MEET THE TEAM

INTERESTING GIGS FOR INTERESTING PEOPLE, BY AN INTERESTING TEAM...

CSE Forces Entertainment took over when the Entertainment National Service Association (ENSA) was disbanded in 1946. We’ve been around the world and at the front line with the forces audience ever since and also provide event and entertainment services outside of the military too.

Meet the team responsible for making the magic happen….

Nicky Ness

Controller BFBS Radio, Cinemas & CSE

Nicky Ness heads up the department which is focussed on delivering morale, welfare and entertainment services around the forces world - so there's never a dull day. Having travelled to and lived within military communities throughout her career - initially as a broadcaster herself and more recently in managing a wide portfolio - delivering services that make a difference to the audiences' life is what motivates her on a daily basis.

Angie Avlianos

Events Manager

Angie is responsible for finding and booking all our wonderful CSE talent. With a 25 year entertainment career she is perfectly placed to advise you on the right type of act for your event. She’s also an experienced tour manager who’s travelled extensively around the globe managing large groups of people in some of the world’s more lively war zones.

Georgina Smith

Development Manager Movie Machine & CSE

Georgina has worked for CSE for the best part of 10 years, spending several years running CSE's entertainment services in Cyprus. She has travelled all over the globe tour managing CSE cast and crews. Her breadth of knowledge and experience means there is no gig too complicated, it’s just a reason to roll up her sleeves and get going!

Sakina Bugge

Events and Marketing Co-ordinator

You name it, Sakina can do it and she has the credentials with nearly a decade of experience with CSE from full planning and logistics of events to poster, flyer and merchandise design, talent spotting and tour and stage management. Sakina loves creativity and has a real flair for detail and bringing everything together to create the perfect event experience. She is unflappable in any event situation, keeping a calm level head and a big smile to ensure the extra mile is taken and expectations excelled.