Five Senses Media

We grow businesses by creating powerful connections

We’re award winning experts in connecting brands with their target B2B and B2C customers, via world-class live events and revolutionary digital services.


a busy exhibition aisle

We create, deliver and own market-leading exhibitions, conferences and awards, operating in multiple B2B and B2C sectors, both in the UK and internationally.

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Digital solutions for business

A revolutionary digital service, connecting brands at scale with targeted fresh engaged data that’s uniquely fed and constantly replenished by our live events.

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Al Murray at the APEA Live Awards

Creating true event partnerships; a unique, proven and comprehensive A-Z management service that will fast-track your event’s sales, marketing and operational success.

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We create, deliver and own market-leading exhibitions, conferences and awards, operating in multiple B2B and B2C sectors, both in the UK and internationally. People buy from people. Now, more than ever, brands must get face-to-face with their customers to beat the competition and amplify their digital strategies.

We’re born showmen and passionately believe in the unique sales and marketing power that only live events can deliver your brand.

We conceive, produce and progress world-class events in a wide variety of markets; from consumer health to association exhibitions, conferences and awards ceremonies. 

Contact and challenge us with your objectives.
We’ll create your solution, then activate to surpass your targets.


Our revolutionary digital service connects brands at scale with targeted, engaged data that’s uniquely fed and constantly replenished by our live events.

Our communities trust us; they’re fans, not figures. Let us vouch for your brand via our suite of respected digital assets with limitless applications; direct sales, product launches, campaign boosts, offers, competitions and market research.

Our revolutionary digital service connects brands with engaged data

Contact and challenge us with your objectives.
We’ll create your solution, then activate to surpass your targets.

Event Management

Large photo of Al Murray entertaining guests at the APEA Live awards dinner in 2021

We create true event partnerships; our unique, proven and comprehensive A-Z management service will fast-track your event’s sales, marketing, operational success and profitability.

If you work for a UK or International Trade Association and know your event could be the single-most important business occasion on your industry's calendar (but just need the perfect event management partner), check out our unique proven Trade Association service and let's build it together!

Click below to discover how we can remove all financial risk and add specialist resource and expertise to bring your vision to life and deliver your platform to shine.

Trade Association Event Management Service

Meet the Team

The Five Senses Media Team is small but perfectly formed. Have a browse below and you'll see the breadth of experience we carry. Feel free to reach out to any of us about any project you'd like to discuss, new or existing and they'll be happy to assist you or introduce you to the person who can.


Austen Hawkins
Managing Director

Austen has worked in the event industry for over 30 years, breaking new ground by launching consumer health shows (“It’ll never work”, he was told… more than once). Almost two decades later, with consumer health shows now mainstream globally, Austen continues to lead a talented team that launches first-to-market concepts around the world.

His career started in media auditing at The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC), where he launched exhibition attendance auditing, before eventually becoming Group Sales and Marketing Director. Following stints at the leading UK events industry trade associations, as Chief Executive of AEO and Launch Director of both ESSA and AEV, Austen formed his own business. He remains on the Board of AEO and various working groups, and was elected Association Chairman in 2018.

Away from the office he’s raised two children, played football, murdered the saxophone and lost lots and lots of golf balls.

A rather younger Austen Hawkins


Tom Treverton
Commercial Director

Tom focuses on launching brand new event concepts, developing new company partnerships and the progression of FSM’s digital strategy. Previously a UK Portfolio Director, Tom launched and oversaw the growth of large scale consumer shows across the UK and also leads on our event management of APEA Live.

A career-long experienced events professional. From 2004, Tom held marketing roles at leading event trade associations AEO and EIA, then went on to become Director of another, AEV. Tom currently sits on the AEO’s Development Board, its Events Working Group and is a judge for the AEO Excellence Awards.

Away from the office he’s the proudest possible dad of two, will entertain absolutely any sport-related conversation, and will happily bore you with the notion that There Will Be Blood is the greatest film of our time.

A rather younger Tom Treverton


Ben Corbett
Portfolio Director

Ben started in event marketing but quickly rose to the role of Event Director, and then Portfolio Director. He is responsible for FSM’s work in the fertility sector. This includes consumer healthcare events taking place across the globe as Wish for a Baby, alongside business networking events, The Fertility Forums.

Before events, Ben was a teacher for 7 years, leading Film and Media Studies at a secondary school. He left that career behind to study for his master’s degree and undertook research on Chinese Cinema for the University of Kent. This included some time in Shanghai. He has also worked as a freelance writer and videographer.

Film and music are Ben’s biggest passions. He’s a singer songwriter in his regularly gigging band and has been known to talk on experimental and the avant garde at UK film festivals. For his pains, he’s also a lifelong Norwich City fan.

A rather younger Ben Corbett


Christine Schmidt
Event Director

Christine oversees every aspect of our German Fertility Shows. From sales to marketing, operations to audits, nothing ‘Fives Senses Media’ happens in Germany without her knowing about it. A meticulous planner and champion of diversity, Christine launched our award-nominated ‘Rainbow Theatre’ at the 2022 Berlin edition of Kinderwunsch Tage.

After growing up in Radis, Germany, Christine’s first professional role was with City Post, before moving to England and using her excellent linguistic skills in translation roles and as a tutor for students studying GCSE German. This work led her to FSM, initially in a sales role before moving into her management position.

Christine is never happier than with a book in her hand and a cat on her lap. Setting an ambitious target of reading one hundred books this year leaves her little time for anything else, but like all Germans, she can be easily distracted with coffee and cake.

A rather younger Christine Schmidt


Jack Hawkins
Accounts Manager

Jack ensures our ship sails smoothly forward with his accounts management across our UK and International portfolios. In his two years at FSM, Jack’s talent has seen him ‘own’ and restructure this part of our business, plus his versatility has shown he’s more-than-capable of sales support when called upon.

Jack is our youngest team member; a fact he’s often ‘reminded’ about, yet one he effortlessly endures given he’s smart enough to know we’re all just jealous. Stints as Head Chef in a Japanese restaurant and an Interactor at Warner Bros Studio’s The Making of Harry Potter preceded his start at FSM.

Chelsea FC, Marvel, comedy (especially Daniel Sloss), all movies (except horror), gaming… these are a few of Jack’s favourite things. But, most of all, Jack loves spending time with friends and family; whether it on a road trip, sitting in the pub, or throwing shapes on the dance floor.

A rather younger Jack Hawkins

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you. There's nothing that excites our innovative team more than new projects or new ideas to enhance existing ones. Reach out and let's talk.