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

More than a job

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


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.

Organisational Development

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

Onsite Event

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.

Content Creation

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 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

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:

Posted by C&IT Magazine on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
An events apprenticeship means I don’t have to go to university

C&IT Magazine
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:

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:

Posted by C&IT Magazine on Friday, October 6, 2017
Apprentices crucial to staying ahead in events industry

C&IT Magazine
Apprenticeship events, here’s how

Conference News


David Preston

David Preston


A 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
Richard John

Richard John

Chief Operating Officer

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. He loves travelling and can often be found onsite supporting events to ensure his up-to-date knowledge.
Laura Capell-Abra

Laura Capell-Abra

Career Coach, Wellness and Stress management expert

A 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
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. Now a film producer and executive speaking coach
Clare Poynter

Clare Poynter

Marketing and Relationships guru

Clare 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
Rosanna Machado

Rosanna Machado

Project Director and passionate educator

Rosanna 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
Mariska Kesteloo

Mariska Kesteloo

Public Speaker

Entrepreneur, 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
Zoe Tuffs

Zoe Tuffs

Transformational Coach

Zoe 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

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.

Latest News

realise response to Covid19

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...

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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.’ 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...

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Get in touch

If you want to find out more about our services and training workshops or the apprenticeship programme, please do get in touch.


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.


Kim Narrandes

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.


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!



Cat Murray

Diversified Business Media


Rose McDonald

Head Of Sales | clic+ Advisory Board Member