In our new series of articles, focussing on the incredible breadth of experience our team has to offer, we put the spotlight on Lesley Tyler, Head of Events Operations at the Gray Dawes Group.
With over 30 years in the industry, Lesley has a wealth of MICE knowledge, having worked on a range of high-profile events including the Wimbledon Championships and the British Grand Prix.
Joining Gray Dawes in 2018, Lesley was brought in to lead and work with our enthusiastic and passionate events team. She was given the exciting opportunity to begin to develop and grow the Gray Dawes Events business from strength to strength. Prior to Gray Dawes, Lesley worked at Reed & Mackay, Capita Travel & Events and the Sportsworld Group. With her varied experience working with clients from a range of industries including: Financial, Legal, Manufacturing, Retail and Automotive, Lesley has proved to be a great asset to our Events division.
Working with an array of brands in the past including: Ashurst, Linklaters, PWC, Ernst & Young, Advent, Tesco, Volvo and Lekela, Lesley gained an enormous wealth of industry expertise and insight – the perfect combination to help grow our already successful Events team.
Beginning her Events career at Sportsworld Group in 1990, she worked her way up to the position of Director over a dedicated 21 year tenure with the company.
Spanning her highly successful career Lesley went on to work on all manner of events from bespoke, intimate incentive trips abroad, to large professional conferences. Specialising in Incentives, Venue Finding, Conferences, Group Travel and Hospitality, there isn’t an event that Lesley won’t turn her strategic and creative hand to. Since joining she has already implemented various best practice processes and solutions which have shown immediate benefits for both our clients and our team of event professionals.
Aside from her huge passion and obvious interest in Events, Lesley is a proud dog Mum to her Frenchie, Reggie. In her spare time she enjoys long dog walks with Reggie in the rolling countryside, her favourite form of escapism. She also has a keen eye for interior design, Lesley actually has a Diploma in the subject from the British College of Interior Design, and loves nothing more than flicking through the pages of glossy home magazines and planning her next project.
You may be more surprised to hear that Lesley is a huge fan of Formula 1. So, working on the British Grand Prix was an absolute dream come true for her!
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