Paul Elam

Event Coordinator

  • LocationNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom



  • Creative Event
  • Festival
  • Live Event
  • Music Event
  • Budget Management
  • Coordination
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Tessitura
  • Music Promotions
  • Artist Liaison
  • Artifax Event

Work history


Event Coordinator

Sage Gateshead

Mar 2013
  • - I work as a key member of the programming team to deliver over 350 events annually, including the development of special projects. I work effectively with other teams to ensure that all elements of the events are delivered to a high quality, and that audiences and artists receive the highest standard possible. - I lead on the coordination and production of all elements of a busy schedule of concerts and festivals. - I work closely with marketing colleagues to maximise event exposure and audience development. - I ensure that all events are delivered within budget, and have been commended for my reliability in reducing costs and maximising income. I am also experienced at dealing with FEU tax. - I am registered Tier 5 sponsor and regularly organise Certificates of Sponsorship for non-EU artists. - I take a lead on the coordination of complex large events and festivals, regularly coordinating production for multiple stage festivals. I also manage teams of events staff over the running of large events and festivals.


Booking Agent

Sleepsound Agency

Jan 2009 - Feb 2016
  • - I have booked UK and European tours for a variety of acts (such as Loscil, Machinefabriek, Epic45, Jasper TX) since 2009, including a number of high level festival appearances (e.g. Le Guess Who?, TodaysArt, Festiwal Ambientalny).



Managing Change

University of Leeds

Jan 2009 - Jun 2009
  • (MSc module)



University of Leeds

Aug 2000 - Jul 2003
  • BA


Geography (a), Physics (a), Mathematics W. Mechanics (a), General Studies (a

Malbank Sixth Form, Nantwich

Aug 1998 - Jul 2000
  • A-Levels