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Career progression is a hot topic in industry today for many reasons, including benefitting employers and engaging employees. Here at Gallowglass, we’re proud to offer our crews a diverse range of opportunities through in-house and external training programmes, as well as paid qualifications and promotions. Many of our senior staff have progressed from basic crew to regional ma ...

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are coming in from May 2018 and I’ve spent the last few months coming to grips with its implications for Gallowglass. If you saw my two earlier blogs on the subject, you’ll know that we started by attending forums and calling in a couple of GDPR experts, so we’d be sure we fully understood our future obligations. And then we ra ...

A multi-award-winning service provider to the events industry, Gallowglass is less widely known for its theatrical roles. For the last 21 years we’ve been treading (and building!) the boards in theatres up and down the country, supporting venues and productions, often beating tight turnaround schedules. We interviewed Group Business Development Director Matt Storey to find out ...

As event crew specialists, Gallowglass are one of the biggest and most cost-efficient in the business. Covering a range of events, from roadshows and exhibitions to live entertainment and international sports tournaments, our crews help create the physical infrastructure for some of the most prestigious events across the UK and Europe. Our crews are prepared to take on any cha ...

Gallowglass have supplied trained and skilled manpower to conference and exhibition centres all over the UK and Europe. As events specialists with a workforce of over 600, our commitment to maximising people’s potential goes much further than ensuring that they have the minimum training skills. In fact, we are one of the only companies in the events industry to have an HR Direc ...

As event crewing specialists, we have over 20 years’ experience in every sector of the events industry. From theatre productions, road shows and exhibitions to festivals, corporate events, films and more - we cover it all! Sometimes we have to keep some of our biggest and most exciting projects a secret, and occasionally we’re told nothing about the project until we turn up on ...

OK, it’s time to take a deep breath and get this underway! The key takeaway from the research we’ve done so far is that we need to answer the question “Have I done everything that it is reasonable to expect to protect someone’s personal data?” That’s a lot different to “What have I got time to do?” or “What do I want to do?” We also need to be able to comply with the require ...

At Gallowglass, a key aspect of our training is ensuring that each member of our crew feels prepared. All training, from their initial in-house training to the event specific health and safety training is important so that they, we and our clients are confident that they have the required skills to take on any job and achieve the desired result. Following the on-boarding proce ...

When you’re staffing an important event, it’s essential to know you are backed by a strong, reliable crew that can work to the highest standards. You should also know where to access additional help in the event of an emergency staffing shortfall. And that help will need to be able to meet your expectations, so you can relax knowing everything is under control and your event wi ...

Making a change in your career can be a daunting and overwhelming prospect. The constraints of working 9-5 and losing passion for your job are amongst some of the highest reasons for experiencing lower levels of job satisfaction. Considering what other options are open to you is one of the first steps that you have to think about when planning to change your career path. So, fo ...

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