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Corporate Gift Bag Tips

Posted on 02/10/2015.

Corporate gift bags are easy to get wrong; they always seem like a great idea until you see an influx of confetti across the venue floor along with the novelty gifts that you thought was a great idea at the time. Well, there are some tips that I have picked up over the years that may help you get your goody bags, out of the door and into the offices of your clients or clients to be, in some cases.

 

Unique Meeting Venues - London

Posted on 20/07/2015.

These stylish spaces have everything you need to impress your guests. They are perfect for any successful meetings and events. And why not enquire today to see how we can help you make your meetings more memorable and inspirational.

 

5 great events this summer

Posted on 03/07/2015.

It’s the hottest July on record in Britain, sweltering conditions means that we all want to get out and enjoy the sun. Take advantage of the summer weather and head outside for one of England’s many festivals and events this July. Check out some of our favorite events this summer; we have chosen some very fun and very British events.

 

6 Key Ideas for Event Success

Posted on 18/06/2015.

There is no definitive formula to successful event, there are so many factors to consider when you are planning your own. BUT, there are some key ideas that will set a foundation for success, and we have 6 great ideas on how you can ensure your event is something you can be proud of.

 

5 TIPS TO GET YOUR EMPLOYEES OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE

Posted on 28/05/2015.

We all know we have a comfort zone. We feel most as ease here. It’s the place where anxiety or stress cannot get in. While it seems perfect, there is a quote that I love to remember, “Nothing extraordinary ever happens within your comfort zone.” And it’s true.

 

Tips for finding the right venue

Posted on 30/04/2015.

Getting the venue right for your event can mean the difference between success and failure. When choosing a venue, whether it’s a large conference, a product launch or a corporate dinner, there are lots of things to consider. Here’s our top five tips for choosing the perfect venue for your next event.

 

5 ways to incorporate entertainment in your event

Posted on 27/04/2015.

The right entertainment can really make an event come alive. We know that great entertainment can sometimes cost almost literally an arm and a leg, but with some of our tips, you can incorporate great entertainment. These tips should be helpful to either help generate your own money saving ideas or they might be the solution that you seek.

 

5 Ways to Work Successfully With Your Event Venue

Posted on 16/04/2015.

Working successfully with you event venue can sometimes be a breeze, other times it can get really difficult. You will need to find a way to work together in order to make your whole event successful. You need to find a way to work very successfully with your event venue, here are some great ways to ensure a smoother more effective event.

 

​Luxury Venues in Dubai

Posted on 30/03/2015.

As venue finders, it’s up to us to source great venues throughout the UK and the world. Recently we have been looking at the most extravagant hotels in the world, and many are located in Dubai, so we thought we would focus on the beautiful city that is Dubai, and create a list of our top 5 luxury venues.

 

4 Amazing venues for outdoor events

Posted on 05/03/2015.

Hello March, you have been great to us this week, the weather has been fantastic. We are happy to welcome in spring and have even begun reminiscing on the summer of last year. All of the events in the summer were magnificent, but the outdoor events really resonated with us, and so, we thought we would collate all of our favourite venues with outdoor events options.

 

Fuel Filled Team Building Day

Posted on 26/02/2015.

We really appreciate the value of corporate team building, we understand that you will be looking to develop your business and motivate your staff. So with that in mind, we only recommend the most effective corporate days out. The most fun and challenging days create the most bonding and excitement too, and so, this activity is very suitable for your team building activity day.

 

5 ways to conquer ROI at your company event

Posted on 19/02/2015.

We found that a lot of our clients aren’t measuring their return when it comes to evetns. . They usually know exactly what their budget is, and they have a theme in mind, they just simply want a venue for X number of delegates and they rarely think about the return on investment. We change that as soon as we begin to work with them. After all, what’s a corporate event without ROI? It’s practically just a party.

 
 

Team Building - Big Issue Foundation

Posted on 19/01/2015.

A Team Building day is something so many businesses look for after such a long break away from the office. We as events management specialists see many companies looking for viable ways to host teambuilding days without breaking the bank. A Big Issue team building day gives back to the community and allows for your colleagues in the office to get some fresh air and formal bonding time.

Sign up yourself and your colleagues for a volunteer day at the Big Issue Foundation and compete to sell the most magazines throughout the day. Encourage some team building banter throughout the day and watch the energy thrive off of the competition. Who can sell the most copies? Is it going to be Dave from advertising who thinks of himself as the master salesman, or is it Ashley, the young and budding graphics designer? I always loved an underdog, my money is on Ashley.

 

Christmas Gifts For Corporate Clients

Posted on 25/09/2014.

It’s is nearing the festive months and it’s time to start thinking about giving gifts to your clients in order to show appreciation for their business throughout the year.

 
 

Tips to avoid last minute absences

Posted on 29/07/2014.

When you’re in the events industry, no shows are one of the biggest and most irritating problems of the business, whether your events are big or small. No shows really can really shift the whole vibe of what we have planned.

 

Corporate Karting Birmingham

Posted on 17/07/2014.

Karting is a perfect activity to stop all of that office talk and just simply break barriers with the team you work with. It is fun, unique and competitive’ a great way to get everyone talking and to create a friendly atmosphere for all the staff involved.

 
 

3 easy ways to build a profitable team on a budget

Posted on 05/06/2014.

Our business relies on our team and how cohesive and happy we are. Our events service won’t thrive without it. Your business needs team cohesion too. When a team works together in harmony than you will see a huge rise in productivity and your business will come on leaps and bounds. People don’t buy products remember, people buy people.

 

5 ways to improve team productivity

Posted on 29/05/2014.

To achieve a high rate of productivity, you need a team of very passionate individuals that can transfer their enthusiasm and skills, to the client in order to produce outstanding results. Sounds difficult, right? Well we have some tips that can help.

 

How to Stimulate Creativity while working

Posted on 28/05/2014.

Event planners are paid to be creative, to come up with new ideas that will keep our events fresh. However, creativity can easily get lost in the day-to-day routine of running a business. It happens to us, and we are all human, so we know it must happen to other people too. So as I was looking through our suppliers and venues as routine on just another day in the office, I had a thought, how, with all this routine and relativity, can I keep my inspiration alive?

 
 

Social Media for Events Marketing

Posted on 27/05/2014.

While traditional tactics are still important in driving event attendance, the media landscape has changed, social networks are where people turn to for their event information, and so all events management teams will need to learn how to best use social media to their advantage, right? Let us help.

 

How to engage employees and increase profits

Posted on 27/05/2014.

Today, there are so many competitors in events management and in regards to anything in fact. My team and I met to discuss how to promote our business in the most effective way, and how we can sustain a competitive advantage, and we came up with some great ideas.

 
 

Financial Management Tips for your Events

Posted on 13/05/2014.

Financial Management is fundamental to the success of any event. At the beginning of a financial year, it’s imperative that you plan ahead, keep on top of your budget, and be realistic about your expenditure. It’s a great idea to put control systems in place so that the budget is kept on target. Type everything up in excel and ensure that it is done correctly.

While beginning a budgeting plan, ensure that you implement a little flexibility and identify things that could call for plan b, ensure that you have a contingency fund. If you are presenting your plan for sponsorship you won’t want to approach them before you understand the outline of your budget. Ensure that the financial viability of the event is perfect. We recommend that you build an appropriate contingency into your budget.

Be realistic, don’t set down plans that you aren’t likely to follow through with, if you have a plan that is unlikely to materialise within the year, don’t add it to the budget, a mistake like that could set your funding back and show a lack of professionalism. Each and every item that you plan to use in your event should be documented as expenditure and all income items should be recorded in the event budget too.

Whether your event is big or small, try to create simplicity within your budget report. If it is a small event, try to make the budget simple and don’t document unnecessary contingency plans, and if the event is going to be large and extensive, it’s helpful to have a budget summery in order to break down the information. Ensure that you state whether your budget is inclusive of VAT or not. If your budget is presented as NET (does not include VAT) ensure that you take that into consideration, and if you are VAT registered and able to reclaim the VAT keep a NET event budget. If you cannot claim your VAT back, it is best to create a budget report with the Gross values (includes VAT).
While your event and the ideas may all be decided, now is the time to evaluate whether it is financially viable or not, you will need to document all of the ways in which you could make money from your event. There are 2 main ways, they break down into many subsections however an event usually falls into one of 2 categories: 

 
 
 

Meji Media Corporate Events - Free Venue Finding Service

Posted on 01/05/2014.

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