Meet the team

Sam Spillane Managing Director

Role:

Sam is the owner and MD of the business which basically means the buck stops with her! She ensures that everyone and everything runs like clockwork.

Life’s Passions:

Sam is truly devoted to her family, and loves nothing more than a social gathering – preferably in the sunshine or on a ski slope.  Or both.

Favourite Destination:

For the sheer madness of the place it would have to be Las Vegas (Baby…)

Dream dinner guests:

Peter Kay and Miriam Margolyes – utmost respect  for their authenticity, sense of humour and down-to-earth approach to life

Bucket list:

To pioneer a pink Tardis (complete with its own bar) so I could then go anywhere, anytime and with anyone.

Top travel tip:

You only need three essential items to travel: a phone, a passport and a credit card.  Everything else can then be sorted.

Wisdom to live by:

“Whatsoever you do, do it heartily!”

George Watson Accounts Manager

Role:

Vibrant and lively with an eye for numbers, George’s key responsibility is managing the Accounts Department; however she does venture out on a few select events too….

Life’s Passions:

Family, fancy dress and fine wine

Favourite Destination:

Las Vegas, Southern France or Australia!

Dream dinner guests:

Stephen Fry for his chat, Brad Pitt for the view

Bucket list:

To ride horses across the plains of Argentina

Top travel tip:

Get to know a new destination by going for a wander, finding a local cafe/bar and people watching!

Wisdom to live by:

“It’s better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it”

Angelina Howe Event Manager

Role:

Angelina has extensive event & travel management experience and know-how, is highly creative and likes to deviate from the “obvious” in order to deliver an unforgettable experience every time!

Life’s Passions:

The simple things in life – a long walk with the dog, cooking from the heart and holding dinner parties that last into the wee small hours, a bowl of olives and a glass of wine in the garden as the sun sets….

Favourite Destination:

My two home-from-homes… Rome – particularly the authentically “Roman”
Garbatella district and the west coast of Australia with its diversity of flora and fauna, amazing beaches and phenomenal restaurants.

Dream dinner guests:

Marcus Wareing, Andy Garcia, Ross Noble & Roger Federer.

Bucket list:

To see the Northern Lights, cruise the Greek Islands and do a foodie tour of
Toronto.

Top travel tip:

Throw away the guidebook and find your own treasures!

Wisdom to live by:

Kindness costs nothing and is the greatest gift you can give to everyone you meet.

Oh, and it’s no coincidence that the first three letters of DIET spell D I E…

Karen Dargie Office Assistant

Role:

Karen is calm, positive and loves working with people.  She supports the Accounts and Ops teams in their day to day operations, and can always be relied upon to help (and smile!) regardless of what is thrown at her.

Life’s Passions:

Spending quality time with friends and family, and going to the gym as often as possible.

Favourite Destination:

Florida for Disney and Clearwater or Port Grimaud in the South of France (amazing childhood memories!)

Dream dinner guests:

Micky Flanagan – because I find him hilarious, or Jamie Dornan to look at (but definitely with the beard!)

 

Bucket list:

To visit the Grand Canyon and swim in the world’s largest swimming pool in Algarrobo on Chile’s Southern Coast.

Top travel tip:

Patience is important.

Wisdom to live by:

“Live life to the fullest, and always focus on the positive.”

Laela Howard Office Assistant

Role:

An experienced event ops professional, Laela has  transitioned into a true “Girl Friday” since starting a family.  She covers all the bases, and keeps everything under control whilst the team are out on events.

Life’s Passions:

Family, Running and keeping fit & active

Favourite Destination:

Barbados – for the stunning beaches and their peoples laid back and happy attitude towards life

Dream dinner date:

Sir Trevor McDonald – for his general knowledge on world affairs;  Sir David Attenborough – for his knowledge on wildlife and the planet; and Tom Hardy – because he’s easy on the eye

 

 

Bucket list:

To run the London Marathon

Top travel tip:

Always take your own toilet roll and tea bags!

Wisdom to live by:

“I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness”