Specialist aerospace & defence conferences & exhibitions

In 2003 Tangent Link set out to transform the way events and conferences were delivered putting our client at the centre of what we deliver and putting their needs first.

The company has spent years understanding the countries and regions we operate in.

Our operating promise is simple: To use our knowledge to help our clients understand their markets of interest quickly and cost effectively and provide a platform for each client to secure meaningful revenue generating opportunities.

OUR CORE VALUES

EXCELLENCE

Delivering quality and unparalleled levels of service

COMMITMENT

Working with urgency, passion and determination

HONESTY

Being open and transparent maintaining the highest levels of integrity

OWNERSHIP

Taking ownership and being held accountable for service delivery

Phil Guy

Managing Director

Phil founded the company in 2003 and has grown Tangent into a formidable global events and market development company in the aerospace and defence industry.

Diane Carty

Finance & HR Manager

Having joined Tangent Link in 2013, Diane is responsible for the financial and HR management of the company.

Sophie Spence

Head of Defence Portfolio

Sophie has been with the company nearly five years and heads up the defence portfolio of events - most notably the renowned electronic warfare series.

Lauran Allen

Head of Aerospace Portfolio

Tangent Link's aerospace portfolio is Lauran's responsibility and she is successfully developing the aerial firefighting series to be an essential inclusion in the worldwide event calendar.

Olga Andreyeva

Marketing Manager

With many years event marketing experience, Olga diligently manages the marketing of the company and the global event portfolio for Tangent Link.

Julia Guy

Head of International Relations

Julia is responsible for making sure that delegations of the highest quality attend Tangent Link events.

Carl Piercy

Carl Piercy

Business Development Manager

Since 2013 Carl has developed and driven the defence portfolio sales.

Ben Drew

Head of Programmes

Programmes is Ben's area of expertise and he is always striving to make them innovative and topical with interesting and knowledgeable speakers.

Lucie Konecna

Operations Executive

Lucie is hard working and well organised – the perfect combination of skills required to be an Operations Executive.

Kate Niven

Operations Executive

Our longest serving team member, Kate provides the operational support required so that the events run smoothly.

Natalie Webb

HR Executive

Natalie motivates the team and takes care of employee wellbeing.

Northrop Grumman benefited greatly from Tangent Link’s professional approach to the conference, and attention to the all-important details of how we were able to engage with the customer at the conference. Well done. Let’s do this again…

JERRY SPRUILL, NORTHROP GRUMMAN

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