About Us

For the last 20 years, we’ve played an integral part in the ever-evolving events scene, creatively leading from the front, for the crowd to follow. From our beginnings in intimate private gatherings and small Christmas parties, the Uptown team quickly came to learn what makes a vision come alive in all aspects of event creation.

We’ve since evolved to offer a complete service, organising over 300 bespoke corporate events in London, the UK and Europe every year. We have strong connections to endless venues, with a diverse spread of corporate and private clientele. Through it all, we’ve remained inspired by the unexpected. Whenever you use us, you’ll work with a dedicated, personal Events Manager who will bring their creativity and help uncover the very best ideas. Let’s find those together.

“Ours is a bespoke experience, every time – whatever you’re dreaming up.”

Meet the faces

Creating a show-stopping event is a team effort. Key people bring their skills into the spotlight to make each one memorable.

Meet the faces you’ll come to know at Uptown…

Adam

Adam

Adam Phillips Uptown Events

Director
ADAM

Adam joined Uptown Events as a Director in 2oo6 having originally trained as a chartered accountant at BDO Stoy Hayward. He really enjoys working on a variety of different events such as private parties, corporate parties, conferences and away days. He is married to Anna and has three sons who he hopes one day will be part of the Uptown story!

Quote Adam lives by…
“Life is short create memories and have a party”

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Bert

Bert

Director
BERT

After almost 20 years in the events industry, Bert came together with Adam and Mark to create Uptown Events with the aim of bringing clients fantastic parties with a great personal service. Bert remains passionate about every event no matter how big or small and strives to maintain the high standards that Uptown Events has become known for. Bert is married with two children and hopes one day, they’ll join him in the company.

Quote Bert lives by…
“Success is no accident. It’s hard work, perseverance and a love of what you do.”

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Mark

Mark

Mark at uptown events

Director
MARK

After starting his working life at the BBC, Mark started putting on events with Bert Habib when they were 18 years old. These proved hugely successful and lucrative and they continued for many years – working both in Cyprus and London. Eventually, using all their experience, they came together with Adam Phillips to create ‘Uptown Events’ and built the company into what it is today. Mark got married in 2008 and had twin daughters two years later in 2010. When he’s not working, he enjoys the country life living in Hertfordshire, regularly walking his dog Dolly and going for the occasional swim.

Quote Mark lives by…
“You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give ”

Belinda

Belinda

Director of Corporate Events
BELINDA

Belinda joined Uptown Events in 2007 as a university placement student, gaining experience within both the private and corporate teams. Once Belinda had completed her Event Management degree she enjoyed 6 months exploring the world before returning to London, and Uptown Events. Belinda now heads up the corporate team and has built strong client relationships over her years at Uptown, Belinda enjoys a varied role of developing new relationships, project managing large programmes and creating unique events and installs.

Belinda is married and had a baby boy in 2020, when not at work Belinda loves to explore the countryside, getting out into nature.

Quote Belinda lives by…
“Improvise, adapt and overcome”

Lisa

Lisa

Director of Private Events
LISA

Lisa originally started Uptown Events on a three-week work experience placement in 2009, after completing a Social Psychology degree at the University of Kent. Shortly after, Lisa was offered a job to work full time with Uptown and was thrilled for the opportunity and challenge of working in an industry completely different to anything she had done before. Lisa loves working on as many events as she can and loves the challenges that her job throws at her!

Quote Lisa lives by…
“Life’s short – buy the shoes, drink the wine, order the dessert”

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Jemma

Jemma

Jemma Uptpown Events

Events Manager
JEMMA

Jemma has worked at the Uptown parties, both private and corporate since October 2014, whilst studying Drama, Media and Photography. She was then delighted to join the team full time in January 2016 and quickly developed a passion for corporate events making this her primary focus within Uptown. Her love for the events industry and her interest in growing within the company has seen her take on new clients and she loves to be a part of making the day come together. Jemma is always working on new events, due to the fast turnaround on the corporate side, each one being an exciting new challenge and taking care of every small detail, resulting in making the clients visions a reality.

Quote Jemma lives by…
“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence!”

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Shelby

Shelby

Shelby Uptown Events

Events Manager
SHELBY

Shelby joined Uptown Events in April 2016, after graduating from The Birmingham Institute of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) in Theatre, Performance and Events Design. Shelby’s love for event design and production led her to her career in events. Her passion for detail and design has brought a fresh set of eyes to the company and she loves the creative and dynamic industry and the fast pace
turn-around of different events. Shelby loves creating personal relationships with her clients and working on as many events as possible to gain first-hand experience on site.

Quote Shelby lives by…
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in everyday”

Lara

Lara

lara uptown events

Event Co-ordinator
LARA

Lara joined the Uptown Events corporate team in September 2018 after graduating with BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Criminology from Nottingham Trent University. Lara loves to be given diverse challenges whilst working on multiple events at a time. She believes that building strong relationships with both clients and suppliers is the key to success. She is looking forward to progressing at Uptown!

Quote Lara lives by…
‘The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one?’

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Amy

Amy

Amy at uptown events

Senior Event Manager
AMY

Amy started her events career with Uptown in 2012, working with both private and corporate clients. Her travels took her abroad, but she returned to Uptown in 2019 and now works solely in corporate events. Her passion is making the unthinkable a reality, she loves nothing more than receiving a bizarre new brief and creating a vision of how to bring it to life. Amy has an obsession with the minute details and thrives on the fast pace of our events.

Quote Amy lives by…
“If it’s meant to be, it will be ”

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Hannah

Hannah

Hannah at uptown events

Event Assistant and PA
HANNAH

Hannah joined the Uptown Events corporate team in June 2021 after graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Communication & Promotion from Nottingham Trent University. Hannah loves to be given a challenge whilst working events and is eager to get stuck into projects. She is confident and thinks that there must always be good communication with clients, colleagues and suppliers. She is looking forward to taking part in some more big projects and events progressing at Uptown!

Quote Hannah lives by…
“YOLO – You only live once”

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Hope

Hope

Event Manager
HOPE

Hope joined Uptown in April 2021 after 5 years in the charity events sector. Hope has a Level 3 Diploma in Events Management and her background includes gala dinners, corporate, sporting and social fundraising events. Hope is enthusiastic, creative and loves to take on new challenges.

Quote Hope lives by…
“Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn”

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Chloe

Chloe

Event Assistant
CHLOE

Chloe joined Uptown Events in March 2021, after graduating from Birmingham City University with a BA Hons degree in Media and Communications (Events and Exhibitions). Chloe loves new challenges, working in a fast-paced environment and watching events come together. She believes theres nothing more rewarding than the end result, seeing people enjoying themselves and sharing an experience. Chloe looks forward to gaining invaluable experience and progressing in her career at Uptown!

Quote Chloe lives by…
“Do what you love and you’ll never have a problem with Mondays!”

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