Professional moment makers
Whether you’re looking to make a big splash with a brand launch, or you want to mark a big milestone for your business, hiring a professional event planner can help make sure everything runs smoothly – and allow you to be more adventurous in your plans for your get-together.
At ICON Printing, we understand how important events can be – we often end up getting last minute calls from clients needing t-shirts, tote bags, or other forms of custom merch either to sell or give away for corporate events, conferences or festivals. And while we know events are important, we also know it’s important to know exactly when to turn to the professionals.
With that, we’re happy to round up ten UK event management companies with excellent track records for delivering events big or small – so all you need to think about is your outfit…
With a track record of organising corporate events for clients from Deloitte to Innocent Drinks, AOK work to a range of budgets and can accommodate the most demanding of briefs. In the past, they’ve put on a platform for a scaffolding company to launch a new VR product, and arranged the Christmas party for London peer-to-peer lending start up Funding Circle – among the hottest start ups based in the capital.
If messaging is important to your event, Fresh could be well-suited to your needs. They’ve worked with clients ranging from Mothercare to Radisson hotels, and use a strategic approach to communications as part of their service. Plus, they’ve had industry recognition for what they do: their DFS Company Conference in 2014 was on the shortlist for C&I’s International Conference or Congress of the Year.
Wonderland are the event management company to speak to if you’re looking to do something memorable for potential customers. With a specialism in events where brands create experiences their audience, they’ve worked with Ariana Grande to launch a new fragrance, and with clients ranging from Twitter to UNICEF.
CWT are perfect if you’re looking to arrange a no nonsense event with minimal fuss. They plan work on events range ranging from road shows to product launches, organising 35,000 events every year. They will help to find a venue and offer a safe pair of hands for running the event.
Specialising in events by companies for their employees, Capita can organise range from conferences, to meetings and family fun days. Their service is extensive, also arranging travel for attendees, plus they’ve got a mobile app to make things run as smoothly as possible. Their previous clients range from the NHS to the National Grid.
Ashfield arrange a diverse array of events and have a good track record in those aimed at motivating staff, organising events like incentive trips for employees or annual company days. They’ve worked with major clients ranging from pharmaceutical firms to tech companies, and emphasise their comprehensive service, such as at a recent conference, where they provided childcare facilities for parents attending.
WRG have a track record in doing things that are a little bit more creative. For the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, for instance, they organised a concert under the stars for the city’s residents. They say they’re all about ”orchestrating joy”, so worth considering if you want to create a little bit of magic for your customers or employees.
Like with anything, trends and best practices for events are always shifting. BCD is one event management company that will make sure your event is up to scratch, having published regular reports and research into the sector. Plus, they’re part of a global business, so have the manpower and experience to make sure your occasion runs without any hitches.
With an emphasis on putting on memorable experiences for the public, TBA are an expert event management company that specialise in bringing novel and untested ideas to life. The variety of what they can do is illustrated in their past projects, like hospitality at the Rugby World Cup, the ASOS Summer Party and the Formula 1.
The least traditional of any event planner on this list, Chilisauce can help if you’re really looking to do something different. They’ve got a reputation for organising things like stuntman training and crime scene investigation simulations. They organise stag and hen dos, but their speciality in the unusual has seen them work with clients as big as Coca-Cola.
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