Tim Etchells

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Tim Etchells has been involved in the event industry for over 35 years. In 2015, Tim recieved two lifetime achievement awards for his contribution to the events industry; one from the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) and the other from the Exhibition News Awards. 

For the last 25 years Tim has run SME London and Single Market Events Australia. During his career he has staged exhibitions in many international cities including London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney to name but a few.

Tim’s expertise is in creating new events. During his career Tim has been responsible for over 50 new events and is involved in the development of many. During this time, Tim has been involved in a wide range of events, exhibitions, celebrity road shows & conferences including The BBC Good Food Show, London Fashion Week, Jamie Oliver Live, The British International Motor Show, Art Hong Kong, Brides The Show, Independent Hotel Show, Art14 and Better Homes & Gardens Sydney.

Charles Ross

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Charles Ross has been in the events and exhibition industry for over 20 years and joined SME London Ltd, where he created and launched The Sunday Times UK Business Week. Having been involved in a number of SME London’s launches, he then went onto head up the sponsorship initiative on the British International Motor Show. He subsequently took responsibility for opening an office in Hong Kong and overseeing the launch and management of ART HK from its inception until its acquisition by Art Basel. 

Jo Cardow

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Jo has over 20 years in the events industry and has worked on such diverse shows as Taste of London/Taste of Christmas, Top Gear Live, 100% Design and The British International Motor Show. She joined SME London in December 2013 bringing with her an extensive network of contacts and considerable experience across all aspects of event marketing and PR – making her an invaluable addition to the team.

Jo currently works on London Fashion Week Festival.

Mark Wilderspin

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Mark trained and qualified with KPMG London and has subsequently spent 20 years as a Group Finance Director of two worldwide Exhibition and Events Organisers. Both companies are based in the UK with offices in Hong Kong and Australia. Mark has dealt with all the statutory compliance requirements in all three countries. He has been extremely involved not only on the day to day financial and IT management of these companies but also with the numerous asset and company disposals which both companies have made during this time. Mark has considerable experience in business planning, cash flow management and has advised a number of start-up businesses and MBOs. 

Olivia Mossop

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Olivia Mossop has been in the events and exhibition industry for 6 years working initially in the Single Market Events office in Sydney, Australia, where she managed the Operations for The Baby & Toddler Show, in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.  She then returned to the UK to work for SME London where she helped launch and deliver the Doctor Who live events with BBC Worldwide which consist of the Doctor Who Convention 2012, the Doctor Who 50th Celebration 2013 and the Doctor Who Festival 2015.

Olivia subsequently became Group Operations Director and delivered a number of events including three editions of Art16, the Independent Hotel Show, Conde Nast Brides the Show, Sydney Contemporary and the Melbourne Art Fair. Olivia is now the Deputy Event Director of BBC Countryfile Live.

Tom Clarkson

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Tom has over 10 years event industry experience in the UK and Australia. He has help launch and been involved with some of our most exciting consumer and trade shows in recent years.

Currently marketing director of BBC Countryfile Live, Tom has also the lead campaigns for London Fashion Weekend, Brides the Show, Doctor Who Celebration, Doctor Who Festival, RSVP London, Independent Hotel Show and The Other Art Fair.