Hello, I’m Louise DuffusBA (Hons) Dip RSA FInstAM AMIOEE
I run a personal and bespoke events management service, MLD Events. Building on over 20 years of PA and event management experience for public and private sector businesses in Central London, the Home Counties and the North East, I have helped build lasting working relationships by concentrating on taking care of organisations, developing and delivering their event ambitions.
At MLD Events we understand the time and effort which goes into producing successful events and we derive a great personal satisfaction seeing early ambitions evolve into satisfying reality. If the event's worth doing, let's do it well together!
The exhibition industry creates more and more demand which unless provided by specialist management becomes the responsibility of the existing sale or business development team. MLD Events changes all of that by offering a beginning to end singular interface to deliver a bespoke package for the client. Read more...
Whether it’s a team building event, awards night, company anniversary or Christmas party, MLD Events works alongside the individual ambitions of each celebration, working to a theme with the personal touch and message being conveyed. Locations are sought and menus and guest lists managed. Read more…
Networking events can be arranged to suit discerning clients wanting to introduce their organisation to others. Whether it be a public, financial or charitable organisation, style, capacity and budget can be configured to meet specific requirements, ensuring a relaxed yet effective interactive platform. Read more…
Golf is always seen as a great facilitator of business whether a friendly 4-ball or a 2-day tournament. MLD Events regularly delivers an organised and processional experience, yet with an individual and personable approach. ‘On the course photography’, corporate gifts, trophies and prizes can be included. Read more…
Sporting and social events tailored to suit you, to deliver memorable days that forge lasting relationships. Be it a day at the races with friends or hosting clients at a top sporting event, all arrangements can be grouped under one single source. The juggling of last-minute changes is taken care of too! Read more…
Using our extensive experience in arranging Board level and senior management meetings away from the office base, MLD Events searches out a convenient central location and can include any specific instructions for dining, recreation or entertainment, whether that’s pre or post the meeting event. Read more…
Louise is not only the most organised person I know, she also has the patience of a saint accompanied with the warmest and friendliest of natures. All extremely important qualities when organising an event and Louise manages to maintain this professionalism throughout, even as deadlines approach and stress levels peak. It’s a pleasure to work with Louise, she simply takes all the pain and worry away.
Chris JonesBusiness Development & Sales, OSBIT
It’s been an absolute pleasure being on the receiving end of working with Louise over the past 6 years. During that period I have experienced her sheer brilliance at organising large high quality events, with the emphasis on “the devil is in the detail”. Every thought process is logged to ensure that the events are on schedule, on budget, a huge success and on more than one occasion she has even ordered perfect weather!
Louise is naturally friendly by nature and is able to communicate at all levels from the workshop floor to boardroom executives. She has a plan B for all eventualities and she delivers…everytime, so if you are considering utilisting MLD Events you couldn’t pick a safer pair of hands.
Bill Scott OBECEO, Wilton Engineering
I have worked alongside Louise for over 6 years and in that time, have seen our events and exhibitions develop from strength to strength. Louise is constantly looking to “up the game” but is very conscious of budget limitations and delivering value for money. Her commitment and attention to detail is exceptional, her reputation in the hospitality industry is second to none. I can state without any reservation, a Louise planned event is a treat for all taking part, creating the ideal balance between client hospitality and business development.
Louise is constantly on duty, before, during and after the occasion, gliding like the proverbial swan but in overdrive below the surface. Certainly, within the business circles we operated, Louise became a very popular figure with a hard-earned premier reputation. Always the professional, gaining the utmost respect from some of our hardest-hitting clients. In such matters, I have absolute trust in her judgement and abilities. Look no further for PA duties or event management, the best in the business just made contact.
Peter RobinsonMPI Offshore Ltd, Managing Director 2011 to 2017
I’ve had the pleasure to work with Louise on a number of Europe-wide events and have always found her to be an effective and reliable counterpart. Forward thinking and problem solving are second nature which allows for the project to be delivered on time to the quality required. I always look forward to working with Louise and have no problem recommending her.
Philip ColeKey Account and Membership Manager, Wind Europe
Working alongside Louise is a pleasure, her diligent approach to every aspect of the event is second to none and ensures that we have complete confidence in meeting our client’s aspirations.
Greg HopkinsGolf Sales Executive, Foxhills Club & Resort
Louise was my Personal Assistant for 7 years when I was Professor of Radiology at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Louise provided a superb service and was always prepared to ‘go the extra mile’, adhering to the highest possible standards and producing excellence in every task she undertook. She is highly efficient, extremely well-organised and of the highest integrity. She is a confident, good communicator and is able to engage with people at all levels and from many different walks of life.
Professor Dame Janet Husband DBE, FMEdSci, FRCP, FRCRProfessor of Radiology, Royal Marsden Hospital Foundation Trust
The MPI exhibition stands at our events (and at others that we visit) have been innovative and interesting and have always proved to be highly visable and attractive additions to the exhibition floorplan. I have also been lucky enough to enjoy her corporate hospitality, including the golf networking event which was both a great deal of fun and also, professionally, extremely valuable. I have no hesitation in recommending Louise as an individual and as a consummate team player with a strong track record of producing quality product at events I have led and attended.
Garth HallidayDirector of Events, Marketing and Membership, RenewableUK
Worked closely alongside the client to organise a charity golf day with the added benefit of industry networking. From co-ordination of invitations, sourcing branded advertising banners, liaising with the venue […]
Assisted the client to outsource a bespoke rental exhibition stand from a trusted supplier and guide through the design process. During the event MLD Events were on hand during the […]
Organised corporate hospitality in an executive box at an evening sporting event for a client and their guests to enjoy informal networking in a relaxed environment. Invitations were managed on […]
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