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Catherine Skeggs

Eastern Branch Director

From engineering wannabe to successful auditor, to mystery writer and specialist in social team building and Group Travel Organisers Director.


How I came to be promoting socialising and having fun as a group travel organiser 

I’ve always loved writing but have also been drawn to science so choosing which path to follow, Arts or science, was hard. When I gave up English to pursue maths physics and chemistry A levels, I assumed I was destined to be down the science path. But here I am with a BA, a writing and events career and a directorship of a group travel association.

I’ve been writing murder mysteries for decades alongside my career as an auditor and work in the charity sector. I co-founded ITM Games and wrote dinner party games, teen role-playing games, children’s games and fund raisers.

In 2007, following a very successful career as an auditor in large commercial organisations and the public sector, I decided to give up finance and go to London Metropolitan University, where I got 1st class honours in Event Management.

I set up Invitation To Events in 2011 and produced a full cast murder mystery play.

By 2013 I had included treasure hunts into the mix and set up Treasure Hunts In London.

In 2015 I wrote the book on social team-building called “What are we going to do next?”

In 2017 I started The City Adventurers, which grew into a social club for people who wanted to explore new places and experience new things. As I was now organising trips as well as events, I joined AGTO and by 2020 I hade been elected Chair of Eastern Branch.

I have enjoyed meeting people from all areas of the travel industry and, in 2020 I co-designed and built a pop-up escape room based on Group Travel.

In 2023 I became Eastern Branch Director for AGTO and look forward to networking with many more travel loving people.

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