The World of Corporate Events

So far in 2023, we have had our fair share of corporate events and conferences as we tend to in the colder months of the year. Corporate events add a lot of diversity to our yearly portfolio and the management can differ vastly to live, awards, and music events.

Let’s take a look at the corporate work we have taken on so far for 2023…

January

The SPVS Annual Congress is a meeting point for all veterinary professionals and practice owners to discuss the latest industry best practices and technological advancements that are vital to their roles of caring for people’s pets and animals. This year, it took place at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole as a more central location than previous years in Wales. The main room was host to exhibition stands for many key stakeholders in the veterinary industry and alongside this were multiple breakout rooms for panel and host-led discussions around various important topics.

NR Events assisted with the running of the two-day congress, which included registration, delegate management, room monitoring, and more.

February

Cadent Gas hosted their first larger-scale conference last month at The Slate, Warwick University. This was to inform their suppliers of their sustainability targets and encourage them to be on board with their ideas and work together to push for a more sustainable energy industry. We were involved much more with the pre-production for this conference and worked closely with the internal team at Cadent Gas to help realise what they wanted to achieve from the event and how they envisioned it looking.

March

The Annual Gift Card and Voucher Association Conference was next up for us at the beginning of the month. GCVA have been a longstanding client with whom we support with multiple events throughout the year. Again, this event has grown year on year and gives a perfect networking spot for some of the UK’s largest corporations to discuss how to best utilise and improve their customer reward, gift card, and voucher system.

From technical liaision to delegate management and sourcing decor to venue liaison, there is a lot to consider in order to produce a successful conference. Integrating with the internal client team ensures that we fully understand their needs and build a trusting relationship that can help for us to give the best suggestions from our experience.

Here’s what our new Events Assistant Sophie learnt on her first conference…

1. Preparation / Briefing and Management; 

Experiencing my first conference with NR Events helped me see how much preparation goes into planning an event. Managing a large number of people at once is important and knowing the schedule helps you to get other things ready in the other spaces whilst the guests are busy in one space. 

2. Organisation and check lists are very important:

Having a checklist of things you have to do on BUILD DAY is very handy and helps you share out the work efficiently with your team. Having a general schedule of the day also helps you keep track of the time and peoples shift patterns etc as well as who is needed where to help with wayfinding etc. 

3. TEAM WORK: 

Having a team that can think on their feet and be versatile helps the ever changing support roles to assist the day goes smoothly as possible. 

4. Clear communication: 

Clear and precise communication is needed once everything is live and running at an event. No time for a full on chin wag! Get the task and take action. 

5. Initiative:

Having a sense of initiative and good judgment, assists you in getting things done efficiently and effectively. This also helps you take advantage of acting to the work not reacting.

 

INSTAGRAM

🍽️ Q Stakeholder Dinner 🍽️

Recently, we delivered a memorable dinner event for Q members in London at the fabulous @goodhotel.co in Royal Victoria Dock.

The hotel prides itself on its sustainability values whilst still offering the best service and catering possible 🌱 which fit nicely with the Q team`s objectives!

#qcommunity #clientdinner #goodhotel #sustainability
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Another fantastic piece of feedback from one of our jobs. If you`d like to feel the same as our clients then get in touch about your events to hello@wearenrevents.com 👋

#eventproduction #eventprofs #testimonials #feedback #wemakeevents #client feedback
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🎞️ NR Events Showreel 🎞️

Introducing our new company highlight video for NR Events!

We are pleased to offer a range of services for a variety of event formats, with a selection of our best work showcased in this video 💪

Thank you to all of our brilliant clients, past and present. Don`t hesitate to get in touch for any upcoming event production or management needs: hello@wearenrevents.com 👋

🎥@_taylography_

#NRevents #eventmanagement #eventproduction #eventagency #cheltenham #showreel #eventprofs #wemakeevents
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Its always great to get lovely feedback from our clients. Here`s one of our favourites! Thanks Rob! @orangesandlemons_ireland 🍊🍋

#clientfeedback #eventprofs #wemakeevents #eventmanagement
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✏️We are brushing up our CAD skills for the summer.
CAD (Comupter aided design) is used for drawing out site plans for events, so we are always looking at CAD plans when we are site managing! We`ve been following the @Event Site Design Ltd course and are loving it! ✏️

#eventsmanagement #sitemanagement #eventprofs #computeraideddesign #wemakeevents # outdoor events
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⛸️ Cheltenham Ice Rink - Sustainability Report 2023 ⛸️

At the beginning of the year, the Ice Rink in Cheltenham finished another successful season of skating sessions, this year with an improved focus on sustainability 🌍

We worked with @visitcheltenham and the suppliers of the Ice Rink to collate all production, transport, waste, serveware, graphics information and inputted this into TRACE. TRACE provides a sleek software to understand exactly which areas of the event are the highest contributors to the carbon output, which we were then able to format into a visual presentation. This will allow for the organising team and suppliers to work on improving for next time and reducing the event`s carbon impact event further.

For more information about the ice rink please see: https://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/news/article/2899/cheltenham_christmas_ice_rink_reports_big_economic_boost_and_environmental_efficiency_measures

#sustainability #sustainabilityreport #trace #isla #cheltenham #cheltenhamicerink #marketingcheltenham #visitcheltenham #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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🔬 As part of our ongoing training to support our roles on site, last week we took part in a day of online training with @theloop_uk We spent the day on their `Responding to drug use at music festivals & outdoor events` course to help us ensure our knowledge was on top form ahead of festival season. We had a fantastic experience and some important conversations with other industry professionals about keeping everyone safe. 🔬

#NRevents #eventmanagement #eventproduction #eventagency #eventprofs #wemakeevents #theloop #festivals #outdoorevents
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🎪 5% VAT for Festivals 🎪

@aif_uk are asking the UK Government to lower VAT on music festival ticket sales from 20% to 5% for a temporary period of three years.

As of last week, 21 UK festivals have announced having to postpone, cancel, or completely close this year. AIF are predicting that the UK may lose over 100 festivals in 2024 due to rising costs.

We have witnessed the damage that the pandemic, increasing supply chain costs, Brexit, and the energy crisis have caused to the once thriving UK festival scene. In order to keep our most-loved events alive, the government must take action now!

@alexchalk99 @dcmsgovuk

#aif #ukfestival #5percentVAT #5percentVATforfestivals #eventmanagement #festivalmanagement #sitemanagement #eventproduction #festivalproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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🙌 Announcement 🙌

We are thrilled to say that Natasha is going to be a mentor as part of @wearenowie`s Level Up Scheme!

She can`t wait to see what comes about over the the next few months. Thanks to @weorganisechaos and @festivallstaff for supporting this initiative ✨

#eventmanagement #eventproduction #mentor #mentorship #nowie #womeninevents #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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