Licensee and Lead Organiser
After becoming slightly obsessed with the TED cause of sharing ideas, Kimberley has been heavily involved in TEDxLeamingtonSpa for its last two sell out events: in 2015 as Marketing & Comms Manager and last year as the license holder. This year she’ll be very much steering the shape of the event, ensuring TEDxLeamingtonSpa gives a global voice and brings in fresh thinking and ideas to our community.
With over 13 years' experience in PR/Marketing/Social Media Kimberley has worked with big brand names such as Heinz, Tilda and Marston’s (multiple breweries across the pub estate and also its tasty beers like hobgoblin). In her current role she is responsible for the creation, implementation and evolution of social media strategy for Mitchells & Butlers and all its brands, including: Harvester, All Bar One, Toby Carvery, Miller & Carter, Ember Inns, O'Neill's, Nicholson's and Sizzling Pubs.
Besides working frantically on TEDxLeamingtonSpa this year, Kimberley is a beer nerd (blogger), a ‘dank’ stepmother (that’s what the kids say now for good, right?) and also a keen fundraiser for NSPCC with her next charity trek taking her to Patagonia.
After 20 years in the British record industry working with some of the most successful artists and creative talent in the UK, and then 10 years' experience in Retail Marketing and Planning for global technology brands, Paul is now a freelance retail project manager.
Apart from the project management contracts he also uses his years of record industry experience and his passion for music to guide and manage the greatest and most exciting young rock band in the Midlands (check out theellipsis.co.uk).
Through his involvement with the band he was introduced to TEDxLeamingtonSpa in 2015 when The Ellipsis applied, and were selected to provide the musical entertainment. This year Paul applied to help organise the event and we are delighted to have him on board. His role is to make lots of lists, lots of phone calls, drink lots of coffee, and keep the entire event planning on track.