Sometimes you don’t get the choice, you are told to or event organising comes in your job description, however sometimes a department will ask for a volunteer or for a committee to step forward. When you’re already busy why on earth would you want to do that?
Organising an event is a very effective way of standing out in your organisation. Often senior management who you might not usually have the opportunity to network with will be involved. If you are on a career ladder with promotion prospects along the way being known for organising a successful event can be a real advantage.
In the process of organising you may get time with managers and people who it can be useful to get to know. Being seen as an effective organiser can be really good for you.
However, there is a downside. If the event goes wrong the whole mess can land in your lap and your reputation can be tainted. This is something that we realise and take very seriously.
Back in the 1970s IBM ran a very successful marketing campaign with the tagline; 'Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM'. That is how we approach being your event supplier. There is one critical question that you can ask us, or any event management company, when you are making your choice, and that is; 'What is your experience of this sort of event.' You can also run through a basic risk assessment - what can go wrong and what is being done to minimise the risk. This is where experience is key.
Our aim is to make you a hero in your team with a fantastic event that people talk about for a long time.