Sam Welply

Sam Welply

Sam Welply

Owner | Wellpleased Events

    Born 1974, Queen Marys Hospital, Roehampton, London. Educated at Kings College School, Wimbledon. Head of CCF, School Prefect, Captain of Shooting and in charge of School Tuck Shop! Attended University of Leeds to study Zoology. Graduated in 1996.

    First business at age 11 – selling ‘Fireball’ Gobstoppers and ‘Beer Bottle’ sweets to school friends. Progressed on to selling picture key rings, yo-yo’s, home-made fudge and sandwiches. Started guest listing for London clubs at the age of 15, then organised my own club nights, balls and parties at 17. Travelled the World for a year, funded by organising parties for backpackers and working as a Divemaster. Returned to UK for University and founded Tequila Society UK – a club night dedicated to the oral delights of Tequila. Took the concept to other Universities and by the Summer of 1996, I was running club nights in 6 different cities. As one outlet, we were responsible for 5% of the UK Jose Cuervo Tequila sales. Formed Wellpleased Events as a limited company in July 1996 to concentrate on organising corporate and private events. First event was an office party for Bradford and Bingley, second event was a 4-day half million pound wedding for fashion designer Betsy Johnson. Since then, we have organised parties all over the UK and Europe – from the slopes of a mountain in the Alps to the back of a 220ft motor yacht in Sardinia and down a cave in the Lake District. Our clients include GE Money, ASDA, Waitrose, BMW, KPMG, Microsoft, Teenage Cancer Trust and Sony to name a few.

    Wellpleased is a full service event organisation, live communication and brand marketing company with offices in both Leeds and London. As well as providing services to clients, we also supply direct to the event industry. We own our own production including sound, lighting, staging, décor, bars, furniture and dancefloors. We have an in-house prop design workshop where we create film quality sets and individual pieces. ‘If you’re not making memories, you’re missing the point’.