Learn the fundamental skills you will need to help you source and manage the perfect venue and suppliers for your events in this specially designed Masterclass.

Choosing the right venue and supplier(s) for your event is critical to its overall success. This Masterclass will help you understand the processes involved in successful venue and supplier management. Learn how to create and interpret the brief, build successful relationships and what to do when things go wrong. As an event professional, getting this fundamental task right will mean your event is 90% of the way to being a success.



 

What You Will Learn:


Suppliers

  • Getting Started

  • Appreciate why suppliers are so important

  • Learning how to create a supplier tender (or brief)

  • Sourcing the best supplier for an event

  • Reading and understanding supplier contracts

  • Managing multiple suppliers during planning

  • Managing suppliers on event day

  • Debriefing correctly with supplier

  • Building strong and meaningful relationships

  • Learning how to tackle problem suppliers


Venues

  • How to interpret a client brief

  • Objective setting to find the perfect venue for an event

  • How to visualise your event idea

  • Learning the process of venue finding

  • Learning how to source the right venue for your event

  • Conducting successful site visits

  • Documentation for venue planning

  • Bringing event concepts to life (venue set up)

  • How to build good relationships with venue managers

  • The art of negotiation to achieve results

  • How venues can help you create the perfect event

  • How to manage your venue on event day




What the Masterclass Contains:

This Masterclass is divided into two lessons - 'Venue Management', and 'Supplier Management' - that include films, slides and presentations.

There are 10 downloadable resources for you to keep, use and refer back to when organising your next event.

Also included are several exercises for you to test your learning and develop your skills.

You get 6-months' access from your date of registration.


Your Lecturer:

Claire has more than 20 years' experience in the charity and not-for-profit sector creating and delivering successful high-profile fundraising events in the UK and globally, working with some of the UK's most prestigious venues.

OUR COURSES

Live CIM accredited courses
Foundation
Diploma
Degree Alternative
Postgraduate

Online CIM accredited courses
Foundation
Diploma
Postgraduate

Online Masterclasses
Technical Production, Print & Design
Setting Up an Event Business
Festival Event Management
Creativity in Events
Venue & Supplier Management
Wedding Planning
Financial Management and Budgeting for Events
The Event Essentials
Risk Management
Corporate Events & Conferences
Fundraising Events
Social Media for Events
Exhibitions


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About Us

  • The Academy was formed to challenge the traditional training offered to event students, raise industry standards and prepare future leaders for a career in the business.
  • We believe that event management needs to be experienced and not just learned to be able to do it well, so we apply Lao Tzu’s approach wherever possible……Tell me I forget, Show me and I remember, Involve me and I understand!
  • All our Founders and Lecturers have worked in the industry, either running their own agencies or leading teams in industry leading agencies or businesses around the world
  • We are uniquely, independently accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • We focus purely on event management and so are able to adapt to new trends and apply them on our courses
  • We are the UK market leader, training more students than any other organisation in the UK
  • Our students come from all over the world
  • We work with over 500 event businesses across the UK placing students, providing volunteers and supporting business challenges and are the preferred supplier to some of the largest agencies in the UK.
  • In 2016, to make it easier for people to understand what we do, we changed our name from Ashdown Academy/Eventcourse to The Event Academy.

WHAT WE OFFER TO STUDENTS ON OUR CIM ACCREDITED COURSES

  • UK’s No 1 Trainers in Event Management

    The Event Academy is the No.1 trainer in event management in the UK, with 89% of our students going on to work in the events industry. Created, developed and delivered by agency owners and practitioners who have designed and delivered incredible events throughout the world.

  • Accreditation

    The Chartered Institute of Marketing accredit our CIM (Foundation, Diploma, Degree Alternative and Postgraduate level) courses. Founded in 1911, with a Royal Charter and over 35,000 members and students worldwide, the CIM is recognised throughout the world.

  • Work Ready

    The Chartered Institute of Marketing accredit our CIM (Foundation, Diploma, Degree Alternative and Postgraduate level) courses. Founded in 1911, with a Royal Charter and over 35,000 members and students worldwide, the CIM is recognised throughout the world.

  • Webinars

    We hold regular webinars covering all aspects of the event journey. You can join them online or watch recordings when you have the time on our CIM courses.

  • Event Sectors

    Our CIM courses develop skills and prepare you for all the event sectors including: Festivals, Sports, Corporate, Exhibitions, Venues, Weddings, Fashion, Music, Experiential, PR, Parties, Catering, Charity, Marketing.

  • Alumni Membership Programme

    You have the opportunity to network and join our membership programme.

  • Lecturers

    All our lecturers are highly experienced event leaders; Directors, Producers, Creatives, Managers and Designers. All of them work in the industry so are up to date with changing trends and what works.

  • Support Team

    We have a Student Services team who are here to answer your questions and help make your learning experience a great one.

  • Access to our Live Courses

    Students studying on our online CIM courses can choose to join our live courses for a couple of key modules as part of this course, just book in with our Student Services team. (currently UK only).

  • Volunteering

    All students on our CIM courses have access to volunteering opportunities for the duration of the course, where you can experience a range of live events and gain the experience you need to get the job you want.

  • Projects

    All students on our CIM courses have access to volunteering opportunities for the duration of the course, where you can experience a range of live events and gain the experience you need to get the job you want.

  • Placements

    All Postgraduate students on our live course have a placement in the sector of their choice arranged for them.

CHARLOTTES STORY

Course curriculum