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Kerry Walsh, Managing Director

With a background in advertising, organising numerous events and training courses, and latterly with an event agency, Kerry was inspired to create Hatch Events - the vision behind the company being to work with corporates, often in partnership, to create and run events that meet corporate objectives. Kerry spends much of her time meeting with clients and providing strategic vision and oversight during the development and management of events. Her extensive experience in managing large, complex projects gives Kerry the ability to organize and run events with an unparalleled attention to detail. She works closely with clients to create a hassle-free experience and applies her creativity and industry knowledge to produce outstanding events.

Jo Maude, Creative Consultant

Jo is a senior project manager with over 20 years experience in and around the creative industries. Her main field of expertise is in marketing and communications, taking projects from brief to completion on strategy, on budget and on time, with a strong understanding of commercial creativity. Jo has strong management skills, working at board level to implement agreed strategies, commercial acumen and profit focused with understanding of how companies function, highly organised, thorough, professional and calm. Confident interpersonal skills at all levels, responsive, motivating, encouraging and enjoys being part of a team. Specialist in the creative industries – Knowledge of all aspects of the creative industries with a strong network of personal contacts.

Collette Bent, Event Director

Collette is our first rate Events Director, with years of experience within events, firstly within the pharmaceutical industry and then within an event agency working on pharmaceutical accounts aswell as several others, working hard to ensure the planning and execution of all our events is meticulous, stress-free and always punctual. Having worked on numerous events throughout her career, managing and directing all manner of projects, Collette has an excellent grounding in events and is ready for almost anything that comes her way. In addition, her creativity, ability to multi-task, and strong time management skills help Hatch to deliver the highest quality events.

Debbie Beresford, Business Development Director

Debbie's role is to plan, organise and run all of our client events here at Hatch. These can range from corporate events, such as conferences, exhibitions and product launches, to fundraising events, festivals, weddings and parties. Debbie will be responsible for the entire event including selecting an appropriate venue, organising promotional activities, booking entertainment and catering, and arranging the design and layout of the premises. Debbie's role is extremely client focused, requiring a combination of creativity, innovation and problem-solving abilities. Excellent communication skills are high on Debbie's agenda in order to enable effective interaction with clients, suppliers and contractors.

Rosie Smith, Events Executive

Events Executive Rosie can often be found lending an extra pair of hands at events. From onsite registration desk hosting to liaising with exhibitors & sponsors, Rosie has the true Hatch Events attitude of throwing her all at a challenge and making wonderful things happen.

On large events we have a bank of tried and tested freelance staff available.