About us

Meet the JB Events team

  • Julie Rowlands

    Project Director

    Julie heads up our Project Director team and is also our head Strategic Consultant. Julie is an events professional with over 20 years experience in the IT industry. Working mainly for Microsoft throughout her early career, initially as part of Microsoft’s fledgling UK subsidiary where her organisational skills and problem solving ability led her to a career in events (and to be involved in the running of every product launch of the Windows Operating system from version 3 through to Windows 2000!).

    Julie headed up the Microsoft UK Event team for 5 years, during this time she was responsible for identifying and engaging the supplier base, setting up the purchasing model for over 20 event vendors, managing a full time team of 8 and freelance team of 10 who delivered the extensive and varied event programme of 200+ events per year, requiring an overall budget in excess of £8.5m.

    In 2001, she traded her client role, to move to the agency side. Her main aim was to provide the type of Event Management Company that she would have wanted to work with as a client – JB Events was born! In addition to working with many areas of Microsoft including Microsoft EMEA, Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Dynamics, she has led the delivery of many high quality executive events, multi-track conferences and large public events, for numerous other clients.

    Julie’s key skill is in her ability to clearly communicate with all levels of executives within her client team as well as identifying, engaging and motivating individuals as part of a team to deliver excellent, first class event management, within budget to the client’s brief.

  • Paul Browne

    Project Director

    Paul heads up our whole Technical team, a role that suits his background well...Paul started his career in marketing working for Loctite where he focussed on all areas of marketing delivery including events. Having been bitten by the live event bug Paul moved from the client side into the agency role in 1991, initially working in technical production, naturally progressing into the producer role.

    He worked with various production agencies for a variety of clients in the retail, pharmaceutical, insurance and automotive industries for whom he delivered on a wide range of events including many large multi-faceted events, small and large conferences, AGM's, financial presentations, exhibitions and parties.

    Since joining JB Events in 2002, Paul has focussed mainly on the retail industry and has gained extensive knowledge of this sector. In addition to his conference work, he has also delivered on many large scale public events, most notably the welcome home celebrations for over 20,000 people in Falmouth and Greenwich to celebrate Ellen Macarthur’s fastest sailing circumnavigation around the globe!

    Paul’s focus on customer service, attention to detail, cost conscious attitude and excellent technical knowledge make him a firm favourite with all his clients.

  • Becky Eydes

    Project Director

    Becky looks after our Creative Themeing and also heads up our Logistics team. She started her event career working in logistics management for a UK agency before joining JB Events in 2006. With over 8 years experience of working in the events industry both in the UK and Europe for clients in the IT, Retail, Sports and Beauty industry, Becky has delivered logistics expertise for a range of small, medium and large and often very complex multi-track conferences as well as exhibitions, outdoor events and product launches. Her events have been many and varied, and she regularly heads up large teams to deliver events ranging from between 50 and 2,500 delegates.

    As a result of her logistics background, Becky has built an extensive knowledge of venues across the Europe and Middle East regions and she has contacts at hundreds of hotel, conference and party venues, meaning that we’ll be able to find the right place for your event, no matter what the brief!

    Over the last 2 years, Becky has also shown a real flair for parties! Her creative styling, amazing entertainment choices put together with her innate understanding of what makes a fantastic party tick has resulted in some wonderful, memorable awards ceremonies and gala dinners. All of this is, of course, underpinned by her logistics excellence resulting in many happy clients.

  • Heather Reed

    Project Director

    Heather is a Project Consultant and also heads up our Communications team. She has worked in event marketing, predominantly within the IT industry, for the past 21 years. She has extensive experience of the strategic planning and implementation of a diverse range of events as well as having had active involvement with building brand identities, procurement of event suppliers, negotiating partner sponsorship alliances and event evaluation programmes.

    Previous high profile employers have included US based publishing company World Book International, Commodore Business Machines (UK) Limited, Microsoft UK and Microsoft EMEA. During her time with Microsoft UK Heather was responsible for organising a wide range of events including partner event programmes, multi-track conferences, high profile product launches and VIP visits.

    In 1995 Heather took over the role of Events Group Manager for Microsoft EMEA. During this time she was responsible for managing a wide range of events, with a budget of approximately $9 million and a team of local, as well as remotely based, personnel. Throughout her time with Microsoft EMEA Heather was responsible for the planning and delivery of Tech*Ed Europe - Microsoft’s flagship event targeting the developer community.

    Since leaving Microsoft in 1998 Heather has worked exclusively on the agency side where her client experience brings both objective balance and perspective when assisting with strategic planning activity.Overall, Heather is adept at managing and motivating a virtual team and is passionate about building event solutions that fulfil and exceed her client’s and their customers’ expectations.

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The Team

We have a team of over 40 experienced full time and freelance event professionals to choose from, so that we can put in place a team specifically for the job based on their competencies, allowing us to put in place the right team for the job!

The Project Directors

Julie Rowlands - Project Director and Consultancy Team Lead

Paul Browne - Technical Production Team Lead

Becky Eydes - Creative Themeing and Logistics Team Lead

Heather Reed - Project Consultancy and Communications Team Lead

Contact us

Address

New Mill Cottage, New Mill Lane, Eversley, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 0RA

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+44 (0)118 973 4164
Email

contact@jbevents.com

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