Currently celebrating 20 years as Starkevents with considerable experience of taking initial concepts and ideas and transforming them into amazing events. An expertise in creative design, highly effective project coordination and seamless logistical delivery (all within an agreed budget!). Also managing the growing sister company Starkpeople
Ann Stark has worked in the events industry for over 30 years and has run Starkevents since 1999. Ann is a BA Hons Graduate from the University of Hull and established Starkevents after working with the Strathclyde Institute/SI Associates for eight years. As the Owner of Starkevents, Ann has extensive experience in event design, the strategic planning process, project management and sponsorship generation.
Ann has an impressive knowledge base of both the Scottish business community and the wider Scottish economy. For over 30 years Ann has organised business related events including projects for the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Enterprise and many Local Authorities and other public bodies. Starkevents have won the Scottish Event Awards twice for the Commonwealth Games Business Conference and ISAM 2015 International Society for Addiction Medicine.
Ann’s recent event portfolio includes:
City of Glasgow College signature event and conference portfolio
EU Referendum Scottish Count
EUROPARC 2018 International Conference
Maritime 50 Royal Launch the City of Glasgow College
National Communication Academy annual conference
Scotland’s Apprentice Convention
Scottish Apprenticeship Awards since 2002
Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership Events and Conferences
Scottish Police Federation Centenary Celebration Dinner, Showcase and Centenary Book
SUNY ship visit to Glasgow 2018
For large scale events Ann’s event experience includes the Opening of the Borders Railway, the EU Referendum Scottish Count and the Freedom of Falkirk Ceremony.
In addition Ann leads Starkpeople which offers a bespoke service providing highly professional, motivated event staff for the conference and events industry hosting events in Scotland. From corporate hosts and hostesses to event support staff to a large team of experienced conference staff supporting a week long Congress, Starkpeople deliver a first class service to meet every aspect of the event brief.