Meet the Team

  • Siân Balsdon
  • Emma Hughes
  • Robert Enefer
  • Jacqui Doyle
  • Hannah Thomas
  • Stef Mansell
  • Liz Rainbows
  • Karen Belasco
  • Lucy Ellis
  • Roberta Gandolfo
  • Bibi Peelman

Siân Balsdon

Job title: Account Manager
Greatest achievement:
 Completing two half marathons
Music of the moment: James Arthur 
Right now I'm loving: Being back at The Conference People
My hero: My Grandad
True or false: I've had dinner with Peter Andre


Emma Hughes

Job title: Sales Manager
Greatest achievement:
 My two children
Music of the moment: Ed Sheeran, Disclosure, Beyoncé 
Right now I'm loving: Grey’s Anatomy and returning to work!
My hero: My Mum
True or false: I was 8 years old the first time I played a musical instrument at the Royal Albert Hall


Robert Enefer

Job title: Managing Director
Greatest achievement:
starting The Conference People 
Music of the moment: Benjamin Clementine 
Right now I'm loving: all varieties of beetroot!
My hero: My brother
True or false: I used to umpire for Sussex County Cricket Club! 


Jacqui Doyle

Job title: Business Manager
Greatest achievement:
 Ask me again when I’m 80!
Music of the moment: Loving Ed Sheeran's Divide album, particularly Supermarket Flowers
Right now I'm loving: The new (and last) series of Broadchurch
My hero: My Dad
True or false: I love a really hot curry!


Hannah Thomas

Job title: Account Manager
Greatest achievement:
 Working in an orphanage in Zambia
Music of the moment: City & Colour
Right now I'm loving: Baking cupcakes and collecting rubber ducks
My hero: Mary Berry
True or false: My home-grown giant onions won first prize at the South of England Show


Stef Mansell

Job title: Account Manager
Greatest achievement: Completing the Eastbourne Half Marathon
Music of the moment:
Bastille, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith
Right now I'm loving: My upcoming travels around America
My hero: Morgan Freeman 
True or false: I've met Tim Peake


Liz Rainbows

Job title: Venue Finding Co-ordinator 
Greatest achievement:
Learning to drive when I can only see out of one eye!
Music of the moment: Anything with lots of bass 
Right now I'm loving: girlie Friday nights in
My hero: My wonderful mum
True or false: I am one of 15 siblings!


Karen Belasco

Job title: Venue Finding Manager
Greatest achievement:
 Working for The Conference People for nearly 17 years!
Music of the moment: Avicii
Right now I'm loving: Eddie Stobart
My hero: Ray Mears 
True or false: The fastest bowler in the whole of the Stoolball England League


Lucy Ellis

Job title: Venue Finding Co-ordinator
Greatest achievement: Completing the 10K Commando Series Obstacle Course at Hever Castle
Music of the moment: Drake, The 1975, Nicky Minaj and Imagine Dragons 
Right now I’m loving: Going to as many concerts that I can at the O2!
My hero: Lisa Vanderpump
True or false: I am a huge Crystal Palace Fan


Roberta Gandolfo

Job title: Venue Finding Co-ordinator
Greatest achievement: Living the life of my dreams
Music of the moment: Costello Music
Right now I’m loving: Living by the sea
My hero: My grandad
True or false: I can hold my breath under water for 3 minutes


Bibi Peelman

Job title: Accountant
Greatest achievement:
5 months overland public transport travel around Africa
Music of the moment: Nick Cave, Massive Attack, David Sylvian
Right now I'm loving: Hot chocolate with Amaretto on cold frosty days and Desperate Housewives
My hero: Coco Chanel
True or false: Competed in Saas Fee’s famous downhill sprint ski race with the Swiss Olympic Team