Right. first time. every time.

Conference Contacts is one of the most experienced global event management companies in the UK. By understanding our clients’ goals, needs and cultures we have created hundreds of effective experiences. We’ve worked in over 5,200 venues across all 7 continents, for everyone from FTSE 100 companies and multinationals to thrusting young start-ups. We are also hugely proud that nearly 90% of our projects are repeat business – the result of knowledge, experience and outstanding client delivery.

The Conference Contacts' Team

Denise Ellis

Denise Ellis

CEO

Denise brings a wealth of knowledge to the benefit of our clients. She founded Conference Contacts back in 1986, following a successful career in five-star hotels both in the UK

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Antony Waite

Antony Waite

Managing Director

Starting out as an event coordinator over 15 years ago, Antony has risen through the ranks to lead the team at Conference Contacts. Having registered thousands of delegates

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Malcolm Rooker

Malcolm Rooker

Financial Director & Company Secretary

Having graduated in Law from Warwick University in 1986, Malcolm qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 with global accounting firm Arthur Andersen. His subsequent experience

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Rosalyn Giles

Rosalyn Giles

Director, Key Accounts

Rosalyn works closely with our key accounts to provide them with ongoing full management support for a variety of international events. Working for over 20 years at Conference Contacts,

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Michael Avery

Michael Avery

Director, Operations

Michael oversees the day to day event operations at Conference Contacts. With over 20 years’ experience spanning both hotels and event management agencies, he and his

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Martin Gill

Martin Gill

Non Executive Director

Martin recently joined the board of Conference Contacts offering his specialist insight into business trends, customer service and delivery. Martin is a unique character who effortlessly

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Paul Ratcliffe

Paul Ratcliffe

Non Executive Director

Few can rival Paul’s exceptionally strong event industry background. His career spans more than 25 years, having owned one of the UK’s largest full service agencies until he sold the

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Joanna Morgan

Joanna Morgan

Business Development Consultant

People make the world go around and it is Joanna’s infectious personality that makes her the perfect person for this job.

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Janet Brannigan

Janet Brannigan

Venue Search Manager

Janet is responsible for sourcing hotels and venues for our clients worldwide. She is a shrewd negotiator, focused on achieving the very best solutions for our clients and always looking to add

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Nicky Cross

Nicky Cross

Sales Support Co-ordinator

Nicky is a vibrant member of the operations team and manages the day to day travel logistics for one of our key accounts. 

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Alison Martin

Alison Martin

Finance Manager

Alison is responsible for the day to day finances of the company. Her ability to deal with the influx of financial detail, payment schedules and exchange rates relating to each and every

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Lisa Crilly-McKean

Lisa Crilly-McKean

Marketing Consultant

Working with the New Business and Key Account sales teams, Lisa is responsible for ensuring that the Conference Contacts brand is delivered in a consistent and engaging way.

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Andy Blackstone

Andy Blackstone

Financial Consultant

Andy joined the Conference Contacts Finance Team at the end of last year.  His remit is to assist with the strategic planning for the business, developing our reporting and refining our forecasting.

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Annabel Nicholls

Annabel Nicholls

Operations Support

Annabel joined the Conference Contact team as an intern on six month placement after finishing her A-levels. After a season living it up on the slopes, a career in event management came…

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Amanda Ralls

Amanda Ralls

Director of Sales

After seven years specialising in corporate travel and events sales within global hotel brands, Amanda works alongside the expert operational team who source incredible venues

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Penny Lewis

Penny Lewis

Director, Client Services

Having worked in global events for over 30 years, delivering everything from high profile incentives and corporate hospitality to international product launches,

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