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Founder & Managing Director

Hi, I'm Sarah

I set up Octopus Events in 2016 when I moved back to South Oxfordshire with my family after living and working in London, North America and the Caribbean organising worldwide events.

My team and I work with trusted suppliers to deliver luxury events and stylish celebrations for discerning clients across Oxfordshire, Berkshire, the Cotswolds and beyond.


Did you know an Octopus has...

9 brains
3 hearts
and blue blood!
They're born event organisers!
Sarah Hopgood

Events are in my DNA

There’s nothing I love more than the excitement of bringing people together to share a spectacular experience.  Before setting up Octopus Events, I worked in-house and agency side for organisations including Ogilvy, Marcus Evans and Reed & Mackay.

With anything from 10 – 2,000 guests, I’ve created and delivered conferences, sales incentives, company strategy sessions, team building events, world forums, award ceremonies, private dinners, luxury experiences and milestone birthdays and charity galas. Previous guests have included VIPS, royalty, celebrities and dignitaries, including HRH Princess Anne, Former US President George Bush and Former US Vice President Al Gore.

I’ve organised international luxury private and corporate events across the following sectors: 

Private Equity
Science and Tech

I live with my family in beautiful South Oxfordshire and love travel (luxury hotels are a personal as well as professional passion!), long walks and good food and wine with friends. I have a particular fondness for those extra special details that elevate an experience from great to unforgettable – from personalised stationery in your hotel room to an unexpected glass of chilled champagne on arrival at a hotel or a thoughtful and sustainable goody bag.

I bring my love for the finer details to every event I organise.

I can’t wait to talk to you about your event.

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