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Meet the Team

All staff at Chester Arts Fair work diligently hard to ensure the needs of exhibitors and visitors are met, if you have a query one of us will be sure to help you. You can find all the relevant contact details below.



Laura O'Hare


E:  T: 01244 952020  M: 07919 370322

Our business development and gallery relationships are directed by Laura, who is passionate about creating unforgettable Fairs with the very best people in the industry.  Laura was a lawyer previous to founding Chester Arts Fair in 2012. Her attention to detail and meticulous approach ensures quality in everything we do.

Fun Facts – Laura is a baking queen and cooks a mean chocolate fudge cake. Partial to Prosecco, she loves beach holidays and spas, barbeques, yoga and relaxing with her lovely family.  




Shirley-Ann O'Neill, MA, MCIM


E:    T: 01244 952020    M: 07947 434688

Our marketing and PR communications is headed up by Shirley-Ann, who has over 18 years’ experience in this area. She is responsible for not only making things look visually stimulating and appealing, but also the creative thinking and strategy behind the event. Her main focus is to create a rich and enjoyable event experience, making sure as many art lovers as possible know about the event.

Fun Facts - Shirley-Ann is an Evertonian, who loves French pastries, Italian cuisine, South African wine and is partial to charcoal drawing, climbing mountains and trekking jungles! 

Emma Davenport 

Administration and Communications Assistant

E:      T: 01244 952020

Emma joined Black Mango Events in January of this year having previously worked in Administration and Communications for multiple charitable organisations. A strong attention to detail, Emma’s key responsibilities include maintaining the websites aesthetics and writing copy and also general administrative duties for the Black Mango team.  

Fun Facts - Emma spent 3 years living and working in South Korea and enjoys hiking around the picturesque countryside and planning her next adventure. 




Gary O'Hare

VIP Liason

E:      T: 01244 952020

Passionate about contemporary investment art, Gary is an advisor to the Chester Arts Fair team and heads up the VIP Liaison Programme.

Fun Facts – Gary is a seasoned wine connoisseur, a passionate sociable Irishman who loves travel and meeting new people. 





Catherine Jones

PR, Marketing & Events Assistant

E:      T: 01244 952020










Eshah Toona 

Marketing & Events Assistant

E:      T: 01244 952020











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