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Robin Thompson

Event and Party Designer

What do you do?

I turn ideas into glorious three dimensional realities.

What’s your story

I trained as a Theatre Stage Manager but quickly moved into stage set design before taking a job as Designer for a conference production company a few decades ago (not telling how many!). I’ve been bringing theatrical flair to corporate events ever since.

What are you most proud of?

I love complicated jobs. For the last three years I have designed a staff conference that’s involved a plenary set with six full theatrical scene changes, four workshops sets and a gala dinner with handmade table centres and a speakeasy (don’t ask!)…installed in 2 days!

Who have you worked for recently?

Foreign Office (G8 2013), KPMG, Symantec, Virgin Galactic, Google, GSK

Where did this happen?

UK, Europe, USA, China, India

Skills

What’s your favourite?

It’s quite specific… Boxing Day lunch with cold turkey, mashed potatoes and piccalilli watching Thoroughly Modern Millie on TV. In an emergency situation Bugsy Malone will do (and I love Marmite).

In three words…

“Robin is… Inspired, Practical, Flamboyant.”