Winner of the 2014 Eventa sales person of the year, Joe has been a stellar party planner since the first day he started the job! Coming from an experienced events background, we were more than happy to welcome Joe to our company family almost two years ago: we’re pretty sure he could sell ice to Eskimos! However, what’s the man like behind he “sales machine”…?
How long have you been part of the Eventa family?
I started in April 2013, so coming up 2 years.
What is your favourite part of working for Eventa?
The best part for me is no two events are ever the same. Every client has different requirements and taste, so it’s refreshing to be part of delivering a broad variety of amazing corporate events!
What is your background and experience in the events sector?
I have worked in corporate events for over 6 years – specialising in corporate parties. I also have experience in theming events and event production too.
How did you get into the events industry?
I have always worked in sales, so when I saw an advert for an Eventa sales position I couldn’t help myself! Prior to this, I sold stag & hen weekends but it wasn’t long before I moved into the corporate market and I’ve never looked back!
And what would you suggest to those out there who are looking to get into the events industry?
First and foremost, you have to be passionate about events, and be enthusiastic! Also, having an eye for detail is paramount: no stone can ever be left unturned when it comes to organising events. Especially when it comes to large clients.
Don’t worry the easy questions are coming now; what is your favourite drink?
I like my lager of course, but I’d say a nice Rioja is top of my list.
What about your favourite canapé?
Rare roast beef on a mini Yorkshire pudding.
What are your 3 top tips to ensure a successful event?
Thorough research, meticulous preparation and the highest level of customer service
Finally, what are the best and worst secret Santa gift(s) you’ve received?
Best would have to be a miniature dart board ( I still use it today!) and the worst would be a Keith Chegwin’s Greatest Hits CD!