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AEO People's Award

Kate Vandenburg

Kate Vandenburg

Marketing & Communications Director, BDC London

Kate Vandenburg is the Marketing and Communications Director at the Business Design Centre (BDC). Kate has been working at the BDC for 15 years through various departments including events and venue sales, and was appointed to the BDC Board in 2018. Kate also chairs the AEV’s Marketing and Communications Working Group, and throughout the pandemic co-chaired the EIA’s cross-association Project Confidence Group.

As well as her work within the industry Kate is also a Trustee of the Business Design Centre’s charitable arm, the Morris Charitable Trust and has recently taken on an additional role as Board Member of local charity, Islington Giving. Kate’s work at the BDC sees her heavily involved with the Company’s philanthropic and environmental activities.


  • I think for us to actually champion the amazing people that work in this industry is to be hugely applauded and to be able to recognise the incredible talent that lives and breathes in our world is very important
    Lisa Tyson
    Deputy Managing Director, Aztec Event Services
  • It’s a great honour and an achievement to be nominated, shortlisted and even better to win one.
    Emma Barrett
    Managing Director, Broadway Events
  • I'm a CEO within the industry and it's my responsibility to support associations and talk to some of the new up and coming talent
    Mary Cole
    Owner & CEO, Skyline Whitespace
  • It feels absolutely amazing to be recognised for the work I’ve put in
    Melina Mavoungou
    Winner of Best Newcomer 2023


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