C&IT A List 2017: Sarah Mitchell, Team Spirit

Starring in C&IT's A List 2017 is Sarah Mitchell, head of events, 26, Team Spirit.

C&IT A List 2017: Sarah Mitchell, Team Spirit
C&IT A List 2017: Sarah Mitchell, Team Spirit

Meet the C&IT A List 2017

Sarah completed a placement at Team Spirit during her event management degree. The CEO took her on as his PA in her final year before she was employed as an event manager after graduating.

Boss says

"You almost can't believe that Sarah is only 26, displaying attitude and experience way beyond her years. She oozes a nothing-is-too-much-trouble attitude, events are her passion and she manages to balance the big picture with fine details perfectly," says CEO Ian Taylor.

Best project I've worked on

A 1,000 delegate festival-themed conference at Manchester Central. We held the conference during the day and turned the venue into a park for the evening event.

Most challenging moment

We were holding a conference in London and the LED wall wasn't working. At that moment you have to explore plans B and C. I've learned to be more prepared for the future.

Dream client

Working with Elton John at the Brit Awards. It's a big show with a less restrained budget.

Alternative career

I'd love to be an interior designer - buy an old house and completely do it up from scratch.

Goals before 40

I'd like to lead a team and be well established, having run several large global events. Mostly, I don't want to be the girl who sits at a desk.

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