Who we are
We are an event agency based in Hampshire. We create and run events for a small portfolio of clients each year.
Headed up by our Event Director, Julia Phillips, we have a core administrative team and a raft of wonderful freelancers and suppliers. Our network is large and very diverse so we can be sure to get the right people at the right level for every aspect of your event.
For each project we put the perfect project team together and this structure allows us to flex to each client and ensure that we provide the right solution for every project.
A bit about me …
I have worked in the event industry for 3 decades. Over that time I have worked on some huge projects and some very small ones. I have been privileged enough to travel around the globe and also spent time delivering events in British chain hotels that back onto ring roads. I have worked with budgets that astound me – both high and low. I have worked across most sectors and met some incredible speakers and experts in their field.
No two events are the same and it is this variety that captivates me. I thrive on finding creative solutions to the many challenges that present themselves, I love the buzz of an event and the feeling of accomplishment when it all goes well. I believe in working hard, doing the best possible job, being part of a team and having some fun along the way.
Setting up Potting Shed Events allows me to continue to work in the industry I love and work with people who inspire me.
Some of the projects we have been involved with:
Press launch of Stuff & Wonder - White Stuff’s children’s range – in a storage room next to their HQ
Gala dinner at Borough Market for 1,000 lawyers – in the middle of winter
Creation and execution of the first ever Single Ply Roofing Conference – and subsequent management for 8 years
Franchise partner events for Mothercare International in various locations including Hong Kong and St Petersburg
Development of cascade mechanisms to carry the event message beyond the auditorium and back to the wider team at Farrow & Ball
The RYA Sail for Gold Ball with HRH Princess Anne, sending the Olympic and Paralympic sailors off to the Rio Games
Management of an International virtual Trade Show for the Irish Food Board (Bord Bia) – including a 3D digital exhibition hall
I have seen Julia excel at everything the events world could throw at her - both at general agency management and client project levels. She devours volumes of challenging work which would ‘floor’ many others. She is commercially astute, fair-minded and always has solutions.