What type of hospitality staff do I need for my corporate event?

When it comes to events, presentation is everything. The quality of your hospitality staff will directly impact the quality of your event and the reputation of your company. Depending on how well you choose your staff, this can be a very positive or a very negative impact!

Who do I need?

The first step is to work out exactly who you will need to support the event because leaving roles unfilled is a recipe for organisational disaster. 

Most events require front of house staff for meet and greet and waiting staff to serve cocktails and canapes, a sit down meal or all of the above.  You may also need cloakroom staff, promotional staff for a sales-based event such as a trade show and promotional models for effective lead generation if you’re launching a brand or product range. 

If your event is a corporate one, we recommend specialist staff to take care of all the prestigious guests who have made the effort to attend. This might be corporate hostesses in hospitality boxes, VIP lift assistants or models and hostesses for private dinners and parties.

For conference events, you will require specialist staff to cover duties such as passing round the microphone during Q and As, manning the information desk and assisting with literature distribution. 

 Every event is unique, but this is a good overall picture of what type of staff you may need at yours.

Why is good hospitality so important?

Every point of contact that your guest has with your event is an opportunity to promote your brand and services in the best possible light, which is why it’s essential to pick qualified staff who are also highly presentable and personable. 

Our friendly and experienced hospitality teams have worked at some of the highest calibre events including exhibitions, private parties and awards ceremonies held at prestigious locations including Wembley Stadium, Royal Ascot and London Excel. We have also assigned staff to work on smaller, more intimate and boutique events. 

Every job is undertaken with a strict commitment to your needs and desires – our team love their work and are fully dedicated to making sure that your event is a success and the guests have a great experience from start to finish. From the moment that your guests arrive at your event, they will enjoy a warm, welcoming atmosphere where every member of staff adds something extra special without being overbearing. 

Our team at Event Hosts offer a fantastic range of staff to suit your exact requirements, however niche. We pride ourselves on offering the highest calibre of staff at an affordable cost. If you’d like us to take care of your staffing needs and join our ever-growing list of happy customers, contact us today.

Quality Event Staff for every Industry …

Research shows that the number of events and meetings globally are on the up. 

This is no surprise as events can bring a lot of benefits. For example, the average return on investment for events is typically 25-34%. 

At Event Hosts, we help businesses across every sector and industry to capitalise on the advantages of holding events. 

We can see that more and more businesses across a variety of industries are looking to create great events for their clients and contacts. Here are just some of the clients and industries we have been working with and supplying fantastic event staff to.

HSBC:

As one of the world’s largest banks, we were delighted to work with a brand that serves millions of customers across the globe. 

Event Hosts have been working with HSBC for the last three years, most notably with their annual Diwali client event at the prestigious Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, London. The event requires our high-calibre VIP hostesses to meet and greet guests and provide first-class service throughout the event. 

And we’ve received some great feedback for the event too: 

“What can I say?! It is always such a bliss working with you and the team. The outfits were perfect, and as always, the hostesses add a unique charm and style to the event! Please thank each and every one of the hostesses; they were just brilliant! Without a doubt, I will be in touch for the next event. Keep up the fantastic service, charisma and unique offering.”

Melitta:

The award-winning coffee brand, Melitta, enlists Event Hosts for a range of promotional activities. 

We have a dedicated team of trained baristas who can serve Melitta coffee perfectly at a range of events. Each barista is passionate, enthusiastic and has a great deal of brand knowledge.

Some of the Melitta events we’ve helped with have included; creating a pop-up coffee shop at Old Street Underground Station and the Pub in the Park at Marlow and Tunbridge Wells. Event Hosts have also teamed up with Melitta at pop-up cinema events across London. 

Harrods and Wital Tea:

Working alongside Wital Tea and Harrods, our highly trained retail staff have been promoting and selling Wital Tea as well as providing delicious samples for shoppers in Harrods to enjoy. 

This long-term project means that our brand ambassadors will be greeting shoppers every Saturday at Harrods in Knightsbridge from June to November 2019. The team will be on-hand to improve brand awareness by offering samples of popular Wital Tea flavours. 

Mountain Horse:

Mountain Horse has been providing sustainable and durable riding gear for over thirty years. 

For the last four years, Event Hosts has supported Mountain Horse at the BETA International Exhibition in Birmingham. The Event Hosts team were helping to model the latest collection of riding gear and assisting with order-taking, sales and promotional activities for this prestigious brand. 

Furthermore, the team were also helping to draw more people to the brand’s stand by serving refreshments to the guests. All the while, our event staff maintain a polished and immaculate appearance to help showcase the brand’s association with quality and refinement. 

Are you planning an event?

We provide the ideal staff for a whole host of events across a variety of industries. If you are looking for a skilled and experienced events team for your next project, let Event Hosts help. Get in touch today to discuss your requirements.

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Hire Sales Staff & Lead Generators that never fail to impress …

Reaching out to potential customers is one of the most important aspects of any business which is why Event Hosts have made it our priority to supply the highest quality sales staff and lead generators helping your business to build relationships as well as generating the best quality sales.

All of the staff in our portfolio have been carefully selected using strict criteria and full referencing which allows us to identify the best staff to represent your business.

Over the past few years Event Hosts have supplied staff to some of the main UK exhibition centres including those listed below.

  • London ExCel
  • London Olympia
  • Business Design Centre
  • Kensington Conference Centre
  • NEC
  • Ricoh Arena
  • Telford International Centre
  • Manchester Event City
  • Manchester Central
  • EICC
  • SEC Centre

Event Hosts – 2019 so far…

This year we started off the year in force supplying over 30 promotional models, costume characters, actors, hostesses, hospitality assistants, multilingual hosts and sales assistants to worldwide exhibitors at ICE Gaming in London.

The event is one of the biggest and most prestigious gaming exhibitions in the world, hosted over 3 days and attracting some of the biggest names in the industry. You can find out more information here.

We were also delighted to provide a team of brand ambassadors, sales staff and lead generators to clients exhibiting at Learning Technologies which wasonce again hosted at London Excel.

Learning Technologies is a massive annual event showcasing some of the leading technology used to support learning at work. You can find out more information on the exhibition here.

This year the event boasted 8,500 visitors and over 200 exhibitors making it one of the most successful years yet.

We received fantastic feedback following the event including the following:

“Hi Natalie, Just a quick email to say thank you – the hosts did a fantastic job!

We are already talking about taking a stand at next year’s show and, if we do, we will definitely be booking the hosts through you.”

“Thanks – Good show.

It was good to have Sam with us at LT & will definitely be asking for her availability for future shows.”

Elsewhere this year, Event Hosts also supplied sampling, sales staff, lead generators and multilingual hosts to global exhibitors at IFE, London ExCel.

The International Food & Drink Event (IFE) celebrates some of the most innovative, global and cutting-edge food & drink manufacturers around the world.

This year’s event featured brands including Ace Tea London, Barber’s Farmhouse Cheesemakers and Brecoon Carrag Water. You can see the full list of exhibitors here.

Once again Event Hosts received a lot of positive feedback after the event including:

“Thank you once again for your assistance and understanding.

You really helped me out in a tight spot.

We were also very happy with Alessia.

She is great, full of energy.”

“Thank you very much for your help. We are pleased to inform you that Julia was very helpful to us at the show. We will certainly keep in touch with you in our future events.”

If you are hosting an event and need quality staff to help make it a success, please don’t hesitate to request an Instant Quote today.