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 events in 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 o