Hull 2017 City of Culture

Congratulations Hull City of Culture 2017

Hull is City of Culture 2017! Driving to the airport this morning ahead of EIBTM I heard the announcement that Hull has been selected as the UK City of Culture 2017. I couldn’t stop smiling at the news – I am…

10 Facts About Events Northern Ltd

The topic for #BEDN today is ‘Newsflash’ so I thought I would share a quick post with you before I finish my packing for EIBTM 2013 tomorrow.  Here are 10 facts you may not know about Events Northern Ltd. Events…

Ensuring Your Attendees Stay Relaxed and Happy During Your Event

Following on from yesterdays post ‘Ensuring Your Event Attendees Arrive Relaxed and Happy‘ I wanted to continue the theme with some basics for keeping your attendees relaxed and happy throughout your conference or event. 1. Have a good Chair who keeps…

Ensuring Your Event Attendees Arrive Relaxed and Happy

The topic for #BEDN today is ‘Relax‘ so I wanted to share some basics to ensure attendees arrive at your future events happy and relaxed! When I attend events organised by other people it often surprises me how they sometimes…

EIBTM

Next week I am attending EIBTM for the first time (see www.eibtm.com).  I believe EIBTM stands for European Incentive and Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition.  EIBTM is the global expo for the meetings and events industry, taking place 19th-21st November in Fira…

Hull for UK City of Culture 2017

Today the topic for #BEDN is ‘Favourite Folk.’ As shared in my earlier blog post My Hometown I am extremely proud of my Yorkshire roots. I want to dedicate this blog post to Hull and its people in support of…

Starting Out in Business > Working from Home

The topic for #BEDN today is ‘Workplace‘ and so I am focusing this post on starting out in business.  When I set up Events Northern Ltd back in 2004 I started out working from home – first from a desk under the stairs…

Do you Need to Be an Ogre in Business?

Today, 13th November, is World Kindness Day and todays #BEDN topic.  In planning this post I started pondering about kindness in the world of business.  At Events Northern Ltd we always try to go the extra mile for our clients,…

My Hometown > East Yorkshire

The Topic for #BEDN today is ‘My Hometown.’  Those of you that know me personally or follow my personal Twitter account will probably know that I am originally from East Yorkshire, but have been happily settled in Lancashire for over…

Remembrance Day > Picture Gallery of Past Events

Todays #BEDN topic is Remembrance Day.  In tribute I decided to create a ‘silent’ post, sharing pictures instead of words from a selection of past events we have organised…. Credit for many of the photographs is to Andy Whitehead Photography…

Tesco Hudl Review

The suggested task for #BEDN today is to talk about something different.  This is very convenient for me as I am itching to tell you about my new gadget!  I am now lucky enough to be the proud owner of…

Twitter Chats

Twitter chats, or tweet ups, are a great way to use Twitter to network virtually with individuals from a specific industry or with a shared interest or location.  It is a great way to find interesting people to follow and…

Lancashire Tourism Awards

The topic for #BEDN today is ‘A Day in the Life‘ so we thought we would share a little bit about what we have been up to!  Yesterday (7th November 2013) Becki and Gill from Events Northern Ltd were lucky…

10 Reasons to Organise a Conference, Seminar or Workshop

The #BEDN topic for today is “10 Things” so I wanted to share with you 10 Reasons to Organise a Conference, Seminar or Workshop. To share learning and best practice from thought leaders and experts To engage with like minded…

Event Management – a Stressful Career Choice?

Welcome to day six of Blog Every Day in November (#BEDN).  The topic today is National Stress Awareness Day. A recent article by the Telegraph has revealed that almost half of Britons consider themselves stressed.  Stress is one of the most…

Social Media for Women

On 26th November 2013 I will be speaking at Social Media for Women 2013 (#SM4W13), in Preston, Lancashire.  Everyone, male and female, can attend the conference but the line up of speakers are all female. A recent survey conducted in the UK…

Event Catering

Day four of Blog Every Day in November and the topic today is ‘Food Glorious Food.’  Relating this back to my own blog I wanted to specifically focus on event catering, specifically for conferences, workshops and seminars. Catering is important. …

Event Lighting Ideas

Happy Diwali!  It is the Hindu festival of lights.  It is also day three of #BEDN (Blog Every Day in November) and whether you are Hindu or not, the topic today is to think (and blog!) about light. Lighting is…

Starting an Event Management Company

Day two of #BEDN (Blog Every Day in November) and the topic today is ‘Something You Made.’  In this post I want to share a little about setting up the event management company Events Northern Ltd, which was incorporated in 2004….

#BEDN Blog Every Day in November Introduction

Events Northern Ltd is taking up the challenge to Blog Every Day in November (Twitter hashtag #BEDN).  This is a great initiative from Elizabeth of the Rosalilium Lifestyle Blog.  She has set the challenge to boost creativity, encourage people to…

Outbound Marketing is Dead

LEAD at Lancaster University Management School recently held a reunion for past students.  Becki was excited to return and hear from Nathan Smith of Smith and Smith PR.  Nathan gave a presentation entitled “Outbound Marketing is Dead: An Introduction to Inbound…

Event Management Lessons from the Apprentice

I am a huge fan of the Apprentice, however I think that the ‘Corporate Away Day’ episode in week six (Series 9, Episode 6) was probably the most cringe worthy and uncomfortable viewing I have ever experienced on television!  Event…

International DJ Playlists

Very soon we will be running a conference over in Germany.  On day three of the event, after the Gala Dinner, there will be a DJ playing through until the early hours of the morning.  The event will be attended…

Conference Trends 2013

We can’t believe the first month of 2013 has gone already! This inspired us to think about the changing landscape of the events industry and changes and developments we foresee for conferences in the next 12 months. It will be…

Business Speed Networking

Networking is important for business As an SME I certainly recognise the need and importance of networking, however often I feel frustrated with some of the networking events I attend.  This isn’t always the fault of the organiser; more often…

TechFest 2012

On Monday 18th June Becki Cross from Events Northern Ltd attended TechFest 2012  at the Mermaid Conference Centre, London.  Read more about the event in this blog post…. TechFest (http://tech-fest.co.uk/) is an event aimed purely at event organisers and focused on…

Social Media in 10 Minutes a Day

I am a social media convert; I believe that social media is good for business and also often adds value to the conferences and events we organise.  I also appreciate however that it can take up a lot of time;…

Pinterest in the UK

Pinterest has quickly gained in popularity and has already amassed over 13 million followers worldwide according to some sources. The site allows you to create ‘boards’ for different areas of interest and to ‘pin’ pictures onto these virtual pin boards.  Content can…