Debbie has been described by her clients as a 'story teller'. Working with a company she can help to identify and refine their key messages within the framework of an event. Using her journalistic and television experience she can incorporate visual material into the mix, creating an imaginative and multi-layered effect.
She has also worked extensively with charities over the last twelve years, creating events for Centrepoint, Womankind Worlwide and WellChild. Fund-raising dinners, receptions, lunches, concerts and fashion shows have all been produced, alongside gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court. She has experience of working with members of the Royal Household (both Centrepoint and WellChild are lucky enough to have royal patrons) and has organised two receptions at No 10 Downing Street.
Where profile raising is important - as in the case of the 40th anniversary celebrations she directed for Centrepoint - she managed relationships with the press, getting high profile coverage in Hello magazine for Prince William's private visit to one of Centrepoint's hostels in Soho on their 40th birthday.
If fund-raising is key, she works closely with both sponsors of charity events, and charity's fund-raising teams - enabling sponsors to get the profile they need, whilst also ensuring much needed income for the charity. The Energy Dinner has been running since 2004 and has, to date, raised over £1,750,000 for WellChild, thanks to the huge generosity of its many sponsors and supporters. Platts are notable for their long relationship as title sponsor for this event, but thanks is also due to other long terms supporters - CME NYMEX, E.ON, Global View, Morning Star, Gazprom, APX, Noble, ICAP, GFI, Centrica, TFS amongst others - whose generosity has made a huge difference to the lives of hundreds of children living in the UK with complex or long-term health conditions.