Meet the team
No idea is too big or too small for our talented team, whose creativity, passion and attention to detail is second to none in the industry.
- Hi, I’m Neil, the Founder and Managing Director of plannd.
I’ve worked in the events industry in Northern Ireland for over 15 years, but have been planning events for family and friends pretty much since I was old enough to put pen to paper! Being the ‘organiser’ has always been natural for me, and there is nothing I love more than bringing people together to share an experience.
After starting my career in the Coca-Cola events team and then working for global events agency MCI, I could ignore my entrepreneurial instincts no longer and set up ND Events.
That was in 2014 and I’ve never looked back… I’m so proud of the events we’ve created, the clients we’ve worked with and the continued growth and success we’ve enjoyed.
In September 2021 it was time for ND Events to evolve… enter plannd! We’re the same creative and energetic team, but with a new name and more enthusiasm than ever to continue innovating and leading the way in this exciting industry.
In case you haven’t already realised – I love creating events but I must admit I’m particularly passionate about those with a lot of production. It’s hard to resist the excitement of lights, camera, action!
- Hi, Kathryn here, I have been working in the events industry for 10 years now. I love working in such a fast paced, creative and dynamic industry. My experience started with a global events agency before moving into event technology to extend my knowledge base.
Recognising my passion lay with the overall event management process, I joined ND Events (now plannd) to work more closely with clients on every aspect of their event. Having seen the events industry grow and adapt over 10 years, it makes me even more passionate about the events we put together in Northern Ireland. Along with incredible clients, we have some amazing venues, world class food and breath-taking experiences to enjoy and I love bringing events to life for our clients.
- Hi there, I’m Padraig, and I'm a Senior Events Coordinator here at plannd.
Through my 6 years of working in the hospitality industry in bars and nightclubs throughout Belfast I found an interest and love for events. From seeing small club nights and big gigs being run week in and week out, I knew I wanted to work within the events industry! It is the variety of amazing characters, venues and styles of events that make it such a wonderful and vibrant sector to work in.
I have recently just graduated from Ulster University with First Class Honours in BSc Leisure & Events Management with a Diploma in Professional Practice. During my placement year at Ulster, I had the pleasure of working with the Industry Development team at Tourism Northern Ireland as the Corporate Events Assistant and gained a wealth of experience that I will only develop and expand on with plannd.
I started with the team in September 2021, and I have loved every minute in my role working with the team and our amazing clients on a range of in person and virtual events. I am excited as ever to continually grow my skillset and deliver amazing events.
- I’m Hannah, and I'm an Event Manager at plannd.
My passion for events started from a young age, volunteering at various charity events in school and with the NI Children’s Hospice. I was hooked! I love the buzz of meeting new people and the excitement of seeing the transformation of a empty space into something magical for people to enjoy.
I started off my events career at Coca-Cola HBC 9 years ago as a student working my way up from being part of the team to Island of Ireland Events Manager. I was responsible for managing a whole host of events including festivals, conferences, drinks receptions, sporting events and absolutely everything in between! Shifting cases in a muddy field at Electric Picnic until 4am to the glitz and glamour of the Miss Northern Ireland Final. Event are really when I'm in my element I love it all!
During my time working in the events industry, I have learnt how important versatility and perseverance are for the ever changing requirements of clients. I'm so happy to be part of the team at plannd and get to work with the best clients on such a wide range of exciting events.
- Hi, I’m Susanne, and I'm an Events Coordinator at plannd.
I have always loved working with people and thrive in a fast paced, hands-on environment, which makes the events industry perfect for me. I’ve worked in events, hospitality, and tourism since my first job at the age of 16 and from there my passion for the industry grew. The industry is so vibrant and diverse, with many different events, venues, people, and more. I am excited to develop and grow in my career and I know plannd is the best place for that.
I have recently graduated from Ulster University with First Class Honours in BSc Leisure & Events Management with a Diploma in Professional Practice. I had the pleasure of working with the Industry Development team at Tourism Northern Ireland as their Corporate Events Assistant during my placement year, gaining a wealth of experience and learning many new skills that I know I can take forward in my career.
I’ve recently just joined the team at plannd and I love it! Having not only the opportunity to work with a number of amazing clients on a wide range of in-person and virtual events, but also with a fantastic team, makes this role so exciting. I can’t wait for the wealth of opportunities that will come my way.