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30Mar 2016

We take lots of appointments for hotel and venue representatives who visit us.  When it comes to confirming appointments, people have different views on whether to pre-confirm their expected arrival. Some clients don’t like to confirm the appointment fully in writing as it might have a chance of being cancelled. So here’s our experience. Last Continue reading »

01Feb 2016

This week we were slightly wrong footed when one of our clients showed us an on-line price for a hotel that was different to the one we could access from our office.  How this could be they said?  We then talked about “Dynamic Pricing”. If you have not heard about this before, Wikipedia defines Dynamic Continue reading »

19Jan 2016

This week I came across Richard Branson’s top; 10 tips for success and in the list at Number 4 is “Have fun and look after your team”.  It reminded me of the importance of Team building and how it can help companies improve and retain their employees. Team building is any activity that enhances interpersonal relationships, Continue reading »

13Jan 2016

We were recently asked to help contribute to a report commissioned by ITR events. The question simply said “What interesting developments do you see happening in 2016 in regards to events, trade shows and conferences.?” Of the 51 responses, here’s a condensed summary of the common themes: In general, most expected 2016 to be a Continue reading »

08Jan 2016

This week we handed over the management of Venturefest Yorkshire to MakeItYork. We first managed Venturefest Yorkshire in 2005.  It was a thoroughly rewarding event to manage as it helped high growth entrepreneurs to become more successful by connecting them with investors or contacts that could help them.  Businesses such as BugBrush and Aptamer Solutions Continue reading »

16Dec 2015

I recently had the pleasure of seeing Michael Bloomberg and Richard Reed (Innocent Drinks) in one afternoon at an event.  They both had some great visionary statements that were worth sharing: Michael Bloomberg: When asked about success, he said “The world is about people, the difference is to have the best people, that’s the skill Continue reading »

30Nov 2015

These are just some of the things we look for in venues when picking out the ones we like to work with (not forgetting the importance of how they actually deliver on site!) Valued Clients: As agents we love it when a venue is able to see the bigger picture and can offer good discounts for Continue reading »

20Nov 2015

I recently read an article by James Morgan of Event Tech Lab in Meetings in Incentive Travel magazine in which he made me question the safe use of devices at events. As event organisers we are keen to adopt new technologies and sometimes fail to warn the delegates we are engaging with to be mindful Continue reading »

11Nov 2015

Location Location Location Location is key, but what makes for a successful location for a corporate event? Top of all our clients’ lists is usually easy access for delegates – but that can mean anything from right off a motorway, shuttle buses to an international airport or just plenty of onsite car parking! Each client Continue reading »