15 - 16 May 2018 Plaisterers' Hall One London Wall, EC2Y 5JU

Show Team

Rosalind Shelley, Show Director, London Christmas Party Show

Rosalind Shelley

Show Director

With over 10 years experience in the events industry with a background in both sales and operations, Ros has worked in some of London’s most prestigious venues, including The Tower of London, Old Billingsgate and The Natural History Museum and loves everything to do with this incredibly industry. Ros joined Story in 2015 to head up Venue Search London and is incredibly excited to be heading up the Exhibitions portfolio at Story Events.


Favourite Christmas Song: Driving home for Christmas. I always put this song on as I drive back to my family to celebrate Christmas, it never fails to get me in the Christmas spirit.  

Perfect Winter’s DayA beautiful sunny day, with the frost glistening in the sunshine. Getting all wrapped up and heading out on a walk in the English countryside and finishing up in a local pub and devouring a delicious roast.

Favourite Christmas FoodPigs in blankets – no meal around Christmas time is complete without them!

Favourite Aspect of the Show: The Christmas party element! I love to celebrate Christmas in the summer. In the events industry you talk about Christmas 12 months of the year, so it is only right that we should have a Christmas party in the heart of the summer months to celebrate our love of all things Christmassy!

Ellie Jenkins, Business Development Manager, London Christmas Party Show

Ellie Jenkins

Business Development Manager

Ellie joined Story Events as Business Development Manager after working on B2B Construction events at UBM for just over three years.  She is really excited to be working on the Christmas and Summer exhibitions working closely with the VSL team and getting stuck in!

Favourite Christmas Song: George Michael, Last Christmas

Perfect Winter’s Day: Walking through the countryside wrapped up in a big jacket before heading back home to snuggle up in front of the fire.  

Favourite Christmas Food: Pigs in Blankets

 Favourite Aspect of the Show: Meeting all of our exhibitors who have worked really hard to pull their amazing stands together. Everyone has a soft spot for Christmas, so getting to bring it forward with the industry is a great experience.



Clare McAndrew

Marketing Manager

Clare joined Story Events as Marketing Manager after gaining 5 years experience marketing large scale B2B international exhibitions for the building & interior industry at ITE Group plc. She is delighted to be now working for Story and relishes the opportunity to let her creativity loose on these special and unique events.

Favourite Christmas Song: Shakin’ Stevens, Merry Christmas Everyone is without a doubt my favourite. I love the sentiment behind the song and it never fails to make me feel all festive!

Perfect Winter’s Day: Going for a walk in the countryside on a a crisp day when the sky is blue and the sun is shining. snuggling up on the sofa with my family watching Christmas films, in particular ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ ….I mean who doesn’t believe in Santa!

Favourite Christmas Food: Sausages wrapped in bacon! I don’t know why these aren’t a part of roast dinner’s all year round, they are absolutely delicious and I wait all year for this little taste of heaven!

Favourite Aspect of the Show: I love the creativity, fun and love that is poured into this show from the events team – it’s no normal exhibition which makes it an absolute joy to be a part of.



Gemma Veitch, Operations Manager, London Christmas Party Show

Gemma Veitch

Operations Manager

Gemma joined Story in November so is the newest recruit to the Operations team who organise and deliver all of the events on the bespoke side of the business. Gemma is in charge of making the Shows happen and keeping Lord Crispin and Lady Skye in check! Gemma has a background in costume design, charity and events so is really loving the Storybook theme at LCPS this year!

Favourite Christmas Song: ‘The Snowman: Walking in the Air’

Perfect Winter’s Day: Wrapped up in a blanket, with a mug of spiced winter tea by a roaring fire singing carols with all my friends.

Favourite Christmas Food: Mulled wine and a Christmas cheese board!

Favourite Aspect of the Show: Meeting all the exhibitors on the first day!