Our Creative team, led by Managing Director Jacqui Partridge, share a wealth of knowledge of upcoming trends in event design, and exquisite theming ideas. Such expertise is complemented by a host of respected suppliers to include florists, stylish furniture, and the latest in production technology.
Jacqui grew up with a passion for fashion and design, which led her to choose her creative career. She trained in Design and Display and went on to become a visual merchandiser in an Oxford Street Department Store. This gave her great grounding for all her future creative work. After over 20 years experience in various creative roles she spotted a gap in the market for bespoke event decor and set up her own event theming business.
As a long-standing member of ILEA (International Live Events Association) Jacqui was nominated and voted onto the board as Vice President of Events. Working on the board with some of the industries top professionals for over three years gave Jacqui insight into the organisation of entire events rather than just the design. This voluntary role required her to produce an exciting, interesting and industry relevant event every month with little or no budget. Her years as an ILEA member has also given Jacqui an unrivaled ‘little black book’ of respected and trusted suppliers.
Over time and with this experience Jacqui and the business evolved and in 2005 was re-launched as Partridge Events to provide an all encompassing event production service. Still following Jacqui’s love for design, using her knowledge of the Event Industry and keeping to Jacqui’s strong ethos.
Ian is our in house production manager specialising in taking new and existing technology and using it to create unique solutions for our clients events. When he dosent have his nose in an instruction manual or product catalogue he will be onsite fiddling with buttons and adjusting lights.
After studying Sound Engineering at Westminster College Ian started as a tea boy in a South London Recording Studio where he realised it was open road for him and was offered a job at the UKs largest PA company where he worked on large scale events, festivals and major corporate shows. Within the last 10 years Ian has been working freelance in engineer and project management roles covering live and installation assignments culminating with his position here at Partridge Events.