Events Industry Opinions

Following on from our Managing Director’s recent feature in our Meet the Team series, and his comments on virtual reality holding a vital place in the future of events, we thought we should elaborate a little. Virtual reality (VR) is like something that used to feature in sci-fi films of the 70s and 80s, which perhaps adds an element of novelty and nostalgia to the technology. ...

Much like the chicken and egg dilemma, who organises events for events professionals? Thankfully, the answer is lots of people! There are numerous events both in the UK and in Europe that look to share the industry’s success, highlight innovation and allow people to connect. As event organisers know all too well, this is where some of the best conversations are had. If you oper ...

Event organisers and the industry in general, are in a fortunate position where they have the opportunity to give back to the communities within which they operate. No matter where in the UK you work, or where the events are held, there are numerous opportunities to enrich the lives of the people that live and work locally. Events are a great time, where people come together to ...

With the social awareness of human impact on the environment at an all-time high, we’re beginning to see more and more green approaches within the industry. Whether this is led by event organisers, brands or suppliers, the importance of minimising our collective effect on the environment is something that many more people are aware of within the industry. In this article, we’ll ...

Something we pride ourselves on at Gallowglass is the ability and professionalism of our crewing team. As we have crews located across the UK, one of the particular pinch points for us is training. Typically, we employ three levels of training: Induction: This is mandatory for all employees who join us. We provide induction training to ensure that all crew members are up to sp ...

As we recently mentioned in our blog about organising an event with a low budget, sponsorship can be the key to unlocking extra revenue when preparing an event. But, what if you’re on the other side of the proposal? Sponsorships work because they are designed to be mutually beneficial, meaning that both parties involved walk away happy. Many events and elements of events are sp ...

In order to run a successful event, it is essential to know what the purpose of the event is. Of course, creating a great event is the aim, however understanding what the broader business drive is, should be established from the beginning. From understanding this, it should be easier to decide where you can narrow down your costs. Depending on the event, some aspects are comple ...

Now more than ever, the importance of UK based events using UK based suppliers is coming to the fore- front. With Brexit ominously looming over the horizon and the deadline of 31st October creeping into view, predictions from across the board are highlighting the importance of the UK’s future reliance on homegrown business. But does this come with any real benefit? In short, ye ...

Choosing a suitable venue will make or break your event, so it’s vital that you make the right choice. To help guide you in making this tough decision, we’ve put together some considerations that you should bear in mind during the planning stages of your event. Location, Location, Location When organising an event, you should already have an idea of the rough location in whic ...

Whether you’re looking to make a flying start to your career or have experience and are looking for a change of scenery, the events industry offers a challenging and friendly environment. At Gallowglass, we’re constantly on the lookout for more people to join our expanding teams. Our event crews come from diverse backgrounds, each with different experiences and expertise they c ...

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