Jul 6th 2020

Linda Plant: Working on A Market Stall Taught Me Everything I Needed to Know About Business

Linda Plant talks to Liz Taylor on the Events that Made Me Podcast

 

She may be known as the Queen of Mean, but when it comes to business Linda Plant certainly knows how to succeed.  In a new interview on the July 8, 2020 edition of the Events That Made Me podcast, hosted by Manchester-based event planner Liz Taylor, The Apprentice star has revealed that it was her humble beginnings working on a market stall in Dewsbury market that has been her ‘best lesson in life’.

Self-made, multi-millionaire, Linda, built her wholesale clothing empire Honeysuckle from nothing after leaving school at 15.  She was one of the first women to float her business on the stock exchange and believes her market trader roots to be the main driver behind her success.

She said: “Here’s me, you know, uneducated, unpolished,” said Linda. “When I met all these velvet collared city men and they said Linda, ‘how did you get this, what was your turning moment?’ I said, ‘you know what taught me the most about business? I stood on a market stall and that gives you everything you need to know in life. You can’t learn it at a university but stand on a market stall. It’s the best lesson in life.’

As a teenager Linda was driving force behind her family branching out from running one market stall, to overseeing 14, which eventually led to a multi-million-pound wholesale business. Talking of her experiences growing up, she said: “The truth is, it was a long time before I ever looked back and thought, my God, how did I do that? Was I afraid? Was I scared? When I think back, I was a kid. I just wasn’t like a kid. Listen Here

“By the time I left school at 15 we had one stall in Sheffield market that was very successful, and I just couldn’t wait to leave school. So, I said to mum that I wanted to leave school and she never dreamt to say get an education, get GCSEs, she said alright, yes, leave.”  Listen Here

It was this foundation that instilled her business sense and eagerness, she concluded: I came from very, very, poor beginnings we had a lodger to help pay the rent… but that drive, that motivation it’s in you and it doesn’t go away. It just doesn’t”

During the interview Liz and Linda delve deep into an astonishing career, including the ‘event that made her’, a shrewd business deal to import sweaters from Korea that catapulted her Honeysuckle brand to become a major supplier of knitwear on the UK high street, done at a time when women were not viewed as equal in business. Linda continued: “I’m a woman negotiating with a man. In personal life you have to leave a man feeling like he’s important but in business you really have to. I walked out of that meeting with the rights to the sweaters and a ratcheted down percentage for how many I sold …. I had every single major retailer from England on that stand and when I say you can drown in success, you could have, because I didn’t know what had hit me.” Listen Here

Linda has overseen multiple businesses which in 2015, resulted in her being called upon by Alan Sugar to become one of his ‘no holds barred’ Apprentice interviewers. On screen she has become known for her uncompromising interview style and leaving no stone unturned as she dissects the business plans of the hit BBC show’s hopefuls. Yet her foray into television was completely unplanned.

“He hardly gave me chance to answer,” admits Linda.” Had I thought about TV? Never? Did I think I could do it? I don’t know. But I thought I’ll have a go! I’ve had a go at everything else, why not TV? If I fail, I fail.” Listen Here

“My brief was to look at those business plans and ideas – see where the loopholes were and see if they’re worth a £250,000 investment. And to be tough. And I am tough with them and the point is that sometimes they amaze me with the sheer lack of common sense”

Linda believes that it her willingness to take a risk coupled with a fierce drive to achieve that has allowed her to oversee numerous successful enterprises with unrivalled success and grow her multi-million-pound empire. And her advice to others looking to follow in her footsteps?

“I never ever believing in refusing an opportunity, seize an opportunity. Always say yes, until you’ve got to say no.”

Events That Made Me with Linda Plant airs July 8, 2020 at https://podfollow.com/etmm-liz-taylor

Liz Taylor is a successful award-winning event manager (www.tlc-ltd.co.uk) and businesswoman, a media commentator, motivational speaker and consultant for hospitality brands (www.liz-taylor-consulting.co.uk). She plans events for a range of blue-chip corporate clients right across the UK and Europe, in addition to a large private and celebrity clientele. This includes the likes of Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. Take That’s Gary Barlow and Howard Donald, football stars, actors, Prime Ministers, global business leaders….a royal guest or two.  Most recently, Liz has been sharing the benefit of her knowledge on a number of topics for the hospitality industry, including how to react to the current COVID-19 situation in terms of business planning, how the meeting and events landscape will look in 2021, and of course, what it is like to be a female pioneer in her industry. Never giving up. Overcoming life and business challenges.

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 Jun 16th 2020

Eamonn Holmes: “I feel the pressure of staying in the spotlight”

Events That Made Me Podcast

 

In a new podcast, ‘Events That Made Me’, airing on June 17, 2020, TV Presenter Eamonn Holmes OBE has spoken of the pressure he has felt being in the spotlight for so many years, as well as fears over keeping his job as one of the UK’s best-know TV presenters. The This Morning frontman admitted to host, to celebrity event planner Liz Taylor, that the need to ‘stay relevant’ and ‘continuously reinvent’ himself has been a challenge.

The ‘Events That Made Me’ interview examines events that have shaped the lives of a series of well-known celebrities. 60-year-old Eamonn discussed the pressures to stay in the public eye: “As good as you do, staying in employment, people like me have got to stay relevant. To stay relevant, you have to know your market …. you’ve got to see the trends coming and you have to reinvent yourself. “What I would say about my job is that getting on the conveyor belt is very, very tough, very hard, but – staying on the conveyor belt is harder.” Listen to Clip

During the 30 minute chat, Liz and Eamonn delve deep into his 40 year career in broadcasting, including how his peers would ‘laugh’ at his insistence that he wanted to be a TV reporter when he trained in journalism. Eamonn says: “My journalism lecturer would go round the class and say, right, ‘what do you want to do when you qualify’ and people in my journalism class would say, ‘I want to write for the Irish Times’, ‘I want to write for the Guardian’ or I want to write for the Independent’ and when it got to me I would say, ‘I want to be on TV, I want to be a TV reporter’. And the class would laugh. I suppose their point was you shouldn’t really express ambition like that, but to me it was direction, it was the area of journalism I wanted to be in.” Listen to Clip

It was this clarity on his future that eventually led to Eamonn’s big break, and a career that would see him become the face of Morning Television first at GMTV and then later as the anchor of Sky Sunrise, positions he held for a combined 26 years. Eamonn continued: “A year later the journalism lecturer called me and she said: ‘You always said you wanted to work in television didn’t you, well there are auditions being held at Ulster Television for farming reporters, do you fancy that?’ I didn’t know the first thing about farming, and I told her that, so she said: ‘rule number one of journalism Eamonn – find out!’

“I did find out, I did get the job, against very stiff and more experienced competition and I got it on the basis, I suppose, of style over substance, because I knew how to behave on TV. It was absolutely incredible because that changed my life.”

For the full interview, listen to ‘Events That Made Me’ at https://podfollow.com/etmm-liz-taylor

Liz Taylor is a successful award-winning event manager (www.tlc-ltd.co.uk) and businesswoman, a media commentator, motivational speaker and consultant for hospitality brands (www.liz-taylor-consulting.co.uk). She plans events for a range of blue-chip corporate clients right across the UK and Europe, in addition to a large private and celebrity clientele. This includes the likes of Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. Take That’s Gary Barlow and Howard Donald, football stars, actors, Prime Ministers, global business leaders….a royal guest or two.  Most recently, Liz has been sharing the benefit of her knowledge on a number of topics for the hospitality industry, including how to react to the current COVID-19 situation in terms of business planning, how the meeting and events landscape will look in 2021, and of course, what it is like to be a female pioneer in her industry. Never giving up. Overcoming life and business challenges.

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 Jun 5th 2020

Business, Brains & Banter Virtual Tutorial with Award-Winning Events Planner, Liz Taylor

Liz Taylor on Red Piano

Liz Taylor, CEO of event management company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), will lead a virtual tutorial with event management students and business professionals on June 16, 2020, from 7-8pm. The session, called Business, Brains and Banter will cover topics around the future of event management, how to keep motivated during the pandemic and thoughts on how the wider hospitality sector can recover from the impact of coronavirus.

Organised in association with Dr Zeyad Abualhamael (Zee), head of Project Square One and fellow lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, the hour will include a detailed discussion around how Liz has utilised her 35 years of event management and business experience to sustain her successful event management company through these difficult times.  Looking at why employing skills such as diversity, creativity and innovation has enabled her to develop new business opportunities, and importantly, why Liz feels these will also help students and graduates through the challenging months ahead.

Designed originally to support graduating students in Manchester, by demand the session is now available for business professionals, UK and international students who are looking for some inspiration and motivational advice from an experienced event planner.  Visit:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/106778724038​ for information on how to book a FREE place. Attendees are invited to send their questions for Liz to answer in a Q&A session. Please email your questions to z.abualhamael@mmu.ac.uk. Questions will be accepted until June 12,2020.

Liz Taylor added: “Having spent three years studying event management, many students now face a bleak outlook.  The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the event industry, and yet, I remain hopeful that we can bounce back.  But the resurgence won’t come by chance. I have had to draw upon my reserves of resilience and explore new opportunities to keep my business alive. I firmly believe that students will need to be just as creative.

“As an industry, we cannot allow these graduates to become the lost generation of event professionals.  I feel a sense of responsibility to give them optimism, a little of my passion and some of the tools with which to build a future in the industry.  Business, Brains and Banter is a first and positive step towards this.”

Dr Zee Abualhamael (www.drzee.org.uk) added: “Conducting and hosting such virtual tutorials is essential and considered as a wake-up call for participants.  With a background in project management, organisational behaviour and leadership, I will be discussing with Liz the importance of using hard times to develop and boost your personal skills.

“Not just that, but also addressing the challenges in dealing with uncertainty, maintaining excellent relation with clients and leading high-performance teams that think and behave optimistically.  With Liz’s fantastic experience, this series of tutorials comes after more than three years of collaborating with Liz and her excellent student feedback record.”

Liz Taylor is an award-winning event management professional (www.tlc-ltd.co.uk) and businesswoman, as well as a successful media commentator, motivational speaker and consultant for hospitality brands (www.liz-taylor-consulting.co.uk). TLC has worked with some of the biggest names in corporate life and showbusiness, to produce events across the UK and Europe.  Founded in 1995 by event entrepreneur Liz Taylor and her industry partner Dianne Lynn, the company went from strength to strength with a successful team that was to last until 2008, when Liz managed an amicable partnership buy-out.  That same year TLC bucked the recession by topping the £4M turnover mark.

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 Jun 1st 2020

Life Lessons Are Under the Spotlight for Corrie Actress and the Royal Florist

Celebrity events planner Liz Taylor launches new podcast, Events That Made Me

As Event Planner Liz Taylor Launches ‘Events That Made Me’ Podcast

‘Events That Made Me’, the exciting new 12-part podcast from award-winning event planner, Liz Taylor, launches on June 3, 2020 and uncovers pivotal events in the lives and careers of its guests. The first two podcasts feature actress Catherine Tyldesley, and the flamboyant Royal florist, Simon Lycett.  

In her own engaging and direct style, Liz encourages guests to talk about the events that have guided their lives, those big decision moments and events that changed the course of their careers.  In the process, often exploring the insecurities, people and inspirations that have shaped who they are today.  For a taste of what is to come, listen to this trailer of forthcoming shows:https://podfollow.com/etmm-liz-taylor

As founder and CEO of corporate and private event planners, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), Liz has worked closely with a wide variety of celebrities, business leaders, entrepreneurs and inspirational community leaders over her 36-year career.  Many now feature in the fortnightly podcast which will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. With every show there will be a bonus episode called ‘Air Extension’, where Liz explores key themes uncovered in her interviews and how you can use the advice given to benefit business or life goals.

In the first podcast, actress Catherine Tyldesley talks of how she secured her role on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2019, and why it took producers two years to get Catherine to agree to put on her dance shoes: “I had a huge fear of dancing.  When the opportunity for Strictly came up I thought, this scares me, so I should do it.  I think you should face your fears head on.” Click for audio clip

And how it felt to secure her famous role on Coronation Street: As a child I was always talking and singing.  I then fell in love with drama and I can’t imagine doing anything else.”  She adds: “I’d grown up watching Corrie and was a huge fan.  Landing that job was a dream come true.” Click for audio clip.

Simon Lycett explains why his challenging public-school upbringing led him through times of bullying to a place of greater strength, and the chance meetings led him to create flowers for Muppet creator Jim Henson and later for the film Four Weddings and a Funeral. Any why pride has been one of the important, but sometimes unspoken, emotions in his life Click for audio clip

Now a celebrated florist to members of the Royal household, Simon explores the series of events that, as Liz quotes: took you from the Muppets to the Royal family”. Simon says: “I have been fortunate enough to work on the wedding of Prince Charles to the Duchess of Cornwall. I created the flowers for the dinner that the Queen held the night before William and Kate married….and the flowers for Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack.” Click for audio clip.

“I’d like to do flowers for the next Coronation. Wouldn’t it be an amazing, iconic thing.”

Commenting on the podcasts Liz said: “I believe throughout all of our lives there’s one specific event that we can say affected the course of our journey. There certainly has been for me. Coupled with the fact that I spend a great deal of time getting to know the people that I work with and finding out what makes them tick, I felt there was a great way to share some of these events and experiences to help others.  And so, my Events That Made Me podcast was born.”

“I’m talking to a whole host of really fascinating people about events shaping their lives, and there’s an interesting mix of answers. Cath Tyldesley talking about the positive effect that competing on Strictly Come Dancing has had on her confidence. Mr Daytime TV himself Eamonn Holmes explaining why you shouldn’t ‘hide your light under a bushel and how meeting me was the most expensive lunch of his life! To the incorrigible raconteur Christopher Biggins, on why meeting Sinatra changed the direction of his early life, and how I’m A Celebrity then transformed his later career.”

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 May 25th 2020

Catherine Tyldesley Features in ‘Events That Made Me’ Podcast Launch

Catherine Tyldesley is the first guest on new podcast, Events that Made Me

‘Events That Made Me’, the exciting new podcast from award-winning event planner, Liz Taylor, launches on June 3, 2020 with a double edition release of interviews. The first two podcasts feature actress and star of Strictly Come Dancing, Catherine Tyldesley, and the inspiring and flamboyant royal florist, Simon Lycett.

As founder and CEO of corporate and private event planners, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), Liz has worked closely with a wide variety of celebrities, business leaders, entrepreneurs and inspirational community leaders over her 36-year career.  Many now feature in the 12-part podcast which will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. With every show there will be a bonus episode called ‘Air Extension’, where Liz explores key themes uncovered in her interviews and how you can use the advice given to benefit business or life goals.

Celebrity events planner Liz Taylor launches new podcast, Events That Made Me

In her own uniquely engaging and direct style, Liz encourages guests to talk about the events that have guided their lives, those big decision moments and events that changed the course of their careers.  In the process, often uncovering the insecurities, people and inspirations that have shaped who they are today.  For a taste of what is to come, listen to this trailer of forthcoming shows: https://podfollow.com/etmm-liz-taylor

In the first podcast, actress Catherine Tyldesley talks of her passion for becoming an actress and how it felt to secure her famous role on Coronation Street: As a child I was always talking and singing.  I then fell in love with drama and I can’t imagine doing anything else.”  She adds: “I’d grown up watching Corrie and was a huge fan.  Landing that job was a dream come true.” 

Liz also asked Catherine about how she secured her role on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2019, and why it took producers two years to get Catherine to agree to put on her dance shoes: “I had a huge fear of dancing.  When the opportunity for Strictly came up I thought, this scares me, so I should do it.  I think you should face your fears head on.”

Commenting on the podcasts Liz said: “I believe throughout all of our lives there’s one specific event that we can say affected the course of our journey. There certainly has been for me. Coupled with the fact that I spend a great deal of time getting to know the people that I work with and finding out what makes them tick, I felt there was a great way to share some of these events and experiences to help others.  And so, my Events That Made Me podcast was born.”

“I’m talking to a whole host of really fascinating people about events shaping their lives, and there’s an interesting mix of answers. Cath Tyldesley talking about the positive effect that competing on Strictly Come Dancing has had on her confidence. Mr Daytime TV himself Eamonn Holmes explaining why you shouldn’t ‘hide your light under a bushel and how meeting me was the most expensive lunch of his life! To the incorrigible raconteur Christopher Biggins, on why meeting Sinatra changed the direction of his early life, and how I’m A Celebrity then transformed his later career.”

Liz adds: “The podcast is a light-hearted look at my guests, which makes this an ideal listen. A mix of fun, humour and anecdotes, but I am also not afraid to ask questions that make them shrink back in their seats – well, just a little!”

Liz Taylor is a successful award-winning event manager (www.tlc-ltd.co.uk) and businesswoman, a media commentator, motivational speaker and consultant for hospitality brands (www.liz-taylor-consulting.co.uk). She plans events for a range of blue-chip corporate clients right across the UK and Europe, in addition to a large private and celebrity clientele. This includes the likes of Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. Take That’s Gary Barlow and Howard Donald, football stars, actors, Prime Ministers, global business leaders….a royal guest or two.  Most recently, Liz has been sharing the benefit of her knowledge on a number of topics for the hospitality industry, including how to react to the current COVID-19 situation in terms of business planning, how the meeting and events landscape will look in 2021, and of course, what it is like to be a female pioneer in her industry. Never giving up. Overcoming life and business challenges.

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 Apr 7th 2020

Unity Through Coronavirus is Honoured with the ‘Hospitality Rise’ Event

Liz Taylor, CEO of Taylor Lynn Corporation, and her Team Announce the Launch of the Hospitality Rise Event

 

Leading event management company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), has announced a major new event to support the hospitality industry.  In a recognition of their industry’s unity through the Covid-19 pandemic, the ‘Hospitality Rise’ event will gather a thousand of the north west’s hospitality workers for a celebration evening.  Organisers have earmarked October 2020 at Victoria Warehouse, Old Trafford, Manchester for the event.

CEO of Taylor Lynn Corporation, Liz Taylor, said: “The entire country is facing an immense challenge, and I know for some it has taken a huge personal toll.  There is no doubt that the hospitality sector has also been severely affected by the coronavirus and we have experienced the most difficult of times.  But I have been determined to invest my energy and skills into creating something that will support our industry’s recovery.  The result is ‘Hospitality Rise’.

“We want to encourage hospitality industry partners to take a moment to reflect on their hard work and commitment to long-term business recovery, and the immense unity that this crisis has highlighted.  Conference and event planners such as TLC, alongside hotels, bars, event venues, restauranteurs and all the incredibly loyal suppliers to our businesses have demonstrated their unique camaraderie. It is the bright spark in what have been unprecedented times and it deserves to be honoured.

“I am thrilled that Victoria Warehouse has agreed to host, and the TLC team of suppliers is busy working to produce a spectacular night of food, music and entertainment.  The event is by invitation to members of the hospitality sector and is free of charge to attend.  We will be announcing a specific date in the coming weeks, and I hope that this will endorse the strength of the hospitality industry and its partners. This event is a moment in our country’s recovery to let the collective hair down and remember why the industry I work within is so incredible.  There will be a series of headline announcements of over the coming weeks.”

James Cohen, Victoria Warehouse Group MD said: “We are honoured to be working alongside the Taylor Lynn Corporation in hosting the Hospitality Rise event this Autumn.

“The country is facing an immense challenge and we applaud all of the key workers and first line responders in all they are doing in these unprecedented times.

“We also want to honour our industry which has been severely affected by the Coronavirus and hope you can join us at the Hospitality Rise event as we begin the journey of our recovery from these challenging months.”

TLC has worked with some of the biggest names in corporate life and showbusiness, to produce events across the UK and Europe.  Founded in 1995 by event entrepreneur Liz Taylor and her industry partner Dianne Lynn, the company went from strength to strength with a successful team that was to last until 2008, when Liz managed an amicable partnership buy-out.  That same year TLC bucked the recession by topping the £4M turnover mark.  With its headquarters in Manchester, the event company works with some of the country’s most well-known brands, blue-chip giants, SMEs, private clients and celebrities to create business and celebration events.  For details about TLC, visit www.tlc-ltd.co.uk

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 Mar 25th 2020

Event Company Launches a Positivity Initiative ‘TLC – The Life Challenge’

March 25, 2010

Event Company Launches a Positivity Initiative ‘TLC – The Life Challenge’

 

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a devastating effect on many businesses and the lives of individuals across the world.  The UK hospitality and events sector has been one of those hugely impacted. This has inspired Manchester-based event management company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), to undertake an initiative which shares daily optimism to industry colleagues during the difficult weeks ahead, but which the company also hopes will support a post-virus recovery for the industry.

TLC - The Life Challenge’

 

Collectively, the team at TLC is gathering quotes that inspire, reassure and motivate them through these challenging times, and daily the company shares one of these messages across its Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram platforms.  The aim is that each post will not only help followers now, but importantly the messages are being curated into a book of amazingly motivational quotations, titled ‘TLC- The Life Challenge’.  TLC has plans to publish the book for colleagues in the hospitality, events and hotel sector in the autumn, with proceeds donated to the NHS.

 

The company is now asking clients, industry colleagues and its social media followers to send-in their own words of wisdom and the advice that is helping to keep them positive.  People wishing to contribute a quotation for the book, can comment on any of the posts on Twitter: @taylorlynncorp, Facebook: @taylorlynncorporation or Instagram: @taylorlynncorp, Taylor Lynn Corporation on LinkedIn or email taylor.lynn@tlc-ltd.co.uk

 

CEO of Taylor Lynn Corporation, Liz Taylor, said: “Events that we have been planning for many months, years in some cases, suddenly began to cancel or rebook for the autumn.  This pattern was not exclusive to TLC; all event companies, hotels and venues are in the same situation.  It was devastating.  My company marks its 25th anniversary this year, and by far this pandemic is its greatest challenge. It would be easy to become overwhelmed by the road ahead, but that’s just not what we are about.  My team is channelling its inner optimism for the future, into being creative.  When things get tough … we get busy!

 

“The hope is that in the post-virus recovery stage, our industry colleagues can use the book as a reminder of how far they have come, what has been achieved and what is possible for the future.  A motivational guide created by friends, colleagues and even business competitors, who, have come together to rebuild our industry.”

 

TLC has worked with some of the biggest names in corporate life and showbusiness, to produce events across the UK and Europe.  Founded in 1995 by event entrepreneur Liz Taylor and her industry partner Dianne Lynne, the company went from strength to strength with a successful team that was to last until 2008, when Liz managed an amicable partnership buy-out.  That same year TLC bucked the recession by topping the £4M turnover mark.  With its headquarters in Manchester, the event company works with some of the country’s most well-known brands, blue-chip giants, SMEs, private clients and celebrities to create business and celebration events.  For details about TLC, visit www.tlc-ltd.co.uk

 

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 Feb 28th 2020

CORONATION STREET TRIO UNITE FOR CHARITY LUNCH

Coronation Street’s leading ladies, past and present, will join forces for a charity fundraiser at the Lowry Hotel in Salford at midday on March 27, 2020 in aid of Beechwood Cancer Care.

beechwood cancer charity logo

 

Part of the charity’s 30th year celebrations, the ‘Loose Ladies’ charity lunch will see actresses Catherine Tyldesley, Katie McGlynn and Jennie McAlpine join Liz Taylor, party planner to the stars and founder of Manchester-based events company Taylor Lynn Corporation (www.tlc-ltd.co.uk), for an exclusive ‘on the sofa’ chat.

Reunited on stage, the trio will take part in a ‘Loose Women’ panel style discussion delving into their recent careers and covering all the behind the scenes gossip on what it’s like to be part of some of the UK’s most-watched and most-loved television programmes.

Tickets for the event are on sale now, priced from £600 for a table of 10 to include lunch and £750 for a VIP table at the front.  Individual tickets are also available. Email  marianna.torevell@beechwoodcancercare.co.uk or call 01614760384 to secure a place.

Beechwood Cancer Care is one of the North West’s leading providers of support for people who have been given a diagnosis of cancer and another life-limiting illness. The charity offers a range of services to help families and individuals living with cancer, including counselling, complementary therapies, and group therapy sessions. Linda Steggles, CEO of charity, said:

“Kicking off Beechwood’s 30th anniversary celebrations in style, this fabulous event is sure to provide a fantastic afternoon of entertainment for guests, whether they attend for business or pleasure.

“Our Loose Ladies lunch features delicious food in luxurious surroundings and gives guests the rare opportunity to get an inside look at the careers of three of the UK’s leading, award-winning female acting talents. It’s an event not to be missed and will help us to raise vital funds that will go straight to helping those in need.

“Beechwood is a lifeline for individuals that have a life-limiting illness, as well as families struggling to come to terms with the illness of a loved one. We couldn’t have helped the thousands of people we’ve engaged with over the last 30 years without the support of events like these, as well as individuals and companies who have given so generously.

“Over the course of 2020 we’ll be setting out an ambitious programme of fundraising and awareness building events to celebrate our 30thyear and we’ll be engaging some of the UK’s best-known talents in aid of Beechwood Cancer Care.”

British television actress, Jennie McAlpine has played Fizz (Fiona) Brown in Coronation Street since 2001. She took a leave of absence in 2017 to head to jungle and face her fears (as well as a host of critters) in the terrifying trials of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

Amongst a string of accolades, actress Katie McGlynn scooped the top award of Best Serial Drama Performance at the National Television Awards in January, for her portrayal of Sinead Tinker on the long-running soap. After she exited the programme in December, she has set her sights on furthering her acting career stateside.

Katherine Tyldesley shot to fame in the role of Iris Moss in BBC drama Lilies and is best known as vivacious Eva Price in Coronation Street. Most recently she applied her talents to the dance floor, appearing in the seventeenth series of Strictly Come Dancing. She attends this event fresh from the recent Strictly Come Dancing Live tour where she unfortunately exited early when she broke her ankle.

The Loose Ladies fundraising event is being organised by the Taylor Lynn Corporation (on behalf of Beechwood Cancer Care – registered Charity Number: 1006015). TLC is one of the North West’s leading event management companies and is itself this year celebrating 25 years in business in 2020.

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 Feb 11th 2020

Glamorous dinner set to raise more than £250K for local charities

Biggins and Liz Taylor

Red Sea Pedestrians is holding an exclusive dinner with attendance from celebrities including host Christopher Biggins, with the aim of raising more than £250K for local charities.

A Manchester based charitable committee which has been running a Spring Ball and philanthropic lunches for 11 years, Red Sea Pedestrians has raised close to £2.5m for 20 charities in the region.  This month the committee has announced a new fundraising format called the Centurions, and the exclusive dinner with Tom Kerridge, is the inaugural event.

The dinner will be held on the 21st March at the Stocks Hotel, newly opened by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs. Entitled ‘Dinner with Biggins and friends’, the event will see 50 couples in attendance in what is set to be a glamorous affair as the original Stock Exchange is being brought to life in minute detail by Taylor Lynn Corporation who are responsible for the delivery of the event.

Guests will enjoy catering from Tom Kerridge’s Michelin star brigade, a meet and greet with Christopher Biggins and fellow surprise celebrity guests with music supplied by a string ensemble from Paris.

Each couple attending will be asked for a donation of £5,000, meaning that the event will raise a minimum of £250,000 on the night for charity.

Antony Wagman, chair of trustees at Red Sea Pedestrians said: “Centurions is a new format for the Red Sea Pedestrian events and it looks set to be an incredible affair, with first class music, Michelin star food and celebrity guests, held in what is probably the finest hotel in Manchester; set in the exclusive Stock Exchange vault of the building.

“Because of the sponsors who support the Red Sea Pedestrians, it means that we can cover the cost of the event itself, which means that all money raised through ticket sales will be donated directly to charities.”

The Red Sea Pedestrians has confirmed that funds raised from the event will be donated to three key Manchester charities for 2020P. The first will be Manchester Youth Zone to help with their work to improve the lives of young people aged 6-19 with additional needs.  The second will be The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity, to help tackle homelessness by funding the repurposing of vacant railway arches to accommodate temporary accommodation. The third will be Reubens Retreat, which offers a home-from-home for families bereaved of a child and for children with life limiting or threatening conditions.  The funds will help create multi-functional sensory rooms at the facility.

To find out more about the charity and the new Centurions event visit https://www.redseapedestrians.org/.

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 Nov 21st 2019

Event Company Employees Share in its 25 Year Success

LTC LTD Meet the team
Top L to R: Ellie Barnes, operations director, and Liz Taylor, CEO and creative director
Bottom L to R: Lauren Worsley, business development director, and Jess Randall, events director

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 manager. 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.”

She added: “I have never been one to rest on my laurels. Whilst we celebrate our 25th anniversary next year, and can reflect on our considerable success, I very much see this as a platform for further developments. We have exciting plans in the pipeline, and this new team structure is the foundation that will help us take TLC forward into another 25 successful years.”

TLC has worked with some of the biggest names in corporate life and showbusiness, to produce events across the UK and Europe. Founded in 1995 by event entrepreneur Liz Taylor and her industry partner Dianne Lynne, the company went from strength to strength with a successful team that was to last until 2008, when Liz managed an amicable partnership buy-out. That same year TLC bucked the recession by topping the £4M turnover mark. With its headquarters in Manchester, the event company works with some of the country’s most well-known brands, blue-chip giants, SMEs, private clients and celebrities to create business and celebration events. For details about TLC, visit www.tlc-ltd.co.uk

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