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After another successful year at Diversified, we asked everyone to tell us their highlight of 2016…


Carsten Holm – Managing Director

“Without a doubt, to have had the best year in the company’s history, with a lot of fun along the way.”


 Louisa Pope – Awards Manager

“Launching the first ever Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards which was a massive success in the industry.”


Grace Allwright – Group Marketing Manager

“Running successful shows and seeing lots of quality visitors come through those doors.”


Tracey Harrison – Office Manager at Peterborough

“That we are all still smiling at the end of the year!  We have had so many changes in the Midlands this year (office refurb, personnel, publications, rebrands), that this is a highlight and great to see the team still smiling.”


Caroline Hobden – Event Director

“Getting my 10 year service award – who knew they would put up with me for so long!”


Emma Calvert-Jones – Operations Manager

“Being selected to visit the Hong Kong office to help the Operations team on Restaurant & Bar HK and Natural & Organic Products Asia. I also received my 5 year service award this November!”


Annie Lindsell

Annie Lindsell – Sales Executive

“Being involved in this year’s incredible lunch! re-book.  It was great to be a part of the re-book process, as it was really exciting to see just how much the rest of the industry is looking forward to the 10 year anniversary show this year at ExCeL.  The very first week that new stand sales opened we saw our busiest and best ever week to date, with the most insane amount of stand bookings. The buzz around lunch! 2017 has been phenomenal and I feel very lucky to be a part of it.”


Sam Noble –  Sales Manager on Tourism

“My highlight would be joining Diversified!”


Simon Watkins – Sales Manager

“Launching the Commercial Kitchen show.”


Jessica Sludds – Trainee Journalist

“My solo visits in the first few months in my new role – three in the UK and one overseas – to carry out face-to-face interviews.”


Sophie Pink – Senior Operations Executive.

“Being promoted!”