Chris Hartley – Director
At Hartley Consulting & Events, Chris Hartley brings his passion for the industry, proven track record, and an extensive network of Contractors and partners. With over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the events industry – event organising, major venue management, and supplier services – Chris offers a powerful combination of expertise.
This unique background enables Chris to understand the inner workings of businesses across these areas, speaking their language and knowing their wants and needs. While predominantly focused on the private sector, Hartley Consulting & Events also collaborates with clients in the public sector, including Trade Associates, Colleges, Tourism Boards and Local Authorities. Chris is a board member for both Visit Coventry & Visit Shropshire, this position allows Chris’s clients to benefit from connections, potential partners, investors, and other valuable contacts.
Chris’s consultancy projects range from revitalising venue sales and marketing strategies to event launches, as well as assisting businesses in securing grant and funding support. These settings may differ from his private sector experience, however, the core principles remain the same. Hartley Consulting & Events remains firmly rooted in the events, tourism, leisure, and hospitality industry is where Chris’s expertise truly shines.
Sarah Kershaw – Project Coordinator
Behind every project is a need for careful organisation and that’s what Sarah brings to the Hartley Consulting & Events team. With 30 years of experience Sarah has a can-do attitude, a key eye for detail and is a creative thinker.
Project management and successful event organisation needs careful organisation and excellent communication skills to ensure that the client is kept informed at every stage.
Sarah brings this and more to the team.
Jan Denning – Associate Sales
Jan is an award winning, accomplished sales and business development professional with over 25 years of experience. Jan has excelled in various senior sales and commercial roles, consistently delivering results, and fostering log-term relationships.
Renowned for her extensive knowledge across diverse sales domains, Jan specialises in driving overall sales growth, cultivating robust sales pipelines, securing sponsorship, selling exhibition spaces, and generating revenue in the event and hospitality sector.
Jan’s exceptional customer service and relationship management skills, coupled with her strong business acumen have consistently translated into successful sales revenue and improved yields. Passionate about the transformative power of customer service, Jan believes in enhancing customer experience from the very first interaction, going beyond the point of delivery. With Hartley Consulting & Events, Jan provides exceptional service that leaves a lasting impression on clients and their customers.