Global exhibitions & events specialists in food & drink

Creating Export Success for Food and Drink Companies

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The Team

We make things happen. We are an experienced team driven by providing a high quality service. We work closely together and aim to provide the best service in the business with a personal touch.

Karen Beston - Head of Exhibitions & Events

Karen heads up the team that manages the customer journey, ensuring a first class level of service at all times.  Karen has a great working relationship with show organisers and our wider stakeholders including Government and National trade bodies.  Karen's huge international experience means you can rely on her to deliver and go the extra mile to add real value.

Sarah Briones - Operations Manager

Sarah’s the one that keeps everything in order, appointed to work with you throughout your exhibition or event, knowing attention to detail is key.  Sarah won’t let you down!

Sarah is a proud mum of a toddler and currently works part time, Monday to Thursday.

Paddy Edwards – Director

Paddy's the one that takes your idea and makes it happen. With skills to design, build and create anything from brochures, graphics, displays right through to large scale exhibition stand, Paddy's your man.

Mel Harcourt - Business Development Manager 

Mel's background in both tourism and food and drink adds real value to the experience of the team.  Mel leads the implementation of all the Food & Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) events including trade visits to markets, in person events and network sessions.  Connect with Mel to see where PS8 and FDEA work together to support your export activities.

Kevin O'Shea - Exhibitions Project Manager

Kevin has a long career in exhibition stand build and is your first point of contact when looking for a solution to your stand design and build.  Delivering a large portfolio of custom stands for clients and creative enhancements to  pavilion stands through graphics and furniture, Kevin will make sure we find a solution that is on budget and creates real impact at your next show.

Sandra Sullivan MBE – Director

Sandra is our food and drink expert awarded an MBE for services to the food industry in 2016. Well known in the industry after clocking up many years running trade shows,  award ceremonies, meet the buyer events, In-market development programmes and food festivals. Sandra is also a director of the Food & Drink Exporters Association. and is a member of the Food & Drink Export Council.