CREATIVE PROJECT & EVENT MANAGEMENT
A coherent plan and timeline, communicated to all the stakeholders is where it starts.
Solid project management is at the heart of everything I do.
Arts & Community
From family lantern workshops, to theatre productions, to mass-participation events… I’ve managed all sorts of projects and events in the cultural industries, where particiant experience is everything.
Corporate & Commercial
Whether it’s a simple networking lunch, a black-tie awards do or a multi-day conference. I can put together the right elements, the right plan and the right team to hit the project objectives.
Outdoor Events & Festivals
Organising outdoor events is where I cut my teeth, and starting with nothing but an idea and an open space can still make for the most rewarding projects.
Head of Operations (P/T) – BrightonSEO
BrightonSEO is the UK’s largest search marketing conference. The biannual event takes place in April and September, spans 3 days, includes 5 conference titles across mulitple venues, a large exhibition area, 30+ training courses, 100+ speakers, 4000+ delegates from over 30 countries, and a full programme of parties and activities across the event week.
Alongside BrightonSEO, and working as an independant celebrant, I’m also available to support clients and partners on other projects on a freelance basis.
Whether you’re looking for some advice on a new event, want support on an existing one, or are just looking for experienced pair of eyes on event day, please get in touch.
bomtailey [at] gmail.com
A POTTED WORK HISTORY
Head of Operations
ANNUALLY 2009 - 2019
Take Part Brighton
Leading event planning and delivery of the launch event for Brighton & Hove City Council’s annual sports festival. Take Part features activities and demonstrations of over 80 sports clubs and societies to 12,000 festival attendees.
2014 - 2017
Shy Camera was a video production company producing content for a range of clients in the commercial, cultural and third sectors.
Brighton Digital Festival
BDF is an ambitious, month-long celebration of digital culture, led by a fantastic network of independent organisers in the City. It includes world-class conferences, exhibitions, events, meet-ups, performances, and education activities
STREB, London International Festival Theatre / LOCOG
Commissioned by the London2012 Festival and working for producers London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), Surprises: STREB saw Brooklyn’s visionary choreographer, Elizabeth Streb thrill London with an electrifying series of daredevil, surprise events across seven iconic landmarks, on one extraordinary day.
Brighton Festival Outdoor Programme
Brighton Festival 2011 featured outdoor shows across the month-long programme from a range of internationally renowned companies including Generik Vapeur, Wired Aerial Theatre, and Company Carabosse.
Producer / Licensee
Brighton & Hove’s inaugural TEDxBrighton event took place in January 2011, and has since gone on to become an annual fixture in the City’s event calender.
Annually 2008 - 2011
Head of Production
White Night / Nuit Blanche, Brighton
White Night was an all night arts festival inviting audiences to “do something different in the middle of the night”. Unfortunatly the event out grew the City – the final event in 2011 featured some 30 outdoor and 35 indoor events across the City, with an estimated audiences in excess of 40,000.
Event Production Manager
Burning the Clocks, Brighton
Burning the Clocks is Brighton’s annual large-scale community lantern parade, which moves through the City under full road closure, and culminates in a beach show finale to mark the winter solstace.
‘Crackers?’ International Tour
Following the UK premiere in 2006, The World Famous’ ‘Crackers?’ toured to Sydney International Arts Festival and Singapore Arts Festival in 2007, before a final UK date in 2008.
Greenwich & Docklands Festivals
During my time with GDF I lead on events hosted on Trafalgar Sqaure to mark Africa Day, as well as the grand opening event for the freshly refurbished O2 on the Greenwich peninsula.
2004 - 2007
Production Manager (F/T)
The World Famous Fireworkers
The World Famous, now closed, was a company of creative pyrotechnicians with a passion for playing with fire and whose shows combined pyrotechnics with performance, music, lighting and projections. As Production Manager I looked after the companies portfolio of shows and events across the UK and internationally.
2002 - 2004 (F/T)
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