Neil Hudson-Basing has worked in the events industry for almost 20 years across a broad range of sectors including charity, voluntary, political, education & media. He's currently the Senior Events and Community Manager at PinkNews where he oversees the PinkNews Business Community amongst a variety of other events including the PinkNews Awards. He's also a freelance emcee, events consultant, public speaker & trainer.
A dynamic Event & Project Manager and Emcee, Neil prides himself on being just that - himself. Energetic and down to earth with a warm confidence and authenticity that lets attendees know that they're in extremely capable hands! A talented communicator with a passion for bringing audiences together and always with inclusion & equality at the forefront. He is a big believer in the power of storytelling in creating engaging content and valuable, shared experiences for audiences and speakers.
Socially aware & compassionate, Neil isn’t afraid to address today’s important issues, through organising and hosting events, including hard-hitting & sensitive topics such as violence against women & girls, racism, LGTBQ+ equality & menopause. He is committed to active allyship and using his skills as a way to influence and support positive change. Professionally & personally, he embraces debate and discomfort in a calm, objective manner when it comes to challenging areas; and believes that creating safe spaces to do so is often the way to change hearts & minds. He's an active, proud part of the LGBTQ+ community and strives to show up for all who fall under the big, colourful ummbrella.