WHO WE ARE?
We are a specialist event services and training agency, combining our experience in the world of global events with our knowledge of learning and development.
We focus only on the events industry, combining our experience as practitioners in the events industry with the world of training and education. This gives us a unique ability to deliver up to date training based on current event experience.
Event organisations large and small use the Realise offering of coaching and mentoring to develop their people and their organisations.
We also offer innovative business growth, marketing and PR support to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative event suppliers, delivering campaigns that drive real business results.
Realise also provides quality personnel to deliver exceptional onsite registration service for organisers of events on every continent.
We provide structured training programmes, written by event people for event people and this includes the Event Apprenticeship programme which we pioneered and now deliver.
We offer speaker training and provide individual coaching and mentoring of People and or Businesses owners alike.
We are proud to be part of Elevateme, the event industry mentoring programme
We have a freelance network for onsite event and registration services, particularly for Cvent but for any industry standard event management systems. These are event managers not just technician so they can empathise with you and your role.
We have qualified conference moderators and provide speaker training/coaching to ensure the smooth running of your on-stage presence.
We regularly write PR articles for industry magazines, create influencer marketing programmes and are often called upon to speak at conferences.
This is supported by our film/video creation services to support event marketing campaigns.
We host networking @EventProfs.Exchange and have developed innovative products such as MICEMatch.me the event industry dating app
We are always on the look out for new and innovative ideas to bring to the event industry, be that people, products or services
https://www.conference-news.co.uk/blogs/how-connect-your-audience-and-sponsors How to connect your audience and sponsors 16 March 2020 - Submitted by Guest Author In the sixth of a series of articles, David Preston CEO of Realise suggests how to increase sponsorship...read more
At Realise we’ve taken a number of steps to adjust our business to the constantly evolving global environment. We have 30 event apprentices on our programme at present, most of whom have never lived through this kind of crisis, so we are using WhatsApp individually...read more
Just in time for event industry’s biggest event, International Confex – the multi-billion pound MICE sector gets its own dedicated dating site. The brainchild of industry veteran Richard John, http://micematch.me micematch.me is a bespoke dating portal for all those...read more
The old adage used to be ‘treat people they way you want to be treated.’ No, we need to recognise it’s actually ‘treat people the way they want to be treated.’
https://www.conference-news.co.uk/blogs/step-delegates-shoes The old adage used to be ‘treat people they way you want to be treated.’ No, we need to recognise it’s actually ‘treat people the way they want to be treated.’ There are delegates who want to be greeted at...read more
https://www.citmagazine.com/article/1669685/this-industry-experience-rather-qualifications An interview by one of the leading Event industry magazine, discussing why some of our #eventapprentices chose this route to get into the event industry...read more
I remember when I was leading the River Pageant, at the time the biggest event I had ever run, having that imposter syndrome moment. I was hiring every freelancer I knew to work on it, some of them with 15 years more experience than me, had I earnt the right to be...read more
Videos Featuring Realise
‘An events apprenticeship means I don’t have to go to university’
Three events apprentices at Haymarket Media Group discuss the benefits of getting hands-on work experience. Read more: http://bit.ly/2rbdBLXPosted by C&IT Magazine on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Events industry apprenticeships are 'very challenging'
Apprenticeships in the events industry are "very challenging" because of the variety of work needed to be successful, says the general manager of PicoPlus (part of Pico Global). Read more: ow.ly/4onX30hcdUpPosted by C&IT Magazine on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Apprentices crucial to staying ahead in events industry
We interviewed drp's CEO Dale Parmenter and apprentice Sarah Davitt about why the Realise events apprenticeship is so valuable to the industry and to young talent. Read more here: http://ow.ly/jUCb30fJGQRPosted by C&IT Magazine on Friday, October 6, 2017
Realise around the web
Read news from far and wide featuring Realise.
CEOA specialist in Event Marketing, David has worked in both corporate events and the agency side of the business delivering programmes around the world. Comfortable executing events and then using that experience to deliver workshops of 6 to 100 people
Chief Operating OfficerRichard 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. He loves travelling and can often be found onsite supporting events to ensure his up-to-date knowledge.
Career Coach, Wellness and Stress management expertA career coach, business consultant, author and lecturer working in the creative industry, Laura wrote the “For Dummies guide to Event Management” and now champions programmes to encourage Stress Management
Content CoachRichard 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. Now a film producer and executive speaking coach
Marketing and Relationships guruClare has a wealth of experience in the events industry. An extremely accountable & dynamic project leader, who excels in the creation of event and marketing strategies. Today she focuses on building our relationships with employers
Project Director and passionate educatorRosanna has worked in corporate communications for 20 years and specialises in managing large-scale events and has developed her passion for Emotional Intelligence which she now delivers through workshops
Public SpeakerEntrepreneur, public speaker and Past-President of Meetings Professional International in Belgium. With more than 15 years working experience in tourism and the MICE sector, she’s an authority in the industry and in particular, in the world of influencer marketing for the MICE industry
Transformational CoachZoe has delivered corporate events for over 20 years. She has led teams in blue chip organisations as well as in fast paced creative agencies delivering award winning work for global brands such as Google, Toyota, BMW, and Samsung. Now imparting this wealth of experience through coaching and mentoring programmes and strategic planning workshops
Winston the Realise Bear
Social Media ExpertWinston. Originally from Harrow, joined Realise as our social media expert. He travels with the team, recording activities and events and attends all the apprentice workshops so that he gets to meet and inspire the learners to utilise social media in their work.
Get in touchIf you want to find out more about our services and training workshops or the apprenticeship programme, please do get in touch.
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What they say about us...
I recently attended a course in Dubai lead by David, which I found to be engaging and insightful. His training method is both practical and modern, which was refreshing. I would highly recommend REALISE for corporate training of any shape or size.
Marketing Manager at GES.
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
Head Of Sales | clic+ Advisory Board Member