In 2011, Matthew fired the boss, quit his job and attempted to start-up a “proper” business, but things didn’t go to plan, and he got himself into £18,000 debt – he was just 19 years old at the time...From selling sweets at school, he is now Managing Director of B2B Expos (part of Memo Events Limited) – running regional business shows across the UK, which attract over 5,000 attendees each and every year. Apart from being an author, and an award-winning entrepreneur, Matthew is dedicated to helping to grow small businesses and is working on a series of products and services, based on his marketing experiences, to help companies grow and prosper.
Gemma joined B2B Expos in 2017 after working in the call-answering sector for many years. Despite having no event management experience, she has quickly grown to become one of the unsung heroes within the company. Gemma is a loyal member of the team and strives to ensure every customer receives an outstanding experience.
Katherine joined B2B Expos as a franchise in 2017 and has since gone on to run one of the network's most successful business expos. Along with her father, Gary Dickens, the two of them have helped to put our events back on the map in Portsmouth. Katherine is a fun and outgoing businesswoman who enjoys her holidays!
Neal is one of the most hard-working people you'll ever meet. He joined B2B Expos as our franchisee in Basingstoke and has since gone on to buy a second area. Neal enjoys networking, meeting new people and helping businesses grow. Outside of work he enjoys motorbiking and cooking for friends and family.
Julie, along with her partner Neal, has been with the network for almost 2 years. She originally joined as a social media assistant, but has since gone on to run her own business expo with Neal. Julie is great at social media, getting things done and keeping their events on track. She's an animal lover and enjoys holidays to Disney.
Jamie joined the team back in 2013 and has since helped to develop our events into the showstopper exhibitions they are today. Jamie is a great asset to the company and helps with any shell scheme issues smoothly and efficiently. When Jamie is not working, he loves a good holiday somewhere in the hot and sunny!
Catherine joined the team as a part-time bookkeeper over 5 years ago and continues to play a vital role in business planning. She is great at making our bookkeeping problems go away and allows the rest of our team to focus on business and growing the franchise network. Catherine loves a good cuppa when she's in the office and outside of work is a proud lover of horses and walking!
Mike joined B2B Expos as our first franchisee back in 2016. His first business expo, the Brighton Business Expo has since become one of the largest in the network with over 100 stands. Mike has a long career in exhibitions and merchandise, and enjoys networking with local businesses in his area. Away from the events, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and can often be found on a golf course!
Annalise caught the exhibition bug when she first helped out at one of our expos back in 2014. She has since helped out at many of our business expos and is one of the familiar faces of our registration areas. When Annalise isn't helping with the events, she's busy running her successful hypnotherapy clinic. Annalise is very easy to talk to and can help put a smile on anybody's face!
We've been working with Mark Harman at Red Book Productions for a number of years, but have recently recruited Mark as our in-house podcast producer. Mark is a fun and talented, and enjoys being pushed to new limits. He's great at getting the best out of people in front of the camera or microphone. Mark is a big Chelsea FC fan and is a bit obsessed with Doctor Who.