Raccoon Events is a new exciting and dynamic UK events business run by a group of exhibition and digital marketing experts. Over the last 13 years we’ve worked for most of the major event organisers and we’ve run hundreds of exhibitions and conferences in key locations all over the world.
We set up Raccoon because we wanted to create exhibitions that offer something new and different in underserved markets that we understand and that we love. We believe that great events are about community, fun, innovation and excitement and we hope that we offer you that with The National Running Show.
Please contact us and let us know what you think!
UK Managing Director
I have worked in the events industry for the past 11 years, running events in a variety of sectors including technology, marketing, building and franchising. I am a big fitness fan so working on The National Running Show is very exciting. When I’m not working in the events world I am a busy mum to 2 little ones.
Email Nathalie for commercial or sales enquiries
I’m Mike, and I’m a keen runner and outdoor enthusiast. I can regularly be found running on the trails in the Surrey Hills and enjoy any form of outdoor exercise. I’ve completed several marathons, a few ultra-marathons and other challenges such as the 3 peaks. I am passionate about sustainability and being active.
Email Mike for general information, exhibition and sponsorship
I’m Jo, Chief Operating Officer for Raccoon Events working across all of the event brands. With over 20-years’ experience in the events industry, my specialty is launching new products and enhancing user experience. In my spare time I also run to keep fit (with the occasional half marathon) and love enjoying the great outdoors with my husband and two kids.
Email Jo for marketing enquiries
Andrew joins us as a consultant to The National Running Show. With 22 years of multichannel marketing expertise, he has a rich professional background, having contributed significantly to renowned brands such as PUMA, and retail giants M&S and Runners Need. Andrew enjoys running, tennis, cycling, and paddleboarding for relaxation. Family is central to his values, and he believes in the positive impact of outdoor activities, aligning with his commitment to holistic living in both personal and professional environments.
Email Andrew for commercial or sales questions.
Head of Content
Kate is the Head of Content for Raccoon Events. She has over 20 years’ experience in the world of Publishing, Marketing and Communications. Passionate about sport and activity in all its forms, she loves to run (especially with her dog), cycle and is always up for a fun challenge.
Email Kate for speaking enquiries
Senior Marketing Manager
Hannah is the Senior Marketing Manager for the National Running Shows. With years of experience, Hannah has worked across a range of social media campaigns for B2B and B2C events, as well as a number of community projects. When Hannah isn’t working she loves running (pretty slowly) in the countryside and swimming in the sea.
Email Hannah for marketing enquiries
Samantha is the Account Manager for The National Running Show. With 8 years experience in the service and sales industry, she is passionate about providing an excellent customer experience and building long term working relationships. Samantha loves spending time with friends and family and finding new and unique places to wine and dine.
Email Samantha for any commercial or sales questions
Senior Marketing Executive
Ben is a Senior Marketing Executive at Raccoon Media Group. After recently graduating from university in the summer of 2021 he is keen to work within the sports industry and enhancing his marketing skills. He enjoys playing football regularly and has recently completed his first marathon.
Matthew has spent over 25 years in the exhibition industry, working across the ‘holy trinity’ of organiser, venue and contractor.
Maelstrom event solutions
Maelstrom Event Solutions offer clients a one-stop event management service from initial planning right through to post event analysis. We have many years experience of organising and managing exhibitions, conferences and other events for organisers, associations and corporate clients.
Email Maelstrom for any operations/on-site enquiries