C&IT A List 2017: Bess Penty, Banks Sadler

Starring in C&IT's A List 2017 is Bess Penty, 31, account team manager, Banks Sadler

C&IT A List 2017: Bess Penty, Banks Sadler
C&IT A List 2017: Bess Penty, Banks Sadler

Meet the C&IT A List 2017

Bess fell into events after university temping at a stagand hen-do company. After delivering association events and commercial conferencing, she wanted to step up to a client account role and joined Banks Sadler in 2015.

Boss says

"Bess is a pleasure to work with and is a consummate professional," says operations director Karen Rice. "She is always supporting her team and delivering the highest standards for our clients."

Best project I've worked on

The most exciting event I've worked on was a 3,000 delegate incentive in Hawaii. The site was a challenge but we had a great programme and it was great to see how impactful Hawaii was for our guests.

Most challenging moment

We had recently won some business but the client suddenly brought the event forward to three weeks time and then added an extra three events and 400 delegates. We had to pool resources very quickly.

Dream client

An event for a small, but very high-end client to deliver an old-school, exclusive, money-can't-buy incentive.

Alternative career

Maybe in the arts producing musical theatre.

Goals before 40

I would love to lead business operations for the company; opening new country offices, business resource planning and financial development.

• For more in-depth features, as well as case studies and breaking news, sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker here

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in

48 hours in... Istanbul

48 hours in... Istanbul

From a boat tour on the Bosphorus Strait to rooftop belly dancing, here are our top picks for two days in the Turkish city.

ILEA UK's new board announced

ILEA UK's new board announced

The International Live Events Association says it aims to be an inclusive and inspiring global community during a 'challenging time'.

LIVE UPDATES: Morocco to start reopening borders

LIVE UPDATES: Morocco to start reopening borders

Find out which countries are on partial or national lockdown, what travel restrictions are in place and what size gatherings are allowed.

Smyle appoints new managing director

Smyle appoints new managing director

Creative agency reshuffles its senior leadership team to support its new virtual and hybrid events business.

Hospitality industry welcomes VAT reduction in chancellor's summer statement

Hospitality industry welcomes VAT reduction in chancellor's summer statement

MICE sector continues to wait for further clarification on financial support and a date for restarting live events.

How have event apprenticeships been affected by coronavirus?

How have event apprenticeships been affected by coronavirus?

A group of apprentices share their experiences of learning about the industry during lockdown.

RSVP podcast Ep6: Jessica Rabbit, fraudsters and sleeping in army trucks

RSVP podcast Ep6: Jessica Rabbit, fraudsters and sleeping in army trucks

This week's special guest is Julia Charles, managing director of Julia Charles Event Management.

'Working on the inaugural Invictus Games was amazing'

'Working on the inaugural Invictus Games was amazing'

A-List 2020: Rachel Douglass is a senior event manager at Yellow Fish.

Venues #LightItInRed to show support for events industry

Venues #LightItInRed to show support for events industry

Campaign to draw attention to struggling events businesses and employees lights iconic buildings red.

Dear C&IT: Graphs and data are useful but they can’t measure feelings

Dear C&IT: Graphs and data are useful but they can’t measure feelings

Metrics are great but don't forget to create a memorable experience, says Phil Staines from FIRST.