So, if you want to discuss a project, need our services, or would just welcome a friendly voice to chat to, we’re here. Reach out to hello@realise.me.uk and we’ll get straight back to you. We hope you’ll do the same.

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We love what we do – simple as that

David and Richard, Realise’s Founders, had spent 30 years each working around the world covering every sector of the exciting global events industry. They launched Realise, initially to deliver the new event apprenticeship programme, and with the objective of working a leisurely three day week (hah – that didn’t last long!)  

the oil in the engine of events

We invite you to have a look around our website to find out a bit more about us. It isn’t always easy to describe what we do, which is why we use the phrase ‘the oil in the engine of events.’ We offer a host of services and have created a number of initiatives, because we passionately believe in the power of meetings and events to make the world a better place. And we’ll try and explain our philosophy and approach by borrowing a few more wise words.

To be truly successful, companies need to have a corporate mission that is bigger than making a profit.”
(Marc Benioff, Salesforce)

More than profit

Sure, we make a profit, but for us it’s about much more than that. We also take every opportunity to help and support fledging event companies grow and develop; check out our case studies for details on our innovation prizes and how we’ve helped people turn their ideas into reality.

“We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.”
(Whoopi Goldberg)


At Realise we also love helping the future high-flyers of the industry, working as mentors with and speaking at events around the world on the art of professional development.

“When everyone is included, everyone wins.”
(Jesse Jackson)


We also recognise that talent and potential should never be factors of race or gender, which is why we are passionate advocates of access for all, through initiatives such Diversity Ally.


And we are recognise the stigma of Mental Health issues, a challenge for the MICE sector and exacerbated by the global pandemic that has affected the sector so badly. As well as being certified Mental Health Champions, Realise supports initiatives such as Event Well. 

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour, and more unashamed conversation.”
(Glenn Close)

Come work with us!

At Realise, we’re a team of  ‘can do’ people who work together to develop and deliver world-class solutions for meetings and events.

We are always on the lookout for talented freelancers to work with us to help our clients meet and exceed their expectations.

Many of our roles are for online events, so you can be based literally anywhere in the world. Otherwise we require people onsite at venues around the globe to make those events happen.

If you’d like to know more, drop us a line at hello@realise.me.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Our team

David Preston

David Preston


Richard John

Richard John


Clare Poynter

Clare Poynter


Georgia Sage

Georgia Sage

Online and Live Event Project wiz

Antony O'Farrell

Antony O'Farrell

Design Consultant

Richard Tierney

Richard Tierney

Content Coach and Speaker Trainer

Laura Capell-Abra

Laura Capell-Abra

Career and Well Being Coach

Charli Briggs

Charli Briggs

Resourcing Expert and all things people

Winston the Realise Bear

Winston the Realise Bear

Social Media Expert

We Support 

Diversity Ally

Advisor Committee member


Board member and mentor



IBTM Business Accelerator

Competition Judge & Mentor

1 Industry Voice



Board member and VP of education





International Confex


Meeting show


Partner Organisations 

Stress Matters



Institute of Event Management