Event Hosting Testimonials
John often acts as an Awards or conference host. Below are some testimonials from past events.
“Wow, what a fabulous contribution and impact you made to our EMEA conference in Lisbon! Without exception everyone has said what a brilliant job you did! You truly were the glue that made everything stick together, keeping energy levels high and the momentum going! It was our best ever conference – of that I am convinced – and you played a big part in making that happen. You have set a high standard for all our future conferences!”
Matt Donnelly, Managing Director, Griffiths & Armour Insurance Brokers; Regional Chairman, Assurex Global EMEA
“Thanks for all your input in hosting our conference last Thursday – the feedback from our key suppliers has been tremendous and I know you did add value and help us differentiate on the day, to make the subjects both interesting and meaningful. Your presence within the whole scheme of things was bang on, as you did not try to take over the show and you listened to our needs ahead of the presentation – first class! We would very much like you to be our link man at next year’s conference and I look forward to working with you again”
Joe Greenhowe, Sales Director, Travis Perkins
Thank you for your help in hosting the Nucare conference and for all the work you put into making our event run as smoothly as it did. Your gluing techniques worked well. All our members enjoyed the whole weekend – let’s hope they can put some of the ideas we floated into good practice.
Alan Turner, Conference Organiser, Nucare Pharmacies
A huge thank-you for the part you played in hosting this year’s sales conference which was the most successful to date. Feedback has been very positive and everyone was impressed by your enthusiasm and professionalism.
Denise Howden, Conference Organiser, Scottish Power
From Dell EMEA Conference (Paris):
It was great to have John on board for the event this year. The initial feedback has been great, both the clients and participants seem particularly pleased with John during the day, as he brought much humour to the event.
Louise Thody, EMEA Conference Organiser, Dell Corporation
From Dell EMEA Conference (Brussels):
Feedback from Dell has been great, they were really really pleased with how using a professional MC to pull the event together made such a difference to their event – your expertise was very much valued and I’m really pleased they listened to your suggestions and took your advice on board!! Erin Roberts, BI Worldwide
Feedback from hosting of 25th anniversary dinner for financial data provider Thomas Murray at the Hurlingham Club. The brief involved steering a complex mix of events including on-stage interviews with senior directors, 6 videos, 6 musical interludes, awards, a quiz on company history and an audience participation prize game – all with John’s trademark humour and charm!
“Hi John It has been a pleasure working with you on our challenging 25th anniversary dinner show. It went well with no mistakes and having a good flow. You did an excellent job combining all the elements. I really appreciated your style, commitment and understated humour.”
Espen Hennig-Olsen, Marketing Director, Thomas Murray
“I am sure Espen will be following up on all of our behalves but just a personal thanks for helping make the evening so successful last night. We all had a wonderful time and your support ensured that.” Derek Duggan, Sales Director, Thomas Murray
“We have been showered with compliments since the event and so many have referred to the outstanding job you did. You were masterful from the beginning and we all enjoyed working with you. A special highlight for me was your translation of Espen’s name – very clever and very funny! We really appreciate what you did helping position us with our clients at the top of our game.”
Ross Whitehill, CEO, Thomas Murray
“Thank you for making the evening very special. The clients and our TM team all felt that it went very well. You did a wonderful job and managed the complexity of the programme perfectly.” Simon Thomas, Chairman, Thomas Murray
“Thank you so much for speaking at our Awards Gala Dinner last week at the Institute of Directors, and also for hosting the ceremony. You really did add some magic to the evening and the connection with engagement, creativity and motivation was just what I was hoping for. There has been some very good feedback from our guests who really enjoyed your skilful blend of entertainment, humour and insight.”
Fiona Murchie, Managing Editor, Re:locate Magazine
“Thank you so much for your fantastic performance in hosting the European Office Products Awards in Frankfurt. Your unique blend of humour and audience observation was a total hit with our delegates and we have had an overwhelming response to the event. Thank you for making the first awards evening at Paperworld such a great success.”
Lisa Rollaston, OPI Conferences
Check out John’s series of blog posts analysing his approach to hosting an event – and the steps he takes to ensure its success! Part 1 is here: “Hosting a conference: pre-event prep”
If you’d like John to take charge of your event – with humour and wit – and make sure it runs efficiently – please get in touch!
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