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About us

Octopus Events capitalises on Sarah Hopgood’s 20 years of experience in high-level event management roles.

Having lived and worked in London and Barbados, organising international corporate events for blue chip companies in sectors including Professional services, Private Equity, Insurance, Recruitment and Legal, Sarah settled in Oxfordshire, putting her talents, experience and enthusiasm to use for more local corporate and private clients. With both agency and in house experience, past events organised include Awards, Parties, Teambuilding, All staff conferences, Sales incentives, Senior Leadership Strategy Sessions, Away Days and Celebrations for both corporate and private clients with guests including VIPs, Royalty and Dignitaries.

Today, Octopus Events works with a team of trusted suppliers to deliver luxury events and stylish parties for discerning clients and organisations.

Sarah’s passion for what she does is evident in her work. Her artistic flair and imagination knows no bounds and clients love her inspirational themes and ideas. Her meticulous attention to detail ensures each event runs seamlessly and smoothly. Her professionalism and commercial astuteness guarantees each event exceeds expectations, but never the budget. Coupled with her experience, love of a challenge and ability to thrive on very little sleep, Sarah makes it all appear effortless!

Her enthusiasm for what she does, combined with her interest in social enterprise and corporate social responsibility, sees Octopus Events devote time each year to the organisation of fundraising events for local charities and community groups. These have recently included a summer opera, a trustees’ garden party, as well as an annual community village fete for 5000 visitors.

Where possible and applicable, Octopus Events’ preference is to use local suppliers.

A word from Sarah

“Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Here at Octopus Events we absolutely love what we do, but it all starts with your vision for what you hope to achieve. Our job is to take that vision and show you quite how far your aspirations and budget can go.

Then all we need to do is deliver it. And that’s where we really come into our own. Integrity, organisation and communication are essential to the successful production of every event that we are responsible for. By the end of the process, you will be revelling in post event euphoria and the fantastic feedback from your guests.”

Get in touch

If you’d like to talk to us about an event, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch