About Event & Conference Blog

The Event and Conference Blog is written by industry expert, Becki Cross with contributions from Helen Brady, Event Manager. The blog aims to inspire #eventprofs and raise standards across the sector. It is a platform to share top tips, comment on the latest trends within the sector and reflect on the latest #eventprof news. It is also a place to share our experiences of not only planning, but attending events, with reviews on the latest festivals, shows and venues. 

The Event and Conference Blog is written by event industry professionals, for event industry professionals. Our blog is read by event managers and event industry professionals, business owners and managers.  It is also accessible to anyone that has a passion for live events or organises events as part of their job role.

Becki Cross is the Managing Director of Events Northern Ltd.  Based in Preston, Lancashire, Events Northern Ltd works nationally across the UK and Europe, working on a wide variety of projects, including exhibitions, dinners, awards evenings, seminars, workshops, festivals, outdoor events. Becki was also integral in establishing the UK Blog Awards in its first year. Becki is also delighted to be the Deputy Editor of Event Manager Blog – the number 1 blog worldwide for event professionals – which is her dream job alongside event planning!

Helen Brady has worked in the events industry for 8 years and has substantial experience in running a wide range of projects, with a particular love for starting work with new clients and helping them develop an initial idea, right the way through from conception to live event day. With experience not only as an Event Manager, but as a Visual Merchandiser and Venue Dresser, Helen has been organising things and trying to make them look pretty since 1988!

We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions for future blog post topics, just send us a tweet to @eventsnorthern.  Likewise if you would like to submit a guest post to the Event and Conference Blog please read our guest blogging guidelines and contact us.


Virtually all the professional, high quality photographs on this blog are used with thanks and full credit to our favourite photographer, Andy Whitehead Photography. Check out his latest work and see what he’s up to on Twitter @johnnysnapshot

Other shots are captured by the team whilst they are out and about working and exploring! Very occasionally stock photos are also used within this blog if verified as copyright free and authorised for public use.

©2008-2017 Andy Whitehead Photography Limited. Images may not be copied, printed or otherwise distributed without express written permission of Andy Whitehead Photography Limited or its agents.
©2004-2017 Events Northern Limited. Images may not be copied, printed or otherwise distributed without express written permission of Events Northern Limited or its agents. 


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