Eventurous Marketing Manager Named Rising Star of the Year


Eventurous Marketing Manager, Ellie Cashmore, took home the Platinum Award for Rising Star of The Year, at the 2024 Greengage Sustainability Awards on 11th January. The awards showcased the work from leaders in sustainable corporate events and the best team building companies in London and across the UK.

Up against some tough competition within the events, travel and hospitality industry, judges deemed Ellie the winner thanks to her influence and ability to implement change within her business and the wider industry.

Having only been with the event management agency for one year at the time of her submission, Ellie had achieved an impressive amount during that time. Owners of the midland based event agency, Joe and Joanna Garland, started their sustainability journey over a decade ago, off of the back of their own passions for the environment, going on to nominate Ellie as Sustainability Champion after seeing her same appetite for the cause.

Joanna says, “Joe and I have always had a personal passion for sustainability and the environment and when Ellie joined, it was clear to us that she shared our values. She has worked incredibly hard to help us cement these shared values into wider company values, re-enforcing the importance of people and the planet to all of our stakeholders. The awards obtained this year are an incredible achievement for the team and we are delighted that Ellie has received personal recognition for her hard work in making this all happen.”

Ellie joined the business at the time when sustainability became a hot topic for the event and hospitality industry. Harnessing the market opportunity and a relationship with Greengage, she worked hard to create a communications strategy and road map for the future, allowing Eventurous to showcase their efforts so far, position themselves as experts and give them the platform to educate and raise awareness of sustainable events within the industry and with their clients.

The award comes after a successful year of recognition for Eventurous, winning awards for sustainability at the miaList and Famtastic awards.

To date Eventurous has saved enough carbon emissions to equate to over 10,000 trees being planted, made possible by the installation of 500 solar panels. Based at the picturesque Mythe Farm, the Eventurous team are passionate about biodiversity, with their own on-site beehives, wildflower meadows, 12,000 newly planted trees and hedge restoration.

Following Ellie’s passion to make sustainability a priority across the entire business, a Green Team was recently formed, allowing for more initiatives to follow. Each member has responsibility for their department, recently leading to a new range of sustainable and socially responsible team building activities.

In 2024, the award-winning corporate event management company are planning to measure their carbon impact as a business in the aim of using the data to focus efforts towards reaching Net Zero. They are also on the lookout for clients who need help measuring and reducing the Carbon footprint of their corporate events. Get in touch to use their event carbon calculator service!

For more information about Eventurous and their sustainability efforts please visit https://www.eventurous.co.uk/sustainability/