Charli Garner

Charli has a strong background in the Sales, Marketing, Events and PR arena and has been working in this field since 2005. A proven confident and clear communicator with strong organisational and communication skills, she can fully integrate into an in-house team or work on projects remotely.

 

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
Places to eat and drink and my Northern roots.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
Apart from our clients venues, The Experimental Cocktail Club in Central London.

Email: Charli@gabconsultancy.co.uk

Telephone: 07736 456 357

Kelly Byrne

Kelly has a proven background in the fields of PR, Marketing, Copy Writing and Events and has been working in this area since 2006. Kelly has a keen eye for detail coupled with impeccable organisational and planning skills.

 

 

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
Karaoke, rich tea biscuits and Take That.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
Manchester's Northern Quarter and Rosso Restaurant and Bar.

Email: Kelly@gabconsultancy.co.uk

Telephone: 07754 897 800

Carla Burns

Carla takes an holistic approach to marketing and this is whether a business needs help crafting a dedicated marketing strategy. She helps businesses in the UK create efficient and effective campaigns to raise the profile of their brands and projects to help engage with audiences successfully. Her expertise means that she can help any business stand head and shoulders above competitors.

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
My children, clothes, shoes, handbags, ballet and cooking!! I love to read cook books…

Favourite spots to GAB in?
A good local pub, with good food, good wine and great friends!

Email: carla@gabconsultancy.co.uk

Telephone: 07393 551540

Jeff Garner

PR Manager

Jeff has a wealth of experience in media and PR. A former reporter, news editor and sub editor, he has worked for local, regional and national media.

He has also been a senior publicity executive, co-ordinating regional input for the Royal Household and the Government, including Number 10 and the Cabinet Office.

He has helped Heinz and Kellogg’s improve their internal communications.

 

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
Walking Labradors, scones and Jimmy Hendrix.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
The Ritz - London, Midland Hotel - Manchester.

Email: Jeff@gabconsultancy.co.uk

Telephone: 07971 224 868

David Thomas

Social Media Manager

David has worked in social media for the last 7 years, becoming a renowned expert in his field.  He has a proven track record with many of GAB’s clients.  Truly passionate about every project he undertakes and understands fully the requirements to make each a huge success.

David loves the hospitality industry and has outstanding capabilities on all social media platforms.  Going above and beyond client expectations, creating a positive buzz around them and their business.

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
Formula 1 Racing and Property.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
Hooters and Reds BBQ.

Email: david@gabconsultancy.co.uk

Telephone: 07815 446 297

Judith Rafferty

Account Manager

With over 20 years of experience in hospitality sales, Judith has a robust reputation for delivering results oriented local, national and 3rd party sales campaigns.

She has worked at senior sales level in venues, and also as an event booking agent. Her understanding of both sides of the market is second to none. She is also a highly competent copy writer.

She has a superb track record for outstanding customer service delivered with accessibility and humour.

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
Music, history of the British monarchy, TV Shows - True Blood and Strictly.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
Anywhere a little rock ‘n’roll like Fab Cafes.

Bianca Borrello

Sales Manager

Bianca graduated with a Masters in Hospitality and Business Management in 2013. She gained her experience through The Hilton Graduate Scheme, moving across the country in multiple Operational and Sales Events Roles.

Bianca has vast experience in Sales and a true passion for the Hospitality industry. She is actively committed to continuous improvement and quality standards through team motivation and maximising revenue opportunities.

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
Travelling and food.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
Cottonopolis or The Hawksmoor in Manchester.

Email: bianca@gabconsultancy.co.uk

Telephone: 0161 817 2970

Lloyd Lewis-Hayter

London Sales Manager

With five years of experience in Sales and Events from both agency and venue sides of the industry, Lloyd has taken on a brand new role as Sales Manager for 13 restaurants in Central London.

Having built up a great understanding of how to build the best relationships with a huge variety of clients, from third parties to direct corporates & consumers, Lloyd is constantly developing her proactive skills to successfully boost sales.

 

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
Music & food.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
Local beer garden, on the Southbank or Bella Italia!

Telephone: 0737 787 8368

Terri Turner

National Account Manager

Terri is our Southern Belle based in London. Prior to working with GAB, Terri was everything event management and corporate sales which has given her a versatile skill set which can be applied to any project she is tasked with.
Terri is a fun, personable member of the team who focuses on her client relationships and ensuring the accounts are maintained to a high level.

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
Music, Food, Football and Shoes.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
Shoreditch and STK in London.

Dan Burman

Promotions Manager

Dan Burman has been working with GAB for three years as a brand ambassador and event manager.

His background is in the film industry where he works as an actor, producer and fight performer.

 

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
Football, music and acting.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
Anywhere you can find a good burger!

Email: dan@gabconsultancy.co.uk

Telephone: 07743 160 393

Leah Orford

Senior Bookings Executive

Leah recently moved back up North, after spending 4 years in London’s hospitality and events sector to join us at GAB. Graduating in 2015, She has developed her experience in event sales and operations.
Leah is a confident and hard working member of the team, always pushing to get the best for her GAB clients and with her personable approach and excellent communication skills, she will always go above and beyond.

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
The latest cooking trends, quirky bars and Game of Thrones.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
The Gas Lamp on Bridge street, Bakerie or Tariff and Dale!

Conor Mulhern

Bookings Executive

Conor moved from Ireland to England in 2012. Prior to working with GAB, Conor has excelled in various roles including customer services, events management and social media.

Conor is a dedicated and hard working member of the team, this combined with his infectious personality and communication skills means he is able to give his GAB customers 100%.

 

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
Reality TV, Social Media & Pinot Grigio.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
Oast House, Mulligans & Canal Street.

Email: conor@gabconsultancy.co.uk

Telephone: 0161 817 2970

Claire Robinson

Head of Marketing

Claire has over eight years’ experience within the Marketing, PR and Communications industry and although her experience spans many different sectors, hospitality has always been at the forefront. Claire can not only think creatively but strategically too ensuring maximum success, and has exceptional strength in establishing, developing and nurturing strong relationships with clients, stakeholders, customers and team members alike.

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
The latest drama TV series, holidays or cooking…..

Favourite spots to GAB in?
A beer garden (with a refreshing gin) in the Summer or in a cosy pub with a log fire (and a glass of red) in the Winter!

Email: claire@gabconsultancy.co.uk

Telephone: 0161 817 2970

George Alexander

Bookings Executive

George came to Manchester in 2013 to study History and graduated in 2017. After graduation, Manchester remained his home and he has recently joined the GAB team. George is originally from Nottingham, where he had worked for four years in hospitality during his breaks from university.
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Favourite topics to GAB about?
Film obsessed and a tortured Middlesbrough football fan.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
HOME cinema, The Friendship Inn and Soup Kitchen.

Sam Fraser

Event Sales Manager

Sam has over 20 years of Operational Management experience in multi-faceted venues. Her experience in Sales and Events allows her to grow excellent relationships with agents and clients alike to create the perfect event and see it through to fruition.

With an eye for detail, a huge passion for the industry and a sociable nature, she is perfectly placed to create exceptional events. She is creative and articulate with a great sense of humour, keeping the office in high spirits at all times.

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
Food, holidays and wine.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
Mr. Coopers House & Garden, Gray's [LARDER] and Henry C.

Naomi Swinn

Office Coordinator

Naomi is the Office Coordinator based in our Manchester Office. Before joining us, she gained many years’ experience working within HR & Compliance Management. With her knowledge, passion and good office spirit, Naomi brings highly organised administration and bookkeeping skills and ensures that the office runs efficiently on a day to day basis.

Naomi holds a degree in Complementary Medicine and Health Sciences and as a qualified Holistic and Beauty Therapist she is passionate about pampering her family and friends. In her spare time, she enjoys nothing more than spending quality time with her young family, whether that is going out for nice meals or going on long walk in the countryside.

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Favourite topics to GAB about?
My family, wine, British dramas

Favourite spots to GAB in?
Anywhere with wine and a log fire

Email: naomi@gabconsultancy.co.uk

Telephone: 0161 817 2970

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