Apr 25 2023
Encore's Editorial Team

In the picture from the left to right: Sam Hooper, Gavin Hawthorn, Jon Constable, Ellie Parker, Stacey Hall, Tom Mowat, Alex Dugdale and Sadie Naylor. Encore is one of the largest technical event equipment suppliers in the UK, with a huge state-of-the-art range available for hire. From lighting, sound, and video to staging, power, rigging …

One digital tool, end-to-end solutions for a smooth, interactive event experience

Apr 20 2023
Encore's Editorial Team
10 MIN
What value do your in-person events provide? Respondents of the Encore Winter 2022 Planner Pulse Report say the greatest value their gatherings provide is networking/relationship building (74 percent). Sixty-one percent say it’s connecting people/employees to an organisation’s mission/vision/values; an equal number say it’s education/training/professional development opportunities. Maximising return on these three areas not only benefits attendees, ...

Encore Middle East Interns Talk About Their Memorable Experience 

Apr 20 2023
Encore's Editorial Team
Since 2015, Encore in the Middle East has been offering internship opportunities to eligible graduates who are passionate about kickstarting their career in the events industry. The aim is to provide these students with extensive practical experience in their chosen discipline under the direct supervision of experienced coaches. The annual program runs for six months ...

Where is the event industry heading?

Apr 4 2023
Encore's Editorial Team
Every year, Encore surveys thousands of meeting and event professionals about meeting/event patterns and formats, how they spend their money and their biggest concerns. Individually, these quarterly Planner Pulse reports form snapshots of current industry trends. But taken collectively, we can begin to forecast where the industry is headed. Looking at the big picture painted ...

6 Ways to Enhance Your In-person Events With an Event Platform

Apr 3 2023
Encore's Editorial Team
7 MIN
Humans are social by nature. We are inherently driven to connect and create moments of belonging. This is where in-person events shine — they satisfy this innate human need while fostering a sense of community. By bringing participants together, you enable engagement on various levels, whether through direct communication, nonverbal cues or even physical touch, ...

Career Change From Technical Events Manager to Sales Manager: Mattias Explores Endless Opportunities at Encore

Mar 7 2023
Encore's Editorial Team
"There’s no limit to what you can do within Encore. And with a presence in over 20 countries, there’s no limit to where you can do it!" In today's dynamic job market, professionals are not just changing jobs but also their entire career paths to achieve their aspirations. One such example is Mattias, who started his journey with Encore as a Technician in London. After the birth of his son, he decided to move back home to the South of France to raise his family there. Mattias’ story exemplifies Encore’s openness towards career mobility and geographic flexibility, proving that there are no limits to where your career can take you. Whether you are considering a career change or simply interested in the internal workings at Encore, Mattias’ story is sure to inspire and inform. ... Read More

From Being in the Spotlight to Shining the Spotlight – Molly’s Take on Being a Female Technician in the Events Industry 

Dec 12 2022
Encore's Editorial Team
"There are opportunities for anyone, and if you fit the role, no matter your gender, then you'll be able to fit right in." From studying contemporary dance at the University of Roehampton to becoming a Lighting Technician at Encore, Molly talks about what inspired her to switch gears and trade the spotlight for working behind the scenes in the events industry. Interested in how she feels as a woman in a traditionally male-dominated environment, we asked her what challenges she has faced and what she’s done to overcome these. Molly openly talks about her personal experiences and provides helpful overall advice for women in the audio visual industry and for anyone who would like to follow into her footsteps. ... Read More

Having Recently Celebrated a Major Milestone at Encore, Rob Remains Passionate About Finding Innovative Solutions to Support Our Teams!

Nov 24 2022
Encore's Editorial Team
“Encore values expertise, knowledge and most importantly, passion and strives to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace.” 2022 saw Rob, Encore EMEA’s Director, Event Solutions, celebrate 20 years of service with the company. Having started his Encore journey as a technician fresh out of university, Rob worked his way up the ladder, gaining valuable on-site technical knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the complete event planning process in various project management roles. In recent years, Rob has been managing a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis and has transitioned his career to support his health journey whilst continuing to work in the industry that he’s so passionate about. ... Read More

James, Senior Director Project Management, Pushes Forward with Encore to Carve Out Dream Career. 

Oct 31 2022
Encore's Editorial Team
"Every step has provided me with more opportunity, either career opportunities or the chance to diversify into different areas of the business." James entered the business 18 years ago as a trainee technician, and since then has carved out his dream career in the events industry, now holding the position of Senior Director, Project Management at Encore. With an interest in events production sparked from a young age, as well as a passion for learning from his peers, he quickly moved up through the ranks. James now uses his experience in project management, client relations and technical know-how to lead Encore’s expert UK Production team. We interviewed him to find out what attributes he thinks are essential for applicants to be successful in the event industry and what has kept him at Encore for so long. ... Read More

How Virtual Elements in Events Can Help Us Embrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Oct 17 2022
Encore's Editorial Team
7 MIN
If you’re like most meeting and event organisers, you’ve produced at least one in-person event with virtual elements since March 2020. After the pandemic, some of your peers may say it’s a scenario they’ve become more comfortable with, but for some it’s still a complicated landscape. At Encore, we’re thrilled to see that in-person meetings are ...