Meet the Team

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

A team of dedicated individuals with many collective years of experience; we’re all passionate about what we do. We hope you’ll find us all approachable, patient and meticulous in caring for you and your event. We’re proud to have a loyal client based, which speaks for itself. Our team is ever expanding, but here are a few of us. 



Director, Head of Business Development

With endless energy and determination, Sara oversees all areas of the business, focusing particularly on client management and business development. “I thrive off the fast pace and having to juggle so much, and never tire of the industry and its challenges. There’s always somewhere or something new to bring to the table.” Loves to run, bike, paddleboard, swim and snowboard. Mother to one of each. Loves seeing new places, home comforts, all things pretty, picnics and being on the water.



Director, Head of Events and Production

Always has a smile for you, even at 3am de-rigging a set before driving on to the next venue in the roadshow. Blessed with limitless patience and the ability to function on all cylinders after only 4 hours sleep between events, Tim ‘I’ll sort it’ Green has the skills to pretty much resolve any challenge or problem! Tim makes the most of his later years on the rugby pitch. He beat Sara in the last triathlon so the competition’s on.



Accounts and Office Manager

Amanda is fundamental to CBA Events, has been since 2013 and deals with everything monetary related, a life line at times and we wouldn’t be without her. When not on the side-lines watching her sons play football and rugby, she finds time to practice her reignited passion for yoga. As a family they have challenged themselves to tick off as many of the Wainwrights as they can.

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Venue Finding Manager

Born in Germany to a Scottish mother and an English father in an American hospital, Chloe’s feet are firmly planted in Cumbria.  Having worked in the travel and tourism sector since 2009 and transferring those skills to the meetings and events industry earlier this year, Chloe fronts up the Venue Finding team with passion, commitment and excellent client focus.  When not in the business, travel is a passion whether it be city breaks in the UK or far flung locations.  Two of Chloe’s biggest loves are beaches and her terrier cross, Logie.

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Event Manager

Ellie brings great enthusiasm to the team, is always willing and keen to learn new areas of the business and generally gets stuck in.  Following university where she gained a degree in English and a Diploma in Sports Journalism, Ellie supports Sara and Tim with much of the company’s press related activity as well as with larger event projects and venue finding too.  Prior to joining CBA Events Ellie worked with M-Sport World Rally Team, bringing many of the keys skills we require; communication, logistics planning, supporting clients and suppliers, and being able to function at 100% regardless of how long a day you’ve had the day before.

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Event Coordinator

Katie’s background is in the outdoor and travel industry from co-ordinating residential language camps for 2000+ students to organising day camps for 100+ children across 80 venues. Katie uses her organisation skills to support the events team prior to events and lends a hand hosting during events. Katie’s move up to the Lake District means she’s enjoying the outdoor lifestyle and you can often find her on the lake perfecting her newly learned paddle boarding skills.



Event Technician

Matt joined us at the end of the summer season 2017 from the south coast and brings with him great instructional and outdoor education experience. He’s rapidly become a valuable member of the team, not only in instructing, delivering live events, keeping our kit and stock levels in order but with the maintenance of the CBA Events at Graythwaite site too. Like many of us, he’s becoming familiar with venues up and down the country, not to mention motorway service stations!

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Venue Finder

Rachel is the newest addition to the team having recently finished her A Levels.  Rachel’s experiences at work have focused on customer service so she brings these skills and a positive attitude; she’s keen to learn other aspects of the business in time but will be predominantly focusing on venue finding and supporting Chloe and her team.  With a genuine passion for her home town of Keswick and the Lake District, Rachel will support the events team with local events however it was in at the deep end with a events in London and Milton Keynes in the first week. It’s great to have Rachel on board and we’re sure will blossom into a great junior venue finder.

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Venue Finder

Jess studied in Chester where she achieved a 2:1 in Event Management and later joined the CBA Events team in early 2017 as Venue Finder and works tirelessly on clients’ projects.  When not in the office, she’s supporting the live events team always willing and always with a smile. One of Jess’s passions is to explore the Lakeland fells.  She recently completed the 5-in-5 in aid of the MS Society and is already in training for next year, with ambitions of completing the 10-in-10.


Calum Visser


Calum joined the team at the beginning of the summer 2019 season, bringing with him plenty of outdoor, adventure sports and watersports experience and qualifications. Having taken up instructional roles around the UK and in France, he’s returned home to the Lakes and has very quickly become a valuable member of the team, always keen to progress personally and loves sharing the great outdoors with clients. Calum wows the rest of us with his wakeboarding skills and when chance, he heads to the coast to kitesurf.

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Want to be part of the team?

If you have something special to offer and feel like we should know about it, feel free to send us your CV to