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Meet the team

Our experienced in-house team is on hand to offer expert guidance at every planning stage, right through to delivery of the event. From your initial enquiry until your last guest departs, we’ll be there to make sure your event is all you envisioned and more.

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Helen Beresford Boyse

Event Sales Manager
Telephone
01904 685751

As is true of many members of the events team, a career in events was always on the cards for Helen. Following a degree in International Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University and event roles in hotels, Helen joined the museum as Event Sales Executive and has since been promoted to Manager. Her favourite space is the Royal Platform—in particular, Queen Victoria’s personal carriage.

Charlotte Scott

Event Operations Manager
Telephone
01904 686 222

Charlotte began her career following an event management degree at Sheffield Hallam University. After several positions in catering, she started work at the museum in 2014 as an executive and has since been promoted to Manager. She loves that every day is different and the events so varied, from conferences to weddings. Her favourite space is Station Hall, because its flexibility frees up clients to be really creative.

Verity Faircliffe

Event Sales Executive
Telephone
01904 686226

Having begun her career in the luxury hotel sector, Verity came to work for the National Railway Museum because she believes it’s a venue like no other. Every visitor leaves with fond memories, whether they came as a child or attended an event as an adult; Verity loves being a part of creating these memories. On a day-to-day basis, the venue enables her to work on a wide range of events, meaning that no two of her working days are the same as each other.

Sophie Thompson

Event Sales Executive
Telephone
01904 686223

Sophie's long-standing ambition to work in the events industry led her to do a degree in events management at Leeds Beckett University. After graduate event roles in healthcare and hotels, the uniqueness of the museum and the creative potential she saw in it resulted in her becoming a Sales Executive with us. Her favourite space is the Royal Platform—its regal atmosphere sweeps guests back in time and immerses them in a one-of-a-kind experience.

Hannah Southwick

Event Operations Executive
Telephone
01904 686227

As part of her event management degree at Leeds Beckett University, Hannah undertook a year-long placement organising events at a local theatre; an experience that sparked her interest in unique venues. After a couple of years working for a hotel group, Hannah fulfilled her desire to return to a unique venue by joining the National Railway Museum events team. Positive feedback is the force that drives her to deliver the best possible event experience for her clients and guests.

Chris Hanley

Events Manager North
Telephone
0161 606 0147

With over 20 years in the event industry, four of which he's spent at the Science Museum Group, there’s not much Chris doesn’t know about running events, particularly in unique venues. The thrill of a non-negotiable deadline and the pressure that it brings is what drives Chris and his teams to deliver excellent events across all three northern sites in the Group.