Events Plus is the events management company that excels in event logistics - designing and delivering successful business events that exceed your expectations and delight your guests.
Hi, I’m Judie, a freelance event manager based in Hertfordshire. I have been organising UK and international business events of all shapes and sizes for more than 25 years.
Why? Because I love it. And I’m good at it!
Organising events can be stressful and infuriating, but also rewarding. Hard work and good fun is an intoxicating combination. Achieving success, sometimes against the odds, is addictive.
As a freelance event manager, I look after your event from start to finish. You won’t be handed over to someone else in the organisation; clients put their trust in me to devise and deliver their events for them.
Each event is unique. Each client’s requirements are different. My job is to make the difference between a good event, and an excellent one.
When months of planning comes together…and you get that “zing thing” when everything clicks into place and the client gives you a thumbs up across a packed auditorium. That’s when you forget the hairier moments in the months before.
It’s a personal thing – I like to do a good job.
Not true - I like to do an exceptional job.
My skill is in event logistics and production – pulling all the strings together, making sense of all the information and collating it into a workable plan to make your event a success.
It involves creative input, logical thinking, strict timelines, budget control and good people management to turn the concept into reality.
I can help you with event ideas to get you started or look after the full project from start to finish. Think of me as an on-tap event resource, available to work with your in-house team or ready to take on the event project independently.
Flexibility is what freelancing is all about.
There are always unexpected things that try to throw you off track, which need to be dealt with quickly and quietly. Dealing with “stuff”, unseen by the client, has always been one of my strengths.
Lovely clients come back to me year after year to create a completely new event or to breathe new life into an annual event. The fun of being a freelancer is to think beyond the normal; to add little touches to make your event that much more special, or unusual.
I love thinking round the what-ifs, imagining myself as a guest or delegate and looking at the best way to ensure their experience is truly memorable.
Events are all about people.
That’s what enticed me into this business and one of the main reasons I enjoy it. I love meeting people and am good at talking to strangers – whether in my professional job as an event manager or as a volunteer; sharing a tea and a story with older folk, or driving the community bus. I have built my events business through nurturing effective relationships with great suppliers and professionals in the events industry – venues, designers, copywriters, tech teams, photographers, front of house staff, entertainers.
I like to put myself in others’ shoes to help me plan the event: How we want people to feel when they receive the invitation, when they arrive, while they’re at the event, when they leave. To me, it’s about making them feel welcome and valued…and about connecting on a personal level.
Here are some nice things that clients have said:
If you need a first-class event manager, look no further. Judie guided us through the process of organising our complex 2-day hybrid conference with cheerfulness, calm, patience and skill.
Director, Ecosystems Knowledge Network
Last night was a tremendous success - a real winning performance. Thank you for your superb organisation
Chairman, The Conveyancing Association
As usual, the planning and attention to detail Judie and her team put in ensured that the day was a complete success, thoroughly enjoyed by all our customers.
MD, Northgate Information Solutions
One of the truly great things about Judie is the passion and commitment she brings to the table. She is wonderfully creative, yet practical and if she says she will do something, she will.
Director, David Leck Associates
This was the largest and most complex conference the Guild has ever run. Its success owes much to Judie’s outstanding organisational skills and professionalism.
Chairman, British Guild of Tourist Guides
Judie is an excellent events manager, has an eye for the small details and came up with some great creative ideas that suited our group perfectly.
Marketing & Communications Manager, Atlas Copco
Thanks for an excellent annual dinner event last night – your attention to detail, good humour and ‘can do’ attitude made all the difference.
President, Hertfordshire Law Society
Judie’s organisational and language skills made it one of our most favourite and memorable trips abroad.
Master, The Worshipful Company of Plumbers
My colleagues and I were hugely impressed by the service you provided. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you again - our sincere thanks for an all-round great job.
CEO, Haseltine Lake