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Delegant Management Team

Angie Major
Adrian Parrott

Angie Major

Angie Major is the Managing Director and co-founder of Delegant. Angie has over 20 years experience within membership associations and event management. Angie has a solid background in business administration and finance working for both small and large organisations before moving into the pharmaceutical industry and the not for profit sector. Angie held the position of Membership Manager with the Institute of Clinical Research during the early 2000s and was instrumental in the running of many of their large Annual Conferences. Angie’s key strengths lie in people and project management as well as building effective relationships with venues and third party providers.

What does Angie Major Think?…..A Quick Q&A

Favourite Event Location?

Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales – this is the best conference hotel in the UK. The event spaces allows delegates to flow easily. The accommodation is lovely and the spa has the biggest jacuzzi I’ve ever seen. The food is fantastic, even at a gala dinner for 500 people it was so tasty and the conference team are an absolute pleasure to work with.

Favourite Dinner Entertainment?

The Undercover Artists, singing waiters who took nearly 500 people by complete surprise. I was blown away by the first two songs so much I got a little emotional. Then they upped the tempo and managed to pull off the biggest conga I’ve ever witnessed. That takes some doing.

Biggest Event Challenge?

Having to move large blocks of delegates to alternative accommodation, not once but twice, due to a venue having to take back rooms for renovation purposes. It came out well in the end, we pushed the venue to pull out all the stops to make the event memorable for our guests, so they felt more like VIPs instead.

Favourite Part of an Event?

Choosing the food menu. It is tougher than you think! For big events the venues will bring out the Head Chef or in some cases the Group Culinary Director and they will really make you think (and taste). We learn more every time we do it and we always try to ensure our Client is able to join us to give their opinion. 

Adrian Parrott BSc MSc MBA

Adrian Parrott is the Technical Director and Co-founder of Delegant. Adrian has over 20 years experience of working with a diverse range of organisations. With a background in healthcare Adrian has worked with organisations ranging from multi-national public companies through to private equity backed start-ups. Adrian started his career in a scientific role before moving into operational roles in the areas of project management and then into Commercial and Organisational Director roles. Adrian co-founded Delegant in 2011 and has been instrumental in the year-on-year growth of the business. Adrian holds a first class degree in mathematics, a Masters Degree in Statistics and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Durham.

What does Adrian Parrott Think?…..A Quick Q&A

Favourite Event Location?

Geneva. We ran a Clinical Trial Investigator Meeting in Geneva just before Christmas a couple of years ago. Was a great venue and it is always nice to get an hour away in the evening to walk round a location, and on this one I said hello to many of the Investigators who had ventured out for a walk after the daytime sessions.

Favourite Dinner Entertainment?

Always like the Award part of the Membership Organisation Annual Conference. I sometimes get asked to MC the Evening and the most memorable was at Hilton Deansgate in 2014. We announced the winner of the Overall Poster Award for this Scientific Conference and the winner came up to the stage almost in tears with the words “I never thought I would win”. I spoke to her after and she said the first thing I did was “call my Mum”.

Biggest Event Challenge?

We’d booked 50 people into an event at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. A week before the event the venue was taken over by the Zimbabwe Government and the event had to be moved to Bulawayo. Victoria Falls isn’t the easiest place to get groups into, but we managed to change venue, change flights (as everyone was coming in from other countries and this was a flight transfer) and it went off successfully!  

Favourite Part of an Event?

Branding. Working a lot with not-for-profits we have a limited budget to try to extend as much as possible. This is were our Team are brilliant. Some of the things we have done make it look like a huge-budget event. That is what makes me happy.