Chris has a wealth of international sales and marketing experience garnered from time spent living in North America, as well as years of training and practise as a salesman in a mixture of businesses, ranging from giant corporations such as BoschTM to gaming company Board Walk Gaming.
Predominantly handling all enquiries from corporate clients and businesses, Chris knows exactly what will bring that extra excitement to your event. His ability to create a clear vision for the day, with a grasp on every aspect of the delivery, working closely with you and your other suppliers, he will ensure you’re event goes by without a hitch.
As esteemed leader and Managing Director, Adam Birkett is the vision and drive behind UTC Events and is responsible for creating and performing in the hugely popular and successful Under the Covers Function Band and Afternoon Delight Barbershop Quartet, which has bought him and the company worldwide acclaim.
Growing the business from scratch back in 2007, he has been solely responsible for the overall strategy of the company. The quality of the entertainment he produces resonates through the hugely impressive roster of acts – both in-house and external – currently performing on UTC Events’ books. An ever-expanding performance schedule and a thriving business (not to mention being a consummate family man) keeps Adam’s diary full. However, one only needs to attend a function where a UTC Events act are performing to catch a glimpse of his vision in action.
Sam is head of audio and visual at UTC Events, managing the day to day running and upkeep of all their high-end equipment, as well as dealing with event logistics and delivery. He is no stranger to the events industry, having spent many years as an engineer and event manager, organising and implementing operational strategies to provide clients with the finest audio solutions. Prior to arriving at UTC Events, Sam spent four years studying for a degree in studio and live music production at the School of Sound Recording in Manchester, knowledge he now brings to his role, along with a boundless energy, keen ear, and pleasure in the finer details of delivery both on and off site.
Joey is an alumnus of The Royal Northern College of Music, has been employed as a singer by Under the Covers Function Band since 2012 and has spent many years as a freelance performer – this guy knows his onions! As such, Joey is in the perfect position to help you find the ideal accompaniment to your wedding or party.
His deep understanding of weddings and private events comes from his years performing at countless events across the world as part of a professional career spanning well over a decade, as well as time spent working in his mother’s family catering business. With stints as a touring caterer for bands too, he knows the pressure of the kitchen and events all too well, having served vol-au-vents to James Taylor, salmon en croute to Robbie Williams and black forest gateau to Marilyn Manson… clearly Joey was catering in the 80s!
Naomi joined UTC Events in 2015 and is the firm’s administrator and office manager. As with most of the UTC team, she comes from a background of live performance, and spent many of her formative years on stage, culminating in a Performing Arts degree from Northumbria University and various professional acting engagements. Naomi’s primary role is to provide clerical and administrative support to the Sales, Accounts and Operational staff and brings a very organised, neat and ordered approach to her work; a perfect foil to the creative craziness produced by the rest of the team.