The Gruffalo brought to life

Finding the right audiovisual partner is crucial to the success of any event. Julian Cohen shares how he made every child’s dream come true by bringing the Gruffalo to life. For Julian Cohen, owner of Avstage , challenges are viewed as opportunities. With over 25 years of audiovisual experience he excels at producing creative event solutions…

Cool event décor ideas

Whether you are organising a party, fundraiser, awards dinner or other event, budget is one of the biggest things to keep in mind. You want to create an amazing look and feel, but not overdo it from a cost perspective. One of the great things about décor and decorating is that by merely being creative…

A chic goodbye

Year-end functions provide an opportunity for management to thank their employees. We asked the experts what it takes to create a memorable and enjoyable event. Year-end functions are important – they are a celebration; they let staff know that management appreciates them and all they have done. ‘It gives staff the opportunity to come together…

6 ways to save money when organising a year-end function

1  SAY NO TO OPEN BARS There is no need for guests to be drinking expensive alcohol on the company’s bill. Offer a range of soft drinks, local beers and wine and have a cash bar for the rest. 2  BOOK EARLY Last-minute bookings are quoted a slightly higher-than-normal rate – book your venue and…