Kate May

Kate May

Director, Business Development and Events

+44 (0)20 3388 9901

Kate specialises in event management, creative strategy and business development within the creative industries. She has over ten years’ experience working with cultural venues, commercial agencies, live events companies, charities and private clients.

Kate manages the business development and events portfolio for the Counterculture team as well as some client work. During her time with Counterculture, Kate has worked on projects including delivery of a live music tour, a programme of events for the Greater London Authority (GLA), business planning for various cultural venues and stakeholder consultation to inform several local authorities on their Cultural Strategies.

Before joining Counterculture, Kate had roles at the ICA, Tyneside Cinema, Northern Stage, Theatre Royal Newcastle, Say Fromage and Centre for Life. She has extensive experience of delivering projects from creative concept through to delivery, working closely and collaboratively with a diverse array of clients. These projects range from managing fashion presentations for London Fashion Week, to delivering live social content from the red carpet of the BAFTAs to coordinating Weddings. Kate also has a strong track record of generating income for charities and arts organisations through developing strategy for an Events Business stream. Past clients include Bruce Springsteen, The Royal Household, BBC and The British Fashion Council.

Kate lives by the sea in Brighton and Hove and is proud to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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