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.

 

 

CG preferred

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.

 

 

 

KB Prefered

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

Sam Fraser

Operations 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.

Sam prefered

 

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

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

Email: samf@gabconsultancy.co.uk

Telephone: 0161 817 2970

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.

Judith prefered

 

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.

Email: judith@gabconsultancy.co.uk

Telephone: 0161 817 2970

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.

Naomi prefered

 

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

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.

 

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

Zoe Binding

Bookings Executive

Zoe moved to Manchester in 2014 for university where she gained her degree in English Literature. It was whilst studying and working part time in hospitality that she developed a passion for the restaurant industry. Zoe’s role as Booking Executive allows her to combine her love for hospitality with customer service which is where she really excels.

Favourite topics to GAB about?
Travel, TV and new places to eat

Favourite spots to GAB in?
Anywhere with good cocktails

Telephone: 0161 817 2970

Georgie

Junior Account Manager

Georgie has a wealth of experience is in sales and events and before joining GAB, she gained her degree in Events Management. Following that Georgie took her first step into the hospitality industry. Georgie’s Role as Junior Account Manager allows her to combine her previous venue experience with customer service which is what she loves and really excels in.

Favourite topics to GAB about?
Food, TV shows, wine and holidays

Favourite spots to GAB in?
The Ivy, 20 Stories or a nice country pub.

Email: groupbookings@rileys.co.uk

Telephone: 0203 773 5572

Lizzie Evans

Bookings Executive

Manchester has been home for Lizzie since 2014 and after university she decided to stay here. Her passion for the hospitality industry grew from working in restaurants and bars during her student years which meant post-Graduation, GAB was a perfect opportunity to combine her love of the sector with a Marketing and PR degree.

Favourite topics to GAB about?
New bars and exploring new destinations.

Favourite spots to GAB in?
Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun in Manchester.

Email: lizzie@gabconsultancy.co.uk

Telephone: 0161 817 2970

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.

 

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: 0207 206 2799

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