Sammi Gabb

Production Manager


As Production Manager I see myself as an invisible Ninja, hitting curve balls while juggling at the same time to ensure that every event runs like clockwork.

No two events are ever the same at Walk the Plank so there’s always an unexpected challenge somewhere along the way no matter how much planning you tuck under your belt.

From university placement and globetrotter to Production Manager

My first introduction to Walk the Plank was in 2005 on a one year university placement as part of my Event Management degree. I continued to work for Walk the Plank throughout my degree course and after graduated in 2008 (with a first class honours), I returned for another year before heading off round the world on my travels.

On my return I worked for other festivals and events to broaden my experience and returned to the Walk the Plank family in 2011 just ahead of fantastically hectic Olympic year in 2012.

My specialism

As a Production Manager you tend not to have a speciality. Although I suppose my specialism is flexibility. You need to have a leatherman approach to everything.

That said, I’ve loved working on the Hull Freedom Festival, seeing it develop and grow over 3 years under our tenure into a very confident and imaginative festival for everyone. It’s had an amazing impact on the people of Hull, and me.

What attracted me to Walk the Plank?

Passion, People, Projects. The passion behind everything it does, the people who make it happen and the projects they work on. There is no other company quite like it.

What do I get up to outside work?

Travel near and far. I love exploring the world and other cultures. I also like exploring the UK festival scene in my beloved Mr Blue Sky VW Van.

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