About Us

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Organising events that enable connection

Welcome to Autumn Live, where we believe successful events are created in the planning and preparation. (In nature Autumn is the season of preparing the soil and planning what’s being grown next.) We create meaningful connection through meticulously curated events. We create opportunities for events that allow us to learn, decide, bond, and do. At Autumn every event becomes a purposeful celebration of shared experiences, fostering the connections that make them extraordinary. 

Jan Carlyle

Founder and MD

Choosing Autumn Live

We understand that choosing an event agency to partner with is an important decision, so here’s some great reasons to consider us:


Experienced Team

We’ve run hundreds of events in just about every format.  From hosting Hollywood A-listers to supporting 80 speakers across a 3- day online conference.  We know how to deliver events that hit the mark.



We don’t hide behind account manager structures, we will support you each step of the way, from the development and planning phases, to the delivery and post-event follow up stages.


Competitive Pricing

Our costs are based on realistic rates and time allocations.  If your requirements change, we’ll re-spec, so you’re in control of your budget at every stage. And there’s no hidden costs.


Tried and tested processes

From speaker briefings and tech tests to minute-perfect production schedules, our processes ensure everyone involved in your event knows exactly what they’re doing and no details get missed.


Reliable systems

Our tech crew, onsite equipment and preferred online platforms are chosen because they are rock-solid reliable.  No out of date kit here, we insist on systems built on proven, robust infrastructure.


Fantastic track record

We’re proud of our track record and have a long list of happy clients – please take a look at our Work page and see what our clients say about us.  In fact, most of our work comes through word of mouth.

Meet Our Team

We’re a hardworking bunch of event professionals, poised to work some Autumn magic on your event needs.  We’ve delivered hundreds of events and love nothing more than a very happy client!

Jan Carlyle

Founder and Managing Director

Jan is an Event Master who delivers outstanding events and exceeds clients expectations every time. Having organised hundreds of events, hosting tens of thousands of people for household brand clients over the last 23 years, Jan is completely at home whether she is hosting VIP speakers, managing online booking systems or opening gates to a muddy festival field for contractors at 6am. When she is not organising Jan loves to bake, travel and explore (which all invariably involve more organising!)

Simon Howes

Technical Director

Simon leads on all things technical for each of our projects and also brings specialist skills in marketing and health.  Having delivered hundreds of events, Simon has led teams operating sound, video and lighting equipment in venues across the country. Simon loves to create win-win scenarios to meet objectives and to apply creative thinking to maximise results.  When he’s not solving problems or coming up with ideas, you can find him on a mountain bike on the South Downs or trying not to eat any cakes that may happen to be nearby.

Marie Kaffour

Event Producer

Marie is a superstar of project, speaker and delegate management, as well as a skilled online event professional – is there anything she can’t do?  Marie has worked with the latest production tools to deliver over 100 virtual conferences, summits and workshops and she brings a calmness on event day, everything is planned and delivered perfectly.  Away from events Marie enjoys fashion, styling and singing, even gracing international stages performing her own material.

Phil Griffiths

Technical Manager

Phil loves nothing more than a creative problem to solve. From video walls to complex live streams, he’ll use technology to enhance the audience experience across live, immersive and recorded media.  Constantly exploring the affordances of technology, Phil cares passionately about educating others and enhancing his own learning to be able to support a wide range of creative projects.

Mikey Oldfield

Technical Manager

Mikey loves turning ideas into reality (usually through film) and is a visual storyteller. Often found attached to a film camera, Mikey has worked on live-streaming events for several years, and he loves working with companies and non-profits, helping them to adapt to new, visual ways of engaging with their teams and audiences.

Grace Barber

Project Co-ordinator

Grace is a calm pair of hands, ensuring all administration, meetings and team diaries are managed, alongside her meticulous production of reports, A former medical secretary, qualified nurse and PRINCE2 practitioner, Grace ensures the team runs smoothly and we never skip a beat.  On event delivery days, Grace is often staffing our live helpdesk and sorting all things tech – what a hero!

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