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Meet The Team!

We think it’s important for you to know the brains behind the operation! So we are going to introduce you to some of the team. Starting with…. One of Park Proms directors; Michael!

Michael has achieved a great deal in his 10 year event management career and is an experienced senior marketing leader, having had the privilege of working across many industries. Throughout Michael’s career He has been fortunate enough to have run global sponsorship, hospitality & event programmes for some of Britain’s best brands.

From international motorsport hospitality for Envision Virgin Racing & Bentley, yachting events & regattas with Sunsail, Motoryacht launch parties for Princess Yachts, high end HI-FI product showcases for Naim Audio, as well as high profile thought leadership events & management away days. With some of the most demanding clients and projects, Michael’s events have always achieved the wow factor! *Cue Park Proms*

We asked Michael some questions!


Tell us about the focus of Park Proms

Our core focus is to deliver an outstanding experience to music lovers and families whilst supporting local businesses as much as we can along the way. Park Proms appeals to so many different people, instead of trying to capture a specific demographic, we really do have the opportunity to provide something for everyone.

What is the ethos behind Park Proms?

The Broadlands estate is a prime example of a natural landscape that needs conserving for future generations to enjoy; Park Proms aims to reinforce this philosophy. We are passionate about events and experience and creating a local legacy that we can build on for years to come. We maintain a strong ethos of ‘field to fork’ – This means that everyone that we work with are businesses of excellence in the Hampshire and Dorset areas, all of the elements included at Park Proms are locally sourced, ethical and sustainable. Park Proms pledges to implement as many sustainable measures and operations in our first year as is practically possible. For our 2021 event we have partnered with Onyx Bars which will see one of the most significant infrastructures of the event being employed as a carbon-neutral operation. Onyx Bars are extremely experienced in implementing a closed loop solution, ranging from stands constructed from recycled materials, in addition to offsetting all ancillary functions such as transport and haulage. All suppliers have committed to a ban on single use plastics and exclusively using bio-degradable packaging. To complement Onyx Bars, we are proud and excited to partner with Jude’s Ice Cream; Britain’s only carbon-negative ice cream manufacturer!

What other local businesses do you admire?

I am a big fan of many small businesses, there are way too many to list in this short article. I love shopping with local, independent retailers, where you can truly sense their passion for their products. I am very proud of our Hampshire dominated supply chain for Park Proms, it’s great knowing our major event will benefit the local economy  in such a major way.

Why choose Hampshire to base your business?

Being from Hampshire, I wouldn’t have it any other way! We are so fortunate to live in a county that is full to the brim of successful, skilled and artisan professionals. Surrounded by beautiful locations in the countryside and by the coast too.

What is the five-year plan for Park Proms?

We want Park Proms to grow from strength to strength, working with the best artists and businesses and innovating and evolving along the way. Our future aspiration is to become a trail blazer for sustainably operated events, seeking to obtain the Sustainable Event Certificate ISO20121. Park Proms will work with all our partners to bring this aspiration into reality, achieving our medium and long-term environmental ambitions.

Want to meet more of the team? Stay tuned!