Sarah Halfpenny Events

Consultancy

Creative thinking, event strategy and objective appraisals

Are you responsible for the leadership and strategy of an event portfolio or the team who produce and deliver the events? Could you do with some support in setting or redefining an event strategy that has clear objectives, will make an impact, build on your brand and above all be achievable? Sometimes it’s only when you get the opportunity to work alongside someone who is independent to your business and who understand the challenges and opportunities to your business, that the ideas really start to unlock.


Here to help, not to hinder...

Sometimes we could all do with a little advice, guidance and support. All too often the pressure of trying to plan an event that has to deliver on everything is overwhelming.

Throw in tight budget constraints, lack of skilled man power, short lead times and complex systems, it can be difficult to keep sight of the event strategy you set in the first place.

Working alongside each client, we can help you review what’s important again.


Get a professional’s opinion

Over the years. we have developed a sound approach and ‘toolkit’ to tackle even the most complex of event management issues.

Our experience stems from developing new team structures, defining job roles, managing recruitment, staff training and development to process creation, alteration and implementation.

With this vast pool of knowledge, we are a great independent (and discreet) resource to tap into.


A sample of what we offer

We can provide you with a bespoke consulting service that works for you - with a mixture of elements involved

Strategy

  • Setting an event strategy
  • Redefining an existing strategy
  • Meeting a new event brief
  • Running a successful event
  • Independent review of planning

Planning

  • Event Health Check
  • Auditing existing plans
  • Practical advice and support
  • Guidance and knowledge
  • Event Format Development

Processes

  • Process Delivery Audits
  • Checking resource usage
  • Improve event delivery
  • Increase event satisfaction
  • Reduce team stress and issues

Budgeting

  • Creating a realistic budget
  • Key output statements
  • Financial appraisals and reports
  • Reducing event expenditure
  • Delivering cheaper events

Stakeholders

  • Identifying key stakeholders
  • Managing relationships
  • Core communications skills
  • Staying ahead of the game
  • Avoiding negative feedback

Analysis

  • Keeping ahead of competitors
  • Updates with industry trends
  • Explore new marketing options
  • Work out what really works
  • How best to report on targets

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Our approach

We offers all new clients a free consultation, either over the phone or in person. This provides you with an opportunity to speak openly about the challenges and opportunities you face and provides us with the opportunity to listen, assess and propose a plan that will meet your business needs.

We're then able to come in and work directly with your team on a 1-2-1 basis, or work remotely and keep at arm's length. We're happy to have as little or as much input as you need.

And we remain professional and supportive throughout.


How much will it cost?

As every client has different needs, consultancy fees vary depending upon the scope of work that's required. Once we've had our FREE introductory discussion, we'll provide an estimate of what we think is involved. We'll dicuss this with you and answer any questions, or revise the estimate as needed.

Once we're all happy, we'll provide a Statement of Work with a full breakdown of our services and either a fixed price or an agreed daily rate. We're fully transparent with our pricing and services, so there won't be any surprises along the way.

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