The clocks have gone back, the nights have started getting longer and the sun has started making the view from our office window that little bit more lovely…
Can you believe it is Mid-April already?! Where does the time go? The old saying says ‘that time flies when you’re having fun’, and that has certainly been the case for us here at Events Northern. The first few months of 2016 have gone by in a flash, and since the well-deserved Christmas and New Year break we have not stopped!
We came back to the office fresh faced in January with an already busy diary for the start of 2016. Since then we have been working hard for a whole host of different clients on a variety of different events and projects. We love the diversity that each client specification brings and it is always great to work with different venues both here in the North West and up and down the country.
The beginning of March saw us go down to Central Birmingham to work with the great team at The Rep Theatre (@BirminghamRep) on the Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA).
Following on from the run of Children and Young People events we ran in late 2015 across the country, we once again worked with the Patient Experience Network (@PEN_News) on some more localised Focus Groups. These were run in conjunction with the West Midlands Strategic Clinical Network (@WMSCN), more specifically the Transition team. These focus groups were a chance to bring together both service users and professionals in a more intimate environment, to discuss the ‘Transition’ process, from child to adult services within the healthcare system.
The outcomes and feedback from these focus groups was then used to feed into a larger ‘Transition into Adulthood’ event, again commissioned by the West Midlands Strategic Clinical network in conjunction with PEN. This event took place at the unique venue of Spring Grove House situated in the middle of West Midlands Safari Park (@WestMidSafari), and was the perfect setting for us to get on the road again!
The conference saw over 100 professionals and young people come together to share best practice, ideas, suggestions and feedback on how to make the process more streamlined and successful for patients.
Finally, bringing us nicely into the beginning of April was the business-to-business event hosted by another of our repeat clients, the Muslim Lifestyle Expo (@MLExpo) team. MLE Connect saw over 150 entrepreneurial business men and women come together at the Central London venue, Grand Connaught Rooms (@GrandConnaught) in Covent Garden. This conference was a fantastic opportunity for business professionals focusing on the Muslim Lifestyle Sectors.
Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll release a series of blog posts recapping in more detail some these great events we’ve worked on so far in 2016! And of course continue to work hard behind the scenes on even more innovative ideas and proposals from new and existing clients that will be keeping us busy for the rest of the year!
Please don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram @eventsnorthern for the latest news, photos and Events Northern happenings! You can catch up with Becki Cross, our Managing Director on Twitter (@beckitrain) and Instagram (@beckicross) and check out my thoughts, musings and general comings and goings on Twitter (@helengardenst) and Instagram (@helengardenst)
Helen Brady, Event Manager, Events Northern Ltd