Testimonials (New Format)


The Ashmolean Events team have been privileged to collaborate with Archer Yates on delivering many complex and high quality events.

It is always a joy to partner with event professionals that believe in the value of building lasting relationships with venues.

Archer Yates’ talented team are passionate and dedicated about organising creative and memorable events that reflect their client’s values and resonate with their guests. From working with them we know they are always looking to deliver an exceptional experience for attendees and to exceed their client expectations!.

Asia Yaqub-Khokhar
Deputy Events Sales & Communications Manager
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
University of Oxford

“Through my spell chairing OFC 2020 I was blessed with the support of Archer Yates. This event has a large and complex workload with many complex intricacies and I was very grateful for the hard work, forbearance, experience, kindness and good humour that they demonstrated throughout. I really enjoyed working with Archer Yates and wish them every success in the future.”

Matt Naylor

Chairman – Oxford Farming Conference 2020

We engaged Archer Yates to review our events process at the Royal Society of Medicine and to work with us to identify opportunities for improvement. Their consultancy was professional, knowledgeable and well structured. They worked with us to get an honest and insightful understanding of what we do and how this benchmarks with others. They then recommended straight forward and focussed solutions that are both practical and deliverable.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them as event consultants for anyone looking to understand how they can drive their organisation to make things much better and not just different.

Nigel Collett – Operations Director, The Royal Society of Medicine 

“For us this was a hugely successful conference. Based in Sweden, it was enormously important to have a conference organiser who we could easily work with at a distance, giving us the comfort of knowing everything would be perfectly looked after. Every aspect from archer yates Associates was excellently managed. They are very responsive and highly professional and we would not hesitate in recommending them.”

Arne Egesten – Lund University, Conference Organising Committee 2018 in conjunction with the Journal of Internal Medicine

“The Archer-Yates team interpreted our brief very well. Their communication with us was excellent. It was altogether a pleasure to have them working with us.

Archer-Yates were also watchful on our behalf in dealing with the venue management and their quotations and invoices.The event ran smoothly and any issues that arose were dealt with immediately.

I would highly recommend this company to anyone intending to mount a conference.”

David Whiting – Managing Director, Whiting and Birch and Conference Organiser 2018

For the past four years we have worked closely with Archer Yates Associates planning, developing and delivering ICEC27. It has been a pleasure, fun even – they took care of the detail and all the stress and allowed me to focus on the rest of the conference.

John Vandore, ICEC27 UK Committee Member

“Archer Yates provided a first class service, with a readily available dedicated contact (Helen) for this event who not only oiled the conference wheels but assembled them in the first place!”

David Evans, ICMC2018 Conference Chair

“We had a wonderfully successful conference with fabulous feedback.  Our delegates said they were well looked after; attention was paid to the smallest detail in a timely way and with good humour.  AYA’s experience shone through in the advice they gave me so that I relaxed and content to leave it to the pros.  Very good VFM.”

Rupert McShane, Chair – Conference Organising Committee 2018

Our national professional Spinal Societies meetings, with attendances of up to 700, have been organised in conjunction with Archer Yates Associates for the past four years.

Over this period their delivery has been outstanding; allowing the organisers and local hosts to focus appropriately on content and participating fully in the meeting itself.

Alistair Stirling, Chair – UK Spine Societies Board (UKSSB) 2015-2018

“Archer Yates Associates helped us with our first ever conference. They were definitely the reason it was such a success. They made us feel like a team throughout the whole process. I recommend them to anyone running a conference in Oxford.”

Eleanor Blyth, Vice-Chair iLEAPS 2017 Steering Committee, Land Surface Modeller, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

A harmonious working team wholly interested in their clients. A first class team, very professional and determined to improve all the time and very keen to explore and implement new developments. Easy to work with highly recommended

Stuart Matthews, President

“Professional, friendly, efficient, receptive and knowledgeable. Great team to work with.”

AD Patel, Immediate Past President

“AYA have created a constructive and friendly collaboration with us: AYA and ourselves are focused on the win–win of working together to achieve the best experience for our keynote presenters, session presenters, and especially our attenders. It is a pleasure to work with AYA to put on the ACCU conference.”

Russel Winder – Conference Chair 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

“Archer Yates are a vital part in helping to make the ACCU conference the success it is. It is always a pleasure to work closely with Archer Yates and I have no hesitation in unreservedly recommending them.”

Jon Jagger – Conference Chair 2013, 2014, 2015

“AYA have worked closely with us since 2003 on our annual conference, and very quickly became an indispensable part of the team.

In the past years their highly capable organisational skills have been key to the ongoing success and growth of the event, both in terms of numbers (reaching 400 in the previous year), and in extending from four to five days.

The team at AYA can be relied on to handle any problem calmly and resourcefully, and will always go the extra mile to make sure an event runs smoothly and successfully.”

Ewan Milne – Conference Chair 2005, 2006, 2007

Archer-Yates supported Oxford City Council and the OxFutures partnership in delivering two conferences to engage key local and national stakeholders on how we can scale up community-owned energy projects. Both events were a success – in particular our Powering UP! event gathered over 200 delegates from around the UK to Oxford and was later replicated in a similar event focusing on the North of England.

This success was in no small part due to the organisation that Archer Yates brought to the pre-event registration and communications and on the day delegate management. Julie and the team listened to our needs and supported us throughout the delivery of each event.

They were a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend their service.”

Mairi Brookes, Oxford City Council

“Archer Yates were involved in the planning and implementation of our ATBH conference. They were efficient, reliable, professional with good communication. I have no hesitency in recommending their services to other conferences.”

Richard Gray – CAIPE Chair, ATBH (All Together Better Health) Organising Committee

“Archer Yates were a pleasure to work with. They were very responsive and communicated well with us. The whole management of the conference went smoothly because of them and I would happily work with them again.”

Liz Westcott – Oxford Brookes University, ATBH Organising Committee