Our Spotlight On this week features Katie Venner, Supervisor in our Venue Finding Team.
Conference Team Supervisor
I first started working for Anita in 2013, as a member of a venue finding team looking after clients such as: Virgin Media, Sellafield and QinetiQ. I left in 2015 to work in a different industry but in 2016 I realised that I missed the environment so much that I can back! I joined Venues and Events International as a Conference Planning Executive until 2017 when I was promoted to my current role of Conference Team Supervisor – I’m responsible for my own clients, namely AXA, but also help to manage our team ensuring that our clients are at the heart of what we do and we are well resourced at all times.
What is the event you have most enjoyed working on?
The BIBA Social Event for AXA Insurance, this was a Fair Ground themed celebration event for x150 people, where I organised an indoor fun fair, fun fair themed catering and sourced the venue to hold the event – it was great working with a multitude of suppliers and seeing the final event come together!
What is your favourite UK event venue and why?
Stanbrook Abbey – because it is placed in picturesque surroundings and is a perfect blend of old and new, with some stunning gothic architecture and fresh modern vibrant décor.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Quentin Tarantino – I would love to pick his brain, his films are spectacular and the cinematography is out of this world!