Corporate Events announces expansion as demand continues
Wiltshire based event production agency, Corporate Events, has announced further expansion to their team, reinforcing their continued commitment to face-to-face live, hybrid and virtual events.
After reporting a steady ongoing increase in the number of live event bookings through to autumn and into 2022, back in July, Corporate Events have recently strengthened each delivery department, as well as appointing a new Financial Director.
Matthew Shepstone brings over 12 years of experience to the company as Financial Director and has previously driven long term sustainable growth and profitability across the marketing and event industry and others, nationally.
Matthew Shepstone said “I’m very excited to have joined Corporate Events at such an exciting time for the business. Having successfully navigated the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic, the business is well positioned to grow its existing and new client offerings. I very much look forward to helping drive this commercial growth and continue to develop the financial rigour in the business”
In recent months, Corporate Events has created a variety of new roles to continue to support their sustained growth. Verity Faircliffe and Eloise Perry join as Project Managers responsible for a range of live, hybrid and virtual events from client brief to onsite project delivery, while Amy Standen will focus on Event Logistics as Administrator, having come from a conference planning background – all supporting Head of Events, Laura O’Bree and her team.
The in-house creative studio and film department has welcomed Beth Taylor as Editor, following completion of her degree in television and film production and Virtual Technician, Josh Williams, will spearhead the Virtual Desktop Studios, providing a fully virtual solution for delivery of both live and pre-recorded content across virtual and hybrid events. Joe Newman has also re-joined the technical production team as Warehouse Technician, supporting the Head of Technical, Aaron Kerrigan, and his team.
Joining Corporate Events last October, National Account Manager, Hannah Wyss, reflects on the changes and challenges of the last 6mths alone… “Since October 2020, my focus has been to develop and strengthen both new and long-standing client relationships, with the wider account management team, as they navigate through the ever-changing landscape of events – whether through use of our virtual studios, onsite solutions or indeed face-to-face live events. We’ve seen a shift in the approach to strategy, sometimes week-on-week due to the climate in the last 6mths, which we predicted, and we’ve been able to adapt quickly and effectively as a team.
The challenge for most organisers now is finding that balance and establishing their blended strategy, as it’s known. Whilst the event might have happened before, what now needs to change, what options are out there, and what’s the best decision for the business? This is where I come in.”
Managing Director, Andy Ashley, added “Now in our 25th year we’re continuing to look to the future. We always knew that live events would make a return, and the team have worked hard in identifying new and exciting opportunities to help drive Corporate Events forward – this means we still remain a first choice for clients across their virtual, hybrid and live event needs.”