WHO WE ARE
Combining our experience in the world of global events and academia we have bought together the best of both worlds to provide the UK’s first dedicated events and live communications training agency.
Initially established to deliver the training and management of the Event Management, Event Assistant Apprenticeship, we aim to provide you and your employees with structured training plans to continue to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to enable everyone to maximise their Growth, their Ambitions and their Potential.
We specialise in the world of events and live communications and we work with employers large and small, across the UK.
Many people dream of their ideal role but are unsure of how to REALISE this ambition. We are here to help.
Every person has real potential inside them, it just needs releasing so they can REALISE that potential.
I am not sure whether you saw this recently but MPI has launched a grant scheme from their charitable foundation to incentivise smaller agencies to take on an events apprentice. Maybe worth taking a look to see if you qualify?...read more
I found this today for all you employers who will be paying the levy. The calculator does the initial piece which gives you an idea of the basic amount you have to pay....read more
Trying to work out how much apprenticeship levy you will pay and therefore how many apprentices you can afford to train is a minefield ... the link below take you to a Government website that is supposed to explain it.... over complicated if you ask me.....read more
Some questions for you: Do you know what your salary bill is? Have you heard about the new Apprenticeship Levy? Do you know whether you will be paying it? If you can't answer all these questions then here are a few clues to help you out. Now, obviously I do not know...read more
Here I am, sitting in a hospice, holding hands with a very sick old lady. This sort of experience makes you contemplate what is really important to us in our ever busy lives. Is it how far up the ladder we have risen, how big a house we have bought or how many cars...read more
Im interested in health care sector... this is an example of one of the messages we get through our contact page on the website. My reply was simple. If you have a serious question and desire to know more about some aspects of what we say or offer from our website,...read more
A message from Richard..... As I’m writing this there’s a chill wind blowing over the Black Mountains of the Languedoc, the sun is bright, and I’m ignoring the urge for another glass of vin rouge. And if you think I’ve been ignoring you, well, I have; I’m hiding in...read more
As many employers are finding out the #apprenticeshiplevy is about to hit them... in principle it is a great idea as a mechanism to encourage employers to invest in training and staff development but as is often the case the road to implementation has been rocky and...read more
So, it is Apprenticeship week and there is a lot of discussion around the topic of the new Apprenticeship Levy. With many organisations growing well at the moment in the events industry, one thing to keep in mind, with your growth, is that all companies who have a...read more
Event Apprenticeships: ‘Use it or Lose it’ says Realise 21st February 17, UK: Realise, the event industry’s first approved training provider for event apprenticeships, have urged the industry to ‘use it or lose it’ when it comes to the apprenticeship levy,...read more
A specialist in Event Marketing David has worked with Greenwich University delivering programmes to both undergrad and postgrad students in marketing.
Richard is a business trainer, consultant, writer, and presenter. His approach to learning is to take this wealth of experience and to transfer it into effective training delivery which makes a difference.
A career coach, business consultant, author and lecturer working in the creative industry Laura wrote the For Dummies guide to Event Management
Richard Tierney has worked in Event Production for over 30 years; producing conferences for more than 60 of the FTSE 100 companies as well as stints in television, theatre and concert production.
Melda Ekmen is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a Psychologist, a NLP Master Practitioner and holds an MA degree in Organisation Studies from Warwick Business School.
Business Development Queen and Sales Coach
Samme combines her commercial development skills and a passion for the industry to create a successful record of accomplishment in business growth.
Non Executive Director
Richard is strongly commercially focused CEO and Warwick MBA, who is building a fast growing and entrepreneurial learning focused business, JGA Group
Coach and Trainer
With over 25 years industry experience, from hotel sales to corporate event planning, Caroline’s career has involved working in most disciplines of the meetings & events world.
THE JGA GROUP
Delivering high quality office-based apprenticeships, career support, vocational training and innovative services.
Funding skills training for further education (FE) in England. Supporting over 1,000 colleges, private training organisations, and employers with £3.2 billion of funding each year.
Apprenticeships, 14 to 19 education and training for work
Getting careers going with apprenticeships, work experience or traineeship.
What they say about us...
" David brought his considerable expertise and knowledge of events and technology into the classroom which added value to students studying eCRM "
Dr Ewa Krolikowska
Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing, Events and Tourism - University of Greenwich
" David worked on a variety of businesses here in the UK and in France, developing marketing strategies to enable growth. David also presented digital marketing workshops to our community of SMEs which were always very well received. "
Professor Christopher Birch
Director of Enterprise & Innovation , University of Greenwich
" Many thanks again for a thoroughly enjoyable session at IATEFL - the feedback I heard was universally glowing! Hope to see you again soon - I've been singing your praises back here in Cambridge. "
University of Cambridge ESOL Examination
" Thank you very much for the fantastic training course last week, I have actually retained information so your training style obviously worked for me! "
Diversified Business Media