On Tuesday 25th October One Great George Street opened its doors for an intimate evening venue showcase following our three month refurbishment. The event was a great success with over 50 key event buyers and agents coming in to review the building following its refresh. Feedback has been brilliant with our gleaming exterior, refreshed interiors, new reception and digital signage being key elements which were greatly received.
Working with venue finders, booking agencies and event production companies is something we, along with many other venues, are used to. The world is becoming more and more savvy in the way we use our budgets and large companies are often turning to third party agencies to outsource their event requirements. We therefore appreciate how important it is to work closely with our agents and agency partners. A couple of years ago we introduced ‘Our Agency Promise’ which highlighted our end of the bargain for choosing our venue as the perfect choice for their clients. We also decided to offer 12 per cent commission over the average 8 – 10% across the board – just because we wanted to.
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Being a stand-alone, independent venue is not always easy. While it definitely has its advantages, such as full control over day-to-day management and procurement which allows us to pass on the very best produce and services to our clients, we do everything ourselves without the helping hand of a sister organisation. Without drawing on a larger pool of manpower, Marion and I need to be selective in choosing which trade shows, forums and networking events will best showcase our fabulous venue, One Great George Street (OGGS). (more…)
We don’t just like to hide behind the name, we like to go out and promote it too! The sales team here at One Great George Street keep a close ear to the ground in order to scope out the best and most relevant networking events to attend. There’s been some exciting ones recently with Citizen Events on the last Friday of every month giving us the opportunity to meet with event bookers and other members of the industry.