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Organising some expert help

ENSURING a corporate event has the impact you’re aiming for means a lot of time and effort organising everything from the venue and guest list through to AV equipment and catering – how much easier it is to leave all that in the hands of an expert.

Orchid Event Management will coordinate all the different aspects of staging an event, making sure every last detail is taken care of.

Established six years ago by David Barratt, Orchid Event Management can be called upon for something as simple as hiring a DJ right through to managing an entire event – corporate or private – from start to finish.

David founded the business to put his eye for a well-staged event to good use, sourcing suppliers and specialists that he could call upon to ensure everything runs smoothly.

He said: “I’ve always been interested by stage productions and concerts and how they made the lighting and the set work, so I decided to put what I had learned to good use and set up, at first, supplying disco equipment and lighting for events such as birthday parties and wedding receptions.

“Sometimes, I’d simply provide the equipment and leave them to it, or I could find a DJ to host the party. That led to people asking me if I could help out with other things, and so I began to link up with the likes of caterers and marquee hire firms.”

Today, Orchid Event Management can help organise an entire event, calling upon its database of entertainers, caterers, venues, florists and the like so that clients can discuss their options with David and then leave everything in his hands.

Corporate clients looking to stage product launches, awards events or conferences benefit from being able to outline their needs and then turn up on the day, ready to get started.

“There’s no pressure from me about what the client wants or needs,” said David. “If they just need lighting and a sound system, they can hire that, but all too often people are busy enough without having to organise a whole event themselves, so they welcome a bit of expert help.”

Find out more about Orchid Event Management on 01832 735970 or 07936 667645 or visit the website www.orchideventmanagement.co.uk

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