About Us

Meet MYT Events - The Girls in Turquoise (from left to right - Rachel Bradley, Eva Natcheva, Zoe Stride, Janine Lancaster, Debbie Jackson-Cole, Georgina Anthony, Harriet Clark)

Why choose Maximize Your Time?

MYT are a team of highly experienced Professional Conference Organisers, dedicated to ensuring that your event is memorable, productive and stress free for both you and your delegates.

Established in 2000 and based in Port Solent, Portsmouth, MYT operates on a local and international basis providing high end solutions to their clients varying needs.

We provide a full range of professional event management services with a turnkey approach for clients across many sectors. Some of our clients make full use of this approach and rely on us to manage the entire process, whilst others select from our broad range of services dependent on the nature and size of their event.

Janine Lancaster – Managing Director

Janine Lancaster is the Managing Director of MYT. With more than 25 years in the hotel and events industry, Janine brings her extraordinary passion into the business and very easily inspires people to trust and follow her.

After travelling and working in different countries around the world, Janine identified a gap in the UK market for an agency who were committed to a personal and unique venue finding and event management service.   Transparency and honesty are core values to the MYT approach, as is attention to detail and a commitment to excellent customer service. 

Still working with many of the same clients as when the company was first established, her exacting standards, laughter and unyielding enthusiasm carry her clients and her team forward to keep pushing boundaries and excelling.

When not organising events Janine doesn’t sit still for long and spends her free time hiking, cycling, sailing and relaxing with family and friends.

Rachel Bradley –  Corporate Director

Rachel is an invaluable part of the core team since joining the team in the Companies infancy in 2003. With Rachel’s background of travel, hospitality and office management, she brings a sense of ‘all is under control’ in an office which is often a hub of event management craziness and deadlines.  Her ability to remain calm and controlled under intense situations is one of Rachel’s key strengths.

A shared vision of working transparently, honestly with a high level of customer service is what brought Rachel to MYT in the early years and with these core values still at the heart of MYT and with Rachel’s wealth of experience she cascades the message to the team and the venues we work with.

Rachel enjoys the finer things in life and when not managing our clients you will find her enjoying a day’s sailing one weekend, hiking along the Jurassic Coast the next or partying at a Festival the next.  All of the above will end with dinner and bubbles with her much valued family and friends.

Eva Natcheva – Project Specialist 

Eva joined MYT in 2012 and is an integral and indispensable part of the team. Eva’s key strengths are her extraordinary attention to detail and speed of delivery. Eva shares the company ethos of going the extra mile for all our clients, no matter how big or small the event may be. Eva was proud to be part of the core team delivering the biggest MYT Event to date, the IAPB 10GA.

Eva is currently based in Lanzarote. Thus when not venue finding or building websites, Eva spends her time teaching as fully qualified SSI Scuba Diving Instructor. 

Hazel Dupont – Operations & Project Manager

Hazel joined MYT in March 2016 and has moved through various positions in MYT among which Project Manager and currently Operations Manager. Hazel plays a key role in the management of the MYT team, ensuring that all projects have their dedicated teams and that the suitable processes are implemented to make the MYT team more effective and efficient when planning events.  

Hazel loves the outdoors and spending her free time gardening, paddle boarding or setting up festive fireworks. 

Russell Thorne – Technical Lead / Producer

Russell joined MYT in 2020 and took an important part in developing the virtual event services for MYT. Russell has superb technical knowledge on virtual event platforms such as Zoom and Hopin. Russell’s past experience as Event Delivery & Sales Co-ordinator in hotels and his adaptability enabled him to quickly become a crucial part of the MYT Delivery team. His ability to remain calm and find solutions to any digital / virtual issues within minutes is Russell’s key strength. 

At leisure, Russell enjoys exploring the world in adventurous ways – he is an ex-Swiss Alps mountaineering guide –  and loves travelling. Also, Russell plays the guitar and every now and then takes the opportunity to go to gigs of his favourite bands.

Clare Fuller – Event Planner

Clare joined MYT in 2019 and is now an essential part of our team. Time and time again Clare has proved that she has an outstanding ability to keep composed in challenging circumstances and therefore has a balanced and methodical approach to tasks, as well as demonstrating her as a vital team player.

Clare holds a First Class in Festival and Event Management BA Hons, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience from working hands-on on many events and functions. Clare’s expertise in working onsite as well as her skills in technology mean that her work is completed professionally and to the excellent standard that our clients expect.

In her spare time, Clare is often found cycling in the New Forest or dancing in her wellies at a festival.

Debbie Bielby – Event Administrator / Planner 

Debbie joined MYT in 2022 after working in hospitality for more than 25 years.  She has been Conference and Events Co-ordinator, Wedding Co-ordinator and Sales Manager for several hotels and Events Executive at Destination Southampton. 

At MYT, Debbie enjoys the venue finding, but also learning all aspects of virtual delivery.  Debbie loves working on the NGO’s side of the business as she finds doing events for them really rewarding.

In her free time, Debbie enjoys the outdoors and hiking, or being with family and friends. Debbie volunteers for Guide Dogs UK so occasionally helps with fundraising events, etc.

Sally Holman – Event Administrator 

Sally is a team player and works flexibly across the departments at MYT.  Her calm and thorough work ethic are invaluable and Sally prides herself on responding to the needs of our clients in quick, accurate and efficient manner.

Claire Matthews – Event Administrator 

Claire has returned to the the MYT Team after gaining a wealth of knowledge in her events career. Claire’s bubbly and down to earth personality matched with her creativity and expertise means she is able to provide outstanding support for all projects.

Debbie Jackson-Cole – Programme Manager, Facilitator 

A French and Spanish speaker, Debbie provides multi-lingual, professional business services and works with MYT on multiple events.  An Accredited Facilitator with the Association of Facilitators, Debbie has experience running dynamic workshops and planning large conference programmes from initial design through to technical set up to ensure our clients’ conference programmes run smoothly.  This includes facilitating multi-lingual business meetings, liaising with local suppliers and offering key note & speaker support. 

Rosemary Williams –  Event Coordinator

Before joining the MYT Team Rosemary worked as House Manager at Goodwood House.  The breadth of events she was involved in organising at Goodwood, demanded a keen eye for detail and quality.  By bringing this experience to  MYT our clients now benefit from her vast event knowledge and professional event skills. 

Sally Gregory – Financial Controller

Sally has worked with MYT as our Financial Controller for more than 15 years and has been involved fully in the growth of the business. Sally’s impeccable preciseness with numbers has been crucial throughout many projects and has led to the successful budget reconciliations for all  the projects we have worked on.  Her friendly and hands on approach is essential as she helps our clients with their conference budgets and accounts.

Sarah Webb – Administrator 

Sarah is a long standing member of the MYT team joining the company over 10 years ago.  The accuracy of Sarah’s work and attention to detail is second to none and is a huge asset for the company.