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Virtual Christmas Party Ideas

26th October 2021,
Need some Virtual Christmas Party Ideas ? With all of the uncertainty around potential COVID restrictions, maybe you are not quite ready to commit to a full-blown Christmas party? Fear not, because there are still lots of companies who are able to bring some festive cheer to your staff in the comfort of their own homes. We know it’s not the same, but there are many creative ways to bring…

10 skills you need to be a successful Personal Assistant

18th August 2021,
What actually does a Personal Assistant do?  Is it true that behind every great leader there is a great personal assistant? A good personal assistant is always well organised and detailed oriented. From planning events, minute taking, scheduling people, organizing and managing meetings, she or he will bring order to chaos. So amongst many other things, personal assistants are super-efficient managers. They are completely in charge of fulfilling another person’s…

Best Christmas Party Venues for 2021

18th June 2021,
This year more than ever, Christmas party venues are going to be in high demand.  Colleagues and friends have only met up on Zoom for so many months and are itching to see each other face to face. Christmas parties will take on a new meaning in 2021, hopefully with everyone celebrating their new-found freedom from lockdown. We have selected a few of our favourites for you to help you…

New London Event Venues for 2021

7th June 2021,
London has always been a city full of diverse event venues.  With the recent pandemic things have been very quiet, but behind the scenes venues have been preparing for grand openings.  Here are a few new London event venues for 2021: The Londoner Due to open in 2020, the opening  of this super boutique hotel was delayed to 2021 for obvious reasons.  Boasting an amazing ballroom without a pillar in…

What does it take to become a successful Virtual Assistant?

1st May 2021,
A Virtual Assistant (VA),  is an independent professional who provides administrative, creative, and technical support to business owners, entrepreneurs and other busy professionals.   A  VA is basically a person, who by means of a computer works virtually and not present in physical terms.  Today, more than ever, VAs are an invaluable resource to companies which have had to scale back on permanent staff because of the Covid pandemic. A VA…

Top 10 quirky meeting rooms in Zone 1

1st May 2021,
When you picture a meeting, what springs to mind? Sitting around a boardroom table in a stuffy room with off-white walls, windows that you're lucky enough if you manage to crack open a smidge? Or perhaps you're all sitting on chairs in a circle. The dreaded circle. How about ditching the usual work-place style meeting room in some grey concrete building, or one of those motorway hotels, in favour of…

5 reasons to host your business event at a rural venue

18th March 2021,
Location is key for any event but if you’re looking for some fresh air and headspace for your delegates, the big cities are not necessarily the right place. When it comes to organising a memorable event to generate fresh energy for your business, why not get away from it all and choose a venue in the countryside?  After the recent covid pandemic, everyone needs a bit of space and a…

Ideas for successful conference planning

4th March 2021,
Now Covid seems to be getting under control and there seems to be a clear way forward, many organisations will finally be planning meetings and conferences again.  Zoom has had it's day for most folks and the desire to meet face to face is huge. Conference is the perfect opportunity to get everyone together for a number of reasons, not least to get your company message out there.  But how…

Gift Voucher Giveaway

28th February 2021,
Check out our fantastic Summer party venues and unique event spaces  & when you book quote 'GVA3' to claim your gift voucher. It's that simple! Call us or fill in the form on the right to discuss your booking with our professional and friendly team. When you book your venue we'll send you a gift voucher to say thank you. Don't forget to quote 'GVA3' when booking. Hurry - Limited time…

Getting married? Why not go to church in a Ferrari!

20th February 2021,
Function Fixers are proud to be working with Brass Cars, who are a wedding car company but with a difference.  No massive Rolls Royce or Bentley here, just a fabulous V12 Ferrari Scaglietti, a brand new Range Rover - one of just 1750 released in 2021, a limited edition Brooklands mini, a 1972 Landrover 109 Safari to name just a few. The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is a classic 2+2 coupe…

Event catering for special diets

14th February 2021,
  Catering can be a huge part of event planning, especially if you have lots of guests to prepare for. As knowledge of different allergies has advanced, more and more people are aware of their dietary requirements. Vegetarian and vegan diets have also become increasingly popular in modern society. Of course, there are also different religions that have restrictions on what can and cannot be eaten. It can be difficult…

5 event room layouts explained

14th February 2021,
Organising a business conference can be a complex business. Not only do you need to find the perfect venue for your business requirements, the room layout itself can make all the difference to the success of the event. Depending on the nature of the event, the number of attendees and your budget, choosing the most appropriate meeting room layout is critical. We’ve put together a brief guide to the most…

Top 10 Sports Venues for hire

10th February 2021,
2021 is undoubtedly going to be a fantastic year for sport and sports fans. This year is going to be more special than ever following the coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns. With the Tokyo Olympics, America's Cup, Rugby League World Cup, the Ryder Cup, Wimbledon and a plethora of other important fixtures, it’s hard not to get caught up in all the excitement!  The world of events is no exception.…

What comprises a dry hire venue and why use one?

10th February 2021,
The term dry hire refers to rooms, event spaces and venues that are provided to event organisers usually as an empty space without any additional features included. This means that you will book the venue, without the catering, furniture, entertainment, or any installation. This is an especially good opportunity for organisers to have the chance to work with a beautiful location, enjoying total control of every last aspect of the…

Is Hybrid really the future of events?

8th February 2021,
Did you know that hybrid events have been around since 2012?   And currently around 97% of marketers expect hybrid events to be the primary focus of their strategy in 2021. Not convinced yet?  Then let’s dive in a bit further. The onset of the paradigm shift started long before the pandemic. Although the social distancing requirements made virtual events a necessity, management companies were already trying to expand their reach…

Go East: 4 unusual event venues in East London

20th January 2021,
  When planning an event in London, mostly we think of the city with all of it's majestic historic buildings and the cutting edge design of new contemporary buildings.  Or we may prefer to go to the West End for more creative venues.  However, East London and Canary Wharf in particular is the epicentre of the financial world.  With a wide range of event venues to choose from, you will…

Safe Event Planning in 2021

5th January 2021,
Whilst we are all really optimistic that business events will be back in 2021, there will undoubtedly still be a number of restrictions in place.  These are likely to be not least social distancing and restrictions on numbers attending.  Choosing a venue will require careful planning to be sure that the venue is large enough to accommodate your numbers allowing for social distancing and that it has clear rules that…

Health & Safety Tips for Events

7th December 2020,
Every event – no matter how big or small – requires an effective health and safety strategy in place. Whether it be a small meeting or a festival the size of Glastonbury, event organisers have a duty of care for their attendees to ensure they stay safe in any kind of emergency situation. Having an effective health and safety strategy relies mainly on conscientiousness and common sense. It doesn’t have…

Want to book a live band? 7 key questions to ask the venue

6th December 2020,
If you’re looking for professional advice to book a hospitality event or milestone celebration, our team here at Function Fixers are seasoned party and event planners. Not only will we help you find the perfect venue, we’re also happy to assist with all the other little details that go into a successful event. Just give us a call on 020 7186 8686 and let’s have a chat. Take entertainment, for…

How to get the most out of your working day

27th November 2020,
  Finishing your day tired and overwhelmed? Stressed or frustrated? How you manage your work day can make a huge difference to how you feel at the end of it. Take on board these tips to help you make the most out of your working day and feel a lot more positive and satisfied at the end of it. Prioritise Sometimes it doesn't matter how well you've planned your day,…
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