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Event Executive – (Events Agency)

E7146

c. £30k DOE

LONDON

Events

Agency

Permanent

Job Description

Passionate about events and travel?  Great opportunity to use your skills and enthusiasm at this highly this regarded Destination Management Company and create exciting travel and event programmes for varied clients!

Company
This is a really great place to work – this friendly and busy agency are a Destintation Management Company, with an excellent reputation and a super team.! They handle groups of all sizes visiting the UK from overseas, primarily to attend corporate or association meetings, incentive programmes and ‘special’ VIP groups. 

The Role
You’ll be working at the front end of the business, with new and existing international clients on their event creation and destination management needs, helping bring the client’s ideas and requirements to life.  This role will be focussed on dealing with client enquiries and requests – and will involve the pre-planning of detailed event programmes at the initial stages of the enquiries.The role has a mix of supplier (venues, guides, transport, services) and client contact, product visits (venues/destinations) and trade events.  So is varied and really immerses you in the exciting world of travel and events. You’ll be putting together proposals using the in-house systems and your own creative skills, and costings for all elements.  You’ll be liaising with suppliers including sourcing availability, negotiation of rates and terms, confirmation of bookings for all elements of the programme.  You’ll also assist on research of new event attractions, venues and services to share with the team.
Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with existing and new clients and their requests
  • Prepare event proposals and travel & event programmes in response to client briefs
  • Promote London & UK and the company’s services with genuine passion and engagement.
  • Assist with on-site visits to new venues and attractions.
  • Research new attractions, venues, events etc.
  • Liaise with suppliers and venues and negotiate rates, budget proposals
  • Assist with the maintenance of the company database, website and social media platforms.
  • Work with account managers to follow up leads and generate new business.

About You
You’ll have a strong interest in the business travel industry or event management with an enthusiasm to learn about London & Great Britain as a destination.
You’ll have:

  • proven excellent planning and co-ordination skills
  • good IT skills, numerate to manage costing proposals great attention to detail
  • ability to write copy for proposals
  • a good communicator
  • and a passion and enthusiasm to build your career within the events and travel industry!

In addition, the experience we are looking for in the ideal candidate includes:

  • Some experience of working with the MICE environment
  • Some sales/account management experience dealing with existing and potential clients
  • Knowledge of the MICE venues and attractions of Britain and/or London eg hotels and venues is an advantage
  • Languages are useful (not essential)

You are creative and enjoy helping clients develop their travel ideas and plans. You have a good sense of humour and enjoy working collaboratively. Confident dealing with deadlines and a strong attention to detail are also key. Enthusiastic and eager to learn, ideally with some event business experience and a background in sales/account management, you are keen to join a team where you can grow. Other languages and experience working in a MICE environment would also be desirable.

If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click the “Apply” button now!  Looking for someone for this fab company asap!