About Us

With a wealth of experience, we know what works, which venues to consider and all the elements needed to deliver the perfect event.

Our History

Delighting Clients Since 1865!

1865

Established by Archibald Gray & Edwin Sandys Dawes

1927

Gray Dawes Group is acquired by the Inchcape family

2015

Gray Dawes Group makes its presence known in London by acquiring Travel Focus and Events in Focus

2016

Gray Dawes Group makes several acquisitions and becomes a Radius Travel Partner

2018

3 further acquisitions, including a specialist incentives business

2019

CEO Suzanne Horner appointed as first female chair of the Business Travel Association

 

 

Our Mission

To provide the highest levels of creativity and attention to detail to become a trusted partner to our clients.

Our Philosophy

The highest levels of personalised service and customer care. We offer a complete, flexible service to meet our clients’ exacting demands.

Our Promise

Attention to detail, cost-effectiveness, creativity and tight budgetary control.

Our Team

Meet the Event Maestros

Our team of event management experts are bursting with ideas to ensure that your next corporate event is one that will never be forgotten (for all the right reasons). We only employ full-time staff, no freelancers, thereby ensuring that our clients receive the highest levels of attention and continuity.

All the members of the Gray Dawes Events team have many years experience in the tailored management of corporate events, from overseas conferences involving the movement of thousands of delegates to more intimate, no expense spared rewards for absolute top performers.

Katie Whitby

Katie Whitby

Head of Events - Commercial

Lesley Tyler

Lesley Tyler

Head of Events - Operations

Peter Squires

Peter Squires

Head of Incentives

Danielle Grubb

Danielle Grubb

Team Leader - Meetings Management

Natalie Oldershaw

Natalie Oldershaw

Operations Manager - Events & Group Travel

A Career With Gray Dawes Events

Head quartered in Colchester, but with offices throughout the UK, we offer competitive remuneration packages, a bright and positive working environment, varied and challenging workloads, and a healthy nurturing approach to work/life balance.

We’re always interested to hear from talented individuals with a passion for delivering the very best event experiences. So if you think you’d fit the bill, check out our Careers page for the latest vacancies or just drop us a line with your CV.

Greater Than The Sum of Our Parts

We’re part of the Gray Dawes Group – one of the UK’s largest independent travel management companies. With specialist, award-winning divisions providing tailored services for business travel, luxury leisure travel and meetings & events (that’s us!), we enjoy all the benefits that brings, both in terms of buying power and industry clout.

And that means an even better solution for you!

Fancy a chat?

Get in Touch

If you're looking to make your next event the next big thing, no matter how big or small, we'd love to hear from you.

Start a conversation with us by using the contact form on the right, or give us a call.

 

08448 553760