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Head of Awards Committee

Andrew Wright, Director, FAB!

Andrew has been in the Hotel, catering and events business for over thirty years. Starting with The Savoy Group back in 1972 as one of its first trainee’s.  Since then his career has spanned through hotel management and catering companies in the U.K. and overseas. 

When Andrew first joined the board of the CEA he was in the position of Group Business Development for Milburns Restaurants Limited who catered in many prestigious buildings around the country including Shakespeare’s Globe, The British Museum, V&A, National Maritime, Pump Room and Assembly Rooms in Bath to name a few.  His main role was to promote the buildings that Milburns operated in for events.  Andrew was also responsible for looking and tendering for new contracts for the company. 

Compass group took over Milburns back in 2000 and Andrew was made redundant in 2002, which is when he along with his business partner Julie Cooper set up FAB! 

FAB! have a number of activities that they undertake. 

  • Event organisation and management
  • Accommodation and venue finding
  • Conference organisation
  • Wedding planning
  • Marketing and PR consultancy 

Relevant background 

Having been involved with CEA for a number of years then through the process of amalgamation with the ITMA and now with Eventia, Andrew has been involved primarily with the events.  He has been involved with the organisation of the awards Dinners for the past six years.  His expertise is knowledge of event organising, venues and catering and also marketing and PR.  Andrew also feels that as a small company he can represent the smaller businesses that are joining the organisation so that it is not just the big boys represented.

  • Candada
  • Air Partner
  • Active Events
  • Event Assured