Victoria Leggat

Senior Event Producer

Gilly's take on Victoria

When you meet Victoria the first thing you will notice is her bright energy and huge smile. With her exceptional experience she exudes a genuine passion and champions a dedicated work ethic. 

She also has a cracking sense of sense of humour.

With her phenomenal experience gained from working in the Edinburgh International Film Festival, she is personable and thoughtful and an absolute asset to the YOURgb team. Clients adore and trust her, and her approach to business is uncannily similar to my own – we share the same values (honesty, creativity, dedication) and she also loves what we do – it shows in the quality of her work.

Her experience is varied, so her addition to the team strengthens it massively. Her extensive knowledge in the workings of sponsorship has already benefitted our clients, and through this extended skills set we have quickly grown our sponsorship delivery portfolio.

Victoria, why event management?

The Sponsorship world is such a fun,dynamic and evolving industry to work in and one that has dramatically changed over the past number of years. I love the challenge and desire to make each and every sponsorship activation, or event a smashing success. Working with clients to help them achieve their ambitions and objectives is such a rewarding job!

What's it like working with you?

People have always said I could sell snow to Eskimos!! In all seriousness, I think it’s my tenacious, hungry and positive attitude to succeed. I have always entered everything I do, with a big smile on my face. I believe the main ingredients for a good Events Manager is good listening skills, honestly and dedication. My clients always say I have a hand’s on attitude and will always go that extra length to make sure the event or sponsorship activation is delivered to the best possible standard.

Where have you come from?

After graduating from Glasgow University with an M.A in English Literature, I embarked on a career in graduate recruitment in London. I loved smashing targets hence my desire to work in challenging and rewarding environments. I moved into the Sponsorship and Events arena 4 years ago, firstly working for the Edinburgh International Film Festival & Filmhouse Cinema as their Sponsorship Manager helping to attract and retain new and interesting sponsors.

When you're not managing?

When I have time to relax... I love to exercise. I love all kinds of exercise! I have always tried to keep myself fit, as I am a firm believer that feeling fit makes you work better and have a clearer mind. I also love to socialise with family and friends and love going out for scrumptious dinners and drinking delicious wine. On holiday, I am a bit of a book worm and love being submerged into another world.