No matter what size your organisation is, planning a corporate meeting or event is no easy feat. Having the voice of experience in your corner can make all the difference. Join our upcoming webinar for some top tips and tricks for making the most of your event experience.
Gen Z have a different set of values and communication preferences to older audiences. Given they’re expected to account for 27% of the workforce by 2025, it’s important to consider how you can create a corporate event experience that resonates with these delegates. Here are some suggestions to get you thinking.
Event planning is a complicated process. Even when putting together something as simple as team building events, it can get complicated quickly – figuring out the logistics alone is a difficult task. How much time should you give yourself to plan an event? What should you think about first? Read our top 5 things to consider.
As life begins to get back to a new kind of normal, we have to accept that Covid-19 has changed things… and that includes how you manage meetings, incentive trips and conferences for your business. Here are our Top 5 Tips for planning a corporate event post-pandemic.
With international travel now firmly back on the agenda, here are our top 5 destinations you should consider for your next corporate event… and one or two suggestions may surprise you!
Client Spotlight: Super Incentive Dubai Here at Gray Dawes Events we love what we do. So when one of our clients, a large multinational, approached us looking to run a super incentive for their staff, we couldn't wait to get started. After many organisational...
Next up in our series of articles focussing on the incredible breadth of experience our team has to offer, we put the spotlight on Danielle Grubb, Events Team Leader at the Gray Dawes Group. With nearly 15 years experience at Gray Dawes Group, Danielle has worked in a number of different departments and has even worked overseas in the hotel industry.
When booking flights for large groups, juggling passengers, seats, luggage and check-in, things can quickly become a headache! Utilising a group travel expert like Gray Dawes can relieve the stress and make life a whole lot easier. Let us show you how with this quick guide.
You’ve been asked by a colleague to run an event, but maybe it’s something you haven’t done before? Our advice is to get in touch with someone who has experience – an Event Planner! In this article we outline all the qualities a good Events Planner should have and what you need to do to get the best out of them.
Things are start to heat up in the face-to-face events world, with overseas booking demand returning now that border controls and Covid related restrictions are relaxing.
In a new feature in which we highlight the experience of our team, first up is Lesley – the Head of Events Operations at the Gray Dawes Group. With over 30 years in the industry she has a wealth of experience and knowledge, having worked on a range of high-profile events including the Wimbledon Championships and the British Grand Prix.
We are super excited to announce that we’ve signed an agreement with venuedirectory.com for its end-to-end venue finding software, GRATIS. This new deal will not only enhance the efficiency of our venue finding services, but it bring fantastic new features, advantages and benefits to our customers.
Strategic Meetings Management (or SMM) is the event planner’s smart way to co-ordinate meetings at key/preferred venues on a regular basis, often guaranteeing discounted rates, added extras, and having priority to meeting spaces over other companies who may not be quite as organised as you!
An event management solution which is so much more than a device to help you keep track of your delegate numbers, it’s also a strategic tool, to increase visibility and compliance and as a result provide costs savings.
Reward and recognition programmes are a fantastic way to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts and achievements of your team. They can help raise morale, increase employee engagement and improve team culture.
While things may not go back to normal overnight, we’re ready to start the transition. We’re looking at how this will work and what we can offer to help make our clients feel safe and build up the confidence to meeting in person again. Here’s our top 3 tips to think about with returning to in-person events…
Zoom fatigue is the latest phrase we’ve added to our vocabulary since the pandemic forced offices up and down the country to shut. Find out how Zoom fatigue has become something people are increasingly aware and victims of.
In this article, Lesley Tyler, Head of Events Operations at Gray Dawes Group, reflects on the past 12 months, what corporate events will look like in a post-Covid world and how Gray Dawes Events can help your organisation create a memorable experience for your next event.
From showing up late to appearing too casual, we offer some tips on how to avoid these faux pas and improve your meeting etiquette, in preparation for returning to the office.
After months of virtual meetings, classes, conferences, and happy hours, it has been announced that large business events can resume with the recently released proposed roadmap out of lockdown for England. We discuss what that means for Gray Dawes Events with very own Meetings Management Team Leader, Danielle Grubb.
According to C&IT’s Global Agency Outlook survey the majority of event planners expect large-scale events to return in the third or fourth quarter of 2021.
It just may be the small-meetings business that could help the beleaguered hotel industry overcome challenges presented by a raging pandemic, economic downturn and, in the United States at least, even civil unrest.
Sitting at a desk all day can cause aches, pains and long-term damage. One of the quickest and easiest ways of alleviating these issues is switching from a conventional desk to one that allows you to stand up while you work. We’ve compiled some of our favourites here…
It has been announced that large business events of up to 4,000 can go ahead from 2nd December 2020. If you’re considering going back to face-to-face events, or if you’re wondering what to expect when that time comes, here are some tips on how to make the transition safely.
With the COVID-19 pandemic going on longer than many of us could ever have imagined, we have seen the events industry concentrate on the need to diversify our offering. While we see virtual events as an excellent interim solution, we believe that the live events industry will come back stronger than ever. Here’s why…
The COVID-19 pandemic has got us all rethinking the way we do business. From no longer needing expensive office space (replaced by the home office) to conducting important business meetings via video conferencing technology. So… do we still need to face meetings?
There’s been plenty of talk about air bridges between countries that may help to reduce disruption. But what exactly are air bridges, how will they work and which countries are considering an air bridge with the UK?
We’ve compiled the latest information and measures Hotels and Serviced Apartments are taking to prevent and minimise the risk of the Coronavirus spreading during this difficult time.
We’ve compiled the latest information and measures Car Hire and Rail companies are taking to prevent and minimise the risk of the Coronavirus spreading during this difficult time.
Working from home and looking after children at the same time can be pretty tricky. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we reached out to our friends at Mental Health UK for some great advice.
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