The Venue Expert team are exactly what the name suggests. They match customers with the best venue for their events using their extensive knowledge of the industry. But what exactly do they do on a daily basis? Here’s a quick look at Beth's day.
Hire Space is a free venue-finding marketplace that allows you to find great venues for meetings, conferences and events. With over 4,000 venues in our portfolio, we can find the newest, coolest, quirkiest and most unique venues for our clients.
The Venue Expert team works with businesses to understand what they are looking for, and enquires with the venues that match their event brief. We find out availability and get great deals, send them proposals and help them arrange the viewings.
It is 8.48 and I arrive at our office in Borough and prepare some a healthly breakfast to give me a boost for the day.
At 9.00 I open my inbox and cross my fingers that all the venues that I enquired with have got back to me, so I can start working on my proposals.
At 9.30 we have our team meeting where we discuss our pipelines and look at the newest and coolest venues on the site. We have about 40 brand-new venues signing up to the marketplace each week, a selection of which we also feature on our blog.
These meetings really help me stay updated with London’s coolest spaces, and it’s a big reason why clients keep coming back to us. Check out Dabbers Social Bingo, my new favourite space!
Around 10.00, I receive a call from one of my regular clients who is looking for an unusual space for their Christmas party. I’m challenged to find them a venue with a twist, I'm up for the challenge and promise her options within 24 hours.
I start my search and come across Dinerama, which is a quirky food market created using shipping containers in Shoreditch. This is definitely a venue with a twist – the client loves it and we’re away!
1.00 - Lunchtime! On Fridays we have using head to one of the food markets in the area as a team and take an hour to chat and unwind. Every other week we also have team update, when all departments share the exciting things that they've been working on. I particularly love hearing from the web developers, or about the way the marketing team works to ensure Hire Space is visible to anybody searching for venues online.
2.00 - Back to my desk, where good news is waiting. My contact from Adidas LOVES Lumière London, and she will get her boss to sign off on it. This is great to hear: I really wanted to get this right, so I could start working closely with them and aim to organise all Adidas events in London.
4.30pm - A last-minute enquiry comes in for an office party tomorrow. We fire out requests to six suitable venues through our Fast Track system: this way, venues can get back to the client directly, making the process a lot faster. Within 18 minutes we have a positive response, and a happy company! Which means it’s time for...
5.00 - Beer o’clock! We finish working and get some games out. Normally I would get involved, but this week all Venue Experts have been invited for dinner at Street Feast – Hawker House. We love seeing our venues up close, and are definitely in for a fun night!
Now it's time to turn off my computer and check out these amazing venues in person!
If you'd like to chat to a Venue Expert about your venue finding journey, get in touch here.