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Think!Sponsorship connects the sponsorship industry through a broad offering that includes conferences, training, events and our online sponsorship marketplace. We support organisations in maximising their commercial potential through our data, intelligence & consulting services. We are committed to providing affordable information and ideas to all types of organisations looking to develop best practice.

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Catherine Hawkins

Catherine Hawkins

Founder

Catherine Hawkins is a commercial specialist with over 15 years experience in the sales and sponsorship sector. She started her career in advertising sales, quickly rising to Sales Director at publishing house Cabbell Publishing before moving to online advertising network ad pepper, where she was responsible for driving inventory sales throughout Europe as Business Development Director. After a successful period as Group Sales Manager for Sport Business International, she launched Think!Sponsorship in October 2002. Catherine specialises in working with sponsorship-seekers to identify assets and opportunities within organisations with the goal of converting these into revenue-generating & sustainable commercial programmes. 

Catherine regularly lectures on sponsorship, event management and revenue generation in the UK & Europe and is a accomplished moderator. Catherine trains sponsorship-seekers via the acclaimed Sell!Your Sponsorship Workshop series and mentors young professionals through the businesses partnership with London Metropolitan University & the University of East London.  In 2015 she was appointed as a Non Executive Director of National Parks Partnerships which supports the commercial interests of the 15 National Parks in the UK that collectively make up the National Parks family.

Catherine is (unsurprisingly) a keen walker, a devoted – and long-suffering - Ipswich Town FC fan and also enjoys cooking, films and music. She is married and lives in London.

Email: catherine@thinksponsorship.com

Lynn Dawson

Lynn Dawson

Event Manager

Lynn is the logistics expert at Think!Sponsorship and she is responsible for the smooth-running of the Think!Sponsorship Conference. She liaises with the venues and manages the staff, providers and partners in order to create the best delegate experience possible.

Lynn is a seasoned sales person having spent nearly 20 years in advertising sales prior to her move into event management. She was Advertising Sales Manager at Sport Business prior to her move out of media sales.

A fanatical hockey and golf fan Lynn sports a tan nearly all year round courtesy of her love of the outdoor lifestyle. 

Email: lynn@thinksponsorship.com

Angie Larkin

Event co-ordinator

Angie is an experienced PA, expert in the organisation and delivery of events in the business industry.

She is the event co-ordinator at Think!Sponsorship Conference and responsible for the overall running of the registration process and the delegate experience. Given her reliability and professionalism, Angie is also in charge of the speakers experience providing them with the necessary information on the day for their presentation and networking opportunities.

Email: angie@thinksponsorship.com

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The Find!Sponsorship online directory is a marketplace of partnership opportunities. The service is used by sponsors and sponsorship agencies to identify well-fitting audiences and opportunities