Who We Are

Newsquest Events Scotland, powered by LocaliQ is the events division for Newsquest Media in Scotland. Home to The Herald, Glasgow Times and numerous leading media brands. We organise 30 leading industry events per year ranging from Business Breakfasts and Conferences to Award Ceremonies. We also offer our event management services to create bespoke creative solutions tailored to your business needs.

  • Provide a platform for your organisation
  • Promote your brand
  • Offer networking opportunities
  • Align your brand in a unique way to your target market

Meet the Team

We are a small team who deliver BIG results!

Nina Holmes

Head of Events

Having worked in events for over a decade, the best part of the job is that no two events are every truly the same. The breadth of clients and businesses we work with keep us engaged and up to date with a variety of sectors. Our portfolio of events cover Awards, Conferences, Business Breakfasts and also our bespoke event management service. Taking a client’s initial idea and creating a full marketing and event campaign bespoke to them is always an exciting part of the role. Personally, on the weekend you will find me on the family farm, in our 1991 John Deere helping shift hardwood logs or chasing around our two toddlers in very muddy welly boots – a big change from the black-tie dinners during the week!

Stephen Laughlin

Senior Events Manager

I manage a range of multiple different events and absolutely love my job and the challenges that come with it whilst managing client relationships and working with many different businesses. My career in events management has allowed me to plan and manage many different types of events globally. In my spare time I’m usually exploring the north of Scotland and it’s mountains or socialising with friends over a gin.

Sharon Franchetti

Events Manager

I have worked in Events roles for 14 years, spanning UK wide training programmes, medical conferences, weddings and corporate events. These varied and challenging roles have given me experience and insight in a broad range of markets which I bring to our diverse Newsquest events calendar. Working in 5* hotels and for high profile clients I also know the importance and joy of looking after clients to the highest degree. In my spare time I may be found running or enjoying a good glass of wine – life is about balance!


Thanks for organising the event! It was a positive step for us in terms of building a community of intrapreneurs across Scotland.
Iain DelworthThe Lens
Congratulations on delivering a fantastic event – outstanding! I am looking forward to next year already.
Dr John AndersonStrathclyde Business School
Just a quick note to say well done on another fantastic Scottish Politician awards. Once again, I’ve had very positive feedback from those attending from Virgin Trains who, like me, recognise the value of our involvement in such a prestigious and thoroughly enjoyable event.
Damien HendersonVirgin Trains