The Sky's The Limit

We all have the desire to grow and to attain new heights…

We help put a plan together for your GROWTH

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The Journey begins here

Moving from education into the world of work can be a big step.

How do you achieve your AMBITION?

We help you map out the journey.

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More than a job

In todays competitive world, gaining the skills and knowledge you need is paramount to meeting you true POTENTIAL
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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.

Growth

We specialise in the world of events and live communications and we work with employers large and small, across the UK.

Ambition

Many people dream of their ideal role but are unsure of how to REALISE this ambition. We are here to help.

Potential

Every person has real potential inside them, it just needs releasing so they can REALISE that potential.

Latest news

The meaning of passion

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...

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Is this the right question?

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,...

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A lesson from afar

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...

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Reveal the mystery

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...

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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/2rbdBLX

Posted by C&IT Magazine on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

An events apprenticeship means I don’t have to go to university

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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/4onX30hcdUp

Posted by C&IT Magazine on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Events industry apprenticeships are ‘very challenging’

C&IT Magazine
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/jUCb30fJGQR

Posted by C&IT Magazine on Friday, October 6, 2017

Apprentices crucial to staying ahead in events industry

C&IT Magazine

OUR TEAM

David Preston

David Preston

CEO

A specialist in Event Marketing David has worked with Greenwich University delivering programmes to both undergrad and postgrad students in marketing.

Richard John

Richard John

Director

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.

Laura Capell-Abra

Laura Capell-Abra

Career Coach

A career coach, business consultant, author and lecturer working in the creative industry Laura wrote the For Dummies guide to Event Management

Richard Tierney

Richard Tierney

Content Coach

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.

Winston the Realise Bear

Winston the Realise Bear

Social Media Expert

Winston. 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.

Samme Allen

Samme Allen

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.

Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin

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

Caroline Hill

Caroline Hill

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.

Our Partners

JGA Group

Delivering high quality office-based apprenticeships, career support, vocational training and innovative services.

Skills Funding Agency

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.

Gov.uk

Apprenticeships, 14 to 19 education and training for work.

Get In Go Far

Getting careers going with apprenticeships, work experience or traineeship.

Education Skills Partnership

Education and Skills Partnership (ESP) is both a training consultancy and an apprenticeship provider to industry.

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If you want to find out more about our services and aprenticeships, please get in touch.

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Testimonials
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 ||

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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. ||

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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. ||

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Andrew Nye

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! ||

 

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Cat Murray

Diversified Business Media

|| Their professionalism and knowledge is second to none and their willingness and enthusiasm to support these events and the events industry is wonderful. ||

 

Rose McDonald

Head Of Sales | clic+ Advisory Board Member