As a long-serving Board Member of Meeting Needs, David Hackett was an inspiration to all of us at the charity. He was a true champion of our work and was particularly proud that the events industry had its own charity, uniting behind a common cause. He was also a respected colleague, friend, and mentor to us all.

David’s contribution to Meeting Needs was immense, as indeed was his contribution to the events industry. His innate commitment and drive to help others less fortunate was ever-present, and through his actions and in recognition of the example he set, we were honoured to rename our annual charity award, the David Hackett Award for Outstanding Achievement.