#MIVReveals - Collection 26

For this week's #MIVReveals we speak with Joe Blackman, founder and CEO of creative events agency, Collection 26.

Collection 26 specialise in producing large scale outdoor public and corporate festivals and is now one of the UK’s largest bespoke events consultancy companies.  Vogue magazine described Joe as “Planning some of the most spectacular events we have ever seen!”

Joe originally trained in Stage and Production Management, prior to doing his NEBOSH Diploma, becoming a qualified health and safety officer. He was one of the youngest magistrates appointed in the UK and sat in Westminster Magistrates Court in London for 7 years. His experience includes presiding over licensing cases, environmental health cases and also dealing with a wide range of criminal matters. He has an MBA and currently is completing a LLM in International Commercial Law.

Joe’s recent awards include being listed as one of the "Top 20 Rising Star Entrepreneurs" in the country, praised as "One to Watch" by Business Insider Magazine and winning "Highly Commended" at the inaugural IoD UK Director of the Year Awards.

Joe’s events experience includes working on a variety of major outdoor events and festivals including the 15th Asian Games, Doha, Live8 Concert, Tsunami Concert, Party in the Park, Africa Oye, Liverpool Capital of Culture Celebrations, Cardiff Mardi Gras, Brecon Jazz Festival, Abergavenny Food Festival and Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival. His corporate work includes the FA Cup Final, Carling Cup Final, Community Shield and 6 Nations Post-Match Celebrations.


If you want to hear more about Joe Blackman, founder of Collection 26, then remember to tune in to our interview on Thursday 19th March at 12pm, following the hashtag #MIVReveals.

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