Events Management Internship: Caitlin's First Month

So it’s been one month into my placement! A fast and exciting month! I’ve been so eager to write this blog post because I’ve learnt so much in a short space of time and I can’t wait to share my experience. What I’ve learnt so far... Set ups – This month I’ve done set ups at Wilobe Farm Barn; a beautiful new venue that is managed by Hall and Co. I’ve learnt how to lay tables (from ironing, steaming and boxing table cloths to laying the right cutlery and glasses) and organise the kitchen, bar and suppliers (CMA orders etc). On the Day – Stretch Tents, Wilobe and Granary Estates. A nice variety. I’ve carried Hall and Co’s signature canape trays, took part in the ‘snake’ for taking food to table

Supplier Spotlight: Clare Jones

Personable, creative and a real flower fairy, Clare Jones has worked for years in floristry and has mastered wedding and corporate florals. Find out a little bit more about the lady herself... Hi Clare! Tell us about yourself? Hi, I’m Clare. Florist, wife and travel enthusiast. I love spending time outdoors and being surrounded by my family and friends who always keep the biggest smile on my face! Have you always been into floristry? I got my first job in a florist shop at 17 as a Saturday girl and I quickly became an expert in cleaning buckets, conditioning flowers and tea making! Alongside this I learnt how to make bouquets and loved spending time with the customers. My love of flowers and

Event Management Internship; Caitlin's First Week.

Hi, I’m Caitlin. I’ve just started a work placement at Hall and Co Event Design as a Trainee Event Manager. Over the summer, I’ll keep updating on the bits I’m taking part in, the events I’m working at, the things I’m learning and what I’m finding a challenge along the way. For the mean time, I thought I’d shed light on my degree. I’m studying Events Management at Sheffield Hallam University, or “party planning” as it has been described. So I’ve been wondering why, if events are happening everyday and require great knowledge, skill and experience to put on something amazing, why is this degree criticised so much? I find it hard to believe that some feel this “pointless degree” is failing un

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