Hotels That Know the Power of a Unique Guest Experience

Wouldn’t we all adore to jet off to a five-star hotel right now? To hop on a plane and head off to a luxury retreat to relax in comfort and forget our troubles. This is usually a time of year when many of us plan a vacation as a daydream for distraction. A light in the distance to guide us …

Why Chemistry is Important in Business

Why Chemistry is Important in Business

I’ve always trusted my gut instinct. I believe when you meet someone there is either a connection or not. It’s the chemistry between you that is the foundation of trust; the building block for a relationship. We’re not talking sexual chemistry here – more that feeling you get that screams – I can work with this person. They get me.  …

Are Vaccine Passports the Way Back to Staging Live Events?

Of the many ways to navigate our way out of the coronavirus pandemic, the vaccine or immunity passport has to be one of the most controversial. Some have branded the idea ‘discriminatory’; others believe it to be ‘inevitable’ and the only safe for the world to open-up again. Either way, it begs the tantalising question – are vaccine passports the …

Sarah-Jane Heath Events that made me with Liz Taylor

Sarah-Jane Heath on ‘Taking That’ PA Profession Online

-Take That’s former management assistant talks of how life after working for the band has inspired her to help a new generation of Virtual Assistants. Sarah-Jane Heath (known in the business as SJ) spent many years at the top of her profession, travelling the Globe with one of the UK’s most successful boybands, Take That, at the height of their …

Persistence Is Your Most Valuable Business Weapon

Persistence. Not a word that’s often celebrated. Nor, in my view, a trait that is not encouraged enough. For many, it’s a word that invariably throws up pessimism and challenging connotations. Yet, I firmly believe that persistence is your most valuable business weapon, and in the last year, it’s fuelled my drive to continue to reach for the stars. Persistence …

The Difference Between Goals and Dreams

As it is for most, December is usually the most hectic month of the year for me. As an event planner of over thirty years, I’m accustomed to spending the festive season in a whirl of organisation, fuelled with coffee, adrenaline (perhaps a glass of wine or two), executing the season’s most exclusive, spectacular parties. This year is different. I’m …

Overcoming the Challenges of Digital Motivational Speaking  

Those who know me will be aware that I’m not shy of being the centre of attention. I learnt to play the piano at four years old and quickly adored the energy and attention it allowed me to gain from people.  Yes, I admit it.  I do love an audience. Motivational speaking is something that I revel in for that …

What Does the Future Hold for the Hospitality and Events Industry?

Usually, I pride myself in being able to predict trends within our sector. Having worked, lived and breathed this industry for so many years, I have honed my ability to spot the next big thing. The hottest new talent. The best new venue. The themes, décor, music, food or service that all clients will clamber over one another to book. …

tips to make your Hotel stand out as a Christmas Party venue

Tips to Make Your Hotel Stand Out as a Christmas Party Venue

I have news for you. Christmas is not moving. Not even for Coronavirus!  And I for one am glad. One of the things that I enjoy most about my role as a hospitality consultant is working with established venues to really help them make the most of their commercial assets. After all: if you’ve got it, flaunt it!  And with …