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CDM2015 - Six months on

November 6, 2015

Guest blog by Lee Holloway

Back in March we ran an event to discuss how the new CDM legislation was likely to affect event planners. We have continued to follow the developments in this area and in this guest blog Lee Holloway advises event industry organisations to take a second look at the new le...
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Making time to volunteer

July 23, 2015
In the event industry there can be a temptation to slow down over the summer. If your focus is the "corporate" events market then the general rule is that August is a time for getting your house in order – much like the end of December and start of January are the time f...
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Not everyone has an endless budget to host an awards show; but that doesn't mean the look and feel should suffer. We have decided to share some advice on ways to enhance an awards evening without breaking the budget. Venue selection Look for venues that include elements o...
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It's been a busy month here at GMG, we've been beavering away working not only on forthcoming events but also on our fab new website – what do you think? Isn't it great?! In addition to that we have also achieved CHAS accreditation, which is good news in our continued ...
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We all know that it takes more time and effort to arrange a face-to-face meeting than it does to send an email, arrange a Skype call or pick up the phone.But by reducing person-to-person interaction do we really build the same relationships we used to years ago? I believ...
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It was only this morning whilst trying to explain to a client that Risk Assessments are a legal requirement for any event that I was brought back to my experiences over the last month – in particular now that the UK event space has picked up the CDM2015 requirements from t...
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Time for a Spring clean?

April 17, 2015
Spring is definitely in the air, the trees are covered in blossom, the daffodils and tulips are in bloom and the sun is shining. It's the time of year when the people around you seem to brighten, much like the sun. Both at home and at work it's time for a good spring clean...
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On 17th March, GMG hosted an event for a number of end clients and production managers from across the industry. The evening included a panel discussion with leading H&S advisors within the industry (Simon Garrett of X-Venture and Lee Holloway of Freeman) – covering ...
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A global network

March 11, 2015
In an industry where you are only as good as your last event, it is important to choose wisely when it comes to suppliers and partners. Years spent dealing with everyone from AV companies to Venues and Entertainment to Florists mean I have come across some of the best as...
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There are a huge number of industry exhibitions that take place throughout the year, as recently as last week of course International Confex and The Event Production Show took place at Olympia. But how do you approach these? Do you have great intentions of attending all th...
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