The concept of ‘team’ is integral to how we work with each other, our clients and suppliers because, when it comes to it, we all have one single objective and that is to deliver an outstandingly successful conference or event.


rose Oct 12-RESIZEDRose Padmore - PCO & Project Manager

With a background in sales, marketing and PR, a lifelong involvement in amateur theatre production and a passion for communication, Rose, who founded OD&V in 2000, prides herself on an accurate planning process and the detailed follow-through of all projects large or small. She has an energy and enthusiasm of above average capacity and the recognised ability to motivate others... Just ask her friends and colleagues!

 

Madalina Marincas picture RESIZED FOR WEBSITEMadalina Marincas - Project Administrator

While studying Event Management in Birmingham, Madalina had the opportunity to work with Rose for OD&V often, which ‘opened the door’ to the conference industry. Now a proud full-time member of the team she grasps how much of her professional development is owed to OD&V. Living for the world of events, Madalina holds a Master with Distinction in Marketing for Events, was a passionate 2012 Olympics Games Maker, enjoys sport and the out-doors, and has a keen interest in organising... everything (mainly others!)

 

OD&V has a 'Little Black Book'  and these guys have supported Rose at a number of events so they know the ropes. Plus they're energetic, reliable, fun and very good at their jobs! OD&V also turns to the support of Event Management students from University College Birmingham, a pool of enthusiastic and knowledgeable professionals-to-be.

 

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Jackie Jessup 

Jackie is the office manager of Wassell Grove, the OD&V home, and is always available to provide accurate administrative support of any kind whatsoever. She willingly works weekends and late nights when necessary for last minute event preparations and has attended small events to run the registration desk.  Jackie has managed the business centre for over 8 years and is another one who does more things in her ‘spare’ time than I care to mention but includes looking after her grandchildren, chairing 2 governing bodies and doing the books for a small local business.

 

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Sarah Brooks - Hands-on Event Support

With over 20 years experience in sales and marketing roles in a number of industry sectors, Sarah works with OD&V when we need an extra pair of hands. Sarah is our Exhibitor Co-ordinator before, during and after each event. She will be on hand during set up and breakdown to solve problems to ensure you have everything you need for a successful exhibition. Outside of work, she loves hiking and camping in the mountains of Brecon, Snowdon and the Peak District, Nordic Walking and baking. When not under canvas, Sarah is actively involved with a number of business networking groups supporting small business owners to develop and build their businesses via social media and traditional marketing.

 

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Stella Broster - Marketing & PR Consultant

Stella is a flexible marketing consultant focusing on communications. She helps organisations and events raise their profile, grow awareness of what they do and ultimately build their business and extend reach. With a passionate, proactive attitude and a singular ability to write great copy, Stella writes about your organisation and what it does well, and then broadcasts that content to the widest possible audience. Stella has over 20 years’ experience gained while working with a wide variety of organisations including award-winning film and TV make-up artists, outstanding education and special education institutions, leading charities and community interest companies, international firms of solicitors, bespoke business consultants and dynamic creative media companies.

 

 

OPENING DOORS & VENUES - LEADERS IN BUSINESS AND ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE ORGANISATION AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT IN WORCESTERSHIRE, THE WEST MIDLANDS AND BIRMINGHAM, UK

"Clients turn to us for friendly efficient support and our enthusiastic ‘hands-on’ approach to team management"
 
 

“…first class by any and every measure, and I couldn’t imagine organising a conference without them!"

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