Name :-

Laura Cole

Company Name :-

LC Events Ltd

What does your company do :-

I’m a NEBOSH-qualified Operations Manager for both consumer and trade events. I’m the person who takes care of logistics, making sure an event runs smoothly from start to finish, from both an operational and safety standpoint.

Before going freelance I worked for :-

Clarion Events Ltd as Operations Manager

The reason I went Freelance was :-

I wanted to broaden my experience and skillset as an Operations Manager, and expand my portfolio of events. I was also drawn to the opportunity of shaping my own work calendar, enjoying a healthy work-life balance as well as the freedom to work from anywhere!

Since going Freelance I have :-

Worked on events for a broad range of clients across Europe and America. I’ve expanded into new sectors including conferences, awards dinners, and small bespoke events. On a personal level, I’ve gained a huge amount of confidence from my independence. I’ve learned to trust myself and my expertise, and feel as though I’ve become stronger as a result. That said, I’m still figuring out the work-life balance!

I make a genuine difference to my clients business by :-

Bringing a dependable, conscientious, and diligent approach to each and every operational challenge. I build strong, trusting relationships with those I work with, and bring a friendly, can-do attitude to the events I work on. When the events planning process inevitably throws a curve-ball my way, I handle it with a calm, solutions-oriented approach. I’m a good security blanket to have on hand!

My key skill sets are :-

Logistical planning & execution, budgeting and negotiation, health & safety, relationship management, event delivery, post event reviews and analysis. Basically, everything you need for smooth-sailing from start to finish!

Here’s what two clients say about what I do :-

Robert Jervis, Portfolio Director, Clarion Events

“We have worked with Laura for several years - and have always had our expectations exceeded. She is professional, creative, enthusiastic, resilient, hard-working and fun! We keep extending our rolling contract - such is our confidence in her performance and execution. I would commend her to any organiser who wants to hire the best.”

Gill Geens , Partner, Ways & Means Events Ltd

“Working with Laura is always a real pleasure. She is thoroughly professional, easy to work with and calm under pressure. Her easy-going nature means she effortlessly maintains excellent working relationships with all colleagues, contractors and other stakeholders. When it comes to her work, she is conscientious, diligent and always goes the extra mile. I very much enjoy working with Laura as she has a great sense of humour and is a lot of fun to be around, whilst always doing a great job. Wholeheartedly recommended!”

I’m filling my days on lock down with :-

Keeping in touch with my fellow EventProfs through virtual teatimes and morale-boosting catch-ups. The way we’ve stepped up to support one another is a daily reminder that we work in an incredible industry. I’ve also been keeping myself active with virtual HIIT workouts with friends, and doing some gardening when the sun allows!

Post Lockdown, the thing I am most looking forward to is :-

Being reunited with my friends and family. And booking a holiday!


You can find me here :-

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