It’ll be alright on the night!

19 October 2016

The People behind London New Year's Eve Fireworks

I fell into event organising about 15 years ago, after working as a linguist, actor/puppeteer and panto director (oh yes I did!) I started off doing more corporate events and PR stuff, then festival freelancing. What I really craved though was the big public gigs - and you can’t get more ooh ahh iconic than London New Year’s Eve Fireworks…

NYE is a massive project. In my role I coordinate all aspects of the project from the Mayor of London’s perspective as event organiser. I oversee the work of in-house teams (marketing, design, web, public liaison, Team London volunteers and so on). I also manage the budget and wider event communications. I work closely with industry specialists – from Tim at our production company Jack Morton to Kevin at See Tickets our official ticketing agency. Then there are my counterparts in all the agencies, authorities and organisations in our large stakeholder working groups. In fact so many people come to the planning meetings at City Hall that they’re practically hanging out the door. That’s the tip of the proverbial iceberg compared to how many people are on the ground working on the event on the night…

Then there’s the fact that as soon as the fireworks are over and we’re closing down one year’s project, we’re onto the next. It really is a 365 days a year job. But it’s worth it.

If you want to come to London’s most spectacular NYE event, you’ll need a ticket. Find more information from

If you’ve got any questions, I’ve done my best to answer them all in our FAQs

But if you plan to propose to your sweetheart on the night – sorry no, I can’t write it in the sky in fireworks, so please don’t ask (you’d be surprised how many do each year!)

See you there?

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