Dec 10th 2019

Dynamo Works His Magic As Business Comedy Event Raises £160,000 For Beechwood Cancer Care

ManManchester Dynamo wows guests
Magician Dynamo wowed a sell-out audience of more than 500 people at an event which raised a bumper £160,000 for the Beechwood Cancer Care charity.

Dynamo was the headline performer at the sixth annual Man@Manchester comedy lunch, which was attended by businessmen and women from all over the north west.

Also on the bill were comedians Gary Marshall and Mick Ferry, along with acoustic band The London Essentials.

The event, staged at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, featured an auction and raffle, with prizes including a football match against the Class of 92 on the roof of Hotel Football near Manchester United, a golf trip to Gleneagles in Scotland, a box at Emirates Old Trafford for the England-Pakistan cricket test match next August, and a dinner with England cricket legend Michael Vaughan.

Portraits of United legend George Best and City boss Pep Guardiola by speed painter Dave Sharp sold for more than £30,000.

Beechwood Cancer Care is a Stockport-based charity that supports people from across the north west affected by cancer or other life-limiting illness such as motor neurone disease.
It costs £4,000 a day to run Beechwood, which provides emotional, psychological and practical support for patients and their families, friends and carers.

The charity will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year.

Man@Manchester was sponsored by Manchester-based Pareto Financial Planning and Brown Shipley. In its six years, the event has raised more than £500,000 for Beechwood.
John Stevenson, managing director of Pareto and chairman of Beechwood’s board of trustees, organised Man@Manchester in partnership with Taylor Lynn Corporation.

John said: “We had a fantastic line-up of entertainment which made for another great occasion.

“The event continues to go from strength to strength thanks to the amazing support we receive from businesspeople across the region and the dedication of volunteers who give up their time to help make it such a huge success.

“The vital funds we raised will once again support the tremendous service that Beechwood provides to individuals and families in their time of need.”

Linda Steggles, chief executive of Beechwood, said: “The generosity of the local business community, through the support given to this event and ongoing support throughout the year, is overwhelming.

“I’d like to thank all the guests who came along to support the event and also those people who gave their time freely to help plan and deliver what was a fantastic afternoon for a fantastic cause.”

The proceeds will be spent on refurbishing therapy rooms and other areas Beechwood, and on adding extra capacity to the family support team by funding a finance and welfare officer who will offer support on matters relating to the financial worries of patients and their families, and the benefits for which they may be eligible.

Beechwood is planning a host of fundraising events throughout 2020 to mark its 30th anniversary.

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 Nov 26th 2019

Event Company Employees Share in its 25 Year Success

In preparation for its 25th anniversary in 2020, events management and production company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), has made key changes within its team structure this month, which include the introduction of a new profit-share scheme for employees.
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The north-west based event management company, which produces both corporate and private events across the UK and Europe, celebrates its 25th anniversary next year. Ahead of celebrations, TLC company founder Liz Taylor has introduced changes to the roles of key personnel. The move establishes a stronger and more flexible framework for future growth. This sees Liz moves to the role of chief executive officer and creative director, whilst Ellie Barnes returns to TLC from maternity leave in her capacity as operations director. Jess Randall has been promoted to the post of events director and Lauren Worsley to business development director. The entire team will also benefit from the launch of a new performance related profit-share scheme.

Liz Taylor, CEO of Taylor Lynn Corporation, explained: “The team has demonstrated a high level of skill, creativity and passion for our events, and I felt that the time now was right to invest in their immense potential by offering them more responsibility within the company, and a share of the rewards.”

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 Nov 21st 2019

Event Company Employees Share in its 25 Year Success

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In preparation for its 25th anniversary in 2020, events management and production company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), has made key changes within its team structure this month, which include the introduction of a new profit-share scheme for employees.

The north-west based event management company, which produces both corporate and private events across the UK and Europe, celebrates its 25th anniversary next year. Ahead of celebrations, TLC company founder Liz Taylor has introduced changes to the roles of key personnel. The move establishes a stronger and more flexible framework for future growth. This sees Liz moves to the role of chief executive officer and creative director, whilst Ellie Barnes returns to TLC from maternity leave in her capacity as operations director. Jess Randall has been promoted to the post of events director and Lauren Worsley to business development director. The entire team will also benefit from the launch of a new performance related profit-share scheme.

Liz Taylor, CEO of Taylor Lynn Corporation, explained: “The team has demonstrated a high level of skill, creativity and passion for our events, and I felt that the time now was right to invest in their immense potential by offering them more responsibility within the company, and a share of the rewards.”

“In spite of difficult economic conditions post-recession, and with uncertainty around Brexit, the business is continuing to grow. Retaining great talent is a hallmark of a great company, and a constant challenge in our industry. The profit-share is TLC’s way of both rewarding the team whilst also motivating them to be an active partner in securing future business and expertly delivering our events.”

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 Nov 6th 2019

Event Entrepreneur and TV’s ‘Millionaire Party Planner’ Launches New Company

Liz Taylor TV’s ‘Millionaire Party Planner’ Launches New Company
With 30 years of events management, entertainment industry and business experience, Liz Taylor – company founder and MD of Manchester-based event planners the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC) – has now embarked on a new business challenge. This month she launches her personal management company, Liz Taylor Consultancy.

During a successful event management career, Liz has planned thousands of business and private events across the UK and Europe. She has worked with some of the country’s top business leaders, showbusiness icons, world-class brands, Royal clients, sports personalities, media giants, music legends and high-profile entrepreneurs, in addition to appearing as Channel 4’s ‘Millionaire Party Planner’. And from her success, has evolved a series of additional roles and projects which she will now bring together under the umbrella of her new business.

Liz Taylor Consultancy combines Liz’s growing UK and international public speaking engagements, media work as an expert contributor to TV and radio programmes such as ITV This Morning and BBC Breakfast, and music management for exclusive bands and individual artists. This sits alongside a growing portfolio of marketing consultancy for clients such as the luxury Lone Star Boutique Hotel in Barbados and the Renovatio Clinic in Cheshire.

Liz commented: “This is a hugely exciting development for me personally. Over the last two years I have been asked to provide marketing advice to a range of hospitality and luxury brand projects such as hotels, retail businesses and restaurants, as well undertake as a calendar of public speaking engagements to business and professional groups. It’s a chance for me to share my knowledge and skills with other businesses, and I love it.”

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 Nov 6th 2019

OFF TO THE MOVIES – WEDDINGS INSPIRED BY FILM, LITERATURE AND TELEVISION


Film, literature and television are brilliant wedding inspiration – not only as a way of expressing the personalities of the happy couple, but also acting as an overarching theme to tie the day together. Celebrity wedding planner Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation shares her tips on how to plan a wedding based on a much-loved film or book with real life inspiration from the many events she has planned throughout her career.

“When a couple wants a wedding based on a film, TV series or book they love, I’m always excited – it’s going to be an event where we can go wild with imagination. A bride might have had a fairy-tale wedding in her mind since childhood, and it’s my job to deliver that dream. We all want to be that beautiful Disney inspired princess!

Some couples feel nervous though about working within a themed wedding day. They fear it might come across as a bit over-the-top – but there’s an art to keeping things tasteful. My golden rules? Spend money in the right places and make sure drama is infused into every detail.”

Back to the Future
The eighties left their mark on music and film. Star Wars. Indiana Jones. Top Gun. But the most popular of them all, and a recent request, is a wedding around the movie franchise of Back to the Future. On arrival, guests can be greeted by the original iconic DeLorean driven by Michael J Fox – which provides a real talking point and sets the scene perfectly. An Enchantment Under the Sea party, with a set that whisks you back to the 1960s, and a live band performing. Dinner should be an American diner with malts, sundaes, cones and floats all on the menu.


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 Oct 3rd 2019

Sarah Ferguson could make history with this move at Princess Beatrice wedding

PRINCESS BEATRICE made headlines last week after her engagement to millionaire boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi was announced to the world. Mother of the bride Sarah Ferguson shared a number of sweet statements online.
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, is a British writer, charity patron, film producer, television personality and most of all proud mum. Gushing in a touching online tribute to daughter Princess Beatrice and soon to be son-in-law Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, the mother of two said: “I know what a mother feels so I have tears of joy. I am so proud of this sensational news. “Andrew and I are just the luckiest people ever to have two great sons in law.”
The couple, who shared their happy news last week after a whirlwind romance, said they were “excited to embark on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married”.

Liz Taylor, founder and MD of wedding planners The Taylor Lynn Corporation said: “St George’s Chapel at Windsor is certainly a favourite for the wedding venue. Followed by a wedding breakfast at Windsor Castle.
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 Sep 24th 2019

The Art Of The Party

Internationally renowned events planner, Liz Taylor, transformed a tired Bowden penthouse into a quirky, contemporary space with fun and family at its heart.
A Cheshire Life article, October 2019.
Cheshire Life October featuring Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation
Cheshire Life October featuring Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation
Cheshire Life October featuring Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation
Cheshire Life October featuring Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation
Cheshire Life October featuring Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation

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 Sep 17th 2019

How I made my first £Im: ‘I started with £200 – now I plan parties for Prince William’

This is a new Telegraph Money series looking at how ordinary people made their fortune and how others can follow in their footsteps. It will be published on Mondays at 6am. You can read last week’s article here.

She is a party planner to royalty and the stars – organising birthdays, weddings and charity functions for the likes of Prince William, Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams.

But for Liz Taylor, 63, this is a world away from her first steps into business. In 1984, aged 28, she gave up her day job in fashion retail to take the gamble of a lifetime, attempting to turn her party planning hobby into a career.

With just £200 in the bank, Ms Taylor started organising events for friends and local…

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 Sep 16th 2019

Cutting the costs on the big day

Northern Life article September 2019

Achieving the perfect balance between budget and ‘wow’ factor

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 Sep 16th 2019

Creating a Dedicated Destination for the Northern Events Community

 

Following the success of its London exhibition, Venues and Events Live will introduce its inaugural Manchester event on 24th September at Manchester Central Convention Complex.

Over 1500 industry professionals are expected to attend the free-to-register event which is set to host over 120 industry exhibitors including hotels, venues, bars, restaurants and event suppliers.

Ahead of Venues + Events Live Manchester, Kane Thomas, Group Show Manager discusses the reason behind launching the Show.

 

Why did you decide to launch Venues + Events Live Manchester?

After speaking to the industry it was evident that there was a need for a show that was dedicated to the northern events community. Over 67% of our visitors to the 2018 London Show, reported they organise events outside London. Therefore when Ocean Media acquired the show last year, we made the decision to bring the Venues + Events Live brand to the North. We’re delighted to be supporting the industry and promoting a destination of the North.

 

What types of suppliers will be exhibiting at Venues + Events Live Manchester?

You’ll find a mix of suppliers at the Show this year, everything from hotels such as The Lowry Hotel, Malmaison, King Street Townhouse and the Titanic Hotel. Venues include Manchester United FC, Yorkshire Event Centre and Emirates Old Trafford. Then there’s bars and restaurants such as Be At One, 20 Stories, Cloud 23 and The Alchemist. Not forgetting our event suppliers Hawthorn, Wow Grass and Thorns. We’ve had a great response from the industry so far and over 100 brands are booked in for the Show. So, if you’re looking to reach an events audience outside of London then please get in touch and join us in September. 

Who will attend the Show?

In short, anyone who plans events! Venues + Events Live typically attracts a loyal audience of corporate event bookers and other event professionals including managers, directors, agents, partners, consultants, executives, PA’s/EA’s and many others working in the field. 

What is the Hosted Buyer programme and what are the benefits?

Our hosted buyer programme is for those who organise more than 10 events a year and have a budget of over £100,000. We aim to decrease the weeks they spend on research, online planning and phone calls by providing you with key, innovative information. Hosted buyers will have access to our exclusive networking lounge, a VIP lunch and complimentary accommodation or travel to the Show. 

Can you tell us a bit more about what visitors can learn at the Show?

Aside from saving the time on sourcing new suppliers, our visitors will leave with new tips and tricks to take back to the office! We fully understand that taking a day out to come to the Show can be tricky, if you’re busy event planner or PA, so we’ve tried to ensure visitors make the most of their time at the show by putting on an educational seminar programme and hands-on masterclasses.

Our sessions give you important face time with key industry experts to get top tips on how to improve efficiency when venue hunting and planning events. We’ve got some great names this year such as Liz Taylor from TLC and Mike Blake-Crawford, Social Chain.

Our masterclasses cover a range of topics, from what cocktails and wine to use at your events, to how to hack stress levels and confidence issues at work.

Guest speaker Liz Taylor, founder and MD of the Taylor Lynn Corporation commented that: “I am delighted to be joining the show’s debate panel of event industry experts from the north west. All with differing views and opinions, each with individual experiences and expertise to share.  It will no doubt lead to a lively conversation on the future of events management; we may even solve the BREXIT question!”

Liz added: “I am thrilled to also be hosting a masterclass session. Blending the attention to detail for which my company is known, with brand marketing, fun, innovative presentation … and one or two cocktails!”

 

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