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About us

About us
Event Management Partner

We are a leading end to end event management specialist. We are experts in helping our clients within the transport sector communicate and engage audiences through live and digital event experiences. We help our clients connect, engage and evolve.

OUR MISSION

We offer a full range of event management services for a wide range of corporate clients including West Midlands Trains, Go-Ahead Group and Transport Focus. We provide honest and creative advice for our clients ensuring that our full range of services are tailored for you. We create programmes, events and experiences to engage people in change, communicate plans and reward results.

We’re team players, passionate and talented experts who deliver exceptional results. We pride ourselves on offering a personalised service with one dedicated account team. This tailored approach, along with our flexibility of in-person and online services, has allowed us to build strong relationships with our clients in the transport sector across the UK and overseas.

OUR TEAM

Luke Bodin

Luke is a young entrepreneur, passionate about transport and events. He started his career working at Mott MacDonald in Transport Planning, then worked as a Consultant on a range of rail projects in the West Midlands.

Luke co-founded BA Events in December 2016 at the age of 18.

His favourite quote is “whatever it takes” from the Avengers film and he is still trying to get over the death of Iron Man. He loves travelling, sport and food.

Ian Walters

Ian is an experienced Director with a history of working in the UK railway industry. In addition to his support to BA Events, Ian is the co-founder and Managing Director of SLC Rail. A qualified accountant and finance director by background.

He adopts a ‘tell it as it is’ philosophy in everything he does, and is driven, enthused by work, family life and Watford Football Club.
Ian became a Director of BA Events in November 2017.

Ben Davies

Ben is an experienced photographer and videographer. He was always interested in film and was inspired by ‘Hollywood’ style films. He studied at the University of Worcester where he realised that amazing breath-taking video wasn’t just in Hollywood.

Ben really helps bring our events to life with exceptional video and photo. To prove that – every single photo and video you are seeing on this website was taken by Ben from an event we ran for a client.

Ben is passionate about electric skateboarding, extreme sports and travelling.

Andrew Penn

Andrew is our superb design and development specialist. He supports us with all types of creative design work, making sure all of the event material we produce for clients is eye catching and engages our audience.

Andrew studied in Bath University where he learned about design and development.

In his free time Andrew loves fishing – taking part in tournaments around the UK.

Fay Easton and Vicky Cropper-Clarke Head's of Stakeholder and Community

Working with BA Events brings extra people to your Team.  We always love our time in planning meetings with Luke as he takes the time to understand what we want our audience to take from the experience.  Both Ben and Luke understand how much we value time spent with our Stakeholders & Communities and they share our visions, bringing endless inspiration creativity and can-do spirit to the planning and delivery.  Virtual events have been a revelation this year and attendees have loved the content which has been enhanced by advance video footage and superb event hosting on the day. Event attendees know they are truly valued because of the care invested in the delivery of these events and we are endlessly grateful to these young entrepreneurs for the passion they invest in their craft.

Tracy Stevenson Community Development Assistant - ScotRail

Needing to move our event online this year posed a challenge for us, thankfully a colleague introduced us to BA Events. From that first introduction, we were comfortable that Luke and Ben understood our vision for the event and the sentiment we wished to convey to our volunteers and partners. There are extremely knowledgeable about the use of online platforms, taking time with us to explain the process and the benefits of different aspects of the system made the decision process much easier. Their passion and enthusiasm towards helping us to host this event is the reason the event was a huge success.

Sam Uren Engineering Director - SLC Rail

BA Events are unique, inventive and dynamic. They provided SLC Rail with an Away Day with a difference. Staff feedback was exceptional. Thank you BA Events.

Jon Harris Integrated Transport and Accessibility Manager - West Midlands Trains

The process really worked well. By coming together in this way we were able to define objectives and get everyone sharing a common vision about the ‘Stations as Places’ programme – and importantly form a strong bond of collaboration and a keenness to share and work together to develop the best solution. We were very pleased with the way in which  BA Events helped to independently manage and facilitate the session.

Louise Collins Senior Stakeholder Manager - Transport Focus

BA Events injected fresh, creative thinking to the design of these workshops which was just what we wanted. They worked closely and collaboratively with us on the planning stages to ensure everything went smoothly. We were particularly impressed by the professional facilitation of the events which put delegates at ease to get the best contribution from them. Overall, working with BA Events helped us to make these workshops a real success.

Rachel Evans Stakeholder Engagement Manager (Interim) - West Midlands Rail Executive

We commissioned BA Events because from the outset they got fully immersed into understanding what the GRC wanted to achieve from this event. They demonstrated professionalism and commitment at every stage to maximise benefits and outcomes for both the GRC and event stakeholders. BA Events were pivotal to making the event a very successful GRC launch and the proof was in the electric and positive atmosphere on the day. The after event care by BA Events was also brilliant.

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