52 episodes

Welcome to The Events Insight, created to entertain, enlighten and inspire anyone involved in or thinking of joining our exciting and diverse events industry. We bring you illuminating tales from some amazing people in a vast array of roles and from all across the globe. Each week we chat to a different guest and share their stories with you; how and why they got into events, what they’ve learned on the way and why they’re still here!

The Events Insight Jack Saward & Karen Edwards

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Welcome to The Events Insight, created to entertain, enlighten and inspire anyone involved in or thinking of joining our exciting and diverse events industry. We bring you illuminating tales from some amazing people in a vast array of roles and from all across the globe. Each week we chat to a different guest and share their stories with you; how and why they got into events, what they’ve learned on the way and why they’re still here!

    The Events Insight - With Paul Lovett

    The Events Insight - With Paul Lovett

    Episode one is a treat for you all. We head out to Dubai to meet Paul Lovett.

    Paul’s success comes from 30 years of experience in building teams to deploy at events all over the world, resulting in millions of man-hours of work. His unsurpassed knowledge of equipment logistics ensures that the projects he works on are delivered on time, on budget and surpass the expectation of clients.

    Paul, along with his brother Craig, formed the company, Incognitus. Incognitus has done numerous Olympic Games, Music Festivals, Horse Races, Brand Activations, Luxury Events and more.

    However, this all started with a conversation in an Australian bar as a teenager, someone willing to take a chance on them, followed by a lot of hard work. Listen to how that beginning took him and his brother around the world, working on some of the biggest events in the international calendar.


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    • 38 min
    Season 8 - A New Beginning

    Season 8 - A New Beginning

    Welcome to Season 8 of The Events Insight. We’ve kept with tradition and made a few changes the season, none more so than someone new behind the microphone!

    Yes, that’s right, Ellan has decided to take a different role moving forward and Jack introduces Karen Edwards on this short introduction to the new season. Hear about her background in events and how she plans to keep Jack in check during this new season.

    We also have some other new faces too including our new producer Callum, and during the course of the season, we will be introducing you to other members of the team who keep the podcast moving forward.

    We have an exciting season ahead, so we hope you are looking forward to it as much as we all are to bring it to you.

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    • 6 min
    The Events Insight - It's A Wrap Season 7!

    The Events Insight - It's A Wrap Season 7!

    For the finale of our 7th Season of The Events Insight podcast (yes, that’s right, seven whole
    seasons already) we are joined by two more lovely listeners; Event Coordinator Bianca
    Mureșan and Digital Event Professional Nyomi Rose. Bianca and Nyomi chat to Jack and Ellan about all things events and the unique individuals who make this wonderful industry so exciting, sharing their thoughts, ideas and opinions so candidly. Our wrap sessions are always extra special because we get to know our listeners better and hear what our they really think about each of our guests as we review every episode.

    So, thank you to all of you who have listened, shared, subscribed and contributed to
    making this podcast the success that it is. See you in Season 8!

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    • 57 min
    The Events Insight - With Special Guest Nathan Angus

    The Events Insight - With Special Guest Nathan Angus

    We’re joined in this episode by Nathan Angus, MD of Wildfire Agency in Sheffield, UK.  Nathan delivers a vast and varied array of experiences and activities for events; from props to hovercrafts and The Crystal Maze.
     
    At the ripe old age of 11, Nathan ventured into his field of expertise when he helped out a family friend who supplied squad bikes for kid’s parties (although, in reality, he mostly found himself feeding or plucking turkeys). When Nathan was 14, his dad bought the business and, a few years later, Nathan joined then him, becoming MD six years ago.
     
    Asked to name his favourite event, Nathan struggles because he has worked in so many beautiful venues and locations delivering so many different experiences, but there is one annual event for his local children’s hospital that wins the prize for the feel good factor - despite the cold and wet conditions. 
     
    Wildfire Events delivered their first virtual event just days before lockdown hit in 2020, resulting in many valuable collaboration opportunities over the coming months and bringing the events community together. Recognising the industry as one of the greatest in the world, he firmly believes in Sinatra, red wine and trusting one’s gut. We couldn’t agree more.


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    • 43 min
    The Events Insight - With Special Guest Craig Mathie

    The Events Insight - With Special Guest Craig Mathie

    Combining sports and music - “an amalgamation of peoples passions” - is the role of this week’s longer-than-usual episode, where Managing Director of Bournemouth 7s Festival, Craig Mathie, chats to Jack and Ellan about working in events. Craig highlights all the great things about working in events (and there are many), and shares his enthusiasm and passion for our brilliant industry.
     
    “As far as day jobs go, I’ve got a pretty good one” Craig admits. But along with this he is on the Board  of the National Outdoor Events Association,  he also recently set up the South Coast Events Forum and is currently launching The Event Crowd, an event management course for the next generation of event professionals. “Events people like to be busy” he ruminates.
     
    Knowing from a very early age that he wanted to work in events, he snubbed a career in law to study sports management and took the role of Events officer for the Student Union. But it was  personal tragedy that catapulted him into the world of events. A stint in the hospitality sector, some intensive volunteering and saying “Yes” to every opportunity gave him valuable grounding and knowledge and he joined the Bournemouth 7s team ten years ago, aged just 24.  Six years’ later he became Managing Director and he’s now keen to support the broader industry.
     
    Showcasing the value of teamwork and surrounding yourself with good people, the Bournemouth 7s Festival is an experience not to be missed - if you haven’t been and you’re in the UK, the next hour may convince you to attend sometime.


    Don’t forget to check out our new weekly content on YouTube now too.
    Keep a track of all that's going on with the Podcast via;
       
      www.theeventsinsight.com/
      www.linkedin.com/company/the-events-insight-podcast/
      www.instagram.com/the_eventsin/
      twitter.com/The_EventsIn

    • 59 min
    The Events Insight - With Special Guest Stephan Murtagh

    The Events Insight - With Special Guest Stephan Murtagh

    With a huge passion for exhibitions, having walked thousands of miles in exhibition halls over thirty years, our guest this week shares his enthusiasm for our industry and explains why, for him, it’s all about meeting people face to face and engaging.

    Joining Jack and Ellan from the fair city of Dublin, Stephan Murtagh (a.k.a. The Exhibition Guy) takes us on his journey, starting with The Yellow Pages and radio advertising, to finding his true passion in exhibitions. On his first day working in the sector back in 1992, Stephan was handed a floorplan to fill and left to it. He’s been working with exhibition organisations and exhibiting companies ever since and still absolutely loves it.

    Listen now to learn about triskaidekaphobia and the three most important numbers when
    exhibiting, and why we now need to focus on clients, take a step back and be more human in our approach.

    Don’t forget to check out our new weekly content on YouTube now too.
     
    Keep a track of all that's going on with the Podcast via;
       
      www.theeventsinsight.com/
      www.linkedin.com/company/the-events-insight-podcast/
      www.instagram.com/the_eventsin/
      twitter.com/The_EventsIn

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

RPanton ,

Great industry podcast

Relevant and real. Highly recommend.

Chairman Meeow ,

An event in itself!

Jack and Ellan reallly get to the heart of what it means to work in the events industry. It doesn't hurt that they're genuine, funny and honest, too. Brilliant stuff, guys, keep at it!

Richard Goulding ,

Great podcast to engage event professionals

Each week I look forward to listening to this podcast. It’s been a lifeline during covid times, listening to other industry professionals talk about what we all do best, events. Jack and Ellen, keep up the good work.

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