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Meet the Team

Extraordinary Individuals.

“We’re big enough to take on any challenge, small enough to care.”

Paul and Nadine Fenton, Managing Directors

Nadine Fenton
Managing Director
Nadine Fenton - Viva Esprit.

What is your favourite event?

Parties. The crazier the brief the better.

Funny thing to happen at an event?

The confetti cannon just kept going off at an event. We had to keep cleaning up the confetti on the dancefloor so guests could carry on dancing!

Nadine Fenton - Viva Esprit.
Paul Fenton
Managing Director
Paul Fenton - Viva Esprit.

What do you like most about events?

Creating memorable experiences for people.

What is your favourite thing about events?

Being an avid golfer, The Ryder Cup is probably my favourite event.

Paul Fenton - Viva Esprit.
Andrea Carolan
Event Manager
Andrea Carolan - Viva Esprit.

What would be your dream location for an event?

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Funny thing that has happened on an event?

I hosted a dinner for 130 guests at a Lisbon museum. While inspecting tables, I accidentally stepped into the fountain at the room's centre. Fortunately, I had a pair of spare shoes for the event!

Andrea Carolan - Viva Esprit.
Amy Trumble
Delegate Manager
Amy Trumble - Viva Esprit.

What has been your favourite destination for an event?

Oman. The hotels are incredible as is the service, weather and range of options for dinner venues and activities. Snorkelling with the turtles was one of best experiences in life!

What is your favourite part of your job?

I love getting to know clients / events and bring the event to life via the registration site and event app. Being the first major touch point with the delegates first impressions really count and I love being a part of it.

Amy Trumble - Viva Esprit.
Azadeh Ashari
Administrative Assistant
Azadeh Ashari - Viva Esprit.

What is the most fun part of your job?

Witnessing the successful execution of events. Creating enjoyable experiences for clients and attendees, brings a sense of accomplishment and joy.

What do you like most about events?

Managing details and seeing the creativity unfold is truly fulfilling.

Azadeh Ashari - Viva Esprit.
Charlotte Bell
Marketing and Event Executive

Where is your dream destination to host an event?

Australia or New Zealand

What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

I enjoy going out for food and drinks with my friends or family whenever I get the chance!

Denise Rose
Finance and Office Manager
Denise Rose - Viva Esprit.

Favourite thing to do in your spare time?

Spending time with my family, grandchildren, and friends.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

Not having enough hours in the day!

Denise Rose - Viva Esprit.
Diane King
Senior Event Manager
Diane King - Viva Esprit.

Favourite destination for an event?

Bali, Indonesia

Funny thing that has happened at an event?

Being told by a famous TV Chef that I reminded him of his ex-wife.

Diane King - Viva Esprit.
Izzy Williams
Event Executive | Sustainability Champion

What is your favourite event?

My favourite event was a kick off meeting in Lisbon. This was my first international event, and it was an incredible experience.

What is your dream location to host an event?

Somewhere exotic, such as Costa Rica.

Joanne van Greunen
Event Manager
Joanne van Greunen - Viva Esprit.

What is your favourite event?

I love the glitz and glam of a gala dinner.

Favourite thing to do in your spare time?

It used to be riding my motorcycle… now it's going for long, fast paced walks.

Joanne van Greunen - Viva Esprit.
Kate Bryson
Senior Event Manager
Kate Bryson - Viva Esprit.

What do you like most about events?

Seeing all of the little details that take lots of planning come to life on site.

Where was your favourite destination for an event?

Hanoi, Vietnam

Kate Bryson - Viva Esprit.
Lauren Killick
Event Manager
Lauren Killick - Viva Esprit.

What has been your favourite event?

My favourite event was in 2022, at Evolution, Battersea. The brief was “Around the World”, so entertainment consisted of a flash mob, roving elephants, henna, glitter, Bollywood dancing, a black cab photo booth.

What is the most fun part of your job?

It would have to be the variety – no event is the same, no location is the same, even the client preferences are always varied.

Lauren Killick - Viva Esprit.
Leanne Barry
Creative Producer
Picture of Leanne.

What do you like most about events?

Seeing them come to life! I love getting creative, coming up with new and whacky ideas - crazier the better!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Travelling is very high on the list! But I also love going out for dinner and trying new restaurants.

Picture of Leanne.
Louise Brian
Senior Event Manager | Sustainability Champion

What is your favourite event?

Large-scale parties.

What was your favourite destination for an event?

The pyramids in Egypt were an impressive gala dinner backdrop!

Lucy Jordan
Event Executive
Lucy Jordan - Viva Esprit.

What do you like most about events?

Hearing all of the positive feedback from delegates.

What is your dream location to host an event?

Tokyo, Japan

Lucy Jordan - Viva Esprit.
Marissa Boswell
Assistant Delegate Manager
Marissa Boswell - Viva Esprit.

What do you like most about events?

Everyone’s faces at the end of an event, knowing we did a great job.

What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

Going on long walks and reading a good book.

Marissa Boswell - Viva Esprit.
Michelle Shackleton
Venue Finding Specialist
Michelle Shackleton - Viva Esprit.

What has been your favourite destination for an event?

Venice. The city is so unique with so much history, from the gondolas to their enchanting Venetian masks.

What is the most fun part of your job?

Exploring new cities and countries and learning all the great things they have to offer.

Michelle Shackleton - Viva Esprit.
Paul Fathers
Senior Event Manager | Sustainability Champion

What do you like most about events?

Every day is a new challenge.

What was your favourite destination for an event?

Dubai, as everything is within proximity.

Sandra Hennessy
Operations Manager | Head of Sustainability

What is your favourite type of event?

The more complicated the better (is that weird?)

Favourite thing to do in your spare time?

Family, friends, travel, good food and wine – ideally all together!

Tim Weston
Production Manager
Tim Weston - Viva Esprit.

What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

Love getting away from it all in my Campervan.

What is the most fun part of your job?

My colleagues always make me laugh no matter how stressful things get.

Tim Weston - Viva Esprit.
Vicki Laurie
Venue Finding Specialist

What has been your favourite destination for an event?

India is an incredible destination for incentives! From playing elephant polo to having tea at the palace with a Maharajah, it really offers a once in a lifetime experience.

What is the most fun part of your job?

Finding the right venue to fit all the differing criteria for an event. It can sometimes feel like hunting for a unicorn, but when you hit upon the perfect solution its very satisfying!!

Zoe Thomas
Senior Event Manager
Zoe Thomas - Viva Esprit.

What is the most fun part of your job?

Working with an amazing team on fantastic events.

Favourite thing to do in your spare time?

Relaxing in my comfies for a binge-watch, or out and about socialising!

Zoe Thomas - Viva Esprit.
Zoe Woods
Senior Events Manager | Mental Health First Aider

What is your favourite event?

I love the big production events.

What would be your dream location for an event?

I would love to do an event on the Raffles Yacht.