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Dont Panic
60 Square Street
Ramsbottom
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
BL0 9AZ

T: 01706 828855
E: info@dontpanicprojects.com
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Nicky Wake
Nicky Wake

Managing Director & Owner

With over fifteen years in the events industry including time as Events Manager at The Trafford Centre, Nicky has worked with numerous high profile clients and delivered a wide range of events including national product launches, award ceremonies and cutting edge communications conferences. As MD of her own company she continues to offer the experience, imagination and flair on which her reputation has been built.

nicky@dontpanicprojects.com

Andrew Wake
Andrew Wake

Director

Andrew's background is in comms including a misspent Eighties working for record companies as well as a ten-year stretch in police media relations. He oversees our own branded events and our design and social media team and once met Danielle Dax.

andrew@dontpanicprojects.com

Michelle Graham
Michelle Graham

Finance Manager

Michelle joined Don’t Panic in January 2016 as Finance Manager. She is a CIMA qualified professional with considerable experience within the business services and leisure industries, her previous roles include Management Accountant at Xchanging and Financial Controller at the Macdonald Dunkenhalgh Hotel.  She possesses great organisation, communication, internal control and analysis skills. 

accounts@dontpanicprojects.com

Nancy Dykins
Nancy Dykins

Operations Director

Nancy joined the team in September 2016 with over 25 years of experience in digital and creative industries. From starting her own business at the age of 20, she brings a wealth of experience and operational knowledge to the Don’t Panic team.

nancy.dykins@dontpanicprojects.com

Joe Charlton
Joe Charlton

Head of Events

Joe Charlton, Head of Events oversee's the logistics for the Don’t Panic event portfolio of 60+ events both in the UK & Internationally, whilst managing a team of 6 event managers.

He successfully designs logistically complex and creative event solutions for clients. Joe’s experience ranges from large scale exhibitions to corporate awards across the digital, media & PR industries.

joe@dontpanicprojects.com 

Georgina Jones
Georgina Jones

Senior Events Manager

Georgina joined Don’t Panic in July 2015 as an Events Manager. Gaining a degree in Marketing Management in 2012, she dived straight into the world of events working on projects for both public and private sector clients.  From recreating the infamous Hacienda, to dressing up as a Koala across the UK, she has gained experience in all areas of the industry.  Following a career move into recruitment, Georgina realised she had the bug for organised chaos and pursued an excited return into event management.

georgina.jones@dontpanicprojects.com

Scot Furness
Scot Furness

Events Manager

Scot joined Don't Panic in January 2016 as a full time events manager.

scot.furness@dontpanicprojects.com

Jemma Crossen
Jemma Crossen

Events Manager

Jemma joined Don't Panic in October 2016 as a full time events manager.

jemma.crossen@dontpanicprojects.com

Becky Mellor
Becky Mellor

Events Manager

After graduating with a History degree in June 2015, Becky decided to pursue a career in events after getting a taste for it working part time at a local venue. She completed a 4 week work experience placement at Don’t Panic and was taken on full time as an Events Assistant in March 2016. In September 2016, Becky was promoted to full time Events Manager.

becky.mellor@dontpanicprojects.com

Alex Rimmer
Alex Rimmer

Events Manager

Alex graduated in 2015 with a degree in Events Management from Manchester Metropolitan University. Alongside her degree she interned with a wedding and event planner working on various projects including wedding exhibitions, private and corporate parties. Alex completed a 4 week work experience with Don’t Panic and joined the team in April 2016 as a full time events assistant, and has recently been promoted to Events Manager.

alex.rimmer@dontpanicprojects.com

Elle Kersh
Elle Kersh

Events Manager

Elle joined Don't Panic in June 2016 as a full time Events Assistant, and has recently been promoted to Events Manager.

elle.kersh@dontpanicprojects.com

Sarah Belcher
Sarah Belcher

Events Manager

After completing college, Sarah went on to progress in social media and online sales. She was fortunate enough to gain exposure to all aspects of the business in this role, which gave her the insight to discover her true calling in the events industry. Sarah is also a qualified beautician, a big foodie and loves a cold beer (Peroni to be specific). Sarah completed a week of work experience with Don’t Panic and then joined the team in July 2016 as a full time Events Assistant, and has been recently promoted to event manager.

sarah.belcher@dontpanicprojects.com

Chloe Chadwick
Chloe Chadwick

Creative Director

Chloe graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University as BA (Hons) Graphic Design with first class honours. During her time at university and since after, she has been involved in several design events, exhibitions and fairs, including the Manchester Print Fair as part of Design MCR. Chloe joined us in January 2015 as an in-house Graphic Designer and was promoted to Creative Director where she is responsible for the look and feel of Don't Panic, as well as our client and own-branded events.

chloe.chadwick@dontpanicprojects.com

James Harding
James Harding

Graphic Designer

After seven years working in the charity sector, James decided he wanted to be a designer in 2014. He studied at Shillington College in Manchester and then spent a year working as a graphic designer for Leeds University Union. James joined the creative team at Don’t Panic in May 2016 and works on the branding of the events we run.

james.harding@dontpanicprojects.com

Addae Abeng
Addae Abeng

Web Developer

Addae joined Don't Panic in March 2016 as our in-house web developer.

addae.abeng@dontpanicprojects.com

Ciaran Grimshaw
Ciaran Grimshaw

Web Developer Assistant

Ciaran joined Don't Panic in July 2016 as a web developer apprentice.

ciaran.grimshaw@dontpanicprojects.com

Selina Helliwell
Selina Helliwell

Marketing Assistant

With a degree in Creative & Professional Writing from Nottingham University, Selina got into Marketing through freelance writing and blogging. She interned at publishing houses in Manchester and London before getting a job as an in-house Marketing Assistant for a fashion retailer. Since then, she has worked as a Social Media Assistant at a creative agency and as a Digital Marketing Exec for a summer camp in Canada. Selina joined Don’t Panic in February 2017.

selina.helliwell@dontpanicprojects.com

 

Ashley Parkinson
Ashley Parkinson

Business Development & Sales Manager

Ashley joined Don't Panic as Business Development Manager in February 2015. He previously worked for First Choice Holidays as Team Manager and Yell selling advertising into the Yellow Pages and digital media. After a decade at Yell, he went to Michigan, USA to coach soccer for 6 months. He's also a keen cricketer and captain of Ramsbottom 2nds.

ashley.parkinson@dontpanicprojects.com

 

Amanda Nevitt
Amanda Nevitt

Sponsorship Sales Manager

Amanda joined Don't Panic in March 2017 as a full time sponsorship sales manager.

amanda.nevitt@dontpanicprojects.com

Katie Priestley
Katie Priestley

Sales Executive

Katie joined Don't Panic in November 2016 as a full time sales assistant.

katie.priestley@dontpanicprojects.com

Sarah Swindells
Sarah Swindells

Speaker Bureau Manager

Sarah joined Don't Panic in June 2016 as our dedicated speaker bureau advisor.

Take a look at our speaker bureau here.

sarah.swindells@dontpanicprojects.com

Sarah Power
Sarah Power

Speaker Bureau Assistant

Sarah joined Don't Panic in October 2016 as our dedicated speaker bureau advisor.

Take a look at our speaker bureau here.

sarah.power@dontpanicprojects.com

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UK Public Sector Communications Awards & Conference 2017
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The Don't Panic Guide to Winning Awards
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RT @we_are_search: Coming in September 2017... #WeAreSearch https://t.co/GdcFjOSxg7

21 July 2017 - 15:13

There's a tiny number of early bird tickets left, If you only attend one con this year make sure it's #searchcamphttps://t.co/GxLN0oYllJ

21 July 2017 - 14:48

RT @nickywake: Great to see our winners shouting about their well deserved win! https://t.co/jye2PYVY7s

21 July 2017 - 14:26

Longing to work in Digital Marketing? We need a passionate intern to work within our marketing team. Apply here -… https://t.co/QGaqRu0oLw

21 July 2017 - 14:24

📷 Congratulations to last night’s #FSBLondon Business Award winners! Take a look at event photos here:… https://t.co/Nmg8XgANlf

21 July 2017 - 08:58

RT @SmartRich: Sounds like Day One #SAScon has gone extremely well. Nice work @RobWeatherhead @dawnieando @_eltee @raygunne and the @dontpa

21 July 2017 - 08:52

That wraps up the awards – congratulations to everyone who walked away with a trophy tonight! @FSBLondon #FSBLondon

20 July 2017 - 21:28

Congratulations to @jezzer11 from @PromoVeritas for taking home the Entrepreneur of the Year Award! @FSBLondon #FSBLondon

20 July 2017 - 21:27

Well done to Ade Hassan of @nubianskin for receiving a Highly Commended for Entrepreneur of the Year! @FSBLondon #FSBLondon

20 July 2017 - 21:27

The award for Young Entrepreneur goes to @feedforthetree’s @D8niel_Andrews Congratulations! @FSBLondon #FSBLondon

20 July 2017 - 21:23

The award for Apprentice of the Year goes to Zara Akhtar from @feedforthetree Congratulations! @FSBLondon #FSBLondon

20 July 2017 - 21:21

Well done to the winner of the Green Impact Award, @ODonovanWaste! @FSBLondon #FSBLondon

20 July 2017 - 21:20

Congratulations to the winner of the Training Development Award, @ODonovanWaste! @FSBLondon #FSBLondon

20 July 2017 - 21:18

Congrats to the winner of the Customer Service Award @circlepodiatry @FSBLondon #FSBLondon

20 July 2017 - 21:17

Well done to @firstaidforlife & https://t.co/avCIBJhO2T for receiving a Highly Commended for Customer Service! @FSBLondon #FSBLondon

20 July 2017 - 21:16

The Digital & Social Media Award goes to @RevivalRetro! @FSBLondon #FSBLondon Well done!

20 July 2017 - 21:14

The award for Business of the Year (10-100) goes to @phoenixartistcb Congratulations! @FSBLondon #FSBLondon

20 July 2017 - 21:11

Congrats to @MyLittlePiccolo for taking home the Micro Business of the Year trophy! @FSBLondon #FSBLondon

20 July 2017 - 21:09

Congrats to @TheProfsTuition for receiving a Highly Commended for Micro Business of the Year! @FSBLondon #FSBLondon

20 July 2017 - 21:08

Congratulations to the winner of Women Business Owner of the Year, Shermeena Rabbi of @ULspeechtherapy! @FSBLondon #FSBLondon

20 July 2017 - 21:06
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