About Us

We deliver a well-rounded event management service, and our clients can pick and choose which services they would like us to deliver from a full event management service to tailored bespoke packages to suit specific needs, we are more than happy to work with clients on themes and ideas. Our aim is to be completely adaptable and flexible, providing as little or as much support as is needed. We thrive on meeting your needs. Each event will have its own account manager as the main point of contact throughout the process, from conception of the event through to its successful completion. We take Data Protection very seriously and all our staff are compliant and adhere to current Data Protection legislation, all our data being held on a secure server.

The Team

Nicola Hardaker - Managing Director
Nicola PeelAfter many years of experience in conference and event management, Nicola set up Hg3 Conferences Ltd in 2009 and has continued to successfully provide conference and event management solutions to a wide range of clients.

In her earlier working years, Nicola was employed by a charitable organisation as part of their in-house conference team delivering an annual conference and many other events throughout the year.

Prior to setting up Hg3 Conferences, Nicola worked for a well established conference agency managing an events team and ensuring the successful delivery of many events a year for a number of clients, performing on budget and to tight deadlines.


Joanne McBratney - Events Manager
Joanne McBratneyJoanne has a wealth of experience working within the events industry. She started her career at an award winning Country House Hotel with responsibility for a variety of events from conception to delivery.

Immediately prior to joining Hg3 Conferences, Joanne worked for a professional membership Association within the medical sector. As a member of the in-house events team the role included the delivery of educational events for the membership and organisation of the Association’s annual flagship conference and exhibition.

Joanne works closely with each client account she has responsibility for and will ensure the successful delivery of all aspects relating to the event. She has a solid understanding of registration database management, abstract management, financial control and event management. Joanne is phased by little and will work hard at producing a first class event for each client she works with.


Lucy Boswell - Conference Events Co-ordinator
Lucy BoswellLucy has recently joined Hg3 Conferences after having studied Events Management at Leeds Beckett University, the UK Centre for Events Management. Throughout her degree Lucy studied many different aspects of events including production, design, venues and resources. This enabled her to develop a wide base of event knowledge as well as improve upon her organisational and time management skills. Lucy is a dependable person and is prepared to work hard in order to achieve high quality results.


Marian ChurchillMarian Churchill - Accounts Manager

Working in various finance related roles during her career, Marian has gained many years experience of accounts and business planning.

Before joining Hg3 Conferences Marian worked a large Charity where she was responsible for the day to day finances of the organisation along with the management accounts and reporting to statutory bodies. She has several years experience working with membership associations, managing their data and ensuring timely collection and recording of membership fees.

Marian is calm under pressure and her attention to detail is second to none.


Kate MurrayKate Murray - Conference Events Co-ordinator

Kate has recently joined the Hg3 team after completing her degree in English language at the University of Manchester. Alongside her studies Kate was an editor of the student newspaper which has equipped her with excellent time management skills and experience of working to deadlines. Kate also has skills obtained from working in a student support role at university and as a team member of Manchester United’s hospitality staff.

Among other achievements, Kate’s determined nature has previously lead her to raise over £300 for charity by taking part in a 55 mile sponsored walk. Kate is looking forward to starting her career in the conference and events industry and is ready to work hard in order to achieve outstanding results.