Adam Simpson

Event Planner & Bar Activation Manager

Gilly's take on Adam

Having worked with Adam for over two years on-site at our various drink activation events, I couldn't fail to notice his passion for customer service, his can-do attitude, cheery demeanour and dedication to our clients. 

Adam first joined us as an intern and quickly became a key part of our team, he is now a full time Event Planner and Bar Activation Manager taking ownership of events from enquiry to on-site delivery. He has exceptional client facing skills and a true understanding of what the event industry expectations are - and he exceeds them every time.

Adam, why event management?

This is really hard to answer, as the reason that I love working in events so much is that each event is completely different to the next. I love the diversity of events. If I had to choose one, the type of event that I probably enjoy the most are product activation events as it allows me to work closely with the client and become an ambassador for that brand. I love delving into the research behind the brand, understanding their market and completely immersing myself in the brand, which allows me confidently work with the product.

What's it like working with you?

I am a creative, sociable and confident person, therefore I couldn't think of a career that would suit me more! I love having the opportunity to work with lots of different exciting clients from all different sectors on a wide array of different events.

Clients have always mentioned how dedicated and committed I am to each and every one of my events. I am a very approachable person and feel that my communication skills allow me to create great relationships with both the client and customer to allow for the smoothest possible running of an event.

Where have you come from?

I graduated from Newcastle University with a BA honors degree in Geography in June 2014 and moved back to Edinburgh to work with YOURgb EVENTS full time. Throughout University I gained work experience within the sales and events industry. One of the most notable roles I undertook was working in advertising for the London Double Header event at Twickenham and promoting corporate hospitality at the Rugby League World Cup. I also worked behind the scenes at the London Double Header event and found the operational side of the event hugely interesting, it's what sparked my move into event management and I haven't looked back.

When you're not managing events? 

Exercising is the best way for me to relax. I feel it clears my head and keeps my energy levels high!