Meet The Team
How TR Global Events operates is essential to its award-winning success. To remain agile in an ever-changing environment, and adaptable to client requests we have created a core team of industry-leading event specialists, who are supported by a team of consulting experts, meaning whatever the occasion, our team can apply the very best experience to your event.
This is how we remain competitive with costs, relevant in the industry and reactive to change.
Tony Murdock FIH – TR Global Group – CEO
Tony Murdock is a multi-award winning, dedicated and highly skilled leisure industry professional with over 25 years of experience in the hospitality and events sector. Tony is a motivational leader with a strong work ethic. After 20+ years working in hotels, Tony set up the award-winning TR Global Events, an international events company followed soon after by TR Destination Management (DMC). Tony’s drive is to offer a complete events service with a distinct focus on experience and impeccable customer service. Using his teams creative flair, they are sure to WoW any event and take all the strain off their clients to ensure their enjoy their unique event experience. Tony has recently been awarded a fellowship of the Institute of Hospitality in recognition for his continuous development and experience in the hospitality industry.
Kathryn Preston – Fletcher Thompson Chartered Accountants – Finance Director
Fletcher Thompson was established in 1998 by David Thompson and Kathryn Fletcher to provide accountancy, advisory and support service to owner managed businesses, alongside the traditional services provided by accountancy firms. As well as supporting financial advisers, their client base consists of owner-managed businesses (sole traders, partnerships and limited companies) and individual taxpayers who want help and advice in dealing with their own tax affairs.
Karis Parker – Director of Sales
Karis has always been determined to get out of life as much as she puts in. She successfully ran her own events company ‘Jester Events’ for a number of years; it gave her financial awareness & business acumen and the drive to succeed. It also gave her a hunger to further her career within the events and hospitality industry. Her achievements in the hospitality industry are many as expected after 20 years’ experience working within various environments. She has extensive knowledge of the corporate, association and special event market within the Cambridgeshire and Home Counties region.
Kelly Walker – Events Director
Kelly has over twenty years’ experience within the hospitality and events industry. At the age of 17 she started her first role as a receptionist at a large event space in Cambridgeshire and this is where her passion for events started after being given the responsibility of organising all the Christmas events at the venue.
Since then Kelly has gained extensive meetings & events experience working at the Hilton London Stansted Airport hotel for over 6 years & 5 years at Quy Mill Hotel & Spa in Cambridge. Kelly’s experience as Event Manager includes multicultural weddings, corporate meetings, family fun days, charity events & Christmas parties for over 3000 guests, to name a few!
John (JP) Allard – The Video News Factory – Associate Director of Digital Services
JP has been involved in internet TV since its birth in the mid-1990’s and founded his company, The Video News Factory (TVNF) in 2010. TVNF is a privately-owned company, based in Milton Keynes, UK that designs, builds and operates advanced video production services. TVNF serves UK and International corporate clients and projects such as Routeco, Nexans, Riello UPS, IDT Financial Services, Miss England, Farmers Weekly, SEMLEP, British Dietetic Association, Dawson group plc, IHS Global, Lindt & Sprüngli (UK) Ltd, RS Components and Trimble. TVNF have been live-streaming for many years before the pandemic, using virtual platforms to broadcast to large global audiences.
Tracy Solly – The Luxury Compass – Sales Consultant – USA & Europe Division
Tracy has over twenty year’s sales and marketing experience working across several luxury brand hotels and resorts and has been instrumental in growing and sustaining multi-million-pound revenues. Tracy has worked with the entertainment industry in London and USA and was part of the bid team to secure the MTV Music Awards for Glasgow and the Commonwealth main sponsors and Opening Ceremony music artists.
Tracy has worked with Viacom New York on the MTV European Awards, all music acts and executives and supporting sponsors including working with Sony, MTV, Virgin and Viacom to deliver the awards to the high standards the sponsors and artists demand. She was responsible for sourcing the artists for the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony 2014 and worked with all musical acts including Rod Stewart on the lead up to and during the Games.
Clair Bryant MCIM, The Handy Marketing Company (Marketing & Communications)
Founded in 2020, The Handy Marketing Company has fast become recognised in the region by many businesses as a result-driven, cost-effective, and dependable agency. The driving force behind the company is Clair Bryant, widely recognised for her senior marketing management roles in local businesses such as Mott McDonald, Cambridge Cognition, Newmarket Racecourses and Marshall Aerospace & Defence. Often referred to as a ‘brilliant marketer’ Clair has qualifications in both traditional and digital marketing with The Chartered Institute of Marketing and an enviable national network of freelancers and consultants making her a formidable force for all your marketing and communications solutions.
Lucy Moody – Hotel Advantage – Associate Director of Hospitality Services
Lucy has worked in the hospitality industry since leaving school and has a distinguished career across various leadership roles
Working in senior management positions for national hotel brands and boutique properties across the UK, Lucy has been instrumental in training and developing teams, driving profitability and exceeding budgets.
Lucy’s specialisms include training, coaching, mentoring and driving change from team member level to senior leadership.
Lucy and business partner Michelle created Hotel Advantage Ltd in 2021 to provide flexible sales and operations support for hospitality venues, with the aim to build confidence and inspire positive change throughout the industry through consultancy, coaching and training.
Michelle Pegg – Hotel Advantage – Associate Director of Sales
Michelle has over 25 years’ experience in hotel management. After gaining a BA in hotel management from Lancaster University, Michelle spent some time teaching in a Swiss hotel school and, on returning to the UK, built a career first in operations then specialising in sales, events and marketing. From Director of Sales for a luxury boutique hotel collection to Commercial Manager for a national hotel group and Regional Sales Training Manager for De Vere.
Michelle is passionate about creating high-performing, commercially-aware sales teams, winning business and streamlining sales processes with the ability to bring an immediate impact and value to he clients.
Helen Wright – Senior Events Executive
Helen started her career working in supermarkets, gradually making her way to manager. She spent 15 years doing this and then decided she wanted a change and more of a challenge. So, Helen took a year out as a receptionist for Quy Mill Hotel, where her organisational skills reached their full potential. Helen took up the position of Wedding coordinator where she organised and managed over 80 weddings a year. This is definitely where her passion lies, her attention to detail is second to none, which led her to win the Wedding Dates, wedding coordinator of the year for the East of England and was a Finalist in the National Wedding Coordinator of the year for Guides for Brides. Helen has built up a strong network of suppliers within the industry who work with her to deliver that WoW factor for any event she organises.