The A List 2013: James Scholefield, Travel Management Group (TMG) Events

James Scholefield, 23, is account executive at Travel Management Group (TMG) Events

James joined TMG after graduating from the University of Manchester in 2011. He assisted the sports department and headed up the venues desk for a year before taking up a position in the international events office.

Boss says: "James has excelled through his negotiation skills and desire to drive the very best possible deal for our clients. He has been highly successful in this area because he really relishes the challenge of striking a deal and adding value to our clients' events," says Guy Dunwoody, sales and marketing director at TMG Events.

Career high: Two promotions in two years and starting to establish my own client base.

Worst event moment: A 36-hour bus tour to Bruges with more than 200 football fans. The phrase 'herding cats' comes to mind.

I wish I'd run: Although the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony would be the obvious answer, the Paralympic equivalent impressed me more. Perfectly judged, the amount of buzz it helped create for a tournament not previously as widely heralded was incredible.

Alternative career: If the Arsenal goalkeeping shirt were to be already taken, sports journalism has always appealed.

Next step: Continue working with the sports side of the business at TMG and see more of the world in the process.

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