C&IT A List 2017: Kirsty Northage, First Event

Starring in C&IT's A List 2017 is Kirsty Northage, account manager, 35, First Event.

C&IT A List 2017: Kirsty Northage, First Event
C&IT A List 2017: Kirsty Northage, First Event

Meet the C&IT A List 2017

After moving to London in 2004, Kirsty fell into events and discovered her passion. After delivering projects for several charities and international corporates, she moved returned to Leeds in 2016 to join First Event.

Boss says

"No one could deny that Kirsty is a rising star in our industry. Her passion, drive and attention to detail make her a client favourite," says Dawn Mitchell, operations director.

Best project I've worked on

Last year we delivered an incentive in Florence and Tuscany. We took the delegates on a vintage car rally and ended at a lovely winery. It was absolutely beautiful, like being on a Hollywood movie set.

Most challenging moment

Our branded supplies for a launch event got stuck in customs a day before the event began, and we had 24 hours to find an alternative from local suppliers.

Dream client

I would love to work at The Oscars. No one would open the wrong envelope on my watch!

Alternative career

To be part of a professional choir that toured the world.

Goals before 40

To still be at First Event - there are many exciting things happening.

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C&IT's annual A List celebrates the rising stars from the top UK event agencies

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