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:

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 ( and businesswoman, a media commentator, motivational speaker and consultant for hospitality brands ( 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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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

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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.

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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 (, 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 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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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

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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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