We love working with client teams and always provide exceptional service having fun as we go and it’s good to receive testimonials that tell us it’s a mutual thing."You are such professionals to work with - and lovely people too - and by being supremely organised you make my job so much easier! Looking forward to the next time."
Mary Rhodes, Broadcaster and Conference Host.
"Your attention to detail is meticulous and it was a privilege to watch you work (…); calm, organised and responsive to any immediate need. You are truly incredible and whoever found these gems deserves a special thank you!☺"
Richard Gill, Teaching Schools Council Member for the West Midlands and Headteacher, The Arthur Terry School.
"Your attention to detail with every aspect of the planning, your gentle yet persistent cajoling (…) to get things done on time and that sense of being ‘one of us/the team’ rather than independent contractors working to order (…) makes for a true sense of partnership working at every stage and long may this partnership continue and your skills be recognised and applauded."
Kelvin Peel, Teaching and Leadership Adviser (West Midlands), National College of Teaching & Learning.
"Rose and Madalina brought a calm and highly organised professionalism to everything that they did. They (...) instinctively understood when we needed them to 'hold our hands'and when they needed to create space for us to explore new ideas and thinking. They helped us to shape the content, design the marketing strategy, interpret our messages and more impressively, get 'beneath the surface' of the issues we wanted to present to our delegates. They were first class by any and every measure, and I would have no hesitation in unreservedly recommending them to other organisations, whatever their field."
"I don’t take for granted the excellent prep work that Rose and Madalina do for speakers and contributors pre-conference."
Andrew Warren, Director of Britannia Teaching School Alliance and Vice Chair, Teaching Schools Council.
"From our first meeting with Rose and Madalina it was clear that they wanted to ‘get under the skin’ of what we wanted to achieve, not only to understand the remit, but also to help us build on the vision - they supported, prompted, challenged and gently cajoled us into deepening our thinking, all with good humour. As the great day arrived, far from sitting back, it seemed that Rose and Madalina were conductors of a massive orchestra, making sure all was in place for the performance, and what a performance! We are not prepared to trust anyone else to work with us to produce the next conference."
Jackie Onions, Teaching School Director, Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance.
"I just wanted to pass on the thanks of myself, the Directors and the Management Team at OGL for organising such a fantastic night! Rose and Madalina were easy to deal with, calm and professional and it made it easier for us to relax and enjoy the evening knowing that it was in such good hands. We look forward to dealing with you again for the next function."
Debbie Byrne, Operations Director, OGL Computer
"Rose and the team were extremely professional, organised and thorough, they were innovative in their approach providing us with thoughts and ideas on how to ensure the event was memorable and achieved its desired outcomes. The launch event was well planned, prepared and organised with excellent pre/post registration and evaluation. The support from the team on the day was seamless, discreet and calming. All of this hard work resulted in an event that achieved its objectives, was memorable and one that I am truly proud of. Thank you so much, can’t wait to work with you again in the future!"
Kim Babb, Project Development Manager, Talent Match Black Country
"Many thanks for your excellent and professional organisation of the Talent Match conference at The Molineaux Stadium, Wolverhampton. As a sponsor through the Black Country LEP and as a speaker it was a pleasure to be part of such a vibrant and well-organised event."
Stewart Towe CBE DL,Chairman, Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership; Managing Director, Hadley Group PLC
"I can wholeheartedly say that having Rose and the Opening Doors and Venues team on board was the difference between the event perhaps being 'ok' or 'average' to blowing people away. The feedback we've had has been phenomenal and our profile has been boosted beyond what we could have imagined an event could do. It was definitely a worthwhile investment and we had press coverage too which could have easily been overlooked if we arranged the event ourselves."
Matt Weston, Director & Co-founder, Stone's Throw Media
“Throughout the period leading up to the conference [..] the LEP team has found your warm and approachable and above all professional in all your dealings. On the day, you were calm and unflappable and all your team members were similarly professional and a credit to you. Everything [...] ran really smoothly and this was in great part due to your hard work and meticulous attention to detail. You made it look simple, but I know that it relied upon the successful coordination and management of many different aspects. Thank you!”
Peter Pawsey, Executive Chair, Worcestershire LEP
"I worked closely with Opening Doors & Venues for two consecutive years (2013 and 2014). [...] we had engaged Rose and her team to organise our Annual Conferences. Each event was attended by over 300 senior delegates drawn from a Worcestershire-wide business and public sector base. Not only did both events run without a hitch, but Rose and her team’s calm and professional demeanour and complete confidence in what they were doing gave our events polish and professionalism from the start. Rose and her team – especially her ‘right hand woman’ Madalina – are a joy to work with: helpful, accommodating – nothing is too much trouble. They have a creative approach to their work, ready with innovative suggestions and ideas but always focused on delivering what the client wants. Madalina’s IT skills are worth a separate mention. They were a great asset to our event, enabling her to take the lead in putting together slick presentations and conference materials that really added value to our event. "
Jan Bailey, when PR & Communications Executive, Worcestershire LEP
"I worked with Rose and her team at Opening Doors and Venues at the Worcestershire LEP World Class Worcestershire conference in October 2014. From the moment I met Rose at a planning meeting I was impressed with her attention to detail, professionalism and manner. On the day both Rose and Madalina supported me as conference host and were able to deal with any last minute requests from the client in a calm and efficient manner. From front of house to staging and content, it was a thoroughly successful conference. I would have no hesitation in working with Opening Doors and Venues again."
Mary Rhodes, Broadcaster and Conference Host
"I contracted Opening Doors & Venues to help manage a two-week academic course at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (2014). Both Rose and Madalina were very easy to communicate with, professional in their conduct, […] very reliable and regularly kept me informed about what was going on – I felt very confident that they were doing a good job; this left me time to get on with my other work. […]. The reports OD&V produced – for example, registrations, lecturers’ needs, and finances – have been detailed, accurate and easy to understand. I would definitely use them again.”
Dr Anthony Podberscek, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge
"Opening Doors and Venues were a very professional and effective event organiser, who during the planning and development of the day were easy to work with and showed imagination and drive in bringing things together at relatively short notice. On the day, they ensured the complex arrangements ran smoothly - all the technology, material provided etc. worked very professionally"
Iain Neville, Economic Development Team Leader, Worcester City Council
“I found the service both very professional, courteous and competitively priced. Rose and her team continually exceeded my expectations, taking away all the stress and strain normally associated with running high profile events. I would not hesitate to recommend Rose to others, or indeed use her services again.”
Marc Fleetham MBA, Director, Business Solutions/Regional Knowledge Transfer Partnership Manager, University of Wolverhampton
“Possessing a dynamic creativity twinned with professionally organised skills, Rose took the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership from a standing start to deliver a professional, polished and buzzing business conference for over 300 delegates within five weeks! Creating an excellent conference programme which combined government and business speakers alongside interactive texting, tweeting and visual features could have proved to be a ‘mission impossible’....instead Opening Doors and Venues delivered an event which raised Worcestershire’s profile significantly. I place Opening Doors and Venues at the top of the conference organiser premiership.”
Claire Bridges, Operations Manager, Worcestershire LEP.
“Rose - thank you so much for taking as much of the stress as was possible out of organising our KEEN Learn and Launch Event. You are a joy to work with and your ideas and enthusiasm were key to making our event a success. I would not hesitate to recommend you and your wonderful way of wrapping round what a client needs, it worked so very well for us and ensured we got more than we thought possible out of our event.”
Alison Ogilvie, Project Leader, The University of Wolverhampton.
“I was a speaker at The UK Radio Production Conference in March 2011 and Rose handled all aspects of the event with great attention to detail, a very firm hand and great social skill. I would highly recommend her.”
Lorelei Harris, Editor – Arts Features, Drama and Independent Radio Productions, RTE Radio, Ireland.
“Rose's hard work and professional support on the production of the India - UK Manufacturing SME Conference - was absolutely superb. Having taken on this project at relatively a late stage, her efforts and commitment went way beyond the original brief and I would have absolutely no hesitation in working with Rose again or recommending her to others.”
Ian Taylor, Commercial Director, Marketing Birmingham
"Thank you Rose! You made GPR08 bloom so successfully and memorably when the world community in this niche technology came to Birmingham! Your planning is thorough and your commitment to its implementation impressive. Chris and I have been to many events and at the end heard chair persons say never again! The difference this time is that we both say perhaps, but only on the condition that Rose carries out the organisation."
Dr Richard J Chignell, PipeHawk plc. GPR08
"I don’t know what we’d do without you on this project."
Prof. Chris Rogers, University of Birmingham. GPR08 Committee
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