Event Planner Surrey

The Leading Event Planner in Surrey

Are you looking for an event planner in Surrey? Welcome to ConnectIn Events, one of the UK’s leading names for outstanding occasions of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re planning a conference, company party or something else entirely, we’ve got what it takes to smash your goals and make a big impression.

Anyone who has attempted event management in Surrey will testify that it takes a lot to deliver an outstanding live occasion. From finding a vibrant venue to arranging entertainment, every detail needs to be meticulously taken care of. We can take the reins to make your gathering a one-of-a-kind event and the hottest ticket in town! 

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We’re the event planner in Surrey that can create exactly what you have in mind. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what a few of our valued clients have said about us recently:

From concept stage right through to the closing credits this event delivered an exceptional experience for us as hosts and for our attendees.
The set looked amazing with high quality graphics, interaction and creativity. All backed up by technical assistance and expertise that put all of us that were speaking on the day at our ease.
Our audience loved it and we were so pleased with the engagement that we could continue to have with our attendees and sponsors despite not being in a room together. Connect In events delivered us a professional, immersive and still personal event and I was really impressed with how the day turned out.

I just wanted to thank you and your team for all your hard work and sheer brilliance in pulling the virtual conference together. As always, we knew we were in safe hands and we are delighted with the outcome. Whilst it all would prefer something in person, I do think that our colleagues responded to this being the very best that we could make it and you played a huge part in that.
Thanks again

Thank you for hosting a great event. This was my first virtual awards ceremony, I must say it was absolutely fantastic. The live studio event made you feel part of the atmosphere and interacting with the twitter accounts was great, accompanied by a great meal, wine and entertainment
I have become a fan of virtual events, and the effort the Connectin team put in bridged the gap of being physically at the event.
Watching on a screen at home was amazing and I will be asking for moreof these events in the future!!

We have been supported for both live and virtual events by Connect In. They provide excellent project management of the event with a little bit extra, their creativity and 'can do' approach are second to none. On the day they are both professional and supportive, planning ahead and reacting as needed should unexpected circumstances arise. We have been delighted with all of the events Connect In have supported us with and the output for both our live and virtual events has been both professional and fun - a tricky balance to strike.

Got to say working with the Connect In team is nothing short of amazing. No job too small and the attention to detail is incredible. The team delivered a full day conference that resembled more a glossy daytime TV programme.
The Client was delighted.

Ready to Be Inspired? Let’s Get to Work!

For every client who knows exactly what kind of occasion they want, there are plenty of others who only have a rough idea. For some event planners in Surrey, this kind of blank slate might be daunting. At ConnectIn Events, we see it as a chance to flex our creative muscles and come up with something fresh and exciting. We resist the urge to trot out the familiar, instead taking the time to find out what makes you tick and what will work best. It’s all about what inspires you. 

This adaptability also applies to our comprehensive range of services. We’re just as happy to entertain a start up’s one-off request for AV expertise as we are pulling the strings behind a global powerhouse’s company party. All of this makes us a popular choice for event management in Surrey and across the UK.

How We Can Help

If you’re looking for an event planner in Surrey, our skilled team can help with even the most ambitious occasions. Our services include…

Live Events


From awards shows to product showcases and much more, ConnectIn Events will bring your vision to life. We cater for any budget and provide a bespoke service to deliver the ultimate live event experience.

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Virtual Events

Corporate Events

From glitzy galas to amazing awards shows, we can ensure that every occasion is one to remember. Our end-to-end service will cover every detail — so you can sit back and enjoy the show.   

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Hybrid Events

Event Production

We’ll handle all of the technical stuff, from A/V and lighting to stage design and stand building. We can help you to put on a show that has the power to engage, inform, or inspire your audience.

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Why Work With ConnectIn Events?

A popular choice for event management in Surrey, ConnectIn Events provides the ideal combination of design and delivery. Our talented team is equally at home designing branding, websites, and stages as it is pulling together the threads that result in event excellence. Nothing is too much trouble, no idea too tricky, and no request too ‘out there’ for us to handle.

When you work with us you’ll get your very own friendly concierge to guide you through the planning process. This cuts out the chances of mixed messages and missed deadlines, ensuring that you always know what’s happening and when. Not only does this personal touch boost communication, it makes it much easier to stay within budget. 

If you need an event planner in Surrey, our team will help you to cut the queues and take your seat for a true spectacle.

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Best-in-Class Venue Finding

One of the most important aspects of any event is the venue. The location is so much more than just a space waiting to be filled, it’s the focal point of your occasion and the first thing guests see (and judge). Done properly, your venue can be the single most impressive visual feature of your big day.

At ConnectIn Events, we go the extra mile to find a spot that aligns perfectly with your occasion. Experts in event design and audio/visuals, we can bring it to life with stunning visuals, lighting, and effects. Perhaps best of all, our venue-finding service is completely free-of-charge.

All of this, and more, make us the premier event management planner in Surrey. 

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Meet The Team

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Client Development Director

Penni Pennington

A ‘mover and groover’ in Manchester, London and Ibiza, Penni is the driving force behind Connect In’s ever-increasing client list. As Co-founder and Director, her strength lies in business development, client liaison and drinking wine!

As a well-respected personality within the housing and event industries, Penni’s breadth of knowledge spans over 20 years. A powerful advocate for women, she is the founder of the prestigious Women in Housing awards and an Ambassador for the Girls Out Loud Foundation and charity. Penni never switches off and is always thinking of new ways to adapt and change the direction of events – now more than ever, she has helped reshape ConnectIn into the virtual online event specialists they are today.

Whatever her brief, Penni is passionate about event delivery, her persuasive skills, creativity and incredible work rate means she can deliver fantastic result for clients every time and her ability to secure impressive amounts of sponsorship are well-renowned.

On a personal level, Penni is well-loved for her warm, bubbly and personable nature, balanced with true professionalism; she gets the best out of everyone she works with.

Penni says:

“Creative flair, glamour and a little bit of Prosecco, are all I need to bring ideas to life – the possibilities of virtual events are quite literally endless!”

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Client Experience and Operations Director

David Ward

Before Co-founding ConnectIn with Penni back in 2009, David’s could be found organising and promoting successful themed club nights across Cheshire and Birmingham throughout the 1990’s.

A change of pace saw David enter the ‘real world’ and head up the events division of a North West publishing house prior to establishing ConnectIn with Penni.

David’s faultless organisational skills and his ability to ‘make things happen’ are invaluable to ConnectIn and its clients. With previous experience of working for a bank, David is naturally the ‘money man’, managing both clients and Connect In’s budgets with pin-point accuracy.

That keen eye for detail doesn’t end with the finances, David also oversees all of the design, development and delivery within Connect In’s portfolio of events. Along with Penni, David has been one half of the driving force behind turning ConnectIn virtual. From the minute you choose ConnectIn to run your virtual event, David is there to help guide, prompt and conjure your every request!

David says:

“When I was younger, I always wanted to be a ‘rock star or a Grand Prix driver’, so now every event I design has to be memorable, and as special as it can be for our clients – making their dreams come true!”

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Senior Client Experience Manager

Jordan Walker

Jordan’s a grafter, even from the age of 11 when he was working five days a week in his father’s restaurant, followed by his 15 year’s spent in the hospitality industry – including Assistant Hospitality Manager at the Manchester Arena.

He is immensely driven to succeed and doesn’t stop until a client’s visions are turned into reality. Jordan loves doing what he does, turning people’s dreams into a reality – that most certainly shows in his quality of work. Jordan’s client management ability has been a real driving force behind ConnectIn’s new digital offering.

Jordan says:

“I would much rather work 16 hours a day giving 100% than working eight hours and giving only half the effort! Our new digital approach has its challenges, but I love a challenge - just because we can’t see the audience doesn’t mean they aren’t there!”

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Events & Marketing Manager

Jessica Wallace

After completing her first degree in Event Management, Jess studied a master’s degree in Advertising & Marketing at the University of Leeds – hosting and attending events throughout her five years at university.

A love for dance music sparked her passion for events and festivals – attending events across Europe in Leeds, Manchester, Barcelona, Ibiza and more! During her time at university Jess worked in promotion, networking and hospitality roles for various student club nights. A true lover of music, she is a pianist and song writer in her spare time.

Previously a restorative approach ambassador during her education, Jess is a people person who loves working with people of all backgrounds – always doing everything with a smile!

Jess says: ‘I believe that the possibilities within events are endless and that is the beauty of our industry. Transforming ideas on paper into a live reality is something that I will never lose love for.

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Head of Creative

Simon Kershaw

With an impressive background in the design/creative industry, Simon started out in web design, over eight years ago. Moving through the design industry by working in kitchen design, packaging and graphic design, he has managed to work for a number of high-profile brands such as, Halfords, Adidas, Tesco and Suzuki.

Simon joined Connect In eight years ago and has never looked back since. Simon’s skill set is vast including typography, visualisation, print, software design and communications – making Simon an invaluable member of the ConnectIn team.

Simon says:

“Design has always been a massive part of my life, when I was younger, I used to draw pictures and send them to big blue-chip companies looking for a response and advice on how to progress. To be doing what I’m doing now – it’s a dream come true!

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Finance Director

Andrea Donaldson

Andrea has been with Connect In Events for the last ten years. She met Penni and David at a previous employers shared offices and has stuck with them since! Andrea has grown with the company seeing their expansion of clients and memorable moments.

In Andrea's spare time she enjoys walking the dog, spending time with her family and attending gigs - Especially Rock! In fact, Andrea and David share a common love of the Foo Fighters.

Andrea says:

"I would not be able to do my job without a sense of humour! Thankfully I have one!

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