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!

Mike Seaman

CEO

I'm Mike, and I’m a keen runner, but not very talented. I run for fun (my fastest marathon time is dressed as an elephant) and am always up for a big challenge. I love the Running community and want to support it through our events and other activities.

Nathalie Davies

Event Director

I'm Nathalie, Commercial Director for The National Running Show.  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.

Rachel Marsh

Sales Executive

I’m Rach, Sales Executive at Raccoon Events. I am an avid runner and gym goer. If I’m not training for a marathon then you’ll catch me in the gym lifting weights to help me get through the OCR’s.

Addie Brake

Commercial Director

I'm Addie, Commercial Director at Raccoon Events. I spent 7 years working for The NEC and so it's been an exciting challenge over the last 3 years to work as an organiser launching a successful portfolio of consumer events. It's been great shaping The National Running Shows with new exhibitors and sponsors from the running community.

Ashley Cox

Marketing Manager

I’m Ashley, Marketing Manager at Raccoon Events. I have over 14 years’ experience in the world of Marketing, PR and Communications working across the consumer and corporate sectors. I am an avid runner (as long as it’s not raining!) and love being able to merge my passion with my career at The National Running Show.

Verity O'Brien

Content Producer

I'm Verity, Content Producer and Speaker Manager for The National Running Show. I have been working in the world of PR, client and social media management for several years. When I'm not working I'm mum to 2 little ones who keep me very busy!

Jo Tyler

Marketing Director

I’m Jo, Marketing Director 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.

Camille Deleplace

Marketing Executive

I'm Camille, Marketing Executive for the National Running Show. After graduating from the University of Surrey with a Masters in International Events Management, I joined the Raccoon Events Team. I've always had a keen interest in well-being whether it's through exercise (running!), mindfulness, or living life to the fullest!

Matthew Lambert

Director

Matthew has spent over 25 years in the exhibition industry, working across the ‘holy trinity’ of organiser, venue and contractor.

Maelstrom Event Solutions

Operations Team

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.

Darren Pinder

Director

I'm Darren, one of the Directors of Raccoon Events, and responsible for the digital presence, websites, and online user experience for The National Running Show. I casually run half marathons in my spare time!

Ralph Collett

Chairman

Ralph has worked in Media and events for over 25 years with companies such as Reed Business Publishing, William Reed, United Business Media and more recently with CloserStill Media. Ralph was the MD of healthcare and launched over 8 events in the healthcare and medical sectors. His team won multiple EN and AEO awards and won best launch several times. Ralph now runs a successful events consultancy and investor.

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Our Awards

We are thrilled to have received the following awards:

AEO Awards, 2020
Best Consumer Show
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2020
Innovation Award
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2018
Best Consumer Show Launch
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Launch
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Show Director
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Show Feature
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Consumer Show
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Feature Area
Finalist

EN Awards, 2018
Show Rising Star
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2019
Marketing Campaign of the Year - Consumer
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2019
Best Consumer Show
Finalist

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Show Director
Shortlisted

EN Awards, 2019
Show Rising Star
Shortlisted