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Our clients ranges from large nationwide organisations working to penetrate new markets to SMEs seeking marketing and sales strategies and implementation. What they all have in common is the need to employ a proven, innovative, and above all professional team with the experience and contacts to deliver on-target, on-budget solutions to whatever issues they may face.

Client: International Bomber Command Centre - http://www.lincsbombercommandmemorial.com


To set up and direct a strategy to deliver this £6 million project for a world class visitor centre, digital archive, peace gardens and memorial all dedicated to the men of Bomber Command and those that were affected by their campaigns.

The project is owned and run by the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Trust whose Trustees are:

• Tony Worth, Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire,
• Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE,
• Lady Sarah McCorquodale
• Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach KCB CBE FRAeS (Vice Chief of Defence Staff)
• Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor Lincoln University

Liaison with a wide range of organisations including Governments, institutions, companies, museums, media and individuals across the world is key to the delivery of the project.

Essence is directly responsible for fund raising, events, strategy, staff management, international liaison, management of the construction and exhibition teams, PR and Marketing.

Events have included:

• Attendance at established shows such as the Duxford Air Show, Lincolnshire Show and Royal International Air Tattoo.
• Fund raising dinners with auctions
• Launch events
• Press calls
• Political/media receptions
• Council presentations
• Public consultation events
• National photographic competition

The project is due for completion in September 2015.

Twitter: @LincsBCM; Facebook: Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial

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Client: Rutland Pride Business Awards for Stamford and Rutland - http://www.stamfordandrutlandbusiness.co.uk


This awards scheme is wholly owned by Essence Events and is run in conjunction with media sponsors Pride Magazines.

The awards feature 8 categories and are open to any business in Rutland or within a 25 mile radius of Stamford.

Essence run all promotion and marketing of the programme, sales of sponsorship and tables, all administration of entries and judging and deliver the gala awards dinner at which 220 business representatives from the region are in attendance. The 2014 round saw David Ross, Founder of the Carphone Warehouse, deliver the key note speech and Rob Persani from Rutland Radio compering the event. For 2015 Nev Wilshire of BBC Three’s The Call Centre will be entertaining the audience.

Twitter: @StamRutBusAward; Facebook: Stamford and Rutland Business Awards

Testimonial: “As co-organisers of our annual Stamford and Rutland Pride Business Awards, we can testify to the fact that Nicky has successfully proven her ability to bring together venues, suppliers, keynote speakers and all of the other necessary elements for a large event. Each event we’ve asked Nicky to organise has been an incredible success, with every detail finessed for a polished, professional result that has reflected very favourably indeed on our image.”

Rob Davis, Executive Editor, Pride Magazines
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Client: Lord Lieutenants Eastern Region Diamond Jubilee Picnic - http://www.royal.gov.uk


The Lord Lieutenants of the Eastern Region hosted a celebration for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at which Her Majesty was present. The day involved 10,000 invited guests from across the Eastern counties of Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Rutland and Northamptonshire.

The day showcased the best from across the region with musical entertainment on the main stage and a bandstand featuring military bands, youth orchestras, steel bands and more. One of the many highlights was an aerial display incorporating both the Red Arrows and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Essence Event Solutions managed the income generation for the entire event including sponsorship, exhibition space, production of a commemorative programme and merchandise sales.

Testimonial: “Your hard work, tenacity and dedication in getting sponsorship for the event was a major contribution to the success of the day. The enormous effort that you put into producing the souvenir programme produced an outstanding success and you must be very proud of the end result being praised so highly. I was also most grateful for all the other advice and help on a number of other issues. All in all it was a tour de force and done in an open and cheerful way. I much enjoyed working with you and want you to know how much your efforts are appreciated.”

Air Vice-Marshal Peter Dodworth CB OBE AFC DL, Chairman of the Jubilee Picnic Working Group
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Client: Range Rover East Midlands Launch event


Essence were employed to source a venue, liaise with the venue owners, organise site visits by various members of the launch team, supervise the installation, set-up and break down of the event.

Essence were able to use their contacts to secure the use of the exclusive Vanburgh Hall at Grimsthorpe Castle, the use of the Castle Courtyard and the Estate roads. Sixty guests per day for three days were given high end hospitality and off and on-road driving experience.

Testimonial: “I can honestly say that we would not have achieved true client satisfaction without their tireless input. Outstandingly talented experts in their field.”

Simon Webber, Creative Director, The Event Business for Land Rover UK
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Client: Garden Organic Food Fair


This two day event took place at Garden Organic’s headquarters in Warwickshire, attracting some 3,000 visitors and 52 exhibitors including the four top Organic companies in the UK. A range of activities took place alongside the exhibition including cookery demonstrations, gardening workshops, children’s storytelling, debates and lectures.

The Essence team was responsible for the entire event which resulted in a visitor satisfaction rate of 81% and an exhibitor satisfaction rate of 87%.

Testimonial: “Nicky, I just wanted to thank you and your team for all the huge amounts of work you did to deliver a very successful show on our behalf. Your attention to detail was amazing and made sure that the show had a finesse that we hadn’t seen before. Everyone in the team was always cheerful and ready to put their shoulder to the wheel. You must be delighted with the results – I know we are.”

Nick Kirby, CEO, Garden Organic
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Client: The CLA Gamefair - http://www.gamefair.co.uk


The CLA Game Fair is the National Countryside Show and as such celebrates the best of rural Britain. The event attracts over 48,000 people each day, 85% of whom belong to the ABC1 demographic. This unique fair moves between three different stately homes in turn and plays host to over 1,000 exhibitors, such as Volvo, Mitsubishi, Allianz, Essence Events were a part of the senior event management team for the Fair for 14 years, covering aspects including Marketing, exhibitor sales, feature development and delivery, sponsorship, hospitality and site planning and building.

Testimonial: “The (Essence) team provided a special bespoke service to each sponsor to ensure objectives were met. They also developed the show’s Corporate Hospitality area helping to attract many other leading companies. They successfully organised many of the feature areas and were responsible for many other aspects of the overall show’s organisation. The show has expanded and become more and more successful in recent years and as senior members of the Management Organising Team, they were major contributors towards this show’s success.”

David Hough, Director, Country Land and Business Association
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Client: The Centenary Conference


This conference, held at the QE11 Centre in Westminster, involved 300 delegates, 14 exhibitors and 8 speakers including two Government Ministers and HRH Princess Anne.

Key members of the Essence team were involved in the organisation of the event from concept including venue and catering negotiation, promotion of the event, ticket, exhibition and sponsorship sales, delegate management, speaker liaison, security and delivery.

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Client: Environmental Markets seminar


Held in the City, this seminar introduced 150 key players from rural businesses, Landowners and senior staff from NGOs to the potential of the environmental markets. This included speakers from across the UK and Europe.

Essence team members set up the event, funded it through sponsorship, managed the invitees and delivered the event on the day.

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