Philip Hughes, managing director of ice sculpting firm The Ice Box, takes on the mantle of president of the UK chapter of the International Special Events Society this month. In the first of his regular Words of Wisdom columns, he sets out his aims for the association over the next 12 months (page 47).
Richard Brecker, a former entertainment booker for Richard and Judy, is joint managing director of Upfront Television, a celebrity booking agency with access to celebrities across the globe. In Crash Course (page 47), he talks about how to devise the perfect guest list to ensure the best party.
Mark Beaver, MD of Event Lighting and Design, started the company in1994. Since then it has flourished into one of the leading light specialists in the creative events industry. Here (page 44), he explains the importance of lighting and provides tips on creating the right sparkle at varying parties.
Jez Lee set up Fake Faces in 2002. The agency books professional and courteous lookalikes and tribute bands for clients throughout the world, including Interflora and British Airways. In this issue he recommends four of Fake Face's 600 celebrity lookalikes to grace the red carpet at your next event (page 19).