Meet the Team

Rose Padmore

With a background in sales, marketing and PR, a lifelong involvement in amateur theatre production and a passion for communication, Rose, who founded OD&V in 2000, prides herself on an accurate planning process and the detailed follow-through of all projects large or small. She has an energy and enthusiasm of above average capacity and the recognised ability to motivate others... Just ask her friends and colleagues!

Madalina Marincas

While studying Event Management in Birmingham, Madalina had the opportunity to work with Rose for OD&V often, which ‘opened the door’ to the conference industry. Now a proud full-time member of the team she grasps how much of her professional development is owed to OD&V. Living for the world of events, Madalina holds a Master with Distinction in Marketing for Events, was a passionate 2012 Olympics Games Maker, enjoys sport and the outdoors, and has a keen interest in organising... everything (mainly others!)

Gordon Padmore

As a company director for 38 years with experience in manufacturing, service and sales in the sports and leisure sector, Gordon’s recent drive and motivation comes from a desire to share these experiences. He has an ability to stand back and view a complete picture with a rational calmness, resulting in a positive effect on those working with him. Gordon has been an ardent supporter of OD&V from its inception in 2000 by providing financial services. He is known for his love of sport, sense of humour and faultless integrity which, together with his visionary approach to challenges and opportunities, create the foundation for his achievements. In his spare time, he is an enthusiastic dinghy sailor, although not such a keen swimmer!

Sarah Brooks

Sarah took up a permanent position in the OD&V team in 2018, having worked with us on an ad-hoc basis since 2014 on several conferences as Exhibitor Co-ordinator.  Her background in sales and marketing in a number of industries as well as an educational academy trust is invaluable as Sarah now looks after promoting OD&V as well as the individual clients’ projects. When not in front of a screen, you can find her in the great outdoors camping, kayaking, hiking and climbing mountains. Sarah is a Basic Expedition Leader (BEL) with Silver Navigation, First Aid (indoors and outdoors), and regularly spends her weekends as an Expedition Assessor working with young people as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme.

Team OD&V Sarah Brooks

Kate Hadley

Kate has 10 years experience of working in the television industry, mostly as a Production Co-Ordinator/Manager. A role that means being across an entire production from start to finish. From preplanning and scheduling, to filming then editing / post-production and completion. With scheduling being a vital part of the event planning process, particularly in the virtual-hybrid world, Kate's developing role at OD&V is keeping an eye on all factors, ensuring deadlines are met for a smooth event production process.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."   Hellen Keller

Our Support Team

Lucy Biltcliffe

Lucy joined OD&V in 2021 with professional experience, fresh perspectives and a background in marketing, supporting organisations within the hospitality, events, associations and service industry. Throughout her career spanning 25 years, Lucy has enjoyed building on her signature strengths; tuning in quickly to understand customer’s needs, being an ‘arranger’ and aligning people and resources as well as utilising her customer focussed, strong interpersonal and communication skills. Lucy thrives in a creative team that organises events and designs services for clients and brings natural enthusiasm to the team and projects that she is working on.

Celia Lloyd

Team OD&V Celia Lloyd

Celia has been managing conferences for over 20 years including 6 years working for a scientific association in the UK, Europe and North America. Celia spent a 3-year term on the Executive Board of ABPCO and has spoken at many industry events including EventIt and the Business Tourism Scotland conference. Celia specialises in abstract management and programme compilation working on the entire process from call for papers to publication of the final programme and on-line platform using EventsAir, one of the industry’s best event management platforms. In her spare time, she volunteers for a zero waste enterprise, working to promote sustainability in her local area; practices yoga and pilates; and loves spending time in her garden where she (tries!) to grow her own vegetables.

Steve Pitt

With his over 20 years’ experience and passion for creating credible, visual brands, Steve works closely with OD&V to design, develop and enhance event branding, assisting on a wide range of elements from website brand to event signage. Steve’s passion for graphic design has only one equal: his passion for riding motorcycles!

ODV's 'little black book'

We are lucky to count on fabulous support staff who come when called!

Greg Faulkner - Highfields Photography

When the photographer wants a photo!

Get in touch

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