Caroline Blair

Event Host & MC

Gilly's take on Caroline

I first heard about Caroline through her presenting and TV work, Caroline is a former STV News sports anchor and BBC newsreader - her portfolio is extremely impressive! She is currently a journalist for Sky News.

Caroline has incredible energy, focus and confidence. Her presenting experience on TV and radio has armed her with a skills set that is transferable into any industry, event or circumstance. She is robust, fast thinking and never deterred by stressful situations or last minute requests. She is the perfect event host and MC.

Caroline, why event management?

No two events are ever the same and I love the variety that goes with the territory. Every client has a different brief, a different set of objectives that they would like to achieve and I love being the person that helps to pull it all together. I get a real buzz from working on THE event that everyone is talking about – for the right reasons of course!

What's it like working with you?

I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty! I live my life by the Gary Player philosophy that the harder you work, the luckier you get and that certainly seems to be the case with events - things happen if you are there to make them happen. Having spent 11 years as a journalist, television presenter and event compere, I have been the client, the consumer and the facilitator so I have a 360 approach to the process. I think my strengths lie in my creativity and my ability to talk to people and understand what they want. I also enjoy managing people and, when it comes to the staff working on the ground making the event a success, I never ask people to do anything that I wouldn't or haven't already done myself.

Where have you come from?

I discovered my love of events during my 11 years working in the media, as a broadcast journalist and television presenter for the BBC, STV and commercial radio stations. Having spent five years living in the north east of England before moving back to Scotland in 2010, my contacts book is extensive and varied. In addition to my experience in media and events, I also have significant experience of working in PR.

When you're not managing events?

I can generally be found in Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park taking Brodie, my miniature dachshund, for ‘walkies’. My K-9 commitments aside, I also enjoy writing, skiing, watching sport, and socialising with friends over a glass of wine. Occasionally I play the bagpipes, although finding a suitable place to practice in the city can be challenging!