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Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 26/03/2024

How to choose hybrid event platforms

Updated March 2024 According to a survey about 73% businesses in the UK have claimed that hybrid events have become an irreplaceable element in their portfolio ever since 2021. There…

Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 12/03/2024

Empowering Remote Teams

Updated March 2024 Engaging a remote workforce According to a remote workforce statistic published by Forbes, 28.2% employees work hybrid while 12.7% work remotely while 59.1% actively work from offices….

Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 05/03/2024

Award Event Planning 101

Award event planning circa 2024 is no small feat. Meticulous planning is the lynchpin of success, for associations honouring leading industry lights, or corporate companies celebrating high achievers. While event…

Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 07/02/2024

Decoding Event ROI for Future Forward Corporate Event Planners

The landscape of corporate events has shifted, and not just in the way events are delivered. You see, success is no longer solely judged by the applause of a captivated…

Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 30/10/2023

Brightspace Events Founder Recognised as Power 50 Green Champion

Brightspace Events Founder and Managing Director Sarah Threlfall has been officially recognised for her commitment to event sustainability when micebook, the digital hub for event professionals worldwide, joined forces with…

Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 11/10/2023

Nissan Concept 20-23 Launch

How it Began In April this year, I received an exciting but fairly innocent looking email about a ‘behind the scenes’ event at Nissan’ European design HQ in Paddington. Their…

Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 10/10/2023

The Art of Time Management in Event Planning: Saving You Time and Headaches

In the million-miles-an-hour world of event planning, time is precious. And when you’re under-resourced and up against it, it’s not unusual to go from neutral gear to panic stations in…

Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 23/07/2023

A Step-by-Step Guide to Organising Sustainable Events

As environmental concerns continue to soar, it’s become imperative for many businesses to organise and deliver sustainable events. It’s in our blood so we’re thrilled that this shift is starting to…

Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 19/06/2023

Our Top 5 Midlands Sustainable Venues for Inspiring Events

More and more of our clients are seeking sustainable solutions across their business and we are thrilled that they are coming to us with really specific briefs for lower impact…

Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 01/06/2023

No-Fly Destinations: Our Favourite Amsterdam Venues

Brightspace now has a ‘no fly’ policy on anything that’s not business critical so all fams / inspections / networking etc. and are working on encouraging ‘no fly’ destinations as…

Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 16/05/2023

Our Sustainability Commitment

Within our lifetime, our planet and the way we live is already changing and it will be unrecognisable for the next generation if we continue to operate the way we…

Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 15/05/2023

Your Guide to Contemporary Company Christmas Parties

Planning the annual company Christmas party or client celebration can be overwhelming, with many factors to bear in mind. And we don’t just mean the sheer amount of awe-inspiring venue,…

Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 11/04/2023

Manchester: Homegrown Conference & Incentive Travel

As the appetite for sustainable MICE options grows, businesses are avoiding flights and turning their attention to potential options on their doorsteps. Look no further than Manchester, a homegrown, premium…

Incentive Events
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 13/03/2023

The Icing on the Cake – Our Favourite Quirky Ideas for your next incentive event

Looking to introduce an element of gamification to new initiative you’re rolling out, for maximum team buy–in? Or, how about a memorable invite for your highly competitive sales team who…

Planning events in a downturn
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 20/02/2023

Planning Events in a Downturn

The start of 2023 heralded another year of events to plan and deliver. But there’s a distinct aura of trepidation. It feels like the post-pandemic event-scape has only just re–ignited…

Five Influential Trends for Event Food and Drinks in 2023
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 10/01/2023

Five Influential Trends for Event Food and Drinks in 2023

Let’s be honest about this. Tastebud-tantalising food and drink is a deal-breaker, providing much more than sustenance to your assembled delegates and guests. So, it’s important to serve up what…

The Power of Events to Transform Strategy into Reality
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 12/12/2022

The Power of Events to Transform Strategy into Reality

A leading question for you to think about while you’re putting the finishing touches to your business strategy… How are you going to roll out your plans from the top…

List of Five Venues for 2023 Events in Northamptonshire
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 29/11/2022

5 ‘It’ List Venues for 2023 Events in Northamptonshire  

Although we’re lucky enough to have delivered events around the globe from Antigua to Zagreb, there’s a lot to be said about our home turf!  Northamptonshire – or Northants for…

Sustainable Events
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 10/10/2022

Events as a Force for Good

At the beginning of the summer, I was lucky enough to attend the Micebook “Talks” session held at the Meetings Show.  And finally, several very intelligent, engaging and passionate people…

How to source a venue for your next event
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 06/09/2022

How To Source A Venue For Your Next Event

Updated May 2024 Industry surveys from our friends at Cvent pleasingly are projecting growth across all meeting and event sizes in 2024.  The data indicates that a massive 78% of…

Why are experiential events so powerful for brand activation
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 08/08/2022

Why are Experiential Events So Powerful for Brand Activation?

Written by Judith Rafferty, Content Editor. It’s festival season!  As proven by the fact that you cannot get a portaloo or Heras fencing for love nor money at the moment. …

Onsite badge printing for an event
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 01/06/2022

A day in the life of… delivery of onsite badge printing for an event

Thanks to our fab tech expert Arvi for this behind the scenes guest blog:  05:50 am. I’m the lucky one, as I know some of my colleagues wake up earlier. By 6.10am, I…

Engaging remote workforce
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 04/05/2022

Engaging a Remote Workforce

Updated: April 2024 According to a remote workforce statistic published by Forbes, 28.2% employees work hybrid while 12.7% work remotely while 59.1% actively work from offices. Another report claims that as…

Choosing a technology platform for your hybrid event
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 01/02/2022

Choosing A Technology Platform For Your Hybrid Event

Arvi Virdee, (Event Technologist – Brightspace Events)  As live events pick up again and restrictions are lifted, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to linger in people’s minds for some time, resulting in many…

Brightspace Events News Article
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 01/12/2021

‘The New York Times’ Climate Hub

It’s very exciting seeing this event featured in our local paper! I suppose that once you start doing very cool things for really famous clients, everyone is going to be…

Risk Assessments for safe events
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 07/09/2020

Why risk assessments are crucial for safe events: Navigating the new normal

Updated April 2024 In the dynamic landscape of event planning, ensuring safety and compliance has always been important as well as now legally mandated. However, the emergence of the COVID-19…

The Events Industry
Posted by Sarah Threlfall on 29/06/2020

Lobbying for the Industry

We CAN open Safely My wonderful colleagues across this great industry have been working tirelessly to raise awareness of the drastic impact that the Coronavirus shutdown is having on the…