Yemi Adeshiyan, Head of AEM
Yemi Adeshiyan is the Director of AEM and his role is to drive growth and creative excellence across the business.
Since joining ACEVO in 2006 as Head of Events, Yemi has been responsible for increasing ACEVO’s events and conference portfolio to over 200 per year worldwide and increasing turnover by 30%.
Yemi started his career at Skyline Events Management, giving him crucial agency experience in managing an array of events across the UK. Keen to develop his experience even more, Yemi moved on to Active International where he built on his existing work in addition to planning incentive travel events, launching parties, award dinners and conferences across the globe. His high profile accounts included BBC, ITV, Virgin Radio, BSkyB, Capital Radio and Viacom Outdoor.
Yemi has an entrepreneurial and pragmatic approach to his work, focusing on delivering high level and professional events. He prides himself on delivering for his clients both on time and on budget.
Eleanor Dandy, Sales and Business Development Manager
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 0207 280 4933
Eleanor joined ACEVO in November 2009 after previously being a not-for-profit recruiter. Here she gained experience in dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders in many different pressurised situations. She successfully tripled the income of the communications team. A cool, calm and collected individual, she decided to make the break and enjoy a season on the ski slopes of France.
On her return back to the UK, Eleanor wanted to gain in-house charity skills and was accepted to pursue a marketing internship at Jeans for Genes. This fantastic charity allowed her to show her creative spark and she won free advertising space, organised events and carried out vital research. Her move to the ACEVO Business Development Team came naturally; here she flourishes working on key projects such as full cost recovery events, governance services and ACEVO Consulting.
Within AEM, Eleanor is very excited about pushing her personal, as well as professional, boundaries. A passionate and enthusiastic team player, she always strives to make a difference.
Emma Moore, Senior Events and Business Development Executive
Email: email@example.com | Tel: 020 7280 4920
Emma joined AEM in July 2011. Coming on board as a Senior Events and Business Development Executive, her main role is to develop new business relationships.Prior to AEM, Emma started her events career working for MCI. This provided her with a strong understanding of event management allowing her to experience global event delivery. Working with clients across a wide range of industries including Pharmaceutical, IT and Financial, she was involved with conferences, kick off meetings and incentive travel.
A proactive and confident individual Emma is excited about getting involved with AEM’s upcoming events. Her strong communication skills and drive for quality delivery makes her a key team player within AEM.
George Woodhams, Events and Conference Producer
George joined ACEVO in the summer of 2011 having previously worked as a marketing manager at a startup political training and events company. Here he learnt valuable lessons in how to develop courses and conference s that would have a commercial appeal across the public sector. He also had the opportunity to engage with parliamentarians, training consultants and civil servants and refined his communication and relationship management skills.
George now looks forward to the opportunity to continue his dedicated and enthusiastic work ethos within the sector that he is truly passionate about. Having volunteered with both national international charities in the past he looks forward to having the opportunity to work with ACEVO members to produce supportive, informative and inspiring events.
George graduated from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Social and Political Sciences.
Teri Ho, Events and Sales Executive.
‘Teri joined ACEVO in June 2011. Having recently worked at the Live Group as a Project Coordinator delivering events for government, industry and commerce, Teri is looking forward to working within the third sector. Teri was responsible for delegate management, updating event websites, dealing with delegate queries as well as ensuring that delegate needs were met at the event itself. This role involves a high level of organisation, the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure. Teri brings across these solid transferable skills to the events team, and will be working on the logistics and delegate bookings for ACEVO conferences and training, as well as being responsible for handling accounts for AEM and general events administration.
Teri graduated from Brunel University with a Masters degree in Media, Communications and Technology, after also studying there as an Undergraduate. ‘
Rachael Woods, Events and Sales Executive
Rachael Woods joined ACEVO in July 2010, starting initially as an intern and then progressing to Events Coordinator. Rachael is passionate about her role and uses her exceptional organisation skills to create a wide range of events from small meetings, to bigger courses and large conferences. Her tasks involve researching possible speakers, finding suitable venues within budget, taking bookings, making sure everything goes right on the day and compiling feedback after the event. She manages events across the country working with many high profile and influential individuals.
Rachael graduated Leeds University with a BA(Hons) In Classical Civilisation where she learnt a range of transferable talents such as researching and analytical skills, problem solving and creative thinking all of which she now uses in her new role.
Paul Mills, Venue Finding Manager
Paul had a successful career with his own business in the telemarketing lead generation arena for both in the fields of telecommunications and business management consultancy. During that time he gained a CIM (certificate in marketing)
In 2005 he decided to dip his toe in the event management world and hasn’t looked back. From working for a well-established event management company in the West Midlands where he gained great knowledge of the industry he became very well known in the market place of someone who could get the job done.
In 2010 Paul set up Charliemills ltd who specialises in venue finding across the globe for corporate, government and charity clients. And in 2011 joined AEM as a preferred and trusted supplier partner.
Graeme Davidson, Social Media Director
Graeme has worked in digital marketing for many years and has been a part of the growth of the social media industry. He started out working in advertising sales before moving on to working in a top digital marketing agency. From there he joined a new business agency at director level and also started up Eighth Continent. With many year’s experience of working in social media he understands why it is crucial for your business to be involved. Graeme is a hardworking and diligent leader who can help to you to define your strategy.