Tips & Guides

Tips and guides for event organisers. Our experienced team share their tips for organising a successful event.

Top Christmas Venues in Liverpool

1.     Formby Hall Formby Hall is an extensive 4-star property, an ideal pick for a Christmas venue in Liverpool. Enormous amenities provided at the site supports your joyous celebration. The site is set in the countryside which spreads its arms towards the beach. This…

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Top Christmas Venues in London

The festive season in London always feels excellent and it is now time to check out our top Christmas party venues in London! 1.       10-11 Carlton House Terrace   10-11 Carlton House Terrace is a central London conference and wedding venue. The moment when…

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Top 10 Private Dining Rooms in London

If you want a collection of the best private dining London has to offer then you’ve come to the right place! Baelaide Streetrrafina Ad “The buzz is amazing” at the Hart Bros kick-ass, Barcelona-inspired tapas haunt and everyone “loves the open kitchen and watching the keen…

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Venue Chatbots = Fantastic Customer Service ?

Venue chatbots are the modern-day equivalent to a concierge, and one of the latest technologies being used to improve experiences. Guests can check in, check out, make reservations, and even ask for local restaurant recommendations. And it’s not just hotels that benefit from the…

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A Guide to Finding a Venue for the Perfect Sample Sale

There are a number of components to the perfect Sample Sale: Location: First and foremost, you need people to be able to get to your sample sale, good transport Links are absolutely vital. In this era of congestion charging, ever higher parking charges, public…

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A 4 Step Guide to Creating More Climate Friendly Events

Step 1: Measure Your Event Carbon Footprint Planning a climate-friendly event without measuring your carbon footprint is a bit like flying blind. You need to measure. Every event has a unique carbon footprint. This is because events use different sources of energy in different…

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How Different Seating Styles could Make or Break a Conference

Hybrid meetings are one of the hottest trends in conference planning. A hybrid event is a tradeshow, conference, unconference, seminar, workshop or other meeting that combines a “live” in-person event with a “virtual” online component. The Professional Convention Management Association has seen a 28% year-over-year increase in hybrid meeting…

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Event Apps: The Guide

Our Industry association have recently produced a comprehensive guide to Event App’s for a free copy CLICK HERE We all know that more and more people are using App’s, according to Ofcom, 55% of mobile owners use their mobiles to visit social networking sites…

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Top 25 London Venues 2019

The leading America event website EventsMB with 60,000 followers has produced their list of the top 25 venues in London for 2019 and here it is: THE BEST CONFERENCE VENUES CENTRAL LONDON For conference venue hire in London, these four choices go above and…

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Meeting Planners

An effective meeting planner may be the single most important person to the success of any organised business event. Many large corporations or governments hosting continual events may retain their own meeting planners. Other organisations may choose to bring a meeting planner onboard on…

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Event management software can literally make or break a conference or event. There are literally hundreds of events management solutions out there. We review the top 80 or so. Accelevents Event Management Monthly fee    card processing fee Cost per user Create an event and…

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Event Management Software for Not for Profits / Associations & Institutes

As we have previously shown there are a huge number of general one size fits all event management software providers see our recent BLOG on this. However nobody really wants to wade through 80 + solutions. There are a number of providers which specialise…

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How to Plan a Charity / Fundraising Event

Events are a powerful fundraising tool for charities non-proft organisations and 3rd sector organisations, this is a sector the venue booker specialises in. In fact, one in five Americans attended a charity event last year, there are no hard and fast figures for the…

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Green Wedding Guide

Green Wedding Guide Weddings generally mean BIG carbon footprints.  Think invitations, food and drink, venue, entertainment, family and friends’ travel, flowers and the energy it takes to keep the whole production flowing.  Even if you generally lead an environmentally conscious lifestyle, it can be…

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A Guide to Planning and Preparing a Successful Charity Event preparation

A Guide to Planning and Preparing a Successful Charity Event preparation With our partners we have helped plan and organise hundreds of Charity Events. We believe passionately in this sector, in its vibrancy its diversity, in its ability to match and in many ways…

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Challenge events – A Guide to Successfully Organising one for your charity.

Challenge events – A Guide to Successfully Organising one for your charity. Challenge event planning and preparation As with any fundraising activity, you should consider and cost the potential benefits and returns. How much do you think you can raise? What are the likely…

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A guide to organising fundraising Auction for charities.

  We specialise in venue booking for charities / 3rd sector organisations and associations. if you are looking for a venue for your next charity auction we can save you time and money. Time through our 25+ years experience in the sector, negotiating contracts with…

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4 Hints for Nailing the Food and Catering at Your Next Event

4 Hints for Nailing the Food and Catering at Your Next Event Nailing this is part art, part science. Nevertheless, these four tips can help. Planning food and beverage for a conference can be a challenge. If you miscalculate, you may not have enough…

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How to Plan High-Quality Events and Achieve Your Business Goals

The mastery of event planning comes with experience, making mistakes along the way, and having a trustworthy set of tools. But not all people or marketing teams have the luxury of being able to take their time and deepen their logistic skills. As a…

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Scientific Conferences: A Guide to Success

Scientific Conferences: A Guide to Success Science Is the MOST Important Thing at Your Event While many elements are important to a successful scientific conference, this one trumps them all. The quality of learning and exchange will define the success of your meeting in…

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Venues in Leeds

Leeds boasts 14 AIM accredited venues with two gold awards and is the UK’s second largest financial centre. From unique listed buildings and historic venues to modern facilities such as purpose-built conference centres, this city has a venue suitable for all needs! The following…

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The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers releases a roadmap for the creation of sustainable events

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has released a report / roadmap for the creation of a more sustainable events industry. Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, ABPCO identified a desire for the industry to do more in many areas, including…

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7 Tips on how to create a Zero-Waste Event

First and foremost, what is a Zero-Waste event? A zero-waste event can be any function, a wedding, a corporate party, or even a high school dance, with the target of limiting the amount of material that goes into the landfill. This means recycling and composting….

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Four Tips to Keep Event Crashers Away

When you have an amazing event it is likely you will have a few event crashers try to show up. Certainly every time we have organized a free event of any type we have encountered our fair share of freeloaders. I know we are…

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7 Ways User Generated Content is Transforming Events

Back in the day, events used to be insular occasions where only those at the event could enjoy it. Now, with the internet, the whole world can enjoy it too. That means event organisers no longer have a singular audience of actual attendees to…

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4 Huge Mistakes Meeting Planners Should Avoid at All Costs

Time-wasting elements are common to many unsuccessful meetings. Save time and money by tracking down and eliminating these four time-wasters: 1. No clear-cut objective If you hold down an ambiguous route to get to an unclear goal, there’s a good chance the whole team…

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How to get meaningful feedback from internal meetings

Maybe you’re confident that the internal meetings you run within your company, or your department, are a great success. You may be right. But what does everyone else think, and does it matter? Every time a group of workers meets to talk about work,…

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The Future of Menu Design in the Events Industry – September 2018

More than ever, meeting and conference guests have sophisticated tastes. They’ve become accustomed to experiencing a variety of ethnic cuisines and trying unique new culinary creations. It’s also likely that a large number of attendees are health- or eco- conscious, and many have dietary…

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5 ways to create Unforgettable Christmas Parties

When choosing a party theme for company get-together s, corporate planners need to make sure that the theme is relevant and fun. But most importantly, they need to make sure it’s something that’s appropriate for the event, setting, and company culture. In the following,…

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Your Christmas Party Checklist

If it’s your turn to organise the annual office Christmas party it can be a daunting task. There’s lots of people to try and please, they all have wildly different expectations, plus there’s a budget to stick too. We’ve put together a guide of…

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A Guide to Book Launches and Where to Hold Them

There are countless book launches every year, how are you going to make yours stand out? TYPES OF BOOK LAUNCHES Get creative but the basic components of a traditional book launch are still effective. The following, or more likely a combination of them, are…

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140 Conference & Event Industry Terms Explained

We have put together a comprehensive list of the staple key words every meeting and event planner should understand. To help you understand what it all really means and to learn this ‘language’ of abbreviations and keywords, we have split them into five categories:…

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10 Ways to Sniff Out a Bad Venue

As someone who has conducted hundreds maybe thousands of venue show rounds and attended a similar number over 20+ years I think they I have as good a chance as anyone of sniffing out a dud. After all, choosing a venue is so important…

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5 Tips to Breaking down Barriers at your Event

From ditching badges to the space’s décor, small changes result in big difference. Interaction. Engagement. Networking. Successful events and meetings are all about making connections. But how easily are the event planners themselves creating invisible boundaries? Tearing down those barriers at your next event…

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How to justify the cost of attending Trade Shows

Tradeshows, conferences, and site visits are all a huge part of working in the events industry, and essential for staying up-to-date with what’s going on in the world of events. However, the attendance of these events comes with a price, often meaning that one…

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What’s on the menu?

Conference and meeting catering can often prove a sticking point. Sometimes event bookers do not question its quality in advance, but it is sure to be the one-thing delegates remember over anything else. Add to this the fact that delegates are increasingly looking for…

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You’ve spent a lot on your event. The content is ready. The stage is set. Now you’re just hoping for some good social engagement from your attendees to take it to the next level. Needless to say, the stakes are high. Social engagement is…

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1.CAREFULLY DEFINE YOUR OBJECTIVES Venue contracts are notoriously opaque and deliberately so, many venues quote low hoping to make their mark up on extra items which are added down the line, catering, audio-visual etc. Someone like the London Stock Exchange has a particularly bad…

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Top 6 challenges faced by event planners

By Cheryl Hill, events manager, Forever Manchester Events management is an art. To run a good event you need to think of many elements, and sometimes one or more of those elements can leave you up a creek without a paddle, potentially jeopardising your…

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5 simple concepts for the perfect meeting environment

Light and colour We have been banging on about the importance of natural daylight for years but almost as important is the colours of light you can use to establish the ideal tone for your agenda: Blue will establish an air of confidence, reliability,…

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Choosing food and drink for your office Christmas party

The festive season is all about indulgence especially when it comes to food and drink. So choosing how to cater for your office party is very important. From small to large groups you’re often faced with varying tastes, likes and dislikes and choosing a…

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Christmas Parties

Planning The Christmas Party: 18 Steps to Organising the Perfect Party

First, if the idea of planning an event all seems too much use a professional venue booker / event management company. They will do the vast majority of the leg work for you + you don’t have to pay them. They are paid by…

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How technology has revitalised our industry

When I first started in the industry, organising events was a labour-intensive affair. As an events manager for a major London institution I remember only too clearly registrations coming in by fax, long nights manually checking registration lists and printing and stuffing badges. Latter when…

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How to find the Ideal Destination for your event

Every experienced planner knows that choosing the right venue and location can make or break the success of an event. Site selection is often the most challenging part of the event planning process, since even a small oversight can cause major setbacks for attendees,…

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How to Organise a Green Conference

Greening an event can have two positive impacts. It increases the sustainability of your organisation, but it also makes the participants aware of the importance of sustainable actions. Use both pre-event communications and post-event evaluation and follow-up to tell participants that this is a…

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Organise an Event

How to organise an event

Organising an event can seem like an incredibly overwhelming task, however with good organisation and forward thinking, your event is sure to run smoothly. If you follow the few steps below you will be well on the way to a successful event!

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