A keen eye, an experienced view
Event Consultancy a brand new perspective of your events
As a former head of three exceptionally busy event departments at the British Bankers’ Association, The Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, our lead consultant William Thomson knows there is never a ‘great’ time to review your events or your events department. However, as any client of Gallus Events will testify an independent and experienced review from an expert in events can transform your events and we believe everyone has time for that.
What our event consultancy can lead to:
- an increase in attendance at your events
- an increase in retention of exhibitors and sponsors
- an increase in revenue and a reduction in costs
Event Consultancy – commercial event businesses
Gallus Events are able to help startup event businesses as well as experienced events companies. Gallus Events are able to look at your events like no one else. We can train or help your experienced events staff to look at restructuring your events. We can work with you to target a new market or improve the events you already organise. We are there to fill in any gaps and provide the knowledge to advise your events team.By providing tailored training, meeting design or event consultancy Gallus Events have supported the following commercial event businesses: AramCo, Concerto Group, Reed Exhibitions, Sage Publishers.
Event Consultancy – associations
No one quite understands association events like Gallus Events. We appreciate the unique environment within associations. All three of our Event Consultants have run association event departments. Our Event Consultants therefore instinctively understand the challenge for your association as you strive to offer as much value as possible with the budgetary constraints of a not for profit organisation. The majority of our consultancy has been supporting Event Managers and Director Generals in all sizes of UK association and large international associations including, in recent years, the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the British Dietetic Association, the Design Business Association, Association of Project Safety, The NHS Confederation and the European Wind Energy Association.
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From Commercial and Association Clients
We now have a new model for future events and demonstrated an ability to engage with our members in new and exciting ways. This was only achievable by working with William's team at Gallus Events.
Nicky ChristmasFounder and Editor / Practically Perfect PA
"We wanted to create a dynamic, creative and innovative event that delivered top quality content. We wouldn't have been able to deliver this type of event without the support and direction from Gallus Events. I must say that working alongside their team I learned a tremendous amount”
Sallie CoventryPortfolio Director / IBTM Events, Reed Trave, Exhibitions
"Gallus Events detailed consultancy hit the nail on the head. By adopting their planned and strategic approach to the content, for all of our seven shows, the educational programme will play an important role in increasing the number of visitors and hosted buyers to our shows. It will also play a role in recruiting, recapturing and retaining exhibitors."
Marga Groot ZwaafitnkMD / CommGres
“I had an brainstorm with William about the meeting design of an international conference. In a very relaxed way, he let me see the program in a different light. By asking questions and giving examples of projects from his own considerable experience. This way he inspired me and we were able to improve our first concept to a next level.”
Debra DawsonChief Executive / Design Business Association
“William worked with the DBA to do our event consultancy in 2012 bringing his knowledge and experience to bear on our events programmes working with us to address the challenges when introducing new systems and processes to the way we work. I’m delighted to say that coupled with an extremely hard-working and talented events team at the DBA, 2013′s programmes are delivering against our strategic aims, attracting much higher numbers of delegates and generating far greater levels of profitability. Want to know the secret? Hire William. We recouped our investment on one event alone.”
After many years of delivering a routine annual conference format, the BDA decided a complete review of its leading event was required. The feedback has been immensely positive and other associations are now asking us how we did what we did. This shows we have delivered something truly innovative and ground breaking, something we are very proud of.
Faye LeviMarketing Manager / The CFA Institute
"The CFA institute use UK event consultancy company Gallus Events: "We’re all so pleased to see the results of William's strategy come to fruition. We not only saw a big increase in the number of paid delegates, but also in the awareness and traffic to our event site. There's still a lot more that we can do, and I'm sure William's suggestions will be invaluable"
Laura HardieEvent Co-ordinator / Association of Project Safety
"I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for the last couple of days. For the last 6 months I have felt like I am on a treadmill that I couldn’t get off, but now I can (well after some more hard work but I see the light at the end of the tunnel). You have put the fire back in my belly, so thank you and I am excited to see what the coming months bring working with your proposals"
Kathryn ClarkEvent Manager / NHS confederation
Whilst we have a successful annual conference, we are keen to bring in new ideas to keep the audience engaged and for them to come back year on year. William has delivered a number of workshops for us, giving staff the tools and confidence to plan new and innovative sessions. He has been able to adapt the workshops to meet the needs of the participants. We are still in the early days of planning the 2016 event, but the added value and impetus these workshops have brought to the table, will ensure the continued success and growth of our annual conference.
Nikki SimpsonBusiness Manager / PPA Scotland
William was a massive help to me, giving a second, well-informed perspective not only my events programme but my approach to sponsorship. His fantastic ideas have made me rethink my strategy and I will be making a great deal of changes! I can’t recommend William highly enough and look forward to working with him again in the future.
Emma BossomBusiness Development Director / Royal Aeronautical Society
Thanks to support from Gallus Events we have been able to review the structure of our events team and our event management processes. We have been able to implement best practice models to achieve greater levels of success and deliver enhanced value for our members.
Fraser AllenManaging Director / White Light Media
"I've been working with Gallus Events on an ambitious new whisky festival, to be launched off the back of our World Whisky Day project. I’ve been hugely impressed by the creative thinking that William and his team bring to the process – they have a wealth of ideas for turning every aspect of an event into a talking point that engages and excites the audience. They're also very strong on the practicalities of event management and have a refreshing commitment to delivering profit – as well as remaining flexible and able to tailor their service according to changing circumstances. Recommended!"
Jary Bass/ AO Foundation
"Having Gallus Events interact with many different stakeholders within our organization helped us to discover the opportunities to strengthen our event teams. Following the consultancy we can more easily see the synergies among our event teams. We have been able to ensure alignment, improve efficiency and increase the value of our educational offering.”