Starring in C&IT’s A List 2016 is Paul Lancaster, 33, senior project manager at agency Bluehat Group.
Paul spent seven years working abroad in entertainment and event management, returning to the UK in 2013 and joining Bluehat’s project management team.
Louise Gruchy, director of operations: “Paul’s attention to detail and pragmatic approach to delivering a high volume of events is second to none. He sets high expectations and leads by example, so is definitely one to watch in the future.”
Q&A with Paul
What’s the best event you’ve worked on?
A midnight sun party in the Arctic Circle. I was working for the cruise industry and there was a ship going up there – it was spectacular.
What’s been your most challenging moment working in events?
Recently I ran an event called The Italian Job, where we split a group of delegates into teams of four and gave them each a mini to drive. It’s normally done in more rural areas, but this one was in central London, so that came with its own challenges.
What would be your dream event to work on?
The Queen’s Garden Party.
If you weren’t working in events, what would you like to do?
A forensics investigator or a travel writer.
What goals have you set for yourself before you reach 40?
To be successful in my field, to learn to play the guitar and to own and live on a luxury yacht.
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