and all kinds of celebrations.
RAW Events is run by Amanda White and Rachel Ward. The pair have been friends for more than 20 years and the idea to set up an events business came about after Amanda helped Rachel plan her wedding.
“After meeting with a number of wedding planners and suppliers at numerous wedding fairs we felt we could offer a more professional and personalised service”
After finishing her education Amanda joined the family business in hospitality which gave her extensive experience in catering, hotel and office management, these have helped to develop her professional and creative skills that are key to the success of an event and wedding planner. She then took time out to have a family (3 kids, 3 dogs, 2 cats, chickens, ducks, goats, 2 chinchillas, a horse and a husband!).
In the last couple of years she entered into event planning by organising events for friends and family. She then returned to studies to gain a qualification in Event Management and Wedding Planning. Now the proud partner of RAW Events Amanda thrives in every aspect of organising events.
She also makes a mean Espresso Martini!!!
Likes – holidays, animals and cocktails
Dislikes – lateness, the word ‘no’ and animal cruelty
A country girl at heart who loves the bright lights of the big smoke. Rachel has worked in London for the last 14 years, during this time she has worked for two highly regarded recruitment agencies, recruiting staff across a wide range of industries. Rachel prides herself in relationship building and planning skills, she believes that this, alongside her inquisitive nature, listening skills and attention to detail gives her a unique approach to working with clients. Having recently got in the world of events she’s found she has a natural flair for it and can’t quite believe that it’s taken her this long to find something that she loves doing so much!
Likes – Ibiza, roller skating and music
Dislikes – absent manners, Red Bull and traffic jams
“I have used Amanda many times for various events and have found her to be very professional and easy to work with.”
Tally Ho Public house, Kent
“A huge thank you for making it a birthday party to remember! Enjoyed every minute of it…”
“What a wedding! Thank you so much for all your help, so many people said it was one of the best weddings they have been to.”
How We Work
The personal nature of our service means what we do is specifically tailored to your needs. We aim to combine friendliness and creativity with absolute professionalism and attention to detail. We’ve got a contacts book full of the very best local and national suppliers, meaning everything we arrange comes with quality guaranteed.
Amandas phone No. 07918 180 046
Rachels phone No. 07793 316 729