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Welcome to the website of iChope Events CIC .

On this page you can learn about:

If you would like to learn more or wish to join us as a volunteer, please email:

Our Purpose

iChope Events CIC was established to improve the lives of our community, communicate advances in research and to raise awareness of charities and good causes through co-created events.  

We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) and our purpose is to help improve the health of our community whilst raising awareness of members of our community.  CIC's are organisations who reinvest money for the good of their identified community and business rather than for private shareholders.  CICs are regulated by Companies House and the Community Interest Company Regulator.


At least 50% of our profits will be distributed to our community.  Remaining profits will be re-invested into the CIC and used to stage events or experiences beneficial to our community.  

Our Community


We assist charities in reaching the public by highlighting the profile of the charities and/or good causes through related marketing and providing promotional opportunities for those involved with iChope events.


We facilitate researchers in reaching the general public by providing engagement opportunities informing the public of current research and how the public can become involved.


We promote local businesses through building relations and  marketing activities we facilitate B2B networking opportunities to encourage partnerships and business growth we facilitate B2E experiences by facilitating such experiences


We enhance the education of students by involving them in iChope events we collaborate on creative efforts such as costume design, performing arts and event management students work alongside professionals to build their portfolios and grow their networks.

Local Community

We offer the local community a variety of volunteering opportunities during iChope events we aim to promote local event ownership through such experiences we want the community to be a part of iChope events.


We facilitate creatives by providing an opportunity for them to showcase their talent whilst working alongside professionals in their field we encourage the professionals to hold Q&As/workshops/masterclasses with the amateur creatives.

Our Projects


IS-vid is a project that will provide free, safe, supervised on-ice experiences for members of the visually impaired and deafblind community. Sessions will run at the Vindico Arena from April 2024.

Learn more at our ISvid project page: 

If you want to be a part of the IS-vid project as a skater please email:


CWtCH is a creative writing project being developed to run in an NHS setting with participants being adolescent and adult.

If you want to be a part of building the CWtCH project then please email:

Our Team

Alison Evans

Founder, Director & Event Manager

iChopeEvents CIC combines Alison's passion for music, love of live events and prior experiences in medical research. Alison invites individuals and communities to work with iChope Events CIC to co-create projects and events delivering unique experiences for all.

Ben Nyland


Ben joined the iChope Events CIC Board of Directors during 2023. Alongside this role, Ben is Head of Estates, Facilities and HSSE at an enterprise UK fintech company and is also a school governor. Ben recently stepped down as a South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Crew Manager after 17 years.

Neil Marcus

Production Manager & Event Safety Consultant

Founder of Redman Events and with over 37 years event industry experience, Neil is an integral member of the iChopeEvents team making the impossible possible................

Neil Evans

Safety & Compliance Manager

Neil has worked at the forefront of medical research spanning posts in the NHS, academia and industry for over 20 years.  Alongside his role at iChope Events CIC, Neil ensures the highest level of saftey and compliance in his role as CEO of TB Biomedical Ltd. Neil ensures iChope events are compliant and safe for all to enjoy.

Ryan Evans

Artist Liaison, PR & Brand Manager

Currently working in politics with a background in performing arts, Ryan utilises his PR, marketing and fund raising skills for the success of iChope Events CIC.  Ryan is a fluent Welsh speaker.

Cailin Evans

Safeguarding Manager & Ice Consultant

Cailin is a Level 2 Skate UK Figure Skating Coach and freelance skater.  Cailin balances her time between studying BA (Hons) Exercise and Sports Science and her role as Strength & Conditioning Coach for Oxford Harlequins RFC. Cailin is the point of contact for any skater wishing to participate in the iChope Events CIC figure skating masterclass series.  Cailin is a fluent Welsh speaker.


Volunteer roles

We are always looking for volunteers to support the work of iChope Events CIC.

We have a range of roles available including:

General Project Volunteers who help us with planning and running projects in an administrative capacity which is a fully remote role or in-person at the events and projects venues which is a more hands-on role.

Skater Volunteers who assist with on-ice skating sessions.

Social Media Volunteer who will help us build our audience and widen our reach across social media platforms, creating and publishing content whilst also interacting with our community.

If you would like to be involved in iChope Events CIC please email: 

copyright iChope Events CIC 2019-2024
Registered Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee.
Registered office The Old Surgery, 25 Aberllechau Road, Wattstown, Porth, R-C-T, CF39 0PB.
Registered in Wales.  Company number 12001790.
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