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

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

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 private events. Once Belinda had completed university, and enjoyed 6 months exploring the world she returned to London and Uptown Events into the corporate events team. As the company and client base has grown, Belinda has grown with it into her current position heading up the corporate team.

Quote Belinda lives by…
“Let life surprise you”

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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Yasmin

Yasmin

Events Assistant
YASMIN

Yasmin joined the uptown team in October 2016, after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a BA (Hons) in Media with Communications & Society. This led to her desire to work within a creative and energetic industry like Events and she cannot wait to carry on learning and growing at Uptown.

Quote Yasmin lives by…
“Take the sourest lemon life has to offer, and turn it into something resembling lemonade”

Jemma

Jemma

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

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”

Michelle

Michelle

Accounts Manager
MICHELLE

Michelle is a wife and mum to four kids: one girl and three boys. She likes to be kept busy and enjoys going out with friends for dinner and the cinema. Michelle is a keen cook and loves trying out new dishes on family and friends.

Quote Michelle lives by…
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard work”

Sophie

Sophie

Events Assistant
SOPHIE

Sophie joined the Uptown team in August 2017 after achieving a BA (Hons) in
Event Management at Leeds Beckett University. Sophie is thrilled to have joined a
fast-paced company where she’s able to begin her career in the Events industry and develop her creative flair. Sophie particularly enjoys building relationships with clients and assisting them in seeing their vision for their event come to life.

Quote Sophie lives by…
“Do it with passion or not at all”

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Talia

Talia

Corporate Events Assistant
TALIA

Talia joined Uptown Events on the corporate team in March 2018, having previously enjoyed a career as a Nursery Manager, she decided to switch direction and move into the exciting and fast pace corporate events industry. Talia very much enjoys liaising with clients and suppliers, building and maintaining strong relationships. She thrives on watching an idea come to life, working closely with the client to go above and beyond their expectations. She is bubbly and always smiling even when working under pressure to meet deadlines.

Quote Talia lives by…
‘Life is an event, keep smiling!’

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Lara

Lara

Corporate Events Assistant
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…
‘There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure’

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Sophie

Sophie C

Events Assistant
SOPHIE C

Sophie joined the Uptown team as an Event Assistant during the busy Christmas period in November 2018. Having a passion for planning events and seeing them come to life, Sophie decided to take on the world of work after completing her Event Management course at college. Having gained experience in event industry working with private clients, she believes in exceeding all clients expectations, allowing them to have a stress free event and taking on all opportunities that come her way.

Quote Sophie lives by…
‘Strive to be happy & live to believe’

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We have a position for you

We have a position for you

We have a position
FOR YOU

If you are interested in applying for a position here at uptown events. Please get in touch with us via email, or call us directly for more information.

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We have a position for you

We have a position for you

We have a position
FOR YOU

If you are interested in applying for a position here at uptown events. Please get in touch with us via email, or call us directly for more information.

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We have a position for you

We have a position for you

We have a position
FOR YOU

If you are interested in applying for a position here at uptown events. Please get in touch with us via email, or call us directly for more information.

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