What is Event Management?

As surprising as it may seem, some people haven’t got a clue what event management actually is, let alone what an event manager does every day! At networking events, there can be puzzled looks on people’s faces trying to figure out what a professional event management company does. It is not uncommon to be asked, […]

T is for Training

As part of our #EventprofsAtoZ series we have lined up a number of guest bloggers to post on their area of expertise. No one should have ever finished learning. Whether you have years of industry experience, are learning the ropes at University or have just taken your first events jobs, there is still always plenty […]

International Womens Day 2018

In celebration of International Womens Day, this year we wanted to take the opportunity to tell you a little bit more about some of the tremendous business women that we are lucky enough to have collaborated with recently. Shabana Mirza Founder Muslim Lifestyle Expo  Shabana is one half of the power-couple that came up with […]

Educating Drew: The Real Story of Harrop Fold School [Review]

One of the best things about having a little bit of extra time to yourself over the Christmas break is getting the chance to catch up on some well over-due reading! There are always quite a few books in the ‘To-Be-Read’ pile but the first one devoured was Educating Drew: The Real Story of Harrop […]

Strong Woman – Karren Brady [Book Review]

I have always had a lot of respect for business woman Karren Brady CBE, and this has only increased now I have read her autobiography “Strong Woman – The Truth About Getting To The Top“. For anyone who isn’t familiar, Karren Brady is now CEO of West Ham United Football Club. Her career in football […]

What I Have Learnt from Over Ten Years in Business

I set up Events Northern Ltd in 2004 at the age of 23. In June 2015 we will celebrate 11 years in business. As you can imagine I have learnt a lot about running a small business during this time! Here are the top tips I would give to someone starting out and some of […]

Ten Event Management Lessons from the Apprentice 2015

I am am avid viewer of the Apprentice and I particularly enjoy any of the tasks that demand event management skills from the candidates.  Consistently the contenders get it seriously wrong and make mistakes which only highlights the skills of good Event Managers and why we are sought after! In Series 10, Episode 5 Lord Sugar set the task […]

Be Brilliant in Business

Last night was the Central Lancashire Business Event.  This is an annual free event organised jointly by Preston, South Ribble and Chorley Councils.  The event has been running for seven years and this was the fourth year that we have supported them and possibly the best event yet!  There was a fantastic line up of speakers, […]

Kirstie Allsopp and the Great Event Management Degree Debate

TV personality Kirstie Allsopp has once again reignited the debate around Event Management degrees via this tweet: Have just discovered you can study Events Management over 4 years at uni? WTF?! Go and work for an events company and they'll pay you #Daft — 🅺🅸🆁🆂🆃🅸🅴 (@KirstieMAllsopp) September 18, 2014 Kirstie received a barrage of both support and […]

Business Blog Dilemma

Recently we were having a business blog dilemma and we asked for help and advice from our followers! Our blog had been hosted on WordPress.com since the start but I felt that the time had come to refresh and update the blog.  Once I started considering the options I realised that there were a few different choices […]