About

Sophie Bowden

Sophie has been running events since the tender age of 14 when she first ran a Children in Need fundraiser at her school. Since then she has been managing events in the arts, corporate, finance and food sectors from helping to deliver productions in the theatre; arranging high security meetings with politicians and trade unionists to putting on street food markets and pop up events in empty spaces and derelict buildings.

 

Her experience is wide and vast and spans over 18 years in the event industry. Her expertise lies in having a mixture of organisation and interpersonal skills, creativity and vision; being able to turn forgotten spaces into memorable and unique events.

 

She is most well known as an event operator, having founded and delivered many street food markets and events including Finzels Reach Market, which she runs on a weekly basis in the heart of Bristol city.

 

What we can do for you

Whether you’re looking for assistance with hosting a private dinner with friends or family, a corporate event, summer party or wedding; we can help.


We’re able to offer a bespoke event service from organising, designing and commissioning local suppliers to logistically managing an event on the day.

 

Local supply chain

Working with a local supply chain of independent and small businesses from caterers and musicians to production crew and brewers; we’re able to deliver events that help the planet and support the local community.

 

Food and drink specialists

Our thirst and knowledge of the food and drink industry in Bristol and the South West is ever-growing. Having successfully run our own food business and organised street food events for over 10 years; we’re able to recommend some of Bristol’s most vibrant and talented street food traders and caterers matched to specific requirements and tastes.

 

Just some of the events we’ve organised:


  • Food festivals, street food markets and pop-ups
  • Food producer and craft markets
  • Outdoor summer parties
  • Events in derelict buildings
  • Receptions with bar, catering and live music
  • Drinks and presentations
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Food and drink pairing evenings
  • Photo shoots


Previous clients include: Cubex, Simmons and Simmons, Willmott Dixon, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion, Brunel’s ss Great Britain, OVO Energy, Savills and LandAid.

 

For further details, please contact us at info@sophiebevents.co.uk