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MEET THE TEAM



 At Haute Pursuit we have a dedicated and flexible multinational team.  Our professional expertise spans many fields, and our diverse backgrounds in work and life mean that we bring a variety of perspectives to business challenges.  What we all have in common is a passion for creativity and a desire to push the limits in everything we do.

 

Haute Transfer, our concierge and transport arm, is an integral part of Haute Pursuit.  Having our own fleet of vehicles and dedicated team gives our own events a huge margin of real time flexibility.  This proves invaluable when dealing with last minute changes and new client requirements.

 

Find out about our enthusiastic, expert team who will help create the perfect event for you.


CHARLIE CHARLESWORTH - FOUNDER AND CEO

Charlie created the Chamonix Mont-Blanc based event management, Alpine DMC and team building company Haute Pursuit in 2005, after a successful career in the City of London. A permanent resident of France for over 10 years, Charlie got married in Italy and has travelled extensively across Europe, as well as North and South America, giving him a very international outlook and a nuanced understanding of many different cultures. A strong snowboarder, Charlie has managed and hosted luxurious and dynamic events across Europe and knows the Alps particularly well: his expertise lies in the incentive travel arena, as well as developing new ideas, rewarding experiences and exploring innovative destinations.

NATHALIE EESES - DIRECTOR (EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST)

Nathalie is director of Haute Pursuit’s French division and is based in Lyon, where she was born and bred, and from where she heads up the company’s office in France’s second city. Nathalie developed her directional corporate events management and marketing experience in Lyon and Chamonix and brings that fabulous French touch to all that she organises. She is always at the cutting edge of what is happening in the events industry and has managed five-star events in France, Spain and Italy.

SAMANTHA BERNOS - SENIOR EVENT MANAGEMENT

Samantha is a true ‘Chamoniarde’ (that is, born at the foot of Mont-Blanc in Chamonix) and is an expert skier, being both a ski instructor and having competed on the Freeride World Tour qualifying circuit. Samantha speaks English fluently and is an excellent event project manager for the Francophone market. She loves to organise unique and original events, develop client and supplier relationships and has managed international luxury events in France and Switzerland. Samantha is also a qualified Vinyasa and Hatha yoga instructor.

STÉPHANIE GREGORIO - EVENT COORDINATOR

Stéphanie is the newest member of the Haute Pursuit team. She speaks both French and English fluently and is an experienced event co-ordinator with team building and destination management experience.

MONICA DELEVAUX - MANAGING DIRECTOR

Before joining Haute Pursuit, Monica ran her own destination travel business and is an expert at selecting the most exclusive venues, supplier negotiations and detailed planning. Monica has planned and directed hundreds of luxury events and is also a talented linguist and professional sports commentator, having presented the UTMB www.utmbmontblanc.com in Chamonix since 2013, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil. She is the director of our sister company Haute Weddings www.hautewedding.co.uk.

ESTELLE DE PAOLI - SENIOR EVENT MANAGER

Estelle is a highly experienced and charming five-star international events manager. Estelle is fluent in three languages, can arrange and manage the best parties for any event, in any location and is also a keen skier and trail running competitor.

 

ANNA GILBERT - SENIOR EVENT MANAGER

Anna is an experienced event manager and creative director, who has consulted for Haute Pursuit for many years. Originally from Sweden, where she attended art school, Anna has been living in Chamonix, France, for 20 years, where she has amassed an in-depth knowledge of the hospitality business, within which she has always involved a directional creativity and artistic edge. Upon meeting the founder of international agency Collaborative Art www.collaborativeart.ch, Steph Fonteyn, Anna was inspired to become a licensed facilitator of the directional and creative team building events devised by Collaborative Art, via Haute Pursuit, offering artistic team-building projects that “join the dots between the arts and the business worlds” using painting and drawing - attendees can team bond while expressing themselves creatively. 

AMANDINE SALVI- EVENTS COORDINATOR

Amandine is a highly experienced events co-ordinator and tour leader based in Annecy, the capital of Haute Savoie. Amandine speaks French, English and Italian and is a freelance consultant for Haute Pursuit.

 

 

CHARLIE DOCHERTY - MANAGING DIRECTOR HAUTE TRANSFER

Charlie is director of Haute Pursuit’s transfer service, Haute Transfer, and the company’s transport manager, with a wealth of concierge and travel management experience. Charlie directs transfers from all Alpine airports, including Lyon, Chambéry, Geneva, Zurich, Milan and Turin, as well as arranging bespoke taxi services in many luxury ski resorts. A proud Scotsman, Charlie settled in Chamonix after a lucky break at the roulette table. A lover of adventure travel, Charlie has undertaken trans-continental bike rides, cycled in the Himalayas and paddled the length of the River Danube.

ANDY GILBERT - DIRECTOR GPS TREASURE HUNTS AND EVENT DELIVERY

On any given day during the winter you are bound to find Andy careering down the mountain somewhere in the Alps!  Having begun originally in the Canadian 5* hotel scene he forged a successful freelance event and festival production career in the UK.  Now permanently based in Chamonix running the GPS Treasure Hunt sphere of the business across Europe, Andy divides his time between GPS Treasure Hunts and as Haute Pursuit's event delivery expert.

BELINDA BUCKLEY - PRODUCTION MANAGER

Belinda is a bilingual freelance writer and stylist, as well as being an account manager and management consultant. Belinda deals with all Haute Pursuit’s financial and legal affairs, as well as managing the production of corporate events and is an expert at complicated logistics and marketing. She is a creative and dynamic copywriter and also produces photographic and video shoots. Belinda is a qualified ocean skipper and was a crew member of the team that won the round the world yacht race Clipper 05-06. www.belindabuckley.com Photo by Philippe Fragnol

VIVIEN ROUSSEAU - HAUTE TRANSFER

One of our most experienced concierge drivers, Vivien is a multi-talented Frenchman: an active paragliding pilot, strong backcountry skier and practising astronomer. These pursuits give Vivien a deep passion and respect for the mountains, thus he brings a wealth of local knowledge to the Haute Transfer team. A successful photographer, his work has been widely published and often appears on our brochures, web-sites and online marketing: www.vivienrousseau.com

 

 

 

FLO RADU - GORILLA & HAUTE TRANSFER

Flo, an expat Romanian entrepreneur, is a core member of our team, who heads up a web development business and so can conjure up solutions for any IT related problem. Flo is also director of Gorilla Eco Valet www.gorillaecovalet.com, a state of the art, environmentally friendly valeting service for vehicles and domestic interiors. A new father, Flo devotes any spare time he has to learning languages, photography and walking his big Bernese mountain dog.


OUR CLIENTS


  • "I am very very pleased to have recieved a wonderful review from my friend and client She tells me Zoë and Charlie were really wonderful to work with, and she has some experience and is very demanding, as I have told you before! So her review means a lot She loved everything, all details functi....."

    BMW
    Incentive Travel

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    "Superb snow. Superb choice of restaurants and hotel. Superb service. Done. "

    GOLDMAN SACHS
    Destination Management

  • "Superb snow. Superb choice of restaurants and hotel. Superb service. Done. "

    GOLDMAN SACHS
    Destination Management

    "The conference was a complete success! The inspiring location and fabulous scenery coupled with great food and a teambuilding activity that allowed us to enjoy all that Courmayeur has to offer created a memorable and motivational experience for the whole team. A very big thank you to the Hau....."

    HSBC
    Corporate Event

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  • "The conference was a complete success! The inspiring location and fabulous scenery coupled with great food and a teambuilding activity that allowed us to enjoy all that Courmayeur has to offer created a memorable and motivational experience for the whole team. A very big thank you to the Hau....."

    HSBC
    Corporate Event

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    "Choosing a DMC is difficult. Choosing a DMC for a product launch is harder. We got it right choosing Haute Pursuit. Thank you. "

    NISSAN
    Destination Management

  • "Choosing a DMC is difficult. Choosing a DMC for a product launch is harder. We got it right choosing Haute Pursuit. Thank you. "

    NISSAN
    Destination Management

    "The Verbier offsite was incredible. We loved the ice kart driving! It was the first team offsite we have done. It will not be the last!"

    OST ENERGY
    Destination Management

  • "The Verbier offsite was incredible. We loved the ice kart driving! It was the first team offsite we have done. It will not be the last!"

    OST ENERGY
    Destination Management

    "Your attention to detail was second to none. Our senior directors were very impressed. We appreciate your work and flexibilty."

    BP
    Corporate Event

  • "Your attention to detail was second to none. Our senior directors were very impressed. We appreciate your work and flexibilty."

    BP
    Corporate Event

    "We had a GPS treasure hunt in the city of Geneva with a group of 30 delegates from across the world. They had to find their own way from the hotel, close to the airport, to the city using the tablets. They could use any means of transportation they wanted and had 2 hours in total before they ha....."

    GIVAUDAN
    Team Building

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  • "We had a GPS treasure hunt in the city of Geneva with a group of 30 delegates from across the world. They had to find their own way from the hotel, close to the airport, to the city using the tablets. They could use any means of transportation they wanted and had 2 hours in total before they ha....."

    GIVAUDAN
    Team Building

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    "Hi Andy Thank you so much for the EMEA game. The end of year conference was a huge success as a result. Perfect that you managed to arrange a rope for knots! "

    P & G
    Team Building

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  • "Hi Andy Thank you so much for the EMEA game. The end of year conference was a huge success as a result. Perfect that you managed to arrange a rope for knots! "

    P & G
    Team Building

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    "We do not trust our top clients with anyone. You beat all expectations. We cannot say more than that."

    UBS
    Corporate Event

  • "We do not trust our top clients with anyone. You beat all expectations. We cannot say more than that."

    UBS
    Corporate Event

    "Dear Charlie and Andy, thank you very much for organizing the teambuilding event for the Appellate Body Secretariat last Monday (9 December 2013). It was very enjoyable and really interesting. A few other divisions have shown some interest so, I hope you don't mind, I have forwarded your card t....."

    WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
    Team Building

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  • "Dear Charlie and Andy, thank you very much for organizing the teambuilding event for the Appellate Body Secretariat last Monday (9 December 2013). It was very enjoyable and really interesting. A few other divisions have shown some interest so, I hope you don't mind, I have forwarded your card t....."

    WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
    Team Building

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    ""Many thanks for the last two days, they were outstanding for all the team: Superb activities, well scheduled, the hotel was well equipped and Haute Pursuit are a top team of highly professional event managers and very caring for us!! Particular thank you s to Natalie and Amandine. See you soon....."

    DANONE WATERS
    Corporate Event

  • ""Many thanks for the last two days, they were outstanding for all the team: Superb activities, well scheduled, the hotel was well equipped and Haute Pursuit are a top team of highly professional event managers and very caring for us!! Particular thank you s to Natalie and Amandine. See you soon....."

    DANONE WATERS
    Corporate Event

    "I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and your team for what sounds like a wonderful weekend. The feedback from the group was the strongest in the 6 years I have been involved, and in particular everyone was impressed and commented on the coordination and support your team offered. Th....."

    OCH ZIFF
    Corporate Event

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  • "I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and your team for what sounds like a wonderful weekend. The feedback from the group was the strongest in the 6 years I have been involved, and in particular everyone was impressed and commented on the coordination and support your team offered. Th....."

    OCH ZIFF
    Corporate Event

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    "The CRO Gala Dinner was a great success. Your venue selection was perfect. We will see you next July!"

    ZURICH FINANCIAL
    Team Building

  • "The CRO Gala Dinner was a great success. Your venue selection was perfect. We will see you next July!"

    ZURICH FINANCIAL
    Team Building

    "The trip perfectly combined every element that an incentive trip should have: adventure, luxury, relaxation and culture, not once was I bored and the organisation was impeccable. The trip perfectly combined every element that an incentive trip should have: adventure, luxury, relaxation and cult....."

    KELLOGGS
    Destination Management

  • "The trip perfectly combined every element that an incentive trip should have: adventure, luxury, relaxation and culture, not once was I bored and the organisation was impeccable. The trip perfectly combined every element that an incentive trip should have: adventure, luxury, relaxation and cult....."

    KELLOGGS
    Destination Management

    "The trip perfectly combined every element that an incentive trip should have: adventure, luxury, relaxation and culture, not once was I bored and the organisation was impeccable. The trip perfectly combined every element that an incentive trip should have: adventure, luxury, relaxation and cult....."

    UNILEVER
    Corporate Event

  • "The trip perfectly combined every element that an incentive trip should have: adventure, luxury, relaxation and culture, not once was I bored and the organisation was impeccable. The trip perfectly combined every element that an incentive trip should have: adventure, luxury, relaxation and cult....."

    UNILEVER
    Corporate Event

    "The Conference was a tremendous success! Everybody loved the location and said the GPS Treasure Hunt was the best Team Building Activity of the year. We will definitely use this activity again. "

    GIVAUDAN
    Corporate Event

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  • "The Conference was a tremendous success! Everybody loved the location and said the GPS Treasure Hunt was the best Team Building Activity of the year. We will definitely use this activity again. "

    GIVAUDAN
    Corporate Event

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    "Hi Gents Just a quick thank you for all your hard work this weekend to you guys and your team/all involved. Feedback has been great and everyone had a fab time, please pass on our thanks to all. Sarah "

    TRADITION
    Corporate Event

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  • "Hi Gents Just a quick thank you for all your hard work this weekend to you guys and your team/all involved. Feedback has been great and everyone had a fab time, please pass on our thanks to all. Sarah "

    TRADITION
    Corporate Event

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    "The snow-shoeing night was brilliant! We have done many activities before but this one really stands out. We will return to Chamonix"

    TOYOTA
    Incentive Travel

  • "The snow-shoeing night was brilliant! We have done many activities before but this one really stands out. We will return to Chamonix"

    TOYOTA
    Incentive Travel

    "The conference was delivered without fault. Your diligence and hard work are to be applauded. We will definitely recommend your services internally. "

    VODAFONE
    Corporate Event

  • "The conference was delivered without fault. Your diligence and hard work are to be applauded. We will definitely recommend your services internally. "

    VODAFONE
    Corporate Event

    "I wanted to congratulate you for organizing our last three seminars. Our teams in France and Spain were unanimously pleased. Again our thanks to the efficiency, availability and professionalism made by Haute Pursuit and Nathalie Eeses in organizing these events between sea and mountains. T....."

    SYSTEM X
    Corporate Event

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  • "I wanted to congratulate you for organizing our last three seminars. Our teams in France and Spain were unanimously pleased. Again our thanks to the efficiency, availability and professionalism made by Haute Pursuit and Nathalie Eeses in organizing these events between sea and mountains. T....."

    SYSTEM X
    Corporate Event

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    "The villa was amazing. Club tables, restaurants and Formentera trip all top notch. We will bring clients back for closing parties!"

    BGC
    Incentive Travel

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  • "The villa was amazing. Club tables, restaurants and Formentera trip all top notch. We will bring clients back for closing parties!"

    BGC
    Incentive Travel

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    "Madrid was amazing. The guys absolutely loved it. There is already talk of winning the next Incentive! Great job."

    SKY
    Incentive Travel

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  • "Madrid was amazing. The guys absolutely loved it. There is already talk of winning the next Incentive! Great job."

    SKY
    Incentive Travel

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    "I am very very pleased to have recieved a wonderful review from my friend and client She tells me Zoë and Charlie were really wonderful to work with, and she has some experience and is very demanding, as I have told you before! So her review means a lot She loved everything, all details functi....."

    BMW
    Incentive Travel

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