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Our Team

We wake up every day inspired to bring you the next magical solution to ensure you have an outstanding experience managing your meetings and events! (That’s after a cup of coffee and a healthy breakfast of course!).


Nour Mouakke

Founder and CEO

Hailed as 'one to watch' by industry leaders. Nour is a passionate, resilient, and dogged founder with an insatiable hunger for success, and always in-the-know from over 18 years in the industry.

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Feras Darkazanly

Head of Engineering

Seasoned technical consultant working for more than 10 years in the the digital transformation, business automation, solutions architecture and e-government projects.


Imad Ibraheem

Technical Lead

Experienced senior developer/technical leader with +12 years working in the software development industry. Skilled in Statistical Data Analysis, Databases, and Machine Learning.


Trevor Elswood

Non-Executive Director

A rounded senior travel and meeting industry board level executive, specialising in market propositions, legal, regulatory and commercial diligence.

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Steve Allen

Non-Executive Director

Commercially astute travel professional with both business and leisure expertise. Proven leader with international experience in a range of travel companies - public to private, PE to family owned.


Sandy Moring

Head of Advisory Board

Corporate travel specialist with extensive experience in operations, sales, marketing and account management with a passion for challenging the norm.

Advisory board


Carol Fergus

Fidelity International - Nomura International Plc

Carol Fergus is an experienced Director of Global Travel, Events and Ground Transportation, currently working for Fidelity International; with over 30 years working in the Travel industry, in procurement/vendor management and operationally, mainly in the financial services sector.


David Clare

Managing Director at The Business Travel Network

David is an experienced marketeer and event specialist. In a career spanning over 25 years he has been responsible for launching and establishing two market-leading magazines and several associated publications. He has created numerous events including awards & ceremonies, conferences, golf days, parties, private dinners, family fun days and corporate team-building events.


Helen Hodgkinson

Barclays - Festive Road

Travel Payment Specialist and experienced payment product manager supporting buyers and suppliers with their payment strategies.


Jan T Jacobsen

AIG - Radisson - Park Plaza Hotels

Strategic Partnership is built on a Mutually Beneficial Relationship responding to challenges in the world today.


Jason Nash

Travelport - Microsoft - Barclays - Sony

25+ years experience in product management & marketing Holding senior travel related roles at Travelport and other blue chip companies like Microsoft, Sony and Barclays Bank.


Jason Purcell

SiteMinder - Travelclick - Millennium & Copthorne Hotels - Rocco Forte Hotels

Hotel distribution specialist who transitioned from hotelier to hospitality software consultant. The lead in positioning Siteminder in Europe and the Americas.


Jo-Anne Lloyd

Nina & Pinta - Reed & Mackay - Qatar Airways

Nina & Pinta is a dynamic and integrated skills development solution for the corporate travel industry. Combining the philosophies of business consulting and training, Nina & Pinta work with our customers to create and hone their strategic vision supporting them through to the reality of implementation.


Leigh Cowlishaw

Advantage Partnership - Capita Travel & Events - Banks Sadler

With over 25 years in the accommodation, meetings and events industry within supplier management, customer exec sponsorship and account management, creating and implementing propositions for accommodation and meetings programmes including SMMP, customer sourcing programmes and partnerships.


Lisa Boissel

Miss Jones PA

Lisa Boissel is currently the Managing Director of Miss Jones PA, a global leading assistant and event planner network. She has been an event planner and organiser for over 14 years and is an expert at crafting luxury experiences.


Mariska Kesteloo

Word of MICE - Meeting Professionals International

Entrepreneur, public speaker, author and current board member of the European Advisory Council of Meetings Professional International. Mariska has more than 20 years working experience in tourism and the meetings and events industry. Passionate about storytelling, Mariska founded her company Word of MICE in 2017


Raj Shah

Hilton - Millennium & Copthorne Hotels

Raj joined the Arora Group in 2007 as Sales & Marketing Director where he was a key member of the opening team of Sofitel London Heathrow. He was appointed Group Commercial Director in 2010. Prior to joining the Arora Group, Raj held senior sales and revenue leadership roles at Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Hilton Hotels and Thistle Hotels.

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Sam Cande

Event Director at The PA Show Mash Media

An enthusiastic and highly motivated leader; experienced at managing small and large teams at all levels; creative with a passion for business. A driven relationship builder who thrives on success and growth. A motivated challenge seeker. Always looking at everything with an outsider viewpoint. Experienced in sales, marketing & operations at a senior level. An Influencer who drives businesses above and beyond.


Simone Buckley

VP Marketing EMEA at TripActions

Passionate and driven CEO with a proven track record in transformational leadership. Commercially astute and naturally creative strategic marketer with a B2B background and experience in global corporate, (from SME to Plc), and not-for-profit organisations.

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Stella Hart

IHG - Michels and Taylor

Stella`s career in hospitality started back in 1995, with a year`s internship for Marriott International in the USA while studying for her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. She then spent 7 years with Whitbread Hotel Company in various Operational, Area Management and Revenue Management roles, where she also completed her MBA.8 years with IHG followed in various roles culminating as Director, Revenue and systems training.


Sumit Gupta

Blue Cube Travel - HRS

Sumit Gupta’s background in the leisure and corporate travel industry spans 18 years in diverse sales, operational and technology roles in India and the UK. In particular, he has extensive experience in the hotel sector, having spent seven years with global hotel solutions specialist HRS Group, latterly as Head of Regional Sales & Account Management for the UK, Ireland, and Northern Europe.


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