About us

Totem Hybrid – the Best Virtual & Hybrid Event Platform

Totem Virtual & Hybrid Events was established in March 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and we quickly became a global leader in the burgeoning hybrid events industry.

We provide tailored solutions for a variety sectors, including Sci+Med for the scientific, medical and pharmaceutical industries. We also support conferencing, exhibitions and events companies, professional service sectors including law and finance, multinational businesses and more. Please contact us to find out how we can help you.

When choosing the best hybrid event platform, you need the most experienced events team behind it. Fancy meeting everyone?

Christopher Bo Shields

Co-Founder & Platform Director

Christopher’s career started in theatre – in 2001 he founded his first venture ‘Lock On Productions’, a full service event production agency. In 2007 he joined forces with Read More

Alex Hughes

Co-Founder & Client Director

Alex has a background in digital media, leading creative teams across the industry – ‘90s agency Deepend, ITV Network and MTV Networks Europe. Read More

Samantha Roythorne

Managing Director

Sam has worked in the events sector for over a decade, co-ordinating and managing events in locations around the world including Singapore, Rome, New York, Birmingham. Read More

Ross Ewing

Technical Director

Ross joined Totem in 2018 bringing a broad range of technical skills and knowledge to build software. He has developed to production and maintained multiple Read More

Giulia Grasso

Operations Director

Giulia has been working in the Video Production industry for over 10 years. Thanks to her organisational skills her career evolved into Company Ops Read More

Rob Prevett

Growth Director

Rob brings a wealth of experience to Totem having scaled two successful events businesses over the last 20 years. He draws on that experience to help Read More

Richard Bushill

Creative Director - Platform

Richard’s experience is in graphic design, video and events. He enjoys thinky creative tasks with colleagues and long romantic walks to the fridge without them. Read More

Calum Walker

Creative Director - Success

Experienced creative director, lead designer, editor, videographer, account manager, technical support assistance and much… much… more! Read More

Ines Mendes

Success Director

Ines has a passion for people, problem solving, and animals. That includes the dolphin at Sea World that bit her in 2002. With a background in Journalism and PoliticsRead More

Lily Doherty

Success Manager

Before joining Totem, Lily worked for national charities Mind and Refuge, managing mass participation events. Over the years she has helped Read More

Abby Middleton

Success Manager

Abby loves ‘Making Things Happen’ so after graduating from Brighton University in 2015 (Illustration) spent five years working as an arts producer. Read More

Tom Valentine

Head of People Culture & Talent

Thomas is a dedicated and committed Human Resources professional, with over fourteen years management and leadership experience. Read More

Togs Dalton

Art Director

Togs has had too many years he cares to mention in the Design industry: working on high profile brands though-out his career including Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Royal Mail, Read More

Alvaro Fuentes

Senior Designer

Alvaro is a senior designer who works with 2D and 3D animations for bespoke AV installations and large-format MediaWalls. He also works as an editor and with Read More

Peter Quan

Multimedia Designer

Peter is a multimedia designer with experience in motion graphics, video editing and onsite filming. He has worked on freelance projects creating logos where Read More

Tom Millett

Graphic Designer

Tom has a passion for design and branding and enjoys devising interesting ways to connect brands with consumers. In his spare time, he creates music, Read More

Jasmine Berger

Broadcast Manager

Jasmine has a passion for editing, filming and live streaming and has been that way since college. Working previously with a live news station, where she edited and live Read More

Simona Dimitrova

Video Editor

Simona has a passion for editing and is continuously working on implementing new editing techniques. She also enjoys doing short personal projects where she’s standing behind the camera. Read More

Sam Prudence

Video Editor

After leaving university Sam worked as a producer/director for Fremantle’s digital sports channels before freelancing as an editor, creating content for brands such as Asos, Superdrug & Google. Read More

Kyle Osborn

Senior Front End Developer

Kyle has recently become a permeant fixture in the office, bringing nearly ten years of experience to the team. He works closely with design to bring alive the innovative features Read More

Matt Jones

QA Manager

Matt has recently joined the Totem family having honed his QA skills working in a broad variety of industries and roles from International Retail Logistics, Read More

Nat Berger

QA Intern

Nat has a background in community and corporate events ranging from your typical birthday party bouncy castle to the fabulous Brit awards party. Read More

Ivan Amaya

Web Manager

Ivan studied Visual Arts and has a background in Digital Media and web. He previously worked making digital infographics, designs and web projectsRead More

Uma Satkunam

Financial Controller

Uma is a seasoned finance professional with extensive experience in providing strategic financial support and setting up finance divisions Read More

Caroline O’Brien

Sales Manager

Caroline has worked in sales, business development and live events in various industries including travel, insurance, serviced offices and in account management for the NEC. Read More

Jamie Parsons

Sales Manager

Jamie has had a successful and entertaining career within the sports industry along with analytics and digital marketing, working with some incredibly innovative people along the way.Read More

Ollie Curtin

Video Production Intern

Ollie is our amazing intern doing a placement with us. He earned a scholarship to study Television Production at Bournemouth University and has already done 2 years there. Read More

Join the team

Creativity and curiosity is everything at Totem Virtual & Hybrid Events – vision, imagination and delivering on original thought is fundamental to the way we work. Join our team and help us shape the future of hybrid events.

If you are interested in working for us, fill in the contact form with your details, and upload your CV and cover letter. Please note, the maximum upload size is 2MB.

Alternatively, please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to joinus@totemhybrid.com