We are a close knit team with a wealth of experience in the events industry.
As a dedicated team, we pride ourselves on delivering successful events and creating strong client relationships.
Our MD Rob is the owner and manager of Brightelm. He oversees the account management and project leadership responsibilities of the company.
He’s had a successful career in hospitality spanning the past 20 years, the last 10 of which have been dedicated to working with membership organisations.
Rob is an expert on association events and can help guide you to creating a successful event strategy.
Rob has also led the development of The Event Training Company and is the primary trainer for the Introduction to Online Event Management course.
Fun Fact: Rob can play the ‘Cello and can tap dance, just not at the same time.
Commercial Sales and Marketing Specialist.
Sarah is a commercial sales and marketing expert with a background in both events and venues.
She has been integral to the success of a number of our existing sponsorship projects and has previously led sales acquisition for a number of exhibitions.
Fun Fact: Sarah once dressed up as Grommit for International Confex, this was obviously early on in her events career.
Jon looks after the delivery of projects and events at Brightelm. Jon has spent most of his career organising events, with five of these years as an events manager for an association.
Fun Fact: Jon played guitar in a covers band at University, and can still just about remember how to play Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus”
With an extensive career in executive support and event management, Anne-Marie ensures the day-to-day in the office runs smoothly.
Fun Fact: Anne-Marie has a fear of sharks and did not expect to see 11 Great Whites whilst on a boat trip in California with her family. Safe to say she did not get in the sea much after that!
Marketing and Events Intern.
Nick recently graduated from the University of the West of England with a first-class honours degree in Business Management with Marketing. Nick is assisting the team on multiple projects and developing and implementing his marketing and events organising skills.
Fun Fact: In school Nick’s extracurricular sport of choice was trampolining.
“"Huge thanks for the support, guidance and wealth of knowledge in assisting us to place business into the wider UK. Could not have secured this win without you, and very much looking forward to identifying how we can continue to work together. You showed us commitment, fantastic comms, and delivered exactly what was briefed, which is hugely refreshing and sincerely respected. Here's to the next project Team Brightelm!"”
Head of Events, University, November 2019. *****(Google)
“"We worked with Brightelm on a recent virtual event, and Rob did a fantastic job of coaching the speakers, who were unfamiliar with the digital format, and really put them at ease. Tara also did a great job running the tech side of things. Thanks team!"”
Company Owner, July 2020. *****(Google)
“"The support received during the preparation and celebration of the Annual Workshop was both effective and enriching. The staff who ran in the meeting were very competent and, in particular, the manager was able to listen, adapt to our particular needs and propose new ideas. The commitment shown by the company went far beyond what was expected, and the event improved with their contributions. In particular, we have received positive feedback on the sessions devoted to meeting the speakers after their talks. These “Meet the speakers” sessions will probably be kept in all our future events!"”
Project Manager, Academic Research Group, September 2020. *****(Google)
“"I used Brightelm to organise a virtual conference of 150 participants and the service was excellent. The event was a great success. The communication and the professionalism of the company was great. I highly recommend this company to organise your future events!"”
Co-Chair, Academic Research Group, January 2021. *****(Google)