Tourist Boards than the previous two years.
He also worked with me in delivering BLACKS as our official Show Retailer and supported me with our headline sponsor SEAT cars as well as securing Tourism Ireland as a sponsor. Stephen is a very hard working, trustworthy professional who I can recommend to any event organiser.”
Geraldine Reeve, Group Show Director VOS Media / Telegraph Events
“Stephen worked with LEIA on the Exhibition Management and Sales side of LIFTEX 2013 held at ExCeL London. Through his efforts he increased our space sales by over 26%, attracting new exhibitors from around the world. In financial terms this resulted in an increase of revenue of 18% for the Show. I can strongly recommend Stephen for his hard work, attention to detail and ability to work as an external consultant whilst working with LEIA in a seamless manner. I am looking forward to working with him again on LIFTEX 2016.”
Nick Mellor, LEIA Technical Director & Show Director LIFTEX
“The CLA Game Fair, with over 900 exhibitors, is one of the largest exhibitors in the UK and is unique amongst shows in that it moves location each year.
Stephen as Exhibition Manager quickly brought a much needed professionalism to the role together with new initiatives, systems and financial disciplines. He was involved in a wider range of strategic planning areas way beyond his main brief. He successfully exceeded sales targets and attracted important new firms to The CLA Game Fair. Stephen is an extremely hard working and dedicated professional. I greatly enjoyed working with him.”
David Hough, The CLA Game Fair, Director
“Stephen’s professional approach in his sales role, his development of his relationships with exhibitors, from the smallest owner managed company to the large multi-national groups, and in working with colleagues, suppliers and show visitors was exemplary. His enthusiasm and commitment contributed greatly to the success of The Royal Smithfield Show over the years and his ability to maintain a sense of humour in the face or real challenges was a great asset.
I worked with closely with Stephen in the development and evolution of The Royal Smithfield Show at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, where he was responsible of delivering an exhibitor sales budget in excess of £2.5 million. I have continued to have contact with him in his subsequent roles and would have no hesitation in recommending him for a similar role in our industry.”
Geoff Burgess, Chief Executive, The Royal Smithfield Club
“An Event is only as good as the relationship you have with the organisation who run the show and I am pleased that our relationship with Clarion has been second to none, as indeed our relationship has been with yourself.”
Bert Burns, Corporate Communications Director, Merial Animal Health
“Stephen is a great, well motivated and excellent, effective and a fine colleague as well. One of the very best sales person I ever had the pleasure of employing. He will not let you down.”
Robin Hicks, Director, Clarion Events
“I worked with Stephen through 2011 to build the Creating Landscapes Trade Show. Stephen is a thorough, hard working and extremely professional. I would definitely recommend Stephen’s services to anyone starting or building a trade show”
Phil Voice, Managing Director Landscape Juice Ltd
“We would like to thank you for your valued contribution to this event and have been impressed with your ability to work independently, and your market knowledge, which has enabled us to get to where we are with such significant companies booked.”
Mike Anderson, Director Hale Events