Annie Wheeler

Event Producer & Social Media Manager

Gilly's take on Annie

Annie is an enthusiastic, focused and driven individual who loves a challenge. She has a keen eye for creative detail - which comes across in all aspects of her work.

With a warm approach and a confident stride, Annie exudes her experience. She has managed marketing campaigns for global brands across the UK and specialises in award winning event creation and social media strategy and delivery.

Quick thinking and fun to work with, Annie is a key member of our growing team here at YOURgb.

Annie, why event management?

It's challenging and an always evolving industry which is wonderful to be part of. Watching an event that you have created come together then seeing clients and visitors enjoying themselves is very rewarding. The buzz that comes from working in events is unlike any other industry as the whole team is truly in it together and want it to succeed. 

What's it like working with you?

I've been told that it's pretty easy. I'm a very open and honest people person, which I think is extremely important for building relationships in all areas of life, and events of course. I love lists, and love ticking things off them even more, it helps to keep me organised. My colleagues would tell you that I'm very hands on and there is no problem to big or small that I wouldn't try to solve.

Where have you come from?

After completing my Masters in Marketing with Festival & Event Management I worked for an event company in Edinburgh where I managed a number of events ranging from agricultural trade exhibitions, a gardening festival and launching the Edinburgh Coffee Festival. I then continued my coffee journey down in London for one of the UK's leading specialty coffee companies - Union Hand-Roasted Coffee as an Event & Social Media Manager. I organised all their events from internal events, and small pop-ups to the London Coffee Festival stand which won just a few awards - definitely one of the highlights of my career so far!

When you're not managing events?

Probably planning on where I am going to eat next... and when I'm not planning, I'll be eating with my friends and family!