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The sixth annual Event School was even bigger and better than before, with classes from cocktail expert JJ Goodman to award-winning photographer Paul Clarke.
Our sixth annual Event School at the London Irish Centre in Camden was a roaring success with industry leading speakers delivering courses covering strengths-based leadership, wine knowledge, cocktail industry insight, and event photography – much needed in our industry!
Off to Work favourite Miriam Staley presented “Square Pegs Through Square Holes”. Designed to highlight the benefit of working with people’s strengths rather than focussing on their weaknesses, this course served as the perfect introduction to a positive management system which is growing in popularity, primarily because it propagates faster results and happier, more engaged employees.
We strongly believe that we should celebrate and capture the talent which abounds within the event industry and our “Perfect Pictures Proliferate Profile” course, hosted by Event Photography Awards professional category winner Paul Clarke, helped to highlight how to capture the best images in a venue or event environment.
Award winning founder of the London Cocktail Club, JJ Goodman, also graced the hallways of the LIC and delivered a superb insight into his rapidly expanding and successful business. Forthcoming Cocktail trends were also on topic and his summary of how to succeed in the bars and cocktail industry was well received by the attendee’s, many of whom were new contacts to Off to Work and independent business owners looking to make headway in the industry. We are delighted to have been able to provide a learning platform for them, we wish them the very best of luck in the future and look forward to seeing them back at Event School in the future!
Continuing our cocktail theme Off to Work's very own Josh Smith provided two brilliant cocktail masterclasses, educating his eager delegates in the art of mixing drinks correctly and also of the provenance and history of the most prevalent spirits. Off to Work partnered with Zip Bar, who provided the perfect bar platforms from which the delegates could shake, stir, blend and of course sample their creations!
Our ever popular “Going Bean Crazy” barista workshop was also a sell out on both days. Expert trainer Kamil Kamieniecki hosted comprehensive training sessions and offered individual feedback on technique and knowledge to each budding barista.
Event School 2015 is out for the summer, but we will return with a bigger and better syllabus early next year. Thank you to all who attended and of course to our wonderful and talented tutors and hosts. Watch out for updates on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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The second annual Event Photography Awards delivers even more exceptional entries.
Entry has now closed for 2015! Over 300 entries for the Event Photography Awards ensures that this year looks even better than last year. The awards, launched last year by Off to Work to celebrate the way photography captures the amazing creativity, passion and emotive power of events, have really captured the industry’s imagination.
The awards announcements take place on April 16th this year at the Barbican in London. Withmedia coverage lined up and with the great and the good of the industry being invited, we look forward to unveiling the exceptional entries received and the truly deserving winners. Keep a look out on our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts for more details.
Off to Work have been selected to support the International Special Events Society (ISES) for their ISES Talks event this March.
Off to Work are delighted to be supporting the ISES Talks March event. Taking place on St. Patrick’s Day this is one of the largest events in the ISES calendar. ISES, the principle association for creative professionals within the Events Industry worldwide, celebrates creativity within the UK Industry and uses its events to both promote exceptional talent within the industry and deliver education and networking opportunities to industry professionals. We are proud to be working with One Events, Blue Strawberry and Partridge Productions and what we are sure will be a memorable and suitably celebrational occasion on St. Patrick’s Day.
The Event Awards turned on the glamour and glitz for a roaring 1920s inspired evening of vintage swing dancing, champagne sipping and celebration at Troxy earlier this month...
The Event Awards turned on the glamour and glitz for a roaring 1920s inspired evening of vintage swing dancing, champagne sipping and celebration at Troxy earlier this month, as finalists and guests assembled to hear who had scooped each of the coveted 2014 awards. They celebrate the best in experiential, creative and supplier sectors of the live events industry.
In fabulous form, Off to Work is delighted to have been ‘Highly Commended’ in the award for Event Industry Supplier of the Year (staffing, security and crew), for a year’s work in 2013 that saw us enjoy supporting a series of summer sporting greats. These included rolling out one of our most impressive ever pieces of training and service delivery for the UEFA Champion’s League Final, working with UEFA, Delaware North Companies (DNC) and Do & Co, to design and run an intensive, bespoke training programme in box excellence for 300 staff.
We also provided a full-spectrum staffing solution to the Patrons’ Lounges at The Open Championship at Muirfield in Edinburgh and also supported Amadeus in delivering a superb AEGON International Tennis Championship at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne, last June.
The team is proud to have been recognised as a hard-working event staffing specialist partnering with clients of all shapes and sizes, from retail, fashion, sports and media brands to catering companies, prestigious venues, hotels and corporate and private events organisers.
We’ve always believed that events can provide some of the best memories people have ever had and we make it our mission to enable those amazing experiences.
An after-party was hosted at the venue by London venue Cirque le Soir, who brought a touch of their risqué theatrics to round off the night. Click here to see the video highlights.
With The Ryder Cup coming back to Europe and for only the second time to Scotland, we were thrilled to be able to work with Levy Restaurants & Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts, allowing us to complete our collection of golf tournaments in 2014!
Off to Work have had the privilege to work at some of the world’s most prestigious golf tournaments, and in 2014 we were proud to have staff working in hospitality at the Wentworth PGA Championships, The Scottish Open, The Open Championship, The Senior Open, The Women’s Open, & Dunhill Links. With The Ryder Cup coming back to Europe and for only the second time to Scotland, we were thrilled to be able to work with Levy Restaurants & Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts, allowing us to complete our collection of golf tournaments in 2014!
With a requirement for over 100 a staff every day, we dedicated resources to specialist training for our team, ensuring that they were starting this most prestigious event with the best possible knowledge and experience to hand.
Gleneagles is a notoriously remote location, and as such we worked closely with both clients to ensure that we were able to provide the team at required early morning start times ensuring that logistically challenges were overcome.
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