There are so many interesting events going on in Nottingham – you just need to know where to look for them. As Nottingham’s event planners with an edge, we’ve got a lot of connections and knowledge and want to share our top tips.
This week we’ve got comedy for £1, a tea and tarot reading night, spoken word, and a unique shopping experience….
We got a lot of good feedback on our post last week with our recommendations for events in Nottingham so we’re doing it again!
This week, Nottingham’s undercover superhero event planners have got even more great suggestions for you to try and we’re including a few that you might not have heard of before… Read More
When Forbes magazine calls, you pick up the phone.
We are thrilled to announce that our CEO, Mary Baird-Wilcock, CSEP was featured in Forbes magazine today, sharing her knowledge on the art of negotiation. And today’s topic is no less a doozy:
Negotiate This: Firing A Client With Grace
Last week, The Simplifiers were busy attending various events including the Women in Business Awards and watching the world’s only Academic Magician aka Doctor Todd Landman aka Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Nottingham. Random, we know.
We also bought as much bread as we could carry from a little bakery hidden away in Nottingham. If you ask very nicely, we might tell you where it is…
This week, we’ve got an equally random assortment of events that we’re attending.
We’ve got two hamsters at home…Fluffy and Butso (my six year old named them, for the record).
They are fascinating to watch in action. They create nests, forage for food, explore every level and they just seem so. darn. BUSY…all the time.
Their little hamster wheel churns non-stop.
I’m fairly convinced that if I could figure out a way to hook up a power generator to that wheel, they could power my entire house.
Ever feel like a Butso in your work life?
Wouldn’t it be nice to step off the hamster wheel and focus a little time towards mapping out your strategic plan for 2017?
The results are in, Trump is the next President of the United States and the 2016 election have left a country divided and in shock.
So, what happens now?
First, deep breath.
repeat after me:
you are going to be okay. you are going to be okay. you are going to be okay.
We know first hand that event planners like to be in control of everything – let’s be honest – we’re control freaks…the unprecedented shock, uncertainty and anxiety is shared by all of us.
I hear you, I feel you and and I’m right there with you.
However, it’s crucial that we don’t let these feelings overwhelm us and in turn, negatively impact our businesses.
Our UK team at The Simplifiers went through a very similar experience following the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the EU earlier this year. Eerily, what you’re feeling right now is very much what was felt all over England last June. Shock, fear, the whole nine.
Put the kettle on because by golly, everything got INTENSE real quick.
But thankfully in that, we learned some important lessons and have drawn up a plan to keep you and your business moving forward…today, this week and the coming months ahead…
The Simplifiers are a Nottingham based event planning company. We’ve seen it all and we’ve done it all.
Plus we’ve heard all the horror stories of things that have gone wrong when people decided to do DIY events. Whether it’s a social event where you are delegating the task of planning to family members, or a company asking their marketing team to handle everything, things tend to be a hot mess when you don’t have a professional planner on the team.
People falling out. Not enough food or drink and venues cancelling at the last minute. Not getting what you expected or deposits being lost. And our pet hate: boring events that look and feel like a hundred others you’ve attended before.
Hiring an event planner might seem extravagant but we’ve put together a list of all the benefits you’ll get – including saving money. Read More
Saturday 1st October is officially International Coffee Day.
The Simplifiers have decided to mark the occasion by putting together a list of our favourite places to get coffee in Nottingham city centre, here in England.
But we’re event planners so we’ve decided to include venues that are little more exciting that your average Starbucks.
So, it’s time to welcome your new interns.
Think of them like daddy long-leg spiders – they’re more scared of you than you are of them, as the saying goes.
From my personal experience as an intern, I know first hand how scary starting a new internship can be.