Senior Operations Manager

Kirsty joined the team in 2010 and became full-time in June 2013 as a project manager after graduating from the UK Centre for Events Management with an honours degree in Event Management (2:1) from Leeds Metropolitan University, Kirsty is our Senior Operations Manager, a position she was promoted to in March 2015. In this role she manages the Operations department in the planning and delivery of all the company events (both our own events and contracted events).

 

Since 2011 Kirsty has been our lead on major, complex events such as Tour de Yorkshire, Stage 1 Finish Settle, Harrogate Big Bike Bash, the London to Brighton Night Ride, Pedal for Scotland, Light Up Lancaster and Lancaster Fireworks, Great Notts Bike Ride, University of Lancaster War of the Roses, Great Manchester Cycle, Leicester Castle Classic, Leicester Sky Ride and the Wiggle North Series Events. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge of planning and implementing all aspects of the events from safety and site management through to traffic management and road closures.

Kirsty also has significant experience of working with various event stakeholders such as sponsors, local authority's, highways, police, traffic management contractors, suppliers and client liaison within the planning process of events. She regularly attends and presents to safety advisory group and EPOG meetings and works in multi- agency event control rooms for mass participation events.

Furthermore, Kirsty is very experienced at managing sites with attendances of over 10,000 people. She has demonstrated her ability to plan and make decisions based on developing circumstances in many events including National Championships, Nights of Neon and Pedal for Scotland and has good problem solving skills.

Kirsty led the process of continual development of our new event documentation including Event Safety Management Plans, Traffic Management Plans, Production Plans and Risk Assessments and has also recently completed the NEBOSH general certificate course.

 

Kirsty is also a bit of a daredevil, having scuba-dived in Thailand, Mexico, Egypt, with her favourite being exploring the shipwrecks off the coast of Malta.