Well we believe nothing beats getting people together – more business is done, more relationships are built and people understand your brand better when everybody physically gets together. Everything we do at Paragon revolves around creating a LIVE experience and making sure that we know if it has worked and done what it needed to do for our clients.
Need to entertain clients or staff and build relationships – we know what works.
Need to create an event or incentive to reward staff, launch a new product, put on a conference or dinner, inform the internal or external world of something new – it’s what we do.
Need to create an experiential strategy or look at what to sponsor and how to bring it to life – we make it matter.
Need an athlete or broadcast personality to help bring your brand to life – it’s what we do.
Everything we do is LIVE, but, we also make sure that what we do can create content and experiences that can transfer into the wonderful digital and social world in which we live.
Paragon, Your One LIVE Partner.
Mike oversees the company, with over 15 years’ experience managing some of the world’s best sporting stars and being part of benefit years, sponsorship activation, and corporate hospitality. Mike is well placed to offer advice, direction and enhancements to a plethora of events. Away from Paragon he enjoys time with his young family and nurturing his kids to become the next sporting stars.
James has been with Paragon since its inception and oversees the corporate hospitality & VIP events operation of the company. James is a former professional cricketer but is sadly limited these days to laps of the ground with his young daughters!
Richard has been with Paragon for over a decade and day to day he is an integral part of the hospitality & events sales, marketing & operations, as well as being a valuable member of Paragon’s overall senior management teams. Based in Liverpool, Richard is still trying to perfect his Scouse accent! When away from his young family he spends his time completing the insanity workout plan.
Megan has over 8 years experience within Marketing and has worked within in 2 FTSE 50 companies, completed a degree in Management and Marketing and set up two companies, one of which specialised in Marketing Optimisation for small businesses. Megan has experience in PR, marketing strategy, digital marketing and PPC and plans her strategy using the Customer Partnership Model . Outside of Paragon, Megan can usually be found sampling new, old and up and coming bars and restaurants to extend her knowledge and her passion of food, wine and gin. To counteract that she also enjoys visiting the gym, playing golf (having lived in St Andrews) and competing in sporting challenges.
Conor has 4 years of Digital Marketing experience and has worked in Ireland, USA and UK. When not working, he enjoys Football, Golf, Gaelic, Rugby and MMA, seeing the sights and travel.
Pamela joined Paragon as Senior Events Manager and previously worked at the THG Group. With over 6 years’ experience she has held positions in South Africa, Portugal and Spain, prior to London, running events in over 12 countries including Mexico, Italy, Brazil and Poland. She has worked with brands including as De’Longhi, Ferrero Rocher, JTI, Samsung, ICTSI, Kimberly & Clark, Atkins and Siemens. She has also worked with a plethora of sport celebrities including Barrichello (former Ferrari F1 driver), Carlos Alberto Torres (captain of Brazilian football team in 1970 and World Champion), Jacques Villeneuve (former F1 driver) and Bruno Senna (Formula E driver). Her role at Paragon will include not only running the events for clients but also our own events including the Monaco GP day trip and renowned ‘An Evening with the Stars’ event in November.
Tassia first joined the team on a freelance basis in May 2017, but she impressed after successfully running our Question of Sport event and was offered a full-time position– we couldn’t let her go! She’s been in the events industry for over 10 years now and, although she’s originally from Brazil, you wouldn’t be able to guess from her accent… her big smile and friendliness give it away though! When not working, Tassia enjoys spending time with her friends and exploring what London has to offer (she’s a big foodie).
Lech heads up the hospitality & events sales team at Paragon. His unique sales techniques capture potential clients attention which he attributes to his success. Outside of work Lech indulges in the London arts and culture scene, attending plays and pop up exhibitions. The life and soul of the party Lech, originally from Poland (although you wouldn’t know it with his British accent!) always has an interesting topic of conversation.
Emmanuel’s background is in advertising but has over 10 years experience in events and has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands primarily in the solar energy markets, co-ordinating events across Europe, South East Asia & Africa. Emmanuel is also a street caricature artist and when not at work you may occasionally spot him at trendy Portobello Road’s arts & crafts square – he sometimes refers to himself as a fair-weather artist, so you may only spot him on a warm summers day. He also has a passion for horse racing, favourite flat jockey Ryan Moore, favourite jumps jockey AP McCoy, favourite festival – Cheltenham.
Before joining Paragon Mary ran the Events department at London’s Leading Business lounge and meeting space ‘The Clubhouse’ with locations in Mayfair and St James’s. She looked after the accounts of many blue-chip and well-known brands ensuring a thorough understanding of their business and event needs whilst always ensuring first class delivery. She also worked on a number of high profile TV programme launches and experiential trips for drinks brands during her time at Leopard Events. If she’s not working hard, Mary enjoys nothing more than a weekend away in Europe, you can count on her for a list of tips and recommendations from the mix of places she’s travelled to. And lastly, coming from the Heart of England she’s an avid fan of Aston Villa!
Aurette, day-to-day balances the books of the business and is on top of all payments in and out of Paragon. Not your typical accountant Aurette enjoys a night on the town, is always up for a laugh and enjoys challenging herself at the gym.
Corinna has recently joined us, keen to turn her attention to the events industry from her old life of Law. After her law degree at Manchester Metropolitan University and her working history with private law firms and investment banks, she’s putting her efforts into becoming the next big thing in events! Still relatively new to London, she loves nothing more than experiencing new places, finding the newest food markets and cocktail bars. In her spare time she enjoys bike riding, loves to travel and is never shy of a night out.
A keen Wycombe Wanderers supporter, Joe is part of our events team, building proposals for prospective clients and assisting the team with the extensive planning and organisation that goes into every Paragon-led event. Adding an extra dimension to an already lively office, Joe is currently studying for a Sports Management degree at Bournemouth University, from whom Paragon signed him on a season-long loan for his placement year. At weekends, Joe can be found in either the Chipperfield Corinthians FC midfield, the terrace at Adams Park or in one of Bournemouth’s nightclubs.
Freddie works within the sales team coming from a background selling sporting gala dinners. When not at work, Freddie is a keen Rugby player and supports Saracens Rugby Club, going to most matches home and away. Outside of work, Freddie can be found either watching whatever sport available is on or socialising with friends in the nearest country pub.
Vinny works within the sales team bringing in new business and building relationships with various existing clients. When not at work Vinny is a keen footballer and supports Tottenham Hotspur, often going to matches home and away to cheer his team on. Having two sons Vinny spends a lot of his free time making shadow puppets and playing hide and seek.