Do You Need Printed Programmes for Your Events?

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Planners seem confused on whether they need to provide programmes to their guests at events. Too often, expensive or time-consuming programmes are untouched while nearby, guests at another event are feeling like sheep needing to be corralled. Should you go to the trouble of providing event programmes? Ask yourself these questions to decide. Is your […]

5 Creative Ways to Market Local Events Online

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Just because you are holding your event offline doesn’t mean you can’t market it online! An online campaign can supplement your standard local event promotional tactics – which usually range from reaching out to local media to mobilizing a network of local brand advocates. There are a number of great ways that you can utilize […]

Creating the Foundations for Your Event

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Whenever I’ve begun planning for an event, I make myself a bucket of tea and I sit down to really contemplate the event that’s coming up, writing down a list of every question that comes to mind. There should be at least a full page of questions to sort through (if not 2 or 3 […]

Frustration of Contract and Force Majeure

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Although we’d like to hope that every person who we ever make an agreement with will keep their promise, we believe it’s wishful thinking and the law recognizes this. There are some instances under English contract law where a breach of contract will be excused – in part or wholly – depending on the circumstances. […]

How do you make sure that your events are sustainable?

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We asked some of our clients how they did it. It makes for an interesting set of case studies. This video guide offers an insight and understanding of ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management Systems. Crewsaders stakeholders, the DRP Group, Hawthorn Theatrical and Logistik as well as crewmen, talk about the different elements that need to […]

Would You Like Some Cheese With That Wine?

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During my 20s, I discovered with great delight that cocktail guests were far more interested in my ability to build a cheese and charcuterie spread than they were in my cooking skills. This was a joy because I definitely excel at the former over the latter, while the specialty section of the market seemed to […]

How To Wow Office Colleagues With A Christmas Party Theme

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Organising events year after year often becomes harder when the ideas start to run thin and when the memory of one Christmas party runs into the next, it is definitely time for a change. Theme ideas are often easy to come up with, it is what you do with them that makes or breaks a […]

Outdoor and Indoor Requirements – License Savy

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Don’t take liberties. Temporary structures definitely require a licence or certification and the local authorities don’t take kindly to illegally erected marquees in the middle of their prized parkland. Permanent venues will most likely be already registered event spaces and have all their licenses in place but temporary event spaces and structures, such as marquees, […]

Size of event – License Savy

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Regardless of the size of your event you may still need a license in order to hold it. Always cross check with local and national authorities to ensure you have fully covered all eventualities during the planning stages. There is nothing worse than not being able to go through with your plans due to missing […]

Christmas Party Tax Allowance: The Best Gift You’ll Get From HMRC All Year!

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HMRC aren’t known for their generosity. They’d take you to court over a penny and probably win. If you’re going to make one enemy, don’t make it HMRC. However, in a rare act of generosity, HMRC provide tax-breaks for Christmas parties and other social functions, assuming that they meet certain criteria. It is the intention […]

Elvis is Back! A Starting Point to Christmas Party Themes

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Why not do something totally outrageous this Christmas and make the office party a themed party. Although people often associate themed dress with clown costumes and play boy bunnies, there are also some classy options that may be more suitable. After all, these are your colleagues and not always your best mates, so think if […]

Easy-to-Organize Work Christmas Parties for the Office

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Arranging an event is not always the job of a professional event planner. There are many other types of event planners such as the office secretary, receptionist or PA and it is often these patient souls that get lumbered with the birthday parties, leaving parties, welcome speeches, office get-togethers and of course the Christmas dinner […]