Delivering summer, Christmas & bespoke parties, celebrations, event theming & memorable occasions.
Perfection is never just one aspect, it’s the culmination of many facets coming together and performing harmoniously. From the moment your call is taken, MELON will set out to deliver the best possible event offering a range of creative solutions at a number of different venues to bring your brief to life.
MELON takes pride in offering a one to one service, using the same event manager throughout for whom nothing is too much trouble. Through years of invaluable experience, we have forged relationships with some of the best suppliers in the industry and has a keen eye for searching out new and exciting ways to enhance the event experience, bringing about spectacular results.
MELON is here to help. More than anything we will guide and support you through the entire organising process sourcing each and every supplier as required, managing the supply chains and offering you our expertise and wisdom, literally taking the weight off your shoulders.
MELON are flexible and responsive to your needs; just let us know what we can do for you.
James Maclay - Managing Director
James joined The AOK Events Group in 2017. He has enjoyed delivering a wide range of client live events for over 20 years, with recent experiential roles at IMG and Imagination, delivering both business and consumer activations in various global locations. Creative James oversees the team’s excellent delivery of events for our clients, 212 bookings in 2017. Recent highlights have included Michelin’s launch of their new restaurant guide, incentives to Dubai, Las Vegas and Mykonos, conferences for Appian and Entrust Permal and event registration websites.
Amanda Head - Account Director
Amanda is Account Director at MELON. With a black belt in parties – summer, Christmas, anniversary (or just because), she knows what makes the perfect event.
A creative, who loves the sublime and ridiculous, she’s a demon at dressing and has the vision and practical experience to enhance or transform any space. When she’s not creating parties, Amanda is trying to better her roller skating proficiency.
Louise O’Keeffe - Account Manager
Louise’s detailed eye and meticulous planning is a winning combo for any event large or small. You will feel at complete ease with her by your side. Louise’s knowledge of London venues and suppliers is second to none, she is always keen to maintain the strong relationships we have. She loves nothing more than making her clients happy, she never disappoints!
Vicky Sloan - Head of Event Operations
Vicky is Head of Event Operations and joined The AOK Events Group way back in April 2004. With a wealth of experience gained from the hotel industry, Vicky has responsibility for a number of our premier clients’ events and loves organising anything a bit different. It’s Vicky who’s in charge of making sure that perfect events are achieved every time.
Rosanna Horne - Account Director
Rosanna is our Head of Event Management who, where possible, likes to add a touch of creativity into the events she plans. Thinking with a ‘one team’ mentality Rosanna works with our clients to highlight the strongest aspects of their brand. Having worked with companies including Innocent, Michelin, Riverside Europe, Virgin Media, Vocalink, AON Benfield, IMG, and Jaguar Land Rover, she knows that an in-depth understanding of the client objective is key! When not running events, Rosanna loves to be out enjoying what London has to offer or packing up her ski gear and heading to the Alps!
Tilly Hallett - Senior Event Manager
Tilly works closely with a wide variety of our clients in a variety of sectors including; media, IT, legal, banking, finance and technology. Having the innate ability to understand what her clients are looking to achieve, and working tirelessly using her skill and ability to ensure expectations are met, makes Tilly an invaluable member of the team. Outside of event planning, Tilly’s interests include skiing, snow and lots of it! She also loves cooking, dancing, and surfing in Scotland.
Charlie Tanner - Senior Event Manager
Charlie is an organised, creative thinker – so naturally a great fit for events management! Her background is in catering and venues, and she brings with her a wealth of knowledge of the industry. Charlie’s experience ranges from state banquets to large tech conferences all the way down to intimate high-end dinners. She is a big foodie and loves incorporating all aspects of an event into a theme. Amongst her corporate profile she has worked with a variety of sectors including clients from fashion, banking, insurance, publishing and retail. Outside of work Charlie is a huge Harry Potter fan (and proud) and can often be found singing karaoke with a glass of wine in her hand.
Jessica Banks - Junior Event Manager
Jessica supports the team with events across a wide range of sectors. She loves being creative and producing bespoke events that go above and beyond the client’s expectations. Jessica has a wealth of experience in producing everything from huge exhibitions to small intimate dinners and international incentives. Jessica has worked with a wide variety of different sectors from banking to tech and brands including AXA, Urbanest, Wasabi, AEGIS, and Chanel. Outside of work Jessica loves cooking for friends, is always on the lookout for new bar and restaurant openings, and really enjoys exploring new cities.
Kayleigh Graham - Account Executive
Kayleigh is an Account Executive at MELON. She’s creative, crafty and loves growing customer relationships. Kayleigh heads up MELON’s shared Christmas party bookings across multiple clients, as well as creating bespoke parties from scratch! Away from The AOK Events Group, Kayleigh is a qualified Zumba instructor and a not so qualified Netflix expert.
Sophie Langhelt - Event Assistant
Joining as a graduate from Warwick University in 2018, Sophie has supported the team at key events for LinkedIn, Michelin, Car Gurus and more. She previously freelanced on events for Jacobs Media Group, working mainly within the travel and catering industries on awards ceremonies, showcases, business breakfasts, and countrywide roadshows. Sophie loves working with a diverse range of clients and is always excited to create and deliver their dream events! Sophie’s a massive foodie who loves skiing, singing and keeping active – even setting up The AOK Events Group’s first netball team.
Daniel Wheeler - Business Development Manager
Joining The AOK Events Group as a graduate in 2012, Dan has since established himself into an integral member of the team. During his time with us, he has built and developed his skill set to gain relationships with a variety of key suppliers and brands including; Linkedin, Santander, and EDF. Dan’s highlights include being named as part of the C&IT A-List, which celebrates the top agency players under 35, as well as officially making the best cup of tea in the office. In his free time, Dan is player-manager of the mighty Weirside Rangers FC and is slowly trying to sample every pub and restaurant in the Capital.