A Day in the Life Of: Tilly Broadbent
Welcome to our ‘Day in the Life’ blog series where we interview each professional conference organiser (PCO) to reflect on their career and experiences at Millbrook Medical Conferences (Millbrook).
Today, we’re introducing you to Tilly Broadbent, our cheerful Conference Coordinator. Tilly has worked in hospitality since the age of 16 and studied Event Management at Leeds Beckett University, which she graduated from in 2017.
As a part of her degree, she completed a placement year in America, working at Greenwich Country Club where she shadowed an Event Manager and undertook other duties within the club. Once Tilly completed her degree, she lived in Australia for two years, again working in the hospitality, events, and customer service industry.
Upon returning to the UK, Tilly joined Millbrook as an Administration Assistant, but it wasn’t long before she moved into an event organiser role. Tilly works on many of our face-to-face and virtual conferences. Our well-travelled Tilly is our go-to for everything venues with bags of knowledge on hotels and hotspots across the UK.
Keep reading to get an insight into planning an event at Millbrook Medical Conferences…
“I’m currently working on a Valve for Life webinar focused on TEER for mitral and tricuspid regurgitation as well as a few BCIS meetings, including the Coronary Intervention Trainees Course, Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Study Day and Coronary Intervention Trainees e-Course. I’m also planning for the 2023 Bristol ACHD Course, BISMICS, CHIP and CTO 2024!”
“My to-do list looks a little something like this:
Valve for Life Webinar
BCIS Coronary Intervention Trainees Course
“I enjoy being on site and seeing the hard work prior come to life.”
Thank you for taking the time to chat with us, Tilly! Visit https://millbrook-medical-conferences.co.uk/upcoming-conferences/ to browse all our upcoming conferences, including some of the ones mentioned earlier, and see if anything takes your fancy!
Millbrook offers several event management services from venue sourcing and society administration to organising face-to-face, hybrid, e-Conferences and webinars. If you have a conference idea that you’d like to turn into a reality, a query about one of our conferences, or are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at a meeting, please email email@example.com, or call 01455 552559 to see how we can help!
Do you find selecting a venue for your event a minefield? First you need to scour a city, or even a country and review possibly hundreds of contenders to find something suitable.
Once you’ve found a venue, there’s the array of seating layouts to contend with and reviewing room capacities, day delegate rates, menus, refreshment breaks, contracts, accommodation, audio-visual needs, and so much more. It’s enough to give you a headache.
Whilst you don’t enjoy the process of venue sourcing, you also don’t want or need full conference organisation support from a professional conference organiser. Does this sound like you? Great, we have a solution for you! Millbrook now offers a FREE venue sourcing service.
We have strong working relationships with the biggest hotel chains in the UK and have visited hundreds of venues giving us intimate knowledge of boutique and unique hotels alike. Our conference organisers have likely worked with many of the options available, so we can offer inside knowledge on the location and transport links, internal layouts and local accommodation recommendations.
Not only will we take the stress away from sourcing your next venue, but you will also benefit from additional discounts, at no cost to you. Due to our relationships with venues across the UK and our agency status, we can negotiate preferential rates on your behalf.
You’ve got nothing to lose!
The process is a total breeze. Get in touch with us here to get started. We’ll ask a few basic questions about the dates and requirements of your conference or event. Then, we’ll get started by combing through our extensive library of venues to see which suit your needs best and get in touch with them for quotes.
Within a week, we’ll share a wide variety of venues in one document and highlight their main features, as well as displaying all costs for direct comparison. If needed, you’ll also be able to lean on our team for inside support and impartial opinions so you’re not alone in making the final decision. Once you have made your decision, we’ll arrange contracts for you to sign. It’s that simple!
Get in touch today and we’ll take the pain out of venue sourcing for your next event.
2022 is a special year for Millbrook as it sees the company celebrate 30 years’ in organising first-class medical education. Millbrook Medical Conferences prides itself on actively contributing to medical education by providing an accessible and compliant conference and event management platform for healthcare professionals.
Fiona was virtually interviewed by Heather. Amongst a range of other topics, the two discussed the changes to the industry and conferences over the last three decades, whilst also reflecting on how Millbrook has grown from an initial concept that included just a handful of events a year to its current status as a leading UK-based PCO (Professional Conference Organiser) for Medical Education.
Fiona McDonald, winner of the prestigious BCIS Lifetime Achievement Award, set up Millbrook Medical Conferences in 1992 whilst working in the NHS with demand from colleagues looking to run medical education events, but not knowing how to organise such meetings.
Fast-forward 30 years and Millbrook is an award-winning company that has grown to a team of 11, managing up to 40 face-to-face, hybrid and fully virtual meetings a year from 50-5,000 delegates, attracting global participation. Millbrook’s continued success is borne through understanding the requirements of the organisers, delegates and sponsors.
What’s more, in 2018, Millbrook launched sister company Millbrook Medical Logistics, which offers an effective solution to the preparation of educational grants, booking compliant travel, hotel accommodation and processing conference registration.
Millbrook isn’t stopping there though; the company has exciting plans for the next year, which will all be revealed soon!
Millbrook is going from strength-to-strength, having recently been named as ‘Lockdown Hero’ in the 2020 ABPCO Excellence Awards, which reward excellence and professionalism in the world of association events, recognising professional conference organisers and event industry partners for their contributions to the industry. In 2021, Millbrook was extremely proud to have been shortlisted within the ‘Best Conference by an Agency Conference Organiser’ category for BCIS’s ACI Virtual Experience.
Over the 30 years, Millbrook has built up its workforce, continually investing and supporting every team member. In the interview with Heather, Fiona credited her colleagues for getting the business to where it is today and the positive workplace culture. Of the Millbrook team, Dominic Legate, Matt Daly and Lizzie Head are recognised as Associate Members.
ABPCO is a leading UK membership organisation for professional conference and event organisers working in-house and for agencies across the corporate, public, association and other not-for-profit sectors. Selected following the demonstration of experience and on peer assessment, membership gives individual organisers unique credibility amongst clients, suppliers and competitors alike.
ABPCO membership provides reassurance to prospective clients seeking the services of a professional conference organiser that their event is in safe hands. ABPCO members have been verified by both ABPCO and their peers and are recognised for their skills and experience within conference organisation.
Members of the Millbrook Medical Conferences team have been re-acknowledged by ABPCO in 2020 for their services to conference management. Fiona McDonald is recognised as a full ABPCO member honouring her 27 years within the industry during which she has organised hundreds of conferences and events across the UK and overseas. Full membership also recognises Fiona’s position as managing director of Millbrook Medical Conferences.
Lizzie Head, Emma Robinson, Rebecca Hopper and Harriet Sullivan are recognised as associate members of ABPCO. This level requires a minimum of two years’ experience of all services required in the preparation and running of conferences, seminars and/or other meetings. Applications for associate membership must be supported by references from at least two clients or venues. In addition, detailed reviews of the applicant’s last two conferences are submitted before consideration by the ABPCO executive committee before accreditation is approved.
Recognition from ABPCO is testament to the hard work and professionalism shown by the executive conference managers at Millbrook Medical Conferences. If you would like to find out more about our conference services or are looking to obtain a tailored, no obligation quote please contact us through the form on our website here.
If you would like to find out more about ABPCO, click here.