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This site is an introduction to Mary Rhodes and her work as a skilled and professional conference and events host. Enjoy your visit.


As a highly experienced conference and events host, Mary’s warm personality and professional manner make her a popular choice. She always works closely with the client before an event to ensure the right tone and objectives are reached.

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A journalist with the BBC for more than 25 years, working across news and sport, Mary has presented programmes for BBC1, BBC News Channel, BBC World, Radio 4 and BBC 5 Live.  She fronts the award winning daily news programme, BBC Midlands Today.  She has anchored complex debates on the general election, devolution and the EU referendum.


“I first approached Mary in 2014 when researching the right person to professionally host our client’s Annual Conference and what a good call that was as I am delighted to say I have worked with Mary on several occasions since and developed a great working relationship. Mary is an absolute joy to work with enabling us to feel confident that the conference programme will flow as planned and interview and Q&A sessions will be hugely effective in her skilled journalistic hands.”
Rose Padmore, PCO [Professional Conference Organiser], Opening Doors & Venues

“Mary has been a valued partner to Garnett Keeler since 2006, getting involved in multiple areas of our business, from hosting conferences and industry awards events, to presenting corporate videos. She has undertaken projects for us across the UK and mainland Europe, and always delivers 110%. As a result, our clients love working with Mary as much as we do.”
Mike Keeler, Garnett Keeler PR

“It has been my privilege to work with Mary on two occasions and in both cases, I was immediately struck by the immense professionalism which she brought to the role of conference host. Her off-site preparation was thorough and her work with conference organisers showed attentive listening, an ability to grasp details quickly and a sensitivity to potentially awkward situations. She makes people feel at ease and manages to bring out the best in all whom she works with. Mary is the consummate professional and when she is hosting, we all feel a lot more relaxed.”
Andrew Warren, Chair, Teaching Schools Council

“Mary has made a reliably exceptional host on the numerous occasions she has hosted our large business conferences and we have only ever received positive feedback. Mary's fantastic knowledge of the political and business environment enables her to really master and engage with the proceedings of the event, to the great benefit of its audience.”
Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership

"The RHA is confident in knowing that whatever the particular event theme may be, Mary will always prepare herself on the topic and deliver a clear, concise and engaging performance. Whether taking the stage in a solo capacity or sharing the limelight with others, she makes the experience for everyone concerned enjoyable. Mary has the enviable ability of always putting others at ease. Mary Rhodes is the consummate professional."
Kate Gibbs, Head of Media Relations RHA

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