Meet the team - Performing Artistes

JJ Jackson - Director

JJ has worked in events for 30 years, and is now "poacher turned game keeper", booking celebrities for corporate events rather than running them himself, and finds previous experience invaluable when guiding both clients and artistes.

Like all of the team, JJ is dedicated to customer service, and going the extra mile. He lives in london, and his passions outside of business include classic cars, golf and fine dining.

JJ Jackson, Director of Performing Artistes

Sophie Evans

Sophie has been in the event industry for over 8 years, with her passion beginning at university, where she studied Event & Festival Management and graduated in 2017 with a drive to continue her work in the events and live entertainment industry.

Sophie has a wide range of experience including hiring Santa’s and Elves for Christmas Grottos(!), assisting in the successful completion of 3 large exhibitions located in London and abroad as both a speaker and sponsor booker, and now finding herself at Performing Artistes, and loving every minute!

Sophie continues to enjoy planning and attending gigs and festivals as well as learning about live broadcasting from our Gt Portland Street studio.

Lisa Eagles, logistics supremo

Lisa Eagles

Lisa joined Performing Artistes in 2021, and is in charge of all briefings and logistics for our bookings. She has worked in hospitality for her whole career, including 20 years running her own B&B in a hilltop village! She is bilingual - English and Italian - and a proud mother of triplets!

Sophie Church

Sophie started in the world of comedy and was an agent for over 13 years at Chambers Management, whose alumni included Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican and Frankie Boyle. She managed the careers and corporate bookings of many successful acts. 

She joined Performing Artistes in 2018 and handles bookings and enquiries. Artistes and Clients alike appreciate her efficiency and level headedness. She is a valued member of the team, dedicated to the success of all our clients’ events.


Stanley Jackson - Chairman

Stanley has a background in financial services (former board member of Noble Lowndes and Towry Law) and is the author of a book on Occupational Pension Schemes. His memoirs "Get me a Celebrity!" were published in 2012 to mark our 20th Anniversary, while his latest tome, The Book of Decamot, was launched in spring 2016 and is a creative writing tool (

He is the co-author of a musical based on Dickens’ 'Tale of Two Cities' and a former parliamentary candidate. He has been married for over 50 years and boasts 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.