I started The Conference People in 1986 (20 years have never gone so quickly!). I named the company because I genuinely believe that it's 'the people' that are the most important thing.
Firstly our people; we have a great team, skilled, enthusiastic, flexible and always willing to do that bit extra to get the job done - even better. Have a look at their diaries, I can't imagine running the business without them! And many have been with me for years!
Then its the people that we work for and their delegates or guests. We have some great clients in many industry sectors and feel privileged to have organised many successful events over the years..... like Penguin, Hitachi Data Systems, Sony, Oracle, Novo Nordisk and eBay; many we now count as friends.
Finally, of course it's the staff at the venues and suppliers that we work with. I'm often asked which is my favourite venue - a really hard one but it's usually the venue staff that make the difference from a normal event to something truly special. Although I have to say that the Grand Hotel in Eastbourne www.grandeastbourne.co.uk will always have a soft spot as I trained as a hotelier there way back in the eons of time!
We're working on lots of new and exciting events at the moment and as well as designing a brand new website, we are launching a major initiative on Corporate Social Responsibility and CCE (Conferences with Care for the Environment)...... watch this space!