Verity Blanchard takes the lead on the 2018 Year of Young People Signature Programme working across the Events Directorate of Visit Scotland to deliver a range of high profile events for the themed year.
Verity has 15 years’ experience in operational event management and has obtained considerable knowledge and industry experience producing a range of high profile events, primarily in Scotland. Verity joined the team after over 13 years at Unique Events in several roles progressing through from assisting the Technical Director to becoming Head of Operations. She has provided expertise across a wide portfolio of events both to public sector and corporate clients working strategically with key stakeholders and partners in the planning and delivery of many large-scale, site-specific events. Her time at Unique Events was heavily involved in the operational delivery of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay including developing health and safety and contingency plans with the safety advisory group (EPOG). Verity has also worked closely with Police Scotland’s Counter Terrorism division during the delivery of civic events, gaining certificates in Project Griffin: National Security Initiative and ARGUS: Counter Terrorism, Major Events.