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How to choose the right events agency for my corporate event

Planning a corporate event is no small feat. Whether it’s a conference, award ceremony, or reward & recognition event, the success of your event often hinges on the expertise and support of a reliable events agency. But with so many options available, how do you ensure you’re selecting the right one for your needs? Let’s dive into some key factors to consider when choosing the perfect events agency for your corporate event:

 

Define your objectives

Before embarking on your search for an events agency, it’s crucial to clearly define your event objectives. Are you aiming to reward your employees, engage your team, or launch a new product? Understanding your goals will help you narrow down agencies to those that fully understand the outcomes you want to achieve.

For us, no two events are the same; we take the time to get to know our clients and understand exactly what they want to achieve.  We work with the required outcomes in mind and strive to exceed these goals.

 

Experience and expertise

Look for an events agency with a proven track record of success in organising events similar to your own. Consider their experience working with companies in your industry and their ability to handle events of your size and scope. An agency with relevant expertise is more likely to understand your needs and deliver results that exceed your expectations.

With over 50 years of combined industry experience under our belt, it’s safe to say we’ve mastered the art of creating unforgettable events. From large conferences to employee engagement events, we know the ins and outs of every event type, ensuring seamless execution every time.

Our roots were formed in the corporate world, and our founder was once an agency client in the corporate world. We understand that corporate events have purpose and that the business case needs to demonstrate return on investment.

 

Creative capabilities

Creativity plays a significant role in making your event memorable and engaging. Evaluate the agency’s portfolio to assess their creativity and innovation in event design, branding, and experiential marketing. A creative events agency should bring fresh ideas to the table, ensuring your event stands out from the crowd.

We live for those ‘wow’ moments that leave guests speechless (for all the right reasons!). Our team thrives on creativity, constantly pushing the boundaries to craft unique and innovative event experiences. Whether it’s jaw-dropping entertainment, stunning decor, or immersive themes, we bring visions to life.

 

Resource network

A well-connected events agency has access to a vast network of suppliers, vendors, and industry contacts, allowing them to negotiate favourable deals and secure top-quality resources for your event. Enquire about the agency’s relationships with venues, caterers, AV providers, and other essential service providers to ensure they can deliver a seamless event experience.

Our experience has provided us with a network of trusted suppliers- with true collaboration, we work together to achieve unique experiences that last a lifetime. With our significant black book of contacts and negotiating power, we find the best suppliers and negotiate the best rates, with our clients’ best interests at heart.

 

Communication and collaboration

Effective communication and collaboration are essential for a successful partnership with your events agency. Choose an agency that listens attentively to your ideas, communicates transparently about timelines and budgets, and is responsive to your inquiries and feedback. A collaborative approach ensures that your vision is understood and executed flawlessly.

We believe in the power of teamwork. Collaboration and is key to our process, and we work closely with our clients every step of the way. Our clients’ vision, combined with our expertise, creativity, and passion, is what makes us tick; that’s why we like to see ourselves as an extension of their team.

Budget alignment

Your budget is a key consideration when selecting an events agency. While it’s essential to find an agency that offers value for money, remember that the cheapest option may not always deliver the best results. Look for an agency that can work within your budget constraints while still meeting your quality and outcome expectations.

With this in mind, we don’t offer blanket packages, but instead provide a tailored quote, based upon the amount of time we will need to spend to deliver an event. It’s important to also note that we are fully transparent in our pricing and how it is calculated.

 

Testimonials and reviews

Don’t hesitate to ask for references or read reviews from past clients to gain insights into the agency’s reputation, reliability, and client satisfaction levels. Hearing first hand experiences from other companies who have worked with the agency can provide valuable reassurance and help you make an informed decision.

Our work with industry leaders such as Five Guys, Caffe Nero, and Virgin Media is a testament to our assertiveness, skill, and commitment. We’ve showcased our versatility with a myriad of event types, mastering the art of transforming venues into spectacular scenes of celebration. This is reflected in the positive feedback we receive from clients.

 

Flexibility and adaptability

The events landscape is constantly evolving, and unexpected challenges may arise during the planning and execution process. Choose an events agency that demonstrates flexibility, adaptability, and problem-solving skills, allowing them to navigate unforeseen circumstances and deliver a successful event, no matter the circumstances.

We understand that flexibility and adaptability are key when it comes to event planning and event management. As a small team, we can be reactive and adaptable to anything that is thrown at us.

 

Passion and personalisation

Every corporate event is unique, and your chosen events agency should recognise this by offering customised solutions tailored to your specific requirements. Look for an agency that takes the time to understand your company culture, brand identity, and audience demographics, allowing them to create a personalised event experience that resonates with attendees and aligns with your objectives. Whether it’s crafting bespoke branding elements, designing interactive activities, or curating themed experiences, prioritise an agency that goes above and beyond and is passionate about tailoring every aspect of your event to perfection.

Here at Saving Grace Events, a deep love for events is at the heart of everything we do. We are experts in delivering corporate events with a personal touch, and we’re fuelled by a passion for crafting extraordinary, bespoke moments. Every event is a labour of love, and we pour our hearts and souls into making it perfect.

 

Genuine rapport and trust

Last but certainly not least, trust your instincts and evaluate the chemistry between your team and the events agency. A strong rapport and mutual trust are essential for a productive and enjoyable collaboration. Choose an agency that shares your values, understands your vision, and genuinely cares about making your event a resounding success.

We are fully transparent in our creative process and execution – we take our clients on a clear journey, taking each step as we see it so we can positively deliver above expectations and beyond their vision.

 

By carefully considering these factors and conducting thorough research, you can confidently select the right events agency to bring your corporate event vision to life.

Make sure to take your time, ask the right questions, and partner with an agency that shares your passion for creating unforgettable experiences.

Explore our previous work to get a flavour of our event capabilities and to read what our clients have to say about us.

To find out more about what we do, get in touch with our passionate and friendly team.

Call our Business Development Manager Freya to explore how we can help with your event:

Tel: 01565 758 890

Mob: 07768189801