In this regular item we catch up with one of our members...
McCarrick, Business Development Manager of eventeem in Cardiff tells us what
they’ve been up to over the past few months, their thoughts on ensuring the
right staff for the right event, and what he’d say to a senior new business
target if he had 30 seconds with them in a lift.
IPM: Hi Lee , thanks for
talking to us. How are things going at eventeem at the moment?
a pleasure, I have read a few of these interviews in the past and its great to
be doing one myself with the IPM. Life at eventeem is going very well indeed
thanks. Given that I’m still relatively fresh here, I’m still basking in that
‘honeymoon’ period. The truth is I’ve joined the business at a very exciting
time and things are progressing at a steady pace, the vibe is certainly good in
IPM: How is your business
developing and evolving – any interesting plans for the rest of the year you can share with
my working title I should have a good answer for this one. I have been brought
on to indeed grow a business that has evolved nicely over the past decade.
eventeem prides itself on delivering a flawless
service and maintaining exceptionally high standards. As we enter the
industries ‘silly’ season we are once again here as an extension to our
creative agency clientele, providing them all with impeccable staffing
solutions they need for their experiential campaigns. We continue to support
all our regular agency friends and excitingly add new business to what is now
looking like a great spring/summer roster.
The latest piece of exciting news is that eventeem have
recently acquired a sister company EK Temps, whom offer staffing solutions
across the Beauty Industry so watch this space…
IPM: How do you back up your
USP - providing the right staff for the right event?
LM: We recognise that
our staff have different strengths, personalities, appearances and interests,
so naturally fit some brands better than others. Our approach to staffing is
focused on recognising and embracing these attributes and using this
information to perfectly match our staff to each booking. Due to the processes
we have in place, we ensure that our handpicked staff are consistently in the
loop with up to date comms from our staffing team. We have a rigorous
onboarding process, we insist on knowing as much as we can about all our staff,
all of the time. Let’s be honest though, we are dealing with humans, people
change, life gets in the way, so the best thing we can do is pick up the phone.
Our staffing team are in constant contact with our UK wide database and we
encourage all our ‘eventeemers’ to keep us in the loop with anything and
everything they are doing. The majority of our staff have a freelance
lifestyle, so they are constantly picking up new qualifications, learning new
things and gaining new interests, these are all vital in ensuring we match them
to the right jobs.
IPM: You find yourself in a
lift with a new business target, you've got 30 seconds to make an impression on
behalf of eventeem - what would you say and do?
take a much more humane approach rather than the typical sales pitch, I believe
in our services, that will reflect in itself. More than likely I’d refer to
something I’d seen or read about their business and make a connection via the
likely inevitability we both know the same person (LinkedIn approved of
course). I’m much more interested in creating working relationships that last.
The industry provides a variety of demands at times, so knowing you are working
with like-minded people is vital. Get to know your clients (or potential ones),
they are human like you!
IPM: Thanks so much for your
time Lee – have a great day!
same to you!
If you’d like to get in touch
with eventeem, drop them a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.