01 Jun How to Choose the Right Event Management Company in the UK?
As event professionals, we know that planning and executing an event is not an easy task. With many event management agencies to choose from, identifying and locating a team which have the necessary skills and expertise for the job can be a challenge. Hiring an event management company UK can be a great solution as they have the experience and expertise to handle all the details of your event, allowing a more seamless and stress-free experience. However, at SevenEvents, we are aware that choosing the right event planning company within the UK can be challenging as there are many different agencies and specialists available. In this article, we will guide you on how to choose the right event management company in the UK by taking you through the fundamental considerations that you should be looking out for when making this decision.
Define Your Goals and Objectives
The first step in choosing an event management company is to define your goals and objectives. You need to know what you want to achieve from the event, whether it is to raise awareness, increase sales, or promote a product. Knowing your goals and objectives will help you to choose an event management company that has experience in your type of event. You will want to align your event in the hands of an organisation which takes the time to understand the true goals and objectives of the event to ensure that you are both aligned. At SevenEvents, we take the time to understand the true nature of the event ahead of proposing our solutions.
Look for Experience and Expertise
When choosing an event management company, a key consideration is experience and expertise. You want to choose a company that has experience in organizing events to ensure that your event is in capable hands. SevenEvents has a team with over 100 years of combined global event knowledge to it’s safe to say we think you are in safe hands. Ask for their portfolio, testimonials, and case studies of similar events they have organized. Check out their social media pages, website, and online reviews to see what previous clients have said about their services.
Consider Your Budget
A key consideration when choosing an event agency is your event budget. SevenEvents has wide experience working with a range of budgets however considering your budget is a key piece of information for the event planning agency to provide a service suitable for you. You want to choose a company that can work within your budget and still deliver an exceptional event. SevenEvents provides detailed quotes which include all the services they will provide and the cost of each service. This will help you to compare prices and choose the company that offers the best value for money.
Look for Creativity and Innovation
SevenEvents values creativity and innovation and you should search for an event management company which values this too. You want a company that can create an event that is unique and memorable. Ask for examples of how they have incorporated creativity and innovation into previous events. You can also ask them for ideas on how to make your event stand out from the rest.
Choose a Company that Communicates Effectively
Having effective forms of communication is key to event success so choosing an event management which communicates effectively is critical. SevenEvents prides itself on keeping clients updated throughout the entire event lifecycle. Communication is key when working with an event management company. SevenEvents also have dedicated account managers who will be your point of contact throughout the contracting and event process. They should be responsive to your calls and emails and keep you updated on the progress of the event.
Look for Flexibility
Flexibility is crucial when working with an event management company. You want a company that can adapt to your plans and preferences changes. Ask them how they handle last-minute changes or unforeseen circumstances. A good event management company should be able to adapt to changes and still deliver a successful event.
Look for a Company with a Range of Services
Depending on your event needs, it can be good to consider an event management company that offers a range of services so that this can all be handled in-house and beneficial as they can handle all aspects of the event. This includes venue sourcing, catering, audio-visual services, transportation, and entertainment. SevenEvents is a 360 agency which can assist across a whole range of services to ensure your event is a success.
Consider the size of the company
A key consideration is considering the size of the company. Operationally the size of the company can really affect the event planning process. It can be a hard balance to strike as you may want to balance the reach of a global company with the attention to detail of a smaller company. Researching the history of the company and its origin can go a long way to help answer this question. At SevenEvents, we consider ourselves large enough to handle complex logistical events but small enough to care for and deliver a personalised service.
Choose a Company with a Proven Track Record
Finally, when choosing an event management company, it is essential to choose a company with a proven track record. Look for companies that have a history of delivering successful events and have positive reviews and testimonials from previous clients. You can also ask for references from previous clients and check for any awards or recognition they have received for their work.
The list above is just a few of the key considerations that the team at SevenEvents believe are key considerations for selecting the correct management agency. if you would like to start the conversation around your next event and all of the considerations around the event, please feel free to get in touch today with the event professionals at SevenEvents today at email@example.com or call us on 020 7659 4430