18th April 2019
Sustainability is a buzzword that seems to be on the tip of everyone's tongues, especially in the event industry. Read on to find out one of our top tips to kick-start your sustainable journey.
5th April 2019
First Event in 2019: we’ve developed a brand new way of working, started working with some incredible new clients, and created a whole new department. Read on to find out what we've been up to this year!
19th March 2019
why a new way of conferencing could work wonders for your business...Conferences, as understood by the majority of businesses and industries, are events that provide a platform for professionals to network with one another, share career-focussed developments, and learn more about upcoming trends...
14th February 2019
Personalisation is something that, when done correctly, can be used to reach company goals and objectives by using the things that are important to your employees to incentivise and retain them.
16th January 2019
In the age of the highly-populated millennial workplace, employees aren’t just looking for jobs, but careers, meaning that retention strategies will drastically change...
7th January 2019
Organising a conference for success can feel like riding a bull in a rodeo...
15th December 2018
More and more businesses are looking to conferences as a way to deliver important company messages...
4th December 2018
Conference events are commanding a bigger slice of marketing and communications budgets for businesses across the board...
14th November 2018
Incentive travel schemes are quickly becoming a preferred way for companies to reward and retain high-performing staff and customers...
1st November 2018
Since securing its well-deserved status as the 'European Capital of Culture' back in 2008, Liverpool has become a hotspot as a corporate event destination...
8th October 2018
Two members of our creative team share their thoughts on the best (affordable) digital technology to help enhance events and create unforgettable delegate experiences...
13th September 2018
Incentive travel schemes boast a range of benefits for companies looking to drive employee motivation, increase performance and enhance the working environment. Hear from one of our clients about how their programme delivered long-term, sustained benefits to their multi-national brand.
15th August 2018
Studies have revealed that millennials are less concerned about salary and more focused on other employee benefits such as flexibility, work-life balance, company culture, and increasingly, travel and experiences.
1st August 2018
God’s Own Country is just one of the nicknames given to the wonderful Northern region of Yorkshire! Sitting on the ‘right’ side of the Pennines and sporting a white rose, Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK and is home to some of England’s most prosperous cities including Leeds, Sheffield, and York.
26th July 2018
The focus on surrounding Southeast-Asian cities and recognition as a hub for connecting flights has meant that prior to the twenty-tens, Singapore has been quite significantly overlooked when it comes to its potential as an incentive destination...
16th May 2018
As a company, we work closely with our clients to ensure that they receive the best service possible. This includes the protection of their personal details and data, which we have taken into account as the GDPR comes into effect on 25th May 2018.
29th March 2018
The ever-changing wants and needs of the modern consumer require companies to respond and adapt to their needs at a fast pace... Read more about how events have become an essential part of consumer-led companies' engagement strategies, and how they can positively reflect your brand and successfully target the right audience.
1st March 2018
Our newest recruit, Kerry Saxby, recently joined us as a senior account manager... ... and has brought along a wealth of experience spanning 12 years in the event industry. We sat down with Kerry and found out more about her time in the industry.
1st February 2018
We've all been through it. you're discussing the costings of a company's product or service, and they seem to be pulling additional costs and extras out of nowhere. Estate agents and admin fees, ticket companies and booking fees - everybody is out to make a profit, it's just how business works.
11th January 2018
Tradeshows, conferences, and site visits are all a huge part of working in the events industry, and essential for staying up-to-date with what’s going on in the world of events. However, the attendance of these events comes with a price, often meaning that one or more people take time away from the business, incurring additional travel and overnight expenses.
14th September 2017
As event industry leaders, we have almost 20 years experience in delivering outstanding conference management. It's essential that when choosing a destination for your next business meeting or conference, you're aware of what different cities have to offer, and how they can benefit your company in the long run, as well as the duration of your event.
22nd August 2017
The Net Promoter Score is a management tool used by companies to comprehend the relationships they hold with their customers, and how loyal their customers are.
12th July 2017
Arguably the most famous city in the world, New York City is a haven for tourists wanting to get to grips with American culture and see the monuments so often depicted through their tv screens. First Event Account Manager, Kate Asquith, visited New York to find out more about what it could offer businesses looking to hold an incentive event or conference...
7th July 2017
As leaders in the Events Industry, we’re aware of the problems that can arise when organising an event. Here are some things to look out for and avoid when planning your own company event...
30th June 2017
Home to the Amazon Rainforest and breath-taking ancient architecture, South America is a continent known for its vibrant culture and stunning scenery. Two members of our events team, Dawn and Emily, visited Peru and Brazil to see what they had to offer a conference or incentive event...
9th May 2017
We’re proud to announce that First Event Account Manager, Kirsty Northage, has been named in Conference & Incentive Travel’s ’35 under 35’ A-List for 2017. The A-List recognises rising stars from the UK event industry aged 35 and under, and is in its ninth annual year.
19th April 2017
Businesses set sales targets to ensure that their sales team have a clear idea of where the business is going and what actions need to be taken to get there. However, it’s often easy to take the eye off the ball and consequently fall behind on meeting these targets. In this case, offering a reward system to motivate a team is a great way to drive productivity and meet those all-important sales targets.
17th March 2017
Every year on March 17th, the world goes crazy for St. Patrick’s Day – an annual celebration of the patron saint of Ireland. Despite being well known for its evident entertainment value and traditional culture, this stunning country possesses an equally impressive professional offering, making a perfectly suitable option when deciding on where to host a conference or exhibition.
7th March 2017
Boasting a breath-taking skyline, stunning scenery and some of the Sahara’s biggest dunes, Abu Dhabi offers a luxurious travel experience that provides a true insight into authentic Arabian culture. First Event account manager Lucienne recently took a Familiarisation (or FAM) trip to Abu Dhabi to spend some time perfecting the itinerary for an event that involved a mixture of both rich historical culture, and stunning modern architecture.
14th February 2017
Following an amazing year, and with a long list of fantastic events to look forward to in 2017, it’s no surprise that at First Event we are spending this Valentine’s Day professing our love for what we do! When our clients are happy, we’re happy. So, after the year we’ve had here at First Event, we’re absolutely ecstatic!
1st February 2017
After a whole lot of hard work, we’re excited to introduce you to our brand new website! For the past 6 months, our team have been working hard on the First Event company rebrand, ensuring that we can show off our work in a contemporary way that reflects the first-class service we aim to provide our clients with.
20th January 2017
For many, 2016 was a year better left in the past. However, here at First Event, 2016 saw us accomplish more than we ever anticipated, taking the business from strength to strength. Flying our clients all over the world, creating some of the biggest conferences and expositions ever and more than doubling the size of our team are just a handful of last year’s exciting ventures. We’ve reflected on our exciting year to give you a little look at what we’ve been up to...