Topsail Events is based in Brighton, Sussex and Central London at St Katharine’s Dock. Formed in 1987, Topsail has grown organically, and now has eight full-time employees.
Started in 1987, the company has been engaged in historic ship and barge charter for: Corporate Hospitality, Business Incentive Travel, Incoming and Domestic Group Tourism, Staff motivation and Family Days, Sales Promotion, Press Launches, Photo Shoots and Film Work, Private Charter and Public Scheduled Sailings.
Consisting of highly motivated and experienced individuals, don’t be fooled by the photos – we really do mean business!
Mark Tower – Managing Director
Mark has worked in marine events since 1987 and has based Topsail’s operations around the Pool of London on the Thames, he is a professional skipper with a background in marketing. Mark has innovated many marine event concepts and has extensive experience of Tall Ship and other major coastal events around Europe and he is also Maritime Director of the International Festival of the Sea. His guiding passions are ships and boats, motorbikes, festivals, music and wine… and lots of other good things…
Sarah Lawrence – Senior Sales & Operations Coordinator
With a Degree in Travel Management and having travelled the world, Sarah is very knowledgeable on the sales side, accomplished in operations, efficient in finance, she is in fact the Mary Poppins of the team, She regularly enjoys sailing with her partner and is practically perfect in every way – and no you can’t employ her – she’s ours.
Jessica Rodway – Sales Coordinator
Jessica has been fortunate enough to have work experience from high profile and established PR and event companies. As a Sales Coordinator, Jessica loves working on bespoke quotations for her clients to help make it an event they’ll never forget…
Jess Stocker – Finance Manager
Jess is the newest recruit of the Team and has been working in the Accountancy World for most of her working life. AAT and ILEX qualified, she is responsible for keeping the day-to-day finances in good shape – supporting the whole team to ensure your event runs like clockwork behind the scenes!
Tom Cook – Barge Manager & Maintenance Coordinator
Tom is a true sea dog and the Will’s all encompassing crew and maintenance hand, working on everything from cleaning and painting to sail making and rigging. With an incredible knowledge of the barges and the Thames basin Tom’s your man for any maritime questions whilst onboard the Will.