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Megan Urwin of Successful Events wins Events R Talented 2019

Megan Urwin of Successful Events has been named the winner of this year’s Events R Talented contest.

The 24 year-old, who works as an event co-ordinator at the Leeds-based agency, wowed the audience at this year’s EVCOM London Film and Live Industry Awards 2019 with her rendition of Pixie Lott’s ‘Mama Do’.

The judging panel, made up of comedian Naomi Cooper, impressionist Darren Altman and music entrepreneur Dominic Lyon loved all four finalists but commented that Megan’s note perfect performance was enhanced by a genuine and impressive presence on stage.

Urwin said: “I am absolutely delighted to have won this competition and thank everyone who have helped me get to this stage. Not only is great to have won, but also to be part of the great charity initiative that is Events R Talented and I look forward to working with them over the coming year.”

Urwin will now have the honour of performing at next year’s M&IT Awards and has also been invited onto a Sandals Resort Family Trip to the Caribbean.

Ken Findlay of Events R Talented added: “Massive congratulations to Megan from all four of us at ERT, she did a great performance and is a deserved winner. We too, look forward to working with her in the next year or so.”

In addition to the winner being announced, the Events R Talented team also raised funds for its 2019 charity Buses 4 Homeless. On the night the team raised £1,665, bringing the total so far this year to more than £7,000.

Findlay added: “We are very grateful to everyone who has supported us over the past year or so and a big thank you to Leigh Jagger, Liz Harper and the EVCOM team for hosting our finals tonight and to the EVCOM guest audience who not only dug deep on the night, they also helped us smash last year’s total of £6,000 and we’ve not even finished our fundraising yet. We couldn’t do this without all the support of friends and colleagues in our fabulous events industry.”

Jason Wilcock, chair of industry charity Meeting Needs, added: “What another great night of fund-raising from the ERT team, thank you to them, thank you to EVCOM and congratulations to Megan.”