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Former Capita event manager launches The Events Raccoon

Beckie Hyson says new Swindon agency will allow her personality to come through

Pictured: Beckie Hyson has launched The Events Raccoon

A former event manager at Capita Travel and Events has branched off to start her own agency, The Events Raccoon.

Beckie Hyson said she had been looking for her next challenge and made the decision to start her own business while travelling for three months earlier this year.

"I'd progressed well in my previous role, had some great relationships with clients and suppliers and had a fantastic team but something was missing," she explained.

"I wanted to take my experience and make a difference; see my personality come through in something and so, just like that, on a beach in the Philippines, the decision was made. I’d set up my own agency."

Hyson's career history spans eight years, starting as a conference consultant to her most recent role as events development manager with Capita Travel and Events, where she was tasked with growing, developing and managing events for new and existing customers.

Hyson said she was excited to see what the future held for her Swindon agency, adding her goal wasn't "world domination, but simply to make a difference".

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