Hannah Webley-Smith, UK marketing director, Benefit Cosmetics
Just over a year into her role at Benefit, Webley-Smith has been instrumental in driving the brand’s social and experiential strategies, which includes the launch of Benefit ‘brow bars’, a partnership with Luna Cinema and a ‘beautiful pub’ for the World Cup.
Helen Horton, awards director, Haymarket Business Media
Horton produces 23 awards a year for Haymarket, plus external clients including City AM. She has taken the opportunity to mentor her colleagues overseas and was in New York early this year to attend and advise on the PRWeek Awards US. Her year has included launching the first ever Global PRWeek Awards and Summit, which will return in 2015.
Hugh Robertson, chief executive/founding partner, RPM
Robertson is an active member of the Marketing Agencies Association and a regular name in the Event 100 Club. Key client wins for the agency this year include Nestle, Virgin Holidays, Vodafone, Worldvision and Hammer Films.
James Tibbetts, operations director, FACE Partership; former events operations director on Tour de France Hub 2014
Unsurprisingly, Tibbetts' highlight of 2014 was creating and leading a team of over 90 event professionals in the delivery of the Tour de France, which attracted more than 3.5 million spectators and an international TV audience of over 3.5 billion in over 188 countries.
Jane Baker, vice president, client services international, FreemanXP
Baker is an active member of Meetings Professional International and is VP of education for the UK Chapter. She has helped to grow CWT Meetings & Events over the last three years, which this year secured a major account with Pfizer. In September she joined FreemanXP to grow the agency’s first international office in London.
Jane Hague, head of business development, Excel London
As well as her day job for Excel London, Hague has helped to boost membership and raise the profile of the International Special Events Society in her role as UK president.
Jason Collins-Down, sales director, Lavender Green Flowers
Collins-Down has led the restructure of Lavender Green and implemented a new sales process, which has helped to drive new business and increase revenue.
Jason Scott, sales and marketing director, Bloomsbury Ballroom
Scott has brought in more than £1m in revenue to the venue in five months, which is the highest amount ever achieved.
Jennifer Anton, marketing manager, Budweiser and Becks
Jeremy Berryman, managing director, Crewsaders
Berryman rejected zero hour contracts and implemented a ‘happy crew, happy client’ ideology with a range of employee benefits to grow his business exponentially over the last few years. He is also behind an industry research report, produced in collaboration with ISES.
Jez Paxman, creative strategy director, Live Union
Paxman has been fundamental in leading the creation of the Event Creatives Forum – a community for creatives within the event sector, as well as his day job at Live Union, which has included major client wins this year with the likes of the Post Office.
Jim King, event director, AEG Live
The man behind Bestival, King has also worked on AEG’s Barclaycard British Summer Time Festival, which was launched in 2013.
Jo Austin, head of venue sales, Lime Venue Portfolio
Austin is responsible for a portfolio of 28 venues and has beaten annual sales targets this year by 11%. She was also instrumental in organising the hosted buyers reception at The Meetings Show this year.
Jo Egan, director, Hotel Desk
Hotel Desk nominated Egan for her social media work and contribution to a number of events this year, particularly an association event that needed to be delivered on a tight budget. She also worked on the HBAA’s training committee.
John Worthington, head of events, O2
After more than a decade at O2 following a career in the RAF, Worthington continues to push the boundaries with his events for O2.
Jonathan Emmins, founder, Amplify
Event highlights for Emmins in 2014 includes a product launch with Lexus to promote the brand's latest vehicle with Will.i.am at the Pavillion Cambon in Paris where a pyramid light structure was created to house an Oculus Rift driving experience.
Jonathan Morris, commercial director, 11 Cavendish Square
Morris is behind a series of award wins for the venue, including an AIM accreditation at Gold Level.
Jonathan Schultz, director, Ambient
Ambient worked on an activation for Hasbro in august where shoppers were invited to play an experiential version of the game Monopoly at London's Westfield Stratford shopping centre.
Jules Heckman-Hughes, creative director, Harbour & Jones Events
A highlight for Heckman-Hughes was catering for two dinners on consecutive nights on the Cutty Sark during World Travel Market this year, which involved an extremely tight turnaround time and meeting two completely different briefs in terms of budget, theme and audience.
Julian Pullan, president EMEA, Jack Morton Worldwide
Pullan has enjoyed Jack Morton’s fifth year of growth, which includes a 25% increase in profits in 2013. He has also led the agency’s expansion to Germany and Seoul.
Julian Saipe, managing director, Zafferano
Zafferano caters for more than 300 events a year and, for the fifth year, is a preferred supplier for the Unique Venues of London.
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