Marianne joins the Story team as our new Event Manager. With over 5 years’ experience within the industry, her perfectionist attitude ensures that nothing falls through the net. She is looking forward to hitting the ground running post pandemic and working on the exciting projects the team has coming up.

Best Event

This is a difficult one! A personal highlight would have to be when I managed an interview and Q&A with Andrew Lloyd Webber hosted by Graham Norton. The event also consisted of multiple performances from the stars of his West End shows as well as a performance by Andrew Lloyd Webber himself. The joy that the whole evening brought to the audience is unforgettable, seeing their smiling overwhelmed faces and receiving amazing feedback made all the hard work worth it.

Top Tip
Stay organised – daily to-do lists are your best friend.

Proudest Event Moment
One that stands out was when I was in university (many moons ago) and we were tasked with creating an event, we decided to create a charity event which consisted of a dinner/dance raffle and auction. It was the first event I had ever ran and we managed to raise over £13,000 for our charity, we then went on to win two awards and be featured in the local press.

Favourite thing to do outside of work
Spending time with friends and family, eating (and drinking) out, and the guilty pleasure of reality TV.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton
Daily to-do lists are your best friend