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.

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Event Company Employees Share in its 25 Year Success

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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

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Gary Barlow Helps TLC Raise £500k for Children’s Charities

Gary Barlow Helps TLC Raise £500k for Children’s Charities

Gary Barlow headlined a star-studded charity event last week, organised by Taylor Lynn Corporation, raising almost half a million pounds for Child Bereavement UK and Red Sea Pedestrians.

TLC Raise £500k for Children’s Charities

The event, held at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse, brought together some of the North West’s biggest stars including Gary Neville, who hosted the event and former Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley who performed ‘Baby of Mine’ to the room of distinguished guests.

Kym Marsh, Shayne Ward, Antony Cotton and his partner Peter Eccleston also attended, as well as actor Jason Watkins.

TLC, known for organising some of the highest profile events in the country – including Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright’s wedding – secured Gary Barlow to perform an exclusive set for the VIP crowd ahead of his 2019 Take That tour.

Lucky guests were the recipients of luxury money-can’t-buy prizes in an auction which included a fabulous state-of-the-art Bentley Continental worth over £200,000, five a side with the class of 92, as well as a meet-and-greet with Robbie Williams and lunch with Howard Donald.

TLC Raise £500k for Children’s Charities

Liz Taylor, founder, TLC says: “The months of hard work have paid off. We’re so delighted to have raised this money for these deserving charities. I’m so grateful to all our distinguished guests and suppliers who came together to create such a magical, worthwhile and memorable event.”

Manchester-based pioneering events company owner, Liz Taylor, has helped North West charities raise over £20m since founding her business, TLC, in 1995.

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Gary Barlow Will Headline a Charity Event in Manchester this Autumn

Gary Barlow Will Headline a Charity Event in Manchester this Autumn

Gary Barlow at a tlc ltd event in the Autumn

One of the region’s leading event planners, Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), is spearheading a charity event this autumn that brings Gary Barlow back to Manchester to give an exclusive performance. This spectacular evening will raise money for Child Bereavement UK and The Red Sea Pedestrians (in support of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity).  Gary Barlow will headline a charity event, being held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, and it will be hosted by football legend, Gary Neville.

The black-tie evening is packed with entertainment including the live performance from Gary, plus, organisers have flown the internationally acclaimed Swan Band from France to perform throughout the event. A central attraction on the night will also be the incredible fund-raising auction of ‘money can’t buy prizes’ organised by Selfridges, which will also include lots such as a Bentley Continental, donated by Bentley Manchester.

Liz Taylor, managing director of the Taylor Lynn Corporation commented: “I wanted to create a truly unique night…and this is it. Gary [Barlow] and I have both supported Child Bereavement UK for many years now. He was also made an Patron for the charity in 2016, so when I asked him to help with this event, there was an instant yes!

“We both appreciate the incredible role of the charity in supporting young people and their families in times of loss and bereavement. Their work in the north west, and across the country, has touched many lives, but they need valuable funds to continue this incredible work.”

Liz Taylor added: “We have bold ambitions of what we can raise in one night, but I know Manchester is a bold and ambitious city! For the last 18 months Emma Neville has played an active role in supporting Child Bereavement UK, and as a result Gary Neville has agreed to host the night. Bentley offered an incredible car to auction. Selfridges have provided us with ‘money-can’t-buy’ auction prizes and gift bags. Ann Crossland and family have sponsored our band for the night. Victoria Warehouse donated their venue. The response has been immediate and exceptional. I think with this level of support from the north west business community, the quality of the evening and the generosity of our guests on the night, we can achieve anything!”

The dinner will offer a champagne reception followed by a three-course dinner, entertainment, party and goody bags courtesy of Selfridges. A limited number of VIP tables of 10 people cost £10 000, and additional tables of 10 people cost £5 000. Anyone interested should email:

We are proud to share profits from the event between Child Bereavement UK (registered charity number 1040419) and the Red Sea Pedestrians (registered charity number 1158475), who celebrate their 10th anniversary this year. The Red Sea Pedestrians have, over the last 10 years, contributed to ground-breaking life-saving equipment for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity

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Taylor Lynn Corporation Announces Sponsorship of Sell-Out Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2017

For the first time, events management company the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC) has been announced as one of the sponsors of the sell-out Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2017. Taking place on June 1, 2017 at Anfield, Liverpool Football Club, the 480 guests will include representatives from stadium venues across the UK and Ireland and they will be treated to an extraordinary evening including a fine dining four-course menu, awards ceremony, entertainment and on-site party until 4am. And with just five tickets remaining, the event is the biggest in its 13-year history.

TLC will be responsible for organising the room décor and entertainment for the event, in a sponsorship deal that not only emphasises the innovative contribution that the company makes to stadium events, with TLC’s clients in the sector including Chelsea FC, UEFA, African Player of the Year Awards and Manchester United FC, but also cements TLC’s position as one of the leading stadium event management companies in the UK.

Commenting on the evening and the sponsorship deal, Liz Taylor, managing director of TLC, said: “We were delighted to have been asked to be a sponsor of this prestigious night. Over the last few years we have worked with various stadiums and football clubs in creating and managing some fantastic events, and have consolidated our position as one of the ‘go to’ events management companies within the sports sector.

“The sponsorship is a natural step forward for us and fits perfectly with our plans for expansion in this area. The nature of stadium events means there’s a lot of pressure to deliver not only a spectacular event, but also on the reputation of the specific club.

“The awards night will be fabulous event for everyone concerned, and I’m particularly pleased to be organising the entertainment and room décor, as both are very close to my heart and are two areas that as company, we excel in every time!!! And in true TLC style, we’ve got a few spectacular surprises awaiting the guests.”

Debbie Rigney, marketing & PR manager for Stadium Experience who organises the awards, said:
“2017 is breaking all previous attendance records. Historically, we have welcomed around 280 guests from stadium venues across the UK & Ireland. Last year, we saw huge growth to 365 guests at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. To grow this figure by a further this year 30% is just fantastic. We look forward to recognising and celebrating the amazing work of all of these stadium venue teams at Anfield on 1st June.”

The remaining few tickets start from £85 per person. For more information on the awards, and to purchase the tickets, please visit

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Taylor Lynn Corporation Has Just One Hour to Create High-Profile Charity Dinner at the Natural History Museum

-as Ed Sheeran Gives First 2016 Performance for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices At East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) Inaugural Gala Dinner last month, organised by event management company the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), 350 guests gathered at London’s Natural History Museum (NHM) to celebrate the charity’s work – and were treated to Ed Sheeran’s first official gig of 2016!


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Millionaire Party Planner Spins Gold for Channel 4

When production company Spun Gold TV bid in a Stand Up To Cancer charity auction to win an office festive party, courtesy of Channel 4, the television station looked no further than its own Millionaire Party Planner, Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation, to plan the event.

Helen Cooke, editor, features from Channel 4 commented: “We needed to arrange the party at short notice, and Liz Taylor kindly offered to step in to help us.”


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Trees Twinkle Across the North West with a Little Festive TLC

As if Christmas wasn’t busy enough with over twenty corporate and private events to plan in the month of December alone, the award-winning Manchester based event management company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), has spread its business wings into designing and producing the festive décor for leading hospitality venues in the north west.

“I have designed the Christmas interior styling for the homes of many private individuals for a number of years now” says TLC managing director Liz Taylor.


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TLC Welcomes New Sales Team to the Party

As a result of a strong business forecast for 2017, events management company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), has announced two new staff appointments this week and the promotion of key events manager, Ellie Barnes.

TLC has seen a significant growth year-on-year in its number of events, and with corporate events back on the rise and business-on-the-books making positive reading for 2017, managing director Liz Taylor has added to her company with the recruitment of a new sales team; Rosie Griffin and Carl Darcy (CD Consulting).


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Liz Taylor, who heads up award-winning event planning company the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), has joined the advisory board for Management Programmes at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School this month

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