We are joined by Events Apprenticeships Advisory Board members (EAAB), Lou Kiwanuka, OpsShaper and Laura Capell-Abra, Stress Matters, as they discuss the importance of apprenticeships across the events industry.
RADA Business transforms human performance in business, working in the areas of leadership, personal impact, influence and presentation skills, bringing over 20 years of experience. They have coached CEOs and founders to speak on major media outlets, and in this episode of B. Listening, they are giving their insights on how you can be confident on screen and at events and speak like a leader.
In 2022, Broadsword welcomed a new apprentice to our events company: Digital Marketing Apprentice, Amy. As the apprenticeship comes to an end, she wraps up some of the lessons learnt along the way and the benefits of apprenticeships to students as well as events companies.
Broadsword MD, Anna Green, shares how we successfully engage a global remote team, maintain productivity and collaboration after adapting to the work from home lifestyle. “It isn’t the physical space that matters, but the way a team interacts”.
Businesses and consumers alike want to support organisations that demonstrate commitment to social causes, with 70% of investors wanting to spend money with companies that align with their values. Read how to give back when event planning by incorporating charity and volunteering initiatives into your event.
With 15% to 20% of the population thought to be neurodivergent, it’s essential to think about how events can be designed with a difference and be shaped around all types of brains. Here’s how event planners can build a neuroinclusive event experience.
We are delighted to announce a successful night at the Micebook Awards in London with two acknowledgments from the industry for work completed over the last 12 months. Hear from Head of Commercial Development, Diane Carters on the experience.
“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction.” John C. Crosby. MD, Anna Green, is supporting EVCOM’s Realise Award for a second year, as a mentor to newcomers in the events industry.
What does Web3 mean for the future of event experiences? Join the conversation with Jürgen Alker, Co-Founder and Director of Highsnobiety’s NFT Studio. He shares recent trends in AI, NFTs and the journey into Web3 in Season two Episode two of our podcast series.
Speech is fundamental to us as humans which is why being heard is at the core of our beliefs at Broadsword. We create innovative live and digital experiences that connect people globally and empower them to deliver their message.
We joined Laura Willoughby MBE, mindful drinking expert and Founder of Club Soda, at their alcohol free tasting rooms to discuss the issue of sober inclusivity and rethinking the role of alcohol at events.
Trade shows, while great for sales generation and brand awareness, are known for their impact on the planet from single use materials and the hundreds of business cards and gifts exchanged. But, with 92% of businesses planning to be more eco-conscious when exhibiting, here’s five ways we can build a sustainable exhibition stand.
The shift to mindful drinking and the rise of alcohol free drink options can have a positive effect on event culture. We explore how to be sober inclusive when planning events and how to create the same experience for every attendee.
At the beginning of the year the Broadsword team came together from across the world for a day to connect and share our successes and strategy. Being an events agency with prominent sustainability values reflects in everything we do, including planning our internal events. Here’s how we made the day carbon neutral.
Are you looking to plan a memorable event? Why not take to the water a unique and exciting event venue? Explore our list of some of the best boat venues across the globe that are perfect for your next corporate event.
A single conference attendee can generate up to 1.89kg of waste each day. We are always looking for creative solutions to this problem; here are 10 event ideas you can easily implement to make a big difference.
Broadsword Strategy Director, Matt Green, spoke at the Buyer’s Networking Show on a panel titled ‘event tech = event opportunities’. So how do we grasp these opportunities and see results from our investment in technology? Read our key takeaways from the panel.
It’s getting easier to plan eco-friendly events with many amazing venues championing sustainability and launching eco-friendly initiatives in London and beyond. Read for ten sustainable venues, including new openings.
There is a lot we can learn from the data collected at events that inform the decisions we make as organisers about how to shape the content and format of an event to provide the best bespoke delegate experience.
We are excited to announce Charlotte Sheffield will be joining our events agency as a Creative Producer. Charlotte will be overseeing our creative work including production and content to help deliver event experiences, video production and content creation.
Fifty Heights above Frankfurt: Discover the highest event location in Frankfurt, overlooking the city’s iconic skyline, where we delivered the sixth live event in a global series of finance conferences.
We asked our Creative Director, Martin Walton, to tell us what he knows about ChatGPT and AI and how we might be able to use it as event professionals. Instead, he let the thing write its own blog. Nice cop-out Martin.
Head of Production, Liam Bremer shares more about producing successful events along with the things that drive his creativity, from his daughter’s favourite TV shows to bike rides. Read for a first-hand insight into the latest event trends.
Our team attended EVCOM’s annual conference that explores key topics in the corporate events and film industry, with a focus on creativity this year. We all know creativity is key when producing events but clients are looking more than ever for the wow factor. So, how do we start thinking in more creative ways?
Producing global events means we travel to some incredible places, most recently Singapore for day two of a global roadshow. We’re sharing with you what we discovered along the way in the start of our new venue and destinations reports.
We’re excited to announce Jase Ng has joined the team as part of our continued global expansion. As Asia Pacific Lead and based in Hong Kong, Jase will support Broadsword’s growing global operations and produce events in the region.
The year is coming to an end. In London last week, a foggy afternoon turned into a snowy evening. Our MD, Anna Green, shares her love of the winter weather in this reflective piece, celebrating the value of difference, the importance of nurturing the next generation and how they can inspire us to help ourselves.
We joined micebook for the launch of a new a co-working pilot, a place to drop in, work and meet like-minded event profs. At the end of day our MD and micebook ‘Nineteen’ member, Anna Green, joined agency leaders to share an early outlook for 2023.
Get your biscuits and PJs to dive into this piece by our Creative Director, Martin Walton, as he shares his insight as to how the WOW factor can be created for your events by incorporating the Metaverse.
The search for a more sustainable light show is on. Widely hailed as a futuristic and a low-pollution alternative to traditional fireworks, drone displays are gaining popularity. In this article, we explore whether drone technology is a viable alternative.
Following a very successful week of events for Broadsword Americas, we met with Technical Director Mark who is supporting our US team. He shares his passion for events, an insight into working in New York and more about his career.
Christine, Toyin, Lorraine, Mia and Rob share their thoughts on being part of our wellbeing team. We talked to them about the importance of mental health training and supporting positive wellbeing in the workplace.
It’s no secret that veganism has risen at an explosive rate as more and more people are cutting out animal products from their diet. But how does this have an impact on events? Read our perspective on vegan catering and how this can reduce the carbon footprint of an event.
For this episode of Be Listening, we were joined by Senior Account Manager Julie-Ann Hammond from Just IT who shared her experience of helping young people get apprenticeships and the benefits of this route into the world of work.
To celebrate Broadsword’s sixteenth birthday, we explored it’s growth. The team were delivering some fantastic events when Directors Anna and Matt Green joined in 2014, helping the business to grow further.
Starting a new business comes with various risks and challenges, particularly in the events industry, which is why we are excited to celebrate our 16th Birthday this year. It has been an incredible journey featuring some remarkable staff, clients, a pandemic and some great events.
Christine Aasma, Project Assistant, shares her thoughts on why being ‘all that you are’ is particularly important for young people in the workplace, highlighting how it can make you happier and a better performer, benefitting both mental well-being and work productivity.
As it is mental health awareness month, the opportunity to sit back and reflect on one’s wellbeing, how to can prioritise it and how employers can create more awareness of its importance, has appeared.
Broadsword appoints Michelle Rogers in the role of Account Director. The fifth new member of staff this year, Michelle joins the Commercial Team and will support the London, New York and Hong Kong based agency’s growth and expansion.
Not sure which plant is best for your home working environment? Or to have at an event? Broadsword’s Event Manager, Mia Robertson, takes us through her recommendations and the benefits of a green workspace.
We all want to excel and perform to a high standard just like athletes, whether that’s in business or in our personal lives. One way we can meet these expectations is to understand and better our minds.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr’s Day of recognition for his birth and many achievements in the progression of the civil rights movements. We share how the story behind his famous speeches inspires Broadsword.
One of the supposed positive sides during the increase in virtual events has been the opportunity for more diversity in representation at meetings. Accessibility needs should be considered front and centre in the run up to an event and new collaboration software offers opportunities to do this.
Nostalgia. It’s a powerful thing. The word derives from the Greek “nóstos” meaning homecoming and “álgos” meaning pain or ache and is used to describe that physical sense of yearning for times or places that evoke fond memories.