Neil Wyatt

Events Director, Creative Director, Designer, Founder...

Winchester, United Kingdom
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About me

For most people, career is a noun. For me it’s becoming more like a verb. I enjoy bouncing from project to project - it’s what keeps me fresh. Amongst other things, I have - - Created and built my own retail and design business, selling products - designed by me - to customers all across the globe. - Invented a new sports festival concept, successfully pitched it to one of the world’s leading sports media brands and led on delivery (until COVID-19 put us on ice for a few months). - Designed a range of clothing for a major sportswear brand, leading to a 300% increase in sector orders (they re-commissioned me try and repeat the trick for 2021). - Led the popular music events strategy and production for BBC Radio, creating and delivering major music events and festivals, attended by tens of thousands and broadcast to millions. - Created the marketing plans for some of the biggest concerts ever staged in the UK. - Directed, troubleshooted, contingency-planned, budget-trimmed and kept on track some of the UK’s most popular festivals. - Managed things: multi-million pound budgets, complex teams, stakeholder groups, talented people. - Marketed, a lot, via old-school and social… products, radio stations, gigs. - Creative directed good stuff including book covers, magazines, brand identities, artwork, clothing and much more. - Failed plenty, learned lots, succeeded more. I’m working for myself, running two small businesses, contracting my services and always looking for the next fun thing. I’m open to job offers or just ready for a chat, so get in touch.

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  • Event Management
  • Events Production
  • Event Promotion
  • Graphic Design
  • Sports Design
  • Leadership
  • Budget Management
  • Negotiation
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Online Retail

Companies I’ve worked with

  • BBC


    • Television
  • Broadwick Live

    Broadwick Live

    • Events
  • M

    Metropolis Music

    • G

      GCAP Media plc

      Work history


      Festival Director

      Global Bike Festival

      Jun 2019
      • Winchester, United Kingdom
      • Part Time
      • Leading on delivery for a new sports festival concept for one of the world's leading sports media companies, now rescheduled to June 2021.


      Sep 2018
      • Winchester, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Director of Worthwhile Works, our business specialising in consultancy and event services. Clients include Winchester City Council, Play Sports Network, University of Portsmouth, Winchester Design Festival and Craft Sportswear.


      Founder & Creative Director

      The Handmade Cyclist

      Apr 2011
      • Winchester, United Kingdom
      • Part Time
      • Founder and Creative Director of The Handmade Cyclist, designing and selling cycling prints, apparel and collectibles to cyclists the world over via our online retail operation, and supplying design consultancy to partners and brands including Craft Sportswear, Rouleur Magazine and Yellow Jersey Press.


      Festivals Director

      Broadwick Live

      Nov 2017 - Sep 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Developing new IP for Broadwick Live, plus Director of a number of Broadwick Live's UK festivals (including Festival No. 6, Rewind Festivals, Truck and Y Not).




      Oct 2016 - Nov 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Director of Livelihood agency, offering event consultancy and management services to clients, including leading on the event planning and management for Amazon’s first ever UK live music events featuring Robbie Williams and John Legend.


      Head of Live Events, BBC Radio Popular Music


      Feb 2014 - Oct 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Leading all live event activity for BBC Radio's popular music radio stations, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2 and 6 Music. Event strategy, planning and delivery of major broadcast live events, including: - Proms In The Park and Radio 2: A Festival In A Day, with a 90,000 capacity across two days in Hyde Park - BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, Europes biggest free ticketed festival - 6 Music Festival - Radio 1's Teen Awards - 1Xtra Live - Asian Network Live


      Editor, Live Music & Events


      Oct 2006 - Aug 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Responsible for strategy and delivery of all live events, music and outside broadcasts for BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra.


      Marketing Controller

      GCAP Media plc

      Sep 2005 - Oct 2006
      • Fareham, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Created marketing and event strategy for two ILR radio stations. Responsible for building reach and share in an extremely competitive market, highlights of my time included rebranding and positioning a heritage ILR station to reach a new target market and increase profitability


      Marketing Coordinator

      Metropolis Music

      Apr 1996 - Sep 2005
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Delivered all marketing and advertising using the full marketing mix for major UK concert promoter, working on campaigns for major touring artists including Blur, Robbie Williams, Oasis, Foo Fighters and many more.



      BA (Hons) Communication & Image Studies

      University of Kent

      Sep 1992 - Jun 1995
      • Canterbury, United Kingdom