Amanda Thurlow

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October 10, 2019

Event planners need a venue team that is responsive and that they can trust to help deliver their event with them. Fostering a good working relationship with the venue team is essential for a successful event and the very first judgement of the team is their response t...

May 27, 2019

Planning conferences and business events usually keeps me busy but when my friend asked me to help plan her hen party how could I refuse?

Boarding the flight from Birmingham to Belfast

I met Steph back in 2010 when we were both on the same course studying for our CIM cer...

February 5, 2019

Never before has health and wellbeing been so high on the agenda of event planners. Not only in the context of self care and ensuring they take time for themselves in what is a demanding career, but also in terms of providing opportunities for their event attendees to...

January 14, 2019

As an event planner, you have double checked all the details with each of your suppliers, you have ticked everything off your packing list and you feel confident that everything is on schedule for a smooth event. However, no matter how prepared you are, not everything...

November 6, 2018

‘The objective of today’s event is to publicly celebrate the unsung heroes of the industry’ announced Kay England, Chair, The Meetings Industry Association as she opened the miaList 2018 celebrations. 

miaList  2018 celebration lunch programme

Back in spring 2018, when M...

October 25, 2018

To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, Lime Venue Portfolio went beyond balloons and cakes to host a celebratory conference, inviting a variety of event professionals from across the industry to attend.

Amanda Thurlow with a crystal ball table centre

Proudly displaying...

September 4, 2018

Event agency MCLCreate and conference hotel Hilton Birmingham Metropole immerse guests in a festival experience at their showcase event.

August 7, 2018

"Growing networks intertwine.  We welcome you to wine and dine." 

When Natalie Cobb, Founder of Private Dining London invited me and my guest to a dinner, that she was hosting for event planners and social media influencers, at the Aztec Hotel in Bristol, I accepted wit...

July 23, 2018

Competition in partnership with Gin in the City

As multi venue, city wide events increase in popularity, I interviewed Carl Hawkins, AKA The Gintleman, the event planner behind Gin in the City, which is taking place in Birmingham 27-29 July.

How did the idea come about t...

July 19, 2018

The event planning and logistics that go into organising the bi-annual Farnborough International Air Show are mind blowing. Now in its 70th year at the birth place of British aviation, the show is a key event in the aerospace industry calendar, attracting approximately...

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