About us

Rela8 Group serves the technology leaders community by providing executives with a platform to identify challenges, connect with key innovators and understand where their business is going next. Based on these three pillars, we create engaging and stimulating B2B programs as well as custom gatherings for senior leaders and solution providers.

Our Team

Our most valuable asset is our team and our culture. Every member of the Rela8 family is dedicated to providing nothing short of exceptional customer service in an open, honest and transparent way.

Paul Gibson

CEO & Founder

Father to three beautiful daughters and Husband to one very patient wife! Paul is a huge motorsports fan and avidManchester United supporter.

Jessica Gibson

Director of Operations and Finance

Jessica heads up the financial operation of Rela8 Group and is also the co-director. Outside of the office she isa keen lover of traveling and art as well as being mum to 3 girls and one dog!.

Arnoldo Gonzalez

Director of Business Development

Lover of good food, real music, travel, and life in general. Rela8’s first and longest-serving full-time member, with responsibilityfor new business and accounts. Has spent most of his career in sales, focused on the media and events industry, mixed with some time in the kitchen and many nights behind the decks. A proud advocate of Rela8 Group and not one to shy away from a debate.

Daniel Turner

Director Delegate Relationships

Dan leads our Global Delegate Relations function here at Rela8 Group. Innovating, implementing process and driving positive change are somekey traits, along with developing an infectious winning culture throughout the organisation. Dan empowers those around him, demands high standards and has a genuine passion for helping others succeed. Outside of work, Dan is a family man, a keen footballer and a very mediocre golfer who enjoys spending his spare time chasing a single figure handicap.

Beth Sheppard

Director of Events & Customer Experience

Beth has worked in the events industry for over 10 years, leading teams to deliver outstanding experiences across the globe formultiple industries, including technology, engineering and gaming. Unwaveringly customer focused, profit driven and passionate about developing teams, Beth’s priority remains driving forward strategies that will achieve continuous growth, whilst having a lot of fun along the way. A keen cook, in her spare time you can usually find Beth making a mess in the kitchen whilst enjoying a cold glass of sauvignon blanc.

Elizabeth Powell

Chief Marketing Officer

Elizabeth leads the marketing function at Rela8 Group, bringing 10 years of experience from the B2B events industry. She’spassionate about developing brands, engaging with customers, and growing businesses through creative marketing strategies, having worked across a range of industries including travel, energy, construction, and finance. Libby loves to travel, having recently returned from working overseas in Dubai - but as a country girl at heart is looking forward to relocating to the West Country. She is a keen hockey player, sun worshiper and loves nothing more than indulging in good food and wine with friends!

Lauren Shirley

Events & Customer Experience Assistant

Lauren is an organised co-ordinator and you will usually find her bravely spinning all the plates in the cupboard atonce. Her focus lies in customer service with an exceptional eye for detail. She has turned her four eyes to the events industry and has valiantly escaped the Tower of London where she was responsible for both security and customer experience.

Chris Seal

Delegate Experience and Operations Manager

Young..(ish) sales and customer experience professional delivering a no BS, consultative approach to communicating and liaising at all levels.With 3+ years experience in marketing and sales environments, Chris thrives in working and leading small teams dedicated to exceeding expectations, fulfilling the clients’ needs; ensuring a positive, valuable experience and developing long-term relationships. The appreciation of sharing challenges, ideas and knowledge stems from Chris’ love of travel and food culture. As an avid traveler who is always looking at ways to learn from others, share experiences and knowledge; Chris looks forward to providing more valuable opportunities for senior leadership to Collabora8, Innova8 and Accelera8 with their professional peer group.

Katherine Jamieson

Senior Delegate Relationship Executive

I joined Rela8 Group in March 2019 as a Delegate Acquisition Executive. Throughout my time at Rela8 Group I have beenable to grow both personally and professionally with a promotion to Senior Delegate Acquisition Executive within a year of being at the business. I have been in the fortunate position to watch the business change, adapt and flourish over the past year and I am excited for what the future holds. I enjoy traveling to new destinations and helping people I wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to meet. When I’m not at work I enjoy training at the gym, eating out, and taking pictures of my cat Pinkie!

Hanif Sahi

Delegate Relationship Executive

I've recently joined the Rela8 Group as a Delegate Acquisition Executive coming from a very strong B2B and eventsbackground for the past four years. I love my role and getting to have conversations with many different people from different countries and backgrounds, gaining meaningful insights not just in their professional life but personal too. If you can't reach me on LinkedIn or E-Mail then I'll probably be watching Man Utd trying to return the glory days.

Ugne Daudaite

Delegate Relationship Executive

Ugne is infectiously enthusiastic and upbeat, and is passionate about the world of B2B events. Having worked in theenvironment, Ugne has a precise understanding of the industry, built upon the outstanding relationships, along with her consultative approach to grasp the problem and solve it effectively. She is not afraid to roll her sleeves up and put in some elbow grease, and is great at forming trusting professional relationships. Being a city dweller, Ugne enjoys a countryside escape to the quintessentially English villages of the Cotswolds. She is a big advocate of fitness and wellness, and a green smoothie connoisseur.

Ryan Searle

Delegate Relationship Executive

After obtaining my BA Hons Business degree from the University of Plymouth, I entered the world of Executive Events andI have not looked back! After stints in Marketing, Retail, and Education (home and abroad) alongside my studies, as well as running my own organisation, I realized my real passion and skills lie within developing strong relationships, professionally and personally. I love the fact I get to speak to amazing people with amazing stories every day from around the world. Outside of work, you can find me trying to travel the world as much as possible as well as playing my guitar or watching my team Aston Villa lose

Adam Southcott

Delegate Relationship Executive

An events executive professional with extensive experience working within the events industry, specifically in the B2B roundtable and summitsarea as a delegate relationship executive. I enjoy getting the opportunity to help others, working as a team to achieve common goals and being able to provide a great experience for attendees. Outside of my work, I enjoy baseball, spending time with my family and loved ones, and travelling the world.

Jennifer Huynh

Delegate Relationship Executive

Jennifer, Delegate Relationship Executive, helps innovative thought leaders get the most out of the Technology Leaders Club. With 6 years’ experiencein Account Management, she understands what great events and collaboration looks like. She hopes to use her experiences and network to help leaders in tackling their current business challenges while meeting great people along the way. Outside of Rela8 Group, you can find her at local tech meet-ups, e-sports or community events. Jennifer believes that challenges make life interesting, but overcoming those challenges makes life meaningful.

Travis Vierk

Delegate Relationship Executive

After working within the financial services sector for 5+ years I developed a passion for new technologies and seeing how the ‘digital world’ is constantly changing the way we live our day-to-day. I have also always been a people person and love meeting new faces, therefore I decided to put both of these passions into my work and make the move over into the technology events industry and haven’t looked back since! On a personal level, I am a very easy-going person who loves to socialise with friends & family. I’m huge on sports with football being at the forefront and taking up the majority of my spare time!

Chris Lauder

Delegate Relationship Executive

Prior to joining the team at Rela8, I worked for one of the largest IT Security software resellers in thecountry where one of my secondary role was to help organise and fill their cyber security events. Rela8 Group has offered me the chance to develop my skills and abilities alongside the rapid growth of the company itself. When I’m not spending my time on LinkedIn, I can usually be found somewhere with a camera practicing my photography or with a telescope learning about astronomy

Katie Chesworth

Delegate Relationship Executive

Katie joined Rela8 Group having worked in an environment where building strong professional relationships with others is key and sheis always up for a challenge. She genuinely loves having conversations with different people and really thrives in helping others. She made the move to the big city 6 years ago, originally coming from a small town in Cornwall. When she's not at work Katie loves baking, being part of a local netball team, going for drinks with friends and going on nice holidays!

Ella Fearon

Events & Customer Experience Executive

Ella studied events management at University of Cumbria, and since graduating has spent the last six years working in events,from large-scale conferences and gala dinners to triathlons and food festivals. An enthusiastic member of the team, Ella enjoys the variety that comes with working in the events industry; particularly problem-solving and finding positive solutions for clients as part of a team. A proud Northerner living in the South West, outside of Rela8 Group, Ella likes to spend her time socialising, travelling when possible and tending to her many houseplants!

Lounas Amara

Delegate Relationship Executive

I’m a very dynamic and well-travelled person who aspires for constant adventures and challenges. My professional life is alwaysin permanent stretch to catch up with my academic empowerment and ongoing training. I have 6 years of experience in customer facing management roles and 4 years of self-employment which developed my creative thinking and decision-making processes. It also served me in mastering the notion of time keeping and a healthy work-life balance. In addition to English, I speak 3 more languages which help me massively in my social interactions, interpersonal skills and business negotiation.

Deanna Nicholas

Delegate Relationship Executive

With 7 years' experience in the events industry and 5 years working within a delegate relations team, I have joined Rela8 Groupto be part of the great culture and growing community. Outside of work I love to travel, spend time with family and friends, going for drinks and eating out.

Rinkle Netto

Delegate Relationship Executive

I'm an an international student pursuing my Masters in Events Project Management. I have 6 years’ experience with 3 years into delegateacquisition managing large scale business conferences, summits, roundtables & sports expos. A total people’s person. I believe in always staying positive. I'm an achiever and now being a part of Rela8 Group, I am certain I will be achieving growth, stability, and my career goals along with company goals. Apart from work I enjoy singing, cooking, and travelling.

Emma Everett

Business Development Manager

Dedicated to delivering exciting, creative and bespoke solutions for our clients to enable them to achieve the growth that theydeserve. Emma is a lover of music, portrait painting and family.

Ned James

Delegate Relationship Executive

Ned started his early career playing guitar in bands which at one point to led to him touring Europe andbeing played on national radio. Alas fame and fortune didn’t materialise, so he embarked on a rather more successful career in business development with a focus of connecting businesses and individuals together. These included stints in city recruitment and then to conferences and exhibitions where he spent almost 10 years at the Financial Times heading up the global delegate division. Since then, he has spent time working with and promoting UK SME’s alongside the Department of International Trade and more recently within the B2B Social Housing sector. Away from work he’s a keen cyclist (but a better guitarist) a husband, a father to two Burmese cats, and he still dreams of headlining Glastonbury…

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