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Frequently Asked Questions

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What makes us popular ?

Type of Events
We handle many types of events ranging from high profile corporate public relation activities, corporate team building, staff reward and recognition incentives, to luxury retreats for many private guests and friends around the world

Event Locations
We handle events in over 37 countries around the world. We know from experience that every event is unique because it's people based and therefore the outcome will always differ due to the varied personalities.

Guest and delegate profiling
Profiling for all events is it's an important aspect that reflects on a success of any event. This is because individual we always work alongside have different needs and wants. Our task is to accommodate that need.

Its good to feel valued...
It is important to accept and understand what needs to be done in-order to enhance communication within the workplace. The working environment many share always reflects on productivity.

A trusted reputation and a successful track record of delivering excellence on event planning worldwide.
As ex-hoteliers and hospitality organisers with over 20 years experience, we have the experience working at all levels which makes us good at what we do. We never forget that the final result of any event is down to its planning and execution. We offer the highest level of work for all events. This is prior, during and even after is completely finished.

Team building activities and events
We have over 20 years experience and first hand knowledge of organising various types of reward events around the globe. (See our corporate client comments within the top menu bar). Our aim is to help them improve group communication that helps increase bottom line profits for any organisation.

Experience is priceless.
Never underestimate the value of an experienced project manager or someone that can "show call" an event. For example, would you hire a boat without a qualified skipper ? What does the term Managing Director of a company mean ? etc

We know that all our clients don't just expect a good event, they want memory lasting and exceptional.
We hope we have outlined the true value behind an event project manager - being priceless.

Function Sheets
A constructively designed time sheet / itinerary or commonly known within the hotel industry as a function sheet. The function sheet is a vital tool which consists of every aspect related to an event. This is paramount to all types of events we handle large or small. Function sheets includes list of key people that are given responsibility along with timings for all auxiliary suppliers from start to finish.

Group event logistics

Have you ever wondered the logistical process behind event planning for groups? We'll below is a rough guide of various topics we discuss with clients prior to confirmation.

Overseas Event Management

The following event outline can be used at any location, as it includes flights. This allows many clients to feel non-pressured to just consider a fixed home based location, but have the freedom to excite delegates by offering them an overseas option. Our 20 year track record is what inspires prospective clients the confidence to use our service.











Optional event flexibility

The above title outlines an important fact that we try to suit around individual needs. For example, on the question of catering, someone within a group may have a dietary requirement or due to an individual having a certain disability, question of accommodation and stairs may need to be addressed. These just some of the many questions we may cover.

Health & Safety

Health and safety is taken very seriously for all participating delegates on our events.

A Can-Do attitude

Our office has a habit of saying YES.
We are able to offer clients every aspect of logistical assistance. This extends also to their transportation needs from regular coach hire for functions to hiring of private jets. Our level of participants we look after vary from 10 to 30 people, however we have in the past also organised events over 1000 people. The largest event we have hosted in the past exceeded 2000 people. Direct access to tour guides that speak in various languages is offered.

Our brand has been around for over 20 years and establishes a network of international suppliers that help us design amazing events.

Trusted by in-house event managers for various corporate clients around the globe.

Typical clients & Group sizes

There is no such thing as a typical client. Experience has shown us that by keeping our options open, actually helps us better understand the key ingredient that feeds peoples imagination for excitement and challenges.

Group Sizes These may vary from 2 to over 100 plus, however the best events are those where we're able to interact with all the individuals, preferably where the group size is around 35 people. Any size up to 35 is a comfortable number as this allows us to interact and provide the group with experiences that are beyond their expectations.

Here's a list of industry types we have worked alongside in the past...
Banking | Cosmetic | Electronics | Finance | Government Offices | Hotel & Leisure | Internet Companies | IT | Insurance | Legal Firms | Motor | News & Communication | Pharmaceutical | Promotional & Marketing | Shipping | Sports | Stock Traders | Tourism | Transportation > Refer to our [CLIENTS COMMENTS] page

Can anyone do what you do ?

Assume you have all the ingredients to bake a cake, how confident are you of it being perfect ?
WHAT DOES baking a cake, has to do with planning an event?

In both situations, the key factor is having access to quality ingredients. But without any proper understanding of; what, where, when and how to structure your actions, you may end up with your final result looking a little less perfect than you had hoped.
We have first hand event experience that stretches over 20 years, there isn't much that we don't know about group event planning. Our track record on event management underlines the reason why many in-house corporate decision makers around the world trust us.

Besides, we create & design better events than cakes !

How best to reward performance

SHOW YOU APPRECIATE THEM - Sometimes many quality staff get demoted simply by not feeling recognised for their contributions within the work place. Sometimes its not the person that gets to start an engine but perhaps quiet one the designed the electrical system which without him or her would not make the project work.

Our role is to design tax efficient ways to encourage organisations to achieve more from their staff by putting forward proposals that actually bring results. Changing an individuals perception of an organisation is easy when you know.

Assuming you choose to fly a kite one windy day, and you manage to lift it of the ground. It's a great feeling of achievement. Now what happens when you do nothing and simply watch it fly.... The result is that it will eventually tumble to the ground. The moral of this is that without giving an occasional tug, the kite is destined to fall and break. That occasional tug ensure not only does it keep flying but now its possible to flyer even higher.

Corporate Incentives explained

Would you handle our internal events ?
Due to our range in fun ideas geared towards enhancing group communication, we have often been invited to become an in-house operation that is based within a company for a specific period. Please note that we are in no way a replacement for any existing HR dept or customer services, but a useful tool that is able to work alongside many department heads.

Why not request a meeting and see how we can be of benefit to your organisation today.

Venues fighting over your event

Why venues fight over business is about commerce.

It's because we place many events around the globe, that our buying power allows many luxury venues offer us special rates that often never seen on the net. The beauty is that we pass these rates directly on to our clients.

How do you make your money if your venue finding service is completely free?

Our venue finding service is funded by the venues by way of a commission payment, this allows us to offer a free service to all our clients.

That means the venue will quote us a higher rate?

Absolutely not. Its our buying power and experienced negotiating skills that allow us to get the very best rates possible. Venue rates are not fixed or set-in-stone, so we negotiate the very lowest rates EVERY TIME. When you use the Fun Events Group, we guarantee that you will never pay more, in-fact very often clients pay less.

Why we get the best rates available

In Fact, we are daily bombarded by event venues around the world asking us to supply them with clients. They openly offer us special rates which the public will never have direct access too. Our advantage is that by having so many venues competing for your event business through us simply allows our office to pass over any special offers.

Is there any commitment once I have asked you to find us a venue?

None whatsoever. We hope you will select one of the ideal venues we have found for you. However, if you decide not to take any of our recommendation, you are free to book elsewhere should you wish.

Does this affect my relationship with the venues I use?

No. When you have decided on your preferred venue, tell us and we will help you establish a direct line of contact with the person who will be handling your event. You will receive direct confirmation, contract with the venue and even pay them direct. Its just as if you had booked the venue yourself. We do not affect any other part of the process.

Once I've given you a brief, how long will I have to wait?

We generally come back within 24 hours unless in situations where the venue happens to be overseas.

Are there any restrictions on venues you can book?

Generally not. However certain Royal Palaces that are in residence may be an issue, but locations like Hampton Court Place, there is no problem. We generally book any venue anywhere in the world.

Can I brief you and other agencies for the same booking?

Unfortunately we cannot work on events where more than one agency has been briefed as this is unnecessary because we would be contacting the same venues and this causes confusion. We will be putting forward the very best venues at the very best rates, so you do not need to brief any other agency.

Exhibition Set Designing

A Creative exhibition set design service.
Exterior & Interior

Creating the right impression is paramount and if you are selling your service through visual representation that let our set design service offer you some fresh creative ideas that will have your competitors talking...

As an organisation, we understand the art of human perception and what it takes to make people curious about the service being offered. Besides, our job is getting them on your stand and your job is to make that final presentation.

Question How important is a good stand that can sell your product where total price and product quality are important.

WE WERE ASKED - Can your production team design a snow theme in summer?
This is a real question asked by one of our previous clients (Cisco Systems) where they wanted to be able to promote their winter products to distributers during the height of summer. As our production team have close relationship with many film production companies, we were able to offer these clients an amazing after-impression that left everyone that say the presentation saying "WOW" as they entered the designed area.

What security is provided ?

The model behind event planning has changed. The world we live in has become more cautious.

With troubled situations that happened in Paris and now recently in Belgium, health and safety is now more than ever a key issue for us every time we design an event.

With an ever changing economic landscape, we understand the need for delegate security. This is one area that we do not compromise. Even if, that country is on the FCO (Foreign & Commonwealth Office) safe list. It does not matter whether it's a corporate away-day or a group or personal incentive. If we are organising the event, we will incorporate external security which will always isolate our groups from the general public. We make the effort to enhance equal measures that ensure that our delegate travel and activities are completely safe.

HMRC APPROVED Business events

What's good for your organisation is good for the economy !!!

Fun Events Corporate Services allows companies to motivate their staff through fun based team building activities and incentives.

A fun event, on its own, would never considered a corporate expense. But should the activity be part of a meeting or a conference, the dynamics of an event change. Find out how we can help your company grow by introducing a motivational activity package which will give you the edge over most of your competitors by aiding internal communication skills and enhancing a better working relationship between fellow employees.

DID YOU KNOW; That our events can help organisations towards reducing their level of corporation tax an organisation would expect to pay compared to running an event internally. The VAT element is obviously claimable in full.

Having been in the events industry for over 20 years, our service covers all aspects from concept to completion thus making your process feel easy.

If you feel that there is NO NEED to use an external event company, think again !

The reason why many companies use professional event planners like - MUST READ

Should any company decide to directly handle an incentive or a motivational activity, the revenue department often considers the employer to be providing hospitality and as such HMRC may levy a tax known as BENEFIT IN KIND.

Work-related training:

The term "work-related" is defined very widely, it can include anything from a first aid course to a motivational team building activity course.

"Work-related" includes any training course or other activity designed to impart, instil, improve or reinforce any knowledge, skills or personal qualities which are likely to prove useful or better qualify the employee to perform his job which are relevant to the employment. The employer is able to obtain a tax deduction for training costs in its own accounts and reclaim VAT on training and associated costs. So in short, given the option of improving your organisation through a meeting or team building activity by off-setting the amount against your corporation bill or do nothing and pay a higher bill..
It's your choice...

As every organisation is structured differently, we always advise that organisations seek independent advice from their financial adviser.

VAT on Events LINK 1 | Training & Development LINK 2

Corporation Tax: is a tax levied by government from doing business as: a limited company. any foreign company with a UK branch or office. a club, co-operative or other unincorporated association, eg a community group or sports club.

Further information is available should you need to discuss this matter further.

Hiring the complete venue

BUY-OUT is a term given for exclusive use of a venue. This often happens with small boutique venues where a client requires complete venue occupation (often: minimum ranges from 20 to 100 rooms) as a group event.

Our events department would be able to co-ordinate the complete logistics for that event. Locations for BUY-OUTS vary considerably from The Maldives, Thailand and even remote hide-aways within the USA. It's always better to check with our groups team. We are able to acquire amazing package rates.

Some of our venues are available to view in our DIRECTORY

Preventing assets gathering dust

We have access to amazing assets from luxury boats to secret palaces worldwide
We live in a world that has seen a noticeable shift in wealth and asset control from "the state" in to "private hands".

What does this mean ? More and more people around the world have a acquired various asset collections that are simply doing nothing but gathering dust. So many have decided to release these to Fun Events Corporate Services Limited exclusively for corporate events. Please note that these are often to produce a self generating income. We know that most high profile items are bought as future investments. Our regeneration service helps owners retain their value by having them work for themselves. These can vary from as private estates, luxury boats, private jets, country lodges, hidden palaces to various gems that may be used for purposes of corporate entertainment around the globe.

Owners looking at using this are advised to contact us to have their portfolio appraised and registered with us. We will happily consider meeting you to discuss how our internal management could benefit you.
"It's always better to have assets and venues being used.".

The 20/80 Rule

What is this rule?

It was named after the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto. This RULE is one of the main dilemmas facing a majority of organisations. Where 80 percent of your outcomes come from 20 percent. Lets assume that for every 100 people working for you, the chances are that your organisation is currently running on the back of 20 and the remaining 80 are simply either deadwood or auxiliary back-up employees. As Pareto demonstrated, this “rule” holds true, however in most corporate situations the ratio is often much higher – 5/95 may be more realistic.

These statistics are not fixed in stone and can be improved by better man management or discovering a way to improve better internal communication by training and team building.

For those sceptical, simply look at this another way... For every 10 shirts you may have in your personal wardrobe, you probably wear 2 more than you do the other 8 !!!

Now imagine a formula that helps towards you having 80 being more productive rather than 20.

Individuals with disabilities

We never assume that any non-able bodied individual can enjoy "any less fun" then someone that is, an able bodied individual. The only factor is being able to offer additional attention to event planning that is acceptable under health and safety rules. We believe that all event experiences are possible, but may be subject to budget adjustments.

Private travel for everyone

For all non corporate events, we have our own in-house travel department branded as Ottery Travel.

It is financially bonded by ABTA (The Travel Association) and also been accredited directly by the CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) Perfect for those that love cruise holidays. All personal holidays are covered by an ATOL certificate (Air Traffic Operators Licence).
Perfect for private individuals, small groups and families up to 9 people.

For commitment free quotes & nothing to lose....
Click on our Luxury Options link.

As our staff are NOT target or bonus focused. Understanding people needs to comes first.

Many people would prefer to talk to a professional travel expert. A healthier way in creating a perfect tailor-made travel package. Our office is strongly focused on providing good customer service, as all our quotes are based on real quality and value.
We have always designed travel to fit the needs of traveller types.

GLOBAL SERVICE: Quote requests for holidays may also be made via E-MAIL directly to Ottery Travel.
We enjoy surprising people !

Event logistics...

How do you set your prices for events - There are "ten" main issues that reflect the final price.

1 * Transportation logistics
This refers to passenger distribution; from transfers, coaches to flight ticketing. Did you know that we are able to get the best prices on the market for airline seats if the group size exceeds 50 people. We have agreements in place where we are able to beat any on-line price plus give you the advantage of having flexibility in your tickets; Name changes, last minute alterations (normally permitted with business class), All airlines from BA, TAP, etc...

2 * Location
Where the event is being staged can be subject to price and value. This can also reflect on final quality of an event. Consider an excitable location, look at different city or country where you get more from an event. We always consider overseas locations for large events. Better exchange rate and easy logistical access and a look at any hidden charges that may be either included or even imposed as penalties like local taxes either directly or indirectly.

3 * Hotel / Venue Selected
Hotel rates vary from location / city / country. We can often get enhanced rates as group concessions also known as sweeteners.

4 * Event duration
This refers to total time from start to finish... 1 day to 5 days etc.

5 * Group size
The cost for various products and services often are cheaper subject to group size. The greater the group size the greater the discount. (Please note that the level of discount varies from event to type of services being commissioned.

6 * Budget
An open budget however beautiful is not realistic. Over spending on events can easily happen if accounting procedures are not recorded. Care should also be handled as most client requirements will often not include those last minute amendments or needs.

7 * Cancellation Policy
All bookings must be confirmed and paid for within 12 weeks prior to the event date. Any event cancelled within 12 weeks of the event date would mean that zero refund is applicable. Any cancellation made prior to 12 weeks will quality for full 100% refund. This will however not include any costs incurred for for flights as their prices are always subject to last minute changes and alterations.

8 * Changes and Amendments
With group bookings, there are often changes and alterations being made till the last four weeks of departure. We understand this and as policy, changes are permitted 4 weeks prior to the event date. However we do allow flexibility on this. Please note that this policy does not include any pre-paid airfares that may have been paid.

9 * Delegate registration, Conference Set-up ~ Set Design ~ Staging ~ Lighting and including take-down and clearance of waste
This refers to anyone considering planning a conference.

10 * Type of activities or services selected as extras.
Don't assume that all products and services being commissioned on events are the same price. Whether its team building activities, theatre evenings, spa activities or golfing green fees, event and personal security to syndicate room hire rates etc, Please note that our full proposals outline all aspects of can or those that should be included.

Why choose us ?

Global connections ?
Our experience has made us serious player within the international events arena. For those that are curious... Yes, we also organise events events within the UK as its where we are based. We think that we are probably one of the best source of global event planners. Our focus is in designing events that enhance; luxury, fun and communication.

The value of project management
All our project managers are trained individuals with years of experience which means that they are probably at the forefront of preventing any negative issues relating to your event occurring. This often relates to issues that may seem simple at the time of booking but often can be lost in translation. Project managers first responsibility is you the client and not the suppliers we contract with. For example, hotels, restaurants etc. Contact our office for a unconditional free proposal.

So many companies offering events...
Over the last 20 years, our clientele has grown. In our experience, its seldom about the budget, however this is important, but more so; it's often about the final end result. It is important for us to understand the core values of both the organisation paying the account and the profiles of those that will be involved. Let us explain; Assume we are required to organise the same event but for two very different industries. One the one side are a firm of prestigious form of accountants and the other are top sales people for the banking industry... It's not hard to now see why the final outcome will always be different. This is important issue when considering the perfect activity.

How long has your organisation been working within the events industry
That's easy... The company has been organising high-end corporate events for over 20 years. Very little surprises us, but we always keep an open mind. We like to think that we know every aspect of the event planning industry. Our buying power coupled with experience are proven traits which depict our market value.

How much detail do you need before you can start?
The more information supplied to us earlier in the project, the better the final outcome. We want to ensure that the complete event works like clock work. Our secret has been a fully adaptable function sheet that is completed prior to execution of any event.

Do you have any preferred locations
The answer to this is No. We have over 37 representation offices worldwide that understand the value of local communication and in-depth knowledge of any festivals that help get the most out of a group event.

I want to feel comfortable with one source
Many of our clientele prefer to have one source to organise the complete event rather than a collection of suppliers with whom that they may need to shuffle event schedules and timings. This is a logistics issue and often discourages many from handling the projects directly. Its exactly what we have been doing for 20 years.

Promotional event staff

A client requested the following: We need lively and motivated exhibition staff to promote our product to visitors in the South of France - Can you help? As its one of the prestigious calendar events in the property industry. The MIPIM event in Cannes.

As the event consists 99% of a male audience, we decided to organise a handful of beautiful girls wearing short hot-pants and skimpy t-shirts to rollerblade along the Croisette in Cannes handing out the clients' flyers.

It's not rocket science to imagine the success of the event !

Remember that we can also provide celebrities that help add that WOW factor. Our office are happy to match your event requirement to artiste.

Luxury venues for meetings and events

Many assume that being located in the heart of a beautiful English countryside, what would we possibly know about global event planning. Our 20 years of experience and the fact that we have now decided to put our address book on-line depicting various conference venues and suppliers certainly shows that we know our business.
The Fun Events Directory Link can be found below and also in the right hand margin of every page.

Test Your Character

Here's something that you may find interesting psychological profile don't be overly sensitive! The following is pretty accurate. And it only takes 2 minutes. Take this test for yourself and send it to your Friends, including the one who sent it, and let them know who you are. The person who sent it placed their score in the subject box. Please do the same before forwarding to your friends. Don't peek but begin the test as you scroll down and answer. Answers are for who you are now ... not who you were in the past. Have pen or pencil and paper ready.

This is a real test given by the Human Relations Dept. at many of the major corporations today. It helps them get better insight concerning their employees and prospective employees. There are only 10 simple questions, o.... grab a pencil and paper, keeping track of your letter answers. Make sure to change the subject of the e-mail to read YOUR total.

Make sure to put YOUR score in the subject box. Ready??


1. When do you feel your best?
a) in the morning
b) during the afternoon and early evening
c) late at night

2. You usually walk
a) fairly fast, with long steps
b) fairly fast, with little steps
c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
d) less fast, head down
e) very slowly

3. When talking to people you
a) stand with your arms folded
b) have your hands clasped
c) have one or both your hands on your hips
d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with
a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
b) your legs crossed
c) your legs stretched out or straight
d) one leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with
a) a big, appreciative laugh
b) a laugh, but not a loud one
c) a quiet chuckle
d) a sheepish smile

6. When you go to a party or social gathering
a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
c) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted; do you ...
a) welcome the break
b) feel extremely irritated
c) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colours do you like most?
a) Red or orange
b) black
c) yellow or light blue
d) green
e) dark blue or purple
f) white
g) brown or grey

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep, you lie
a) stretched out on your back
b) stretched out face down on your stomach
c) on your side, slightly curled
d) with your head on one arm
e) with your head under the covers

10. You often dream that you are
a) falling
b) fighting or struggling
c) searching for something or somebody
d) flying or floating
e) you usually have dreamless sleep
f) your dreams are always pleasant

1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
5. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2
7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
9. (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e) 1
10. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1
Now add up the total number of points.

Others see you as someone they should "handle with care". You're seen as vain, self-centred, and who is extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 TO 60 POINTS:
Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

41 TO 50 POINTS:
Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the centre of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their Head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 TO 40 POINTS:
Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful and practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realise it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30 POINTS:
Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It'd really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions and who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything. They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that you aren't.



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