Our Team

A Look Inside the World of Our Dedicated Event Management Team

Here at Saving Grace Events, we are dreamers and doers – our ability stretches across every imaginative creative possibility. We tailor all of our projects, we are seamless in production and commercially transparent – we are true collaborators. We are utterly passionate about what we do – we drive with the heart whilst we lead with expertise.


Find a little more about the team behind Saving Grace Events…

Founder & Director

Rebecca Hartley

Following her recovery from breast cancer, Rebecca embarked on fulfilling her dream of establishing a creative, values-led organisation with a culture she would want to be a part of. Armed with over a decade of event management experience and a remarkable 28-year corporate career, including international projects and several years working in customer and employee engagement, Rebecca possesses a distinctive knack for not only creating exceptional events but also ensuring they fulfil their intended business purpose and realise tangible value for the organisation. Rebecca has endless imaginative event ideas while simultaneously infusing her core values into every project. She is passionate about creating a team culture that embodies this, ensuring excellence for our clients.

Senior Event Manager

Jivy Patel

With over 15 years of client management expertise and experience working with international clients and suppliers, Jivy brings specialist knowledge to the team. Skilled in delivering bespoke events, Jivy offers an experienced and insightful perspective. Jivy’s role encompasses a dynamic range of responsibilities, including client management, budget oversight, and a focus on genuine understanding of client requirements. Known for a meticulous eye for detail, Jivy goes above and beyond in creating extraordinary experiences that align with clients' personal visions. Dedicated to sourcing and collaborating with the best suppliers, Jivy identifies venues that are unique to clients' specific needs. Jivy finds passion in the transformative process of creating lasting memories and witnessing the realisation of dreams through unforgettable experiences.

Events Manager

Georgie Higson-Smith

After earning her degree in Events Management, Georgie delved into a role where she worked with smaller yet impactful corporate events while building genuine relationships with key clients. Her responsibilities cover all aspects of an event, from clear and considerate planning to seamless execution. Georgie thrives on friendly client interaction, managing pre, during, and post-event phases, collaborating with suppliers to ensure excellence. Georgie is passionate about injecting creativity into events, exploring unique themes, and imaginative ideas. Georgie's passion comes from being able to witness a concept transform into a unique and unforgettable event.

Executive Assistant

Cara Waterfield

In April 2023, Cara joined Saving Grace Events, bringing 12 years of highly organised, self-motivated office management experience. Professional and energetic, Cara excels in taking control of inventories, managing schedules, and communicating effectively. She thrives in the dynamic nature of her role, embracing variety and enjoying the opportunity to express her creativity within the workplace. Cara collaborates closely with Rebecca and the entire team to facilitate the seamless coordination of events.

Business Development

Freya Mayo

Bringing seven years of expertise in business development, service, and consumer-based sales, Freya stands out in infusing a personal touch into the corporate realm. Passionate about creating genuine client relationships, her role entails engaging with new and existing clients, enthusiastically attending to their requirements, and working collaboratively with the team to devise creative solutions. Freya takes pride in crafting transparent, personable, and trustworthy connections. Her inherent creativity is evident in her role, fueling her enthusiasm for introducing creative, bespoke, and personable solutions to clients and adding a genuine and transparent flair to her approach.

Head of Happiness

Cora Baker-Hartley

Cora is our little ray of sunshine, she makes sure everyone is well looked after, gives cuddles when we need them! This six-year-old Deer Headed Chihuahua has worked with Saving Grace for three years, and her daily role involves looking after everyone's mental health. When she's in the office, Cora likes to sit on people's laps, plus drinking cups of tea when nobody is looking! One fun fact about Cora is that she loves dancing. And when not working, Cora also likes sleeping, as she's only little and is usually shattered after work.

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