Meet The Team
Adam joined Uptown Events as a Director in 2006 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!”
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.”
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 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 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”
Laura originally started in the corporate sector but quickly found her stride within private events. Her knowledge and enthusiasm enable clients’ visions to become a reality and the more creative the better! She is no stranger to hard work, meticulous planning and seamless organisation. Regardless of the challenge, you will always find her with a smile on her face, completely unflappable!Quote Laura lives by...
“When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top”
Alex has been working in events for five years. He started his career organising high profile events both in the UK & internationally. He enjoys getting thoroughly involved in each event, always making sure his clients are having a fabulous and memorable time. He has a bubbly personality and a great eye for detail.Quote Alex lives by...
“Be yourself because everyone else is taken”
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”
Amelia joined the Uptown team as an events assistant in November 2015, after completing a degree in Fashion Marketing at the University of Southampton. Amelia initially started off in the private events team and loved creating special and lasting memories for clients. After a job opportunity arose within the corporate team she now thrives on the challenges and diversity of events that the team are involved in, along with creating long-lasting relationships with clients.Quote Amelia lives by...
“You only live once but if you do it right once is enough”
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”
Rosie joined the Uptown team in July 2016 as a placement student from the University of Bournemouth. Studying Events Management, and a year abroad in Macau, has given her the stepping stone of her event experience. Her determination and eagerness to learn about the events industry first hand has helped Rosie become a key member of the team. Rosie’s role as Events Assistant for the corporate team has seen her help assist in the planning of major Christmas and Summer parties. Rosie’s fun and bubbly character has seen her build important relationships with her clients and suppliers which is a huge contribution to Rosie’s success as a placement student at Uptown.Quote Rosie lives by...
“Life is better when you’re laughing”
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. Her love for the events industry and her interest in growing within the company has seen her take on new clients. Whether it be a private or corporate event, Jemma loves to be a part of making the day come together. She loves working on new events, each one being an exciting new challenge and taking care of every small detail, resulting in making 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!”
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”
With over ten years’ experience in the hospitality industry I have worked both operationally and, in the past four years, within the planning side of the events sector. I have now found my passion in the fast-paced environment, enjoy building client relationships and creating memorable events for both my private and corporate clients. I am determined to succeed in all I do and I thrive upon a challenge. My hunger and thirst to gain more knowledge and experience with in the industry keeps me motivated.Quote Megan lives by...
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”
Klaire joined Uptown as a placement student from Bournemouth University in July 2017, where she is studying for an Events Management degree. Klaire is working in the corporate events team and is developing her skills and pursuing her goal of becoming an Events Manager in the future. Having previously shadowed key event roles before joining Uptown she has gained confidence and key skills in which she applies in all her work. Klaire’s ambitious and hardworking nature is what drives her to succeed in any obstacles she face.Quote Klaire lives by...
“Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
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”