Having managed, run, organised and served at countless corporate events over the years, it still amazes me that some corporate companies need convinced that hiring an Event Manager is worth the money. Most think that it’s an unnecessary expense.
Interestingly enough, when I’ve asked clients for feedback after their event, they’ve generally expressed how much value it had brought them by having me, an experienced Event Manager there, while also relieving them of a lot of stress to get the event right.
Here are the main reasons why hiring an Event Manager is money well spent and why you should consider one next time you’re planning an event;
First and foremost – Budget Management
Setting and handling any budget is a difficult task, never mind one for an event. The nature of the beast tells you that an event budget is a lot more difficult to handle. This is mainly due to the fact that events have a tendency to change course on a regular basis, which in turn affects the budget. An event manager can save you the hassle, and the headache, and manage this for you. They will take control, keeping you in the loop at all times.
Searching for the right supplier, for each and every aspect of your event, is not only time consuming, but sometimes difficult to get right. An event manager however, will already have an established list of people they have worked with in the past; therefore these are people they know and trust.
Depending on your requirements, the event manger will be able to select from one or two suppliers who they know will be able to deliver your expectations.
An event manger will save you time researching, contacting and negotiating with suppliers. They will take care of all of this for you, being the main point of contact between yourself and the supplier, allowing you more time to do your job.
Throughout the many events I have been involved with I have learned various different skills and ideas that can be carried forward into other events. Some clients will have ideas about how they see their event working, however sometimes these are not realistic and not practical. An event manager, having experienced this, can advise why it wouldn’t be a good idea and then suggest an alternative. They are better at advising on this simply because that is their job and they know what they are doing, from experience.
A good example is a florist knows how to create the perfect hand tied bouquet, however if I were to attempt this, I’m sure it would take a few attempts to get it even nearly right. This is because it is the florists’ job and they create these bouquets every day. The same goes for an event manager – this is their job so they have the experience to take care of your event from the beginning to end, saving you time and money in the long run.
Should you have any needs or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on:
07971 127 593.