For a lot of events I have run, music has been one of the hardest things to plan. Below are some of the considerations you must take into account when having music at your event.
The number one concern when planning an event is to make sure it appeals to your target audience. If you do not, you risk not only wasting the money invested, but actually damaging your relationship with the attendees. Whether it’s just for a night out with friends, or a fully fledged launch party for an […]
One of the key elements of event management is teamwork. Working in a team can be an exciting opportunity to connect with other people who complement your skill-set, bounce ideas off each other, and generate an event greater than the sum of its parts. Alternatively, it can be a nightmare full of disagreements, antagonism and […]
For day four of the BeckyLadley.co.uk advent calendar, I bring you good tidings of enticing food! Planning a Christmas meal with friends this December? Book a meal at the Mandolay Hotel, and you have something delicious to look forward to…
Christmas markets originated in Germany and the surrounding countries, but have now spread across the rest of Europe, bringing festive cheer to cities for a wintry weekend. Stalls offer a range of handmade gifts and Christmas decorations, interspersed with vendors of roast chestnuts, traditional cakes, mulled wine and spiked hot chocolate. Your local Christmas market […]
Last Wednesday, the second Guildford Ladies Connections meeting was held at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford. Around 30 women of all ages and professions met to enjoy coffee and pastries, discuss business, and meet new people. Run by Rebecca Newenham of Get Ahead VA (previous showrunner of Ladies at 11, a similar networking meeting) and Sally Castro Gouveia of thebestofguildford (runs nearby Ripley […]
Starting this Thursday, 18th October, the 23rd annual Guildford Book Festival will be taking place at the Electric Theatre and other venues around the town. The packed festival programme features a variety of household names and up-and-comers. Here are my top picks:
This Wednesday, 10th October, I am working at business exhibition Woking Means Business at HG Wells in (you guessed it) Woking, Surrey. Now in its nineth year, the exhibition has been totally revamped for this year, featuring a new layout and some exciting networking and learning opportunities.
Square Meal Venues and Events is an industry-leading exhibition for event professionals. Consequently, it was a no-brainer that I would go.
Horsley Park in East Horsley, Surrey (just 20 minutes drive from the centre of Guildford) is a beautiful venue. Set in magnificent grounds, the site consists of two sections. The historic Horsley Towers is a 19th century mansion featuring grand bedrooms, conference rooms, a great hall and a hidden chapel. The more modern Horsley Court […]