Team

Claire Groves

Business Manager

Claire has a wealth of experience in corporate events management, predominantly within the legal sector. She holds a first class honours degree in Leisure, Events and Cultural Management, and a diploma in Industrial Studies. Claire manages all aspects of running the company and is always keen to find new and improved ways of doing business more effectively. Every day working for David Meade is different. One of Claire’s favourite aspects of her job is chatting to new and existing clients about how David’s world-class presentation and entertainment style can really bring their events to life.

Roisin Starkey

Assistant Business Manager

For over thirty years Roisin has been employed as Production Manager, Event Manager and Personal Assistant offering professional and efficient support at the BBC, Odyssey Arena, Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke, GNI Magazine and now David Meade Events. This has furnished her with a wide range of skills and experience including administration, operations & facilities management and events. Roisin is both spontaneous and creative in dealing with unforeseen or unplanned events which means that she can take on all that is thrown at her in her current role.

Nikki Hooper

Business Administrator

Nikki is the newest member to our team at David Meade. Originally from Scotland, she has now lived in Belfast for 10 years and calls the city her home. After 10 years working in the Financial sector and 3 years within the Legal Sector, she has taken her vast skills and experience, to concentrate on delivering high levels of admin support, office management and business relationship developing to companies within Northern Ireland. She enjoys being the go to person, and working as part of a team.

Tara Walsh

Learning and Development Manager

Tara Walsh has over 15 year’s international experience in Sales, Human Resource Management, Education and Facilitation. Tara holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management from the University of Melbourne, and is currently undertaking a Masters in Human Resource Management, at Queen’s University Belfast. Tara joined David’s team in 2016, in the roles of Learning and Development Manager. Her dynamic and engaging facilitation style, is coupled with her experience in teaching, sales, and the leadership and management of face to face and remote international teams.

 

Kathy Hanna

Associate Director of Wellbeing

Kathy is a qualified Counsellor, Trainer and Human Resource Professional.  As a personal and professional development specialist with extensive experience in the corporate application of mental health principles, she has established a reputation for working with individuals and businesses, to aid positive impactful transformation. Cathy is CIPD accredited, and her professionalism has been recognised as both a Finalist in the Ulster Tatler Business Woman of the Year, and Excellence in Professional Services with Women in Business.

Natalie Murphy

Tour Manager

Natalie graduated in 2011 with a BA Hons in Drama from the University of Ulster. Natalie has worked as Stage Manager and Production Manager with many Northern Irish theatre companies including GBL Productions, Bruiser Theatre Company, Tinderbox Theatre Company, Big Telly Theatre Company and Prime Cut Productions. Recent stage management credits include Aladdin (SSE Arena, Belfast), Fire Below (Lyric Theatre, Belfast & Abbey Theatre, Dublin), Red (Prime Cut Productions, Lyric Theatre, Belfast), and The Faerie Thorn (Big Telly Theatre Company, UK & Germany tour). Other notable credits include Puckoon (Big Telly Theatre Company, G.B. & Ireland Tour), Cabaret (Bruiser Theatre Company, The MAC, Belfast) and Dancing Shoes (GBL Productions, Grand Opera House, Belfast).

Aaron Butler

Videographer

Chief Creative Officer at VideoWizard.TV, Aaron specialises in creating corporate and branded content which is both visually engaging and mentally stimulating. He has worked with the team at David Meade Ltd to direct and produce our corporate and e-learning videos, which have been used with clients worldwide.

Jonathan Carter

Technical Support

Johnathan is an experienced engineer, videographer, lighting technician and project manager, who is integral to the success of David’s tour year after year. As the Business Development Manager at AV Hire, his reliability and high standards make him an integral part of our team.