About Us

Jules France and Ashley Thirlwell are the founders of Space Meetings and Events. These industry stalwarts have had successful careers managing large-scale global events across the meetings industry.

With over 20 years of experience they have built relationships with some of the most prolific venues and event suppliers across the UK & Europe. Keen to keep on top of dynamically changing market conditions they attend leading industry networking events and exhibitions, ensuring that they are always up to speed and ‘on trend’ in an ever evolving industry.

Ashley Thirlwell

Ashley has extensive knowledge in event organisation and has created award-winning national and international events for One Direction, JLS, Westlife, Buckingham Palace, Wembley Stadium, BBC TV & Radio, Channel 5 and Capital Radio.


Jules France

Jules previously worked as Sales Director for CHS Group UK and has key relationships with leading suppliers. Her passion is for large scale events including The BRIT Awards, The Conference & Hospitality Show, London 02 Arena, Venue and Events Live and the Independent Venue Roadshow. 



John McDermott

John McDermott PFA Merit Award winning football professional heads up our specialist sports travel division.

John fully understands the complex needs of travelling sports groups so we build that into everything we do!

John McDermott