I have 15 years’ experience organising exhibitions and conferences both domestically and overseas. During that time I managed event portfolios for some of the biggest organisers in the world across a range of sectors. My vision for Raccoon Events is to create live experiences that are community-led, cutting edge, cool and most importantly fun to attend!
Aurore Braconnier has over 13 years’ experience in the exhibition industry, in the UK and France working for companies such as UBM and Clarion and also leading Closer Still Media’s growth in France.
Ralph has worked in Media and event for over 25 years with companies such as Reed Business Publishing, William Reed, United Business Media and more recently with CloserStill Media Ralph was the MD of healthcare and launch over 8 events in the healthcare and medical sectors. His team won multiple EN and AEO awards and won best launch several times. Ralph now runs a successful events consultancy and investor.
I’m Darren, one of the Directors of Raccoon Events, and responsible for the digital presence, data handling, and marketing for our group of events. I’ve been building websites and applications for over 13 years, and champion the use of data in an honest, open, and privacy-respecting way.
Matthew has spent over 25 years in the exhibition industry, working across the ‘holy trinity’ of organiser, venue and contractor.
I’m Addie, Commercial Director at Raccoon Events. I spent 7 years working for The NEC and so it’s been an exciting challenge over the last 3 years to work as an organiser launching a successful portfolio of consumer events. It’s been great shaping The National Running Shows with new exhibitors and sponsors from the running community.
I’m Nathalie, Commercial Director for The National Running Show. I have worked in the events industry for the past 11 years, running events in a variety of sectors including technology, marketing, building and franchising. I am a big fitness fan so working on The National Running Show very exciting. When I’m not working in the events world I am a busy mum to 2 little ones.
I’m Verity the Social Media Manager for Raccoon Events. I have been working in the world of PR, client and social media management for several years. When I’m not working I’m mum to 2 little ones who keep me very busy!
I’m Jo, Marketing Director for Raccoon Events working across all of the event brands. With over 20-years’ experience in the events industry, my specialty is launching new products and enhancing user experience. In my spare time I also run to keep fit (with the occasional half marathon) and love enjoying the great outdoors with my husband and two kids.
I’m Ashley, Marketing Executive at Raccoon Events. I have over 14 years’ experience in the world of Marketing, PR and Communications working across the consumer and corporate sectors. I am an avid runner (as long as it’s not raining!) and love being able to merge my passion with my career at The National Running Show.
I’m Maddy wife/partner in crime to Mike the MD of Raccoon Events. When I’m not looking after our two crazy kids I’m busy working as a professional photographer and helping out on The National Running Show. You’ll often find me cheering on and crewing Mike on one of his many running adventures.