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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 communicate and engage audiences through live, virtual and hybrid event experiences. We help our clients connect, engage and evolve.

OUR MISSION

It's simple - we want to deliver great events. We offer a full range of event management services for a wide range of corporate clients including West Midlands Trains, Buckingham Group Contracting and Transport Focus. We provide honest and creative advice for our clients ensuring that our full range of services are tailored for you.

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.

OUR TEAM

Luke Bodin

Luke is a young entrepreneur, passionate about events and cycling. 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.

Kate Tichelly

Kate is our Event Planning Assistant. She is involved in all of our events and is the one that really takes the pressure out of your hands! She is certainly the most organised member of the team and is the magic ingredient behind making everything happen.

In her free time, Kate enjoys walking the family dog called Ozzie.

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.

Emma Gascoigne

Emma is our marketing and communications expert. She helps our clients build their brands and profile, which could be through creating engaging marketing materials or engaging with the media.

In her free time, Emma enjoys going for runs (very long ones!) and also has two cats.

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 cycling, 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.

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.

Fay Easton Head of Stakeholder and Community - West Midlands Trains

I would whole heartedly recommend this company. Their support has been priceless, their approach to their business is amazing and they care for your company. BA Events become part of your team.

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.

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.

Sam Uren Engineering Director - SLC Rail

We’ve worked with BA Events for many years and we’re always impressed with Luke’s creativity, enthusiasm and drive. 2020 was a difficult year where we had to adapt our organisation quickly to remote working and introduce new digital tools and technologies. What has made this easier for us was working with a company like BA Events, who consistently came up with ideas to increase employee engagement and has made it possible for us to run our events schedule online. Luke has enabled us to keep the SLC culture alive and stay connected with each other.

Dean Johnson Programme Support Officer at Rail Delivery Group

Rail Delivery Group used BA Events’ expertise and support to successfully deliver our first purely online rail industry performance seminar in March. BA Events are a very professional company and we found them to be very pleasant to work with and efficient in delivery.  They were able to provide software options and utilise their extensive experience in the use of various online collaboration systems and tools to up-skill the core team, supported the seminar presenters and provided tech support of the day for our 150+ delegates in the use of web-based technology too. BA Events also showed good project management discipline in co-coordinating the event with us, ensuring the event ran to time and cost, with the desired quality outcome.

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