Blog

A collection of articles about a variety of topics

The most important skill for an event organiser

This week's blog is from Martin Jack from Think Different Events. You may have the best venue, the best event programme, the best client and the best team behind you. However, without possessing excellent communication skills, your role as an event organiser may...

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Fam trip to NY

FAM Trip to New York Donna Hodges from Inception Events was recently invited on a FAM trip to New York hosted by Hotel Republic and Mags Worldwide. Flights were also provided courtesy of BA in club world. The Vibe Agency, represented by Mags Worldwide provided a...

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A visit to Monkey Island Estate

The long awaited renovation of the Monkey Island Estate was completed this spring and I had the pleasure of attending a site visit last week. Owned by the Malaysian YTL group and part of the Small Luxury Hotels, the estate although unrated at the moment has all the...

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In need of Inspiration??

Look no further, Kieron O'Shea from Rocketfish shares with us the source of his inspiration. Jim Lawless has worked closely with our team for over 15 years, delivering inspirational presentations and co-creating engagement experiences. Jim has developed the Ten Rules...

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European destinations

This week Lida de Souza from De Souza Associates is telling us a bit about some of the European destinations that are very popular when booking events. We are very lucky as a country to be in such a position where it is easy to travel to any European City in a minimal...

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Doubletree by Hilton Leeds City Centre

This week Megan Urwin from Successful Events is writing about the Doubletree by Hilton Leeds. So. You are in Leeds. A charismatic, cultured and (dare-say at the risk of being ridiculed by the edgy locals) cool city. Whether it be for business, pleasure or a happy...

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Change of career…..

  This weeks blog is from Lucy Drummond at SG Venues. She give us her thoughts on the MICE industry after having a complete career change. Having left my career in the food manufacturing industry to have my third child 8 years ago, I thought my career life was...

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Plastic & the events industry

Lida deSouza from DeSouza Associates shares her views on making our events more eco friendly. You only need to have watched Blue Planet 2 to see the impact plastic is having on our planet and the pictures are shocking. With the prediction that by 2050 there will be...

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Site visit to Mykonos, Greece

Pauline Caldaralo from PAC Conference and Event Management shares some of her experiences from her recent site visit with clients to Mykonos in Greece. We used the DMC Event Makers, who is represented by Pearl and they were fabulous. Maria from Event Makers was very...

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Meet the Member: Martin Gaisford

Name: Martin Gaisford Agency: ADP Events What is your favourite song of all time? The Boys Are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy Who would play you in a film about your life? David Suchet What would your last meal on Earth be? One with salmonella probably - steak, chips,...

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Meet the Member: Nicola Miller

Name: Nicola Miller Agency: Lime Blue Solutions What is your favourite song of all time? Vienna by Ultravox Who would play you in a film about your life? Kristen Scott Thomas (because The English Patient is one of my favourite films!) What would your last meal on...

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