Examples of our work and testimonials from happy clients


Venturefest Scotland

More than 800 delegates, 60 speakers and 40 exhibitors all wrapped up in one day of business to business networking and learning focused on innovation.   Kathryn produced this flagship event for several years on behalf of Speakeasy Productions, for end client Scottish Enterprise.

"Immensely impressed with the entire event. It was both well structured and engaging throughout the day"  Venturefest delegate


National Active Travel Conference

Abbotshall Communications was appointed in 2018 to manage the Active Travel Conference on behalf of the Walking, Cycling, Connecting Communities partners.  Designed to bring together everyone involved in active travel in Scotland, this annual conference sees over 200 delegates and 25 exhibitors gather for keynotes, parallel and interactive demo sessions.

"Really enjoyed this conference - relevant and engaging. Content was informative and fresh."  Conference attendee


Hoarding, Health and Housing

This one-day conference was produced for Life-Pod, the UK's leading chronic disorganisation and hoarding specialist.  The conference was staged shortly after the WHO classified hoarding disorder as a disease, and was attended by 200 delegates keen to know more about how to support tenants and patients suffering from this disorder.

"Well done, I'm pleased to have attended such an interesting and well-organised event!"  Life-Pod delegate


Chartered Institute of Housing regional conferences


For several years now Kathryn has been contracted to support CIH's events team to deliver a number of regional conferences in Edinburgh, Brighton, Cardiff and Bristol.   This has involved content development, speaker management, exhibitor management, venue management leading small in-house delivery teams and liaison with regional boards.   Most recently, Kathryn has supported CIH in their rapid and highly successful pivot to virtual events.

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Well done team. Great effort all round. And thanks to Kathryn for everything you do to keep it running seamlessly!

Andrea Partridge, Paths for All

I had the great pleasure of working closely with Kathryn throughout the development and delivery of a new food and drink event. Kathryn's skills and experience in event management, coupled with a strong creative awareness were fundamental to the success of the event. It is very difficult creating an event from scratch with no blueprint to follow, and Kathryn achieved excellent results in terms of design, exhibitor experience, marketing imagery and campaign execution. With a determination to succeed and absolute attention to detail Kathryn is a highly professional and effective event manager.

David Jackson, Manager, Royal Highland Show

The success of the conference is largely attributable to the excellent work of the Project Manager Kathryn Slater and all of her team for her superlative efforts. Kathryn consistently went well beyond the basic requirements of the contract in order to ensure that all aspects of the conference were a success. I could not have managed the conference without Kathryn and her team.

Dr Cameron Easton, INSPIRE Conference

Barry Greig, Hydro Nation manager, Scottish Government (World Water Congress)

Kathryn is throughly professional, efficient, helpful, unflappable, energetic and fun to work with. I very much enjoyed working with her and her input with a significant factor in the success of the event.