Spotlight on Karen Tanner, Managing Director

So why Events by Karen Tanner?

I was formerly known as Karen Johnson in the industry and having married in June 2009, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to change my name and I wanted the company name to do exactly what it says on the tin.

What’s your background?

In 2001, I went into partnership with two other people, and like all relationships we had our ups and downs but finally in 2012 we came to a crossroad and I felt it was time to go it alone. I have no regrets about leaving, I had an amazing time but its now its all about Events by Karen Tanner.

What ‘s your USP?

Creativity, Communication, Expertise and Innovation – all the ingredients to make any event truly exceptional.

What’s important to you?

The events industry is all about people buying people. There are so many agents in the industry now offering the same thing but at the end of the day, clients want to work with people they can trust, so being trustworthy and reliable is of utmost importance to me. I treat all events as though they are mine so clients can see that I really do care – it’s all in the detail.

What event services do you offer?

Client events are never the same and I want to make sure we always offer the best in venue-finding (UK and International), event management, delegate management, on-line registration, logistics, budget control, entertainment and themes, gala dinners, audio-visual production, augmented reality, media and team building.

So when you’re not managing events, what do you do?

Put on my dancing shoes and go ballroom dancing, put on my walking boots and take my gorgeous golden retriever for a walk, or put on my wellington boots and go gardening!