Julie been working in the late-night entertainment business for over 40 years – right from her first day as a student at University of Sheffield. She began in the business as a DJ and live promoter in student entertainments and began making a living as a DJ after University. She was at the Leadmill, Sheffield starting as a DJ, then live music promoter, and finally as CEO. She spent 4 years at the University of Lincoln – launching and leading its new live music venue and Students Union – the Engine Shed and later at its performing arts venue – LPAC.
Julie joined DHP Family in 2010 as Operations Manager and is now Head of Risk Management for the company. The company operates 7 venues which are well known live music and nightclubs in Nottingham, London and Bristol and is an established festival operator. Julie works with many local and national industry bodies and groups, working on initiatives to improve the sector for companies and customers. She is Director of the NTIA, a Nottingham Pubwatch Committee Member, a member of the London Safer Sounds Steering Group and plays an active role within various UKHospitality and NTIA groups. Julie is a key contact within DHP for the Music Venue’s Trust.