Victoria Penrose | Mark Up Artist

PP014 | Victoria Penrose | Discover What It Takes To Be A Professional Make-Up Artist

Victoria Penrose is a professional make-up artist and graduate of the London College of Fashion. She has worked in a wide variety of jobs from TV to Commercial but mainly focuses on editorial and fashion. A confident, dedicated and respected makeup artist and hair stylist with a clean and inventive approach. She has a broad knowledge of the history of fashion and takes influences from the past and is dedicated to following current trends. In this interview she talks about what happens behind the scenes and how she got to be trusted with some of the most well known faces around.

PlannersPod Bizzabo

PP013 | Bizzabo Event Success Software | How To Save Time & Increase Revenue

Rachel Ruggieri came from a corporate event background and now works as the Customer Success Director at Bizzabo… In this episode she explains to James how Bizzabo event software can and has changed the lives of event professionals. Bizzabo brings together cutting edge technology, innovative spirit and events background to lead the meetings industry to new frontiers. It’s an intuitive piece of software that will run on pretty much anything with an internet connection. A serious tool, for serious professionals. Check it out!


PP012 | James Schramko | How To Plan A Business Event

James Schramko gave up a $300,000 at year job a Mercedes Benz to start his own business! He now earns millions. He does this by helping people everyday, who listen to his podcasts and are members of his Super Fast Business online community. He has events running globally and once a year he puts on an event in Australia.


PP011 | Sheba Anvari | Local Sauce | Event Catering

Sheba’s company is Local Sauce. They provide catering for a range of needs, from fresh, seasonal home cooking fridge filling, to a full waited service for the bigger events in life.
Founded by eternal foodie and Leiths graduate Sheba prides herself on using the freshest ingredients to create dishes from the classic to the innovative.

Chilfest plannerspod

PP010 | Steve Butcher | Chilfest | Music Festival Event Planning

When Steve Butcher isn’t busy looking after Universal Event Production, delivering audio and visual hire to blue chip companies such as Nike, he is the promoter & event director for Chillfest. Chilfest 2015 will take place on Friday 10 & Saturday 11 July bringing two days of the very best sounds from the 1980s to the leafy rural setting of Tring. The story of Chilfest so far will give you a deep, no holds barred, insight into what it really takes to put on a festival of scale.

plannerspod Event planning

PP009 | Steff Easom | Avalon Corporate Entertainment | Comedy Booker

Steff Easom is a corporate booker at Avalon Corporate Entertainment, a specialist division of Avalon Management and ARG Talent Agency. Avalon provides extraordinary creative talent for all types of corporate, private, media and commercial events. Avalon exclusively manage both high profile names and emerging stars from the worlds of comedy, film and television.

Plannerspod team building

PP008 | Cate Richards | Team Bonding | Corporate Team Building

Cate Richards moved away from a corporate career to start her own businesses in April 2005, leaving behind an 18 year career in Market Research, Consumer Insights and Advertising Strategy / Planning. Since then she has built a large and successful Team Building business (working with the corporate market) that operates in Sydney, Melbourne and soon Brisbane.

Destination Event Management

PP007 | Claire McDonald | Sian Events | Destination Event Management

Claire McDonald is a director at SIAN Group, a global live communications and destination management company. SIAN arranges boutique events from its bases in Dubai and London. In this episode you will find out about Claire’s incredible combination of scientific and creative thinking, making SIAN a top prospect for anyone wanting to create a world-class event.

Tern Events Sandy Moretta

PP006 | Sandy Moretta | UKAWP – UK Alliance Wedding Planners

Sandy launched her event planning business in 2003. Tern Events has a reputation for excellent organisation, creativity and attention to detail, which provide a good recipe for elegant, smooth running events. Sandy is also one half of the UK Alliance Of Wedding Planners (UKAWP) founded for one purpose: to promote professionalism in wedding planning. UKAWP invests in training and professional development that generates sustainable growth.

Steve Hill Plannerspod

PP005 | Steve Hill | Atmotion Video Production | Event Videography

Steve Hill and Paul Richman are founders of the acclaimed video company ‘At Motion’. Their London based video production company specialises in private and corporate events across the UK and around the world. In this episode, James talks to Steve about how he took his skills from the TV and Film industry to create a stand out business that enables him to have the life he wants.