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We won silver!

Posted by  Alice Taylor on November 22, 2019

We’re feeling rather proud this morning. Last night, we won silver at the EVCOM London Live Awards.

EVCOM is an association within the Creative Industry. Their mission is to celebrate the success of Britain’s creative industries. The London Live Awards showcases outstanding achievement in the design and execution of live events.

We won silver for our contribution to the British Independent Film Awards.

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Five Wellbeing Tips for Event Professionals

Posted by  Alice Taylor on November 6, 2019

How many times have you felt tired? Under pressure at work? Stressed about the day ahead?

A yearly report from Careercast says an Event Coordinator is the 5th most stressful job in the world. We’re facing more pressure and stress as time goes on. Early starts, late finishes and making sure that each event is as perfect as the last. It’s easy to get wrapped up in a work bubble.

It’s important we focus on ourselves once in a while. We’re lucky that wellbeing is becoming more accepted. Not only in our everyday lives but in the workplace too.

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The Scope of Tropes

Posted by  Martin Walton on October 14, 2019

I write this on the day that Joseph Plateau was born, way back in 1801. At the same time 218 years later, Apple have just launched their latest iPhone offering with no less than four cameras as its unique selling point.

As always, the arrival of Apple’s new device was heralded with trumpeted words and phrases like “magical” and “best ever” and “innovative”. Words that seem to accompany every new product the company launches.

So, what do Apple’s platitudes have to do with Joseph Plateau?

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Broadsword is Growing

Posted by  Anna Green on October 7, 2019

Nothing stays the same. It either gets bigger or smaller. Better or worse. So why should a business grow?

We believe that the single best reason for Broadsword to grow is to give others the opportunity to grow and flourish. In order to give more opportunity for our employees, we need to grow.

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Broadsword’s caught the running bug!

Posted by  Matt Green on September 4, 2019

Common goals work wonders for camaraderie and collaboration. We decided back in May that we would enter a Broadsword team to do the Hyde Park 10k at the start of September to raise money for our nominated charity, Mind.

People are built to run.

But not everyone believes that they can do it. In the beginning, training can be brutal and within minutes everything hurts. Running takes time to break into. Starting slowly and building up gradually is the key.

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The Scale Model

Posted by  Martin Walton on August 20, 2019

Nostalgia. It’s a powerful thing. The word derives from the Greek “nóstos” meaning homecoming and “álgos” meaning pain or ache and is used to describe that physical sense of yearning for times or places that evoke fond memories.

I’ve found as I march on through life that this sense of nostalgia seems to take me more often, as with my current obsession of re-making the model kits that I made when I was also a scaled-down version of my current self. The feel of the plastic, the smell of the paints – they take you off to a place where the world was much, much bigger – slightly scary, but full of excitement and wonder.

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Broadsword's Birthday

Posted by  Anna Green on August 1, 2019

Today is Broadsword’s birthday!

Our fantastic Event Production Agency was incorporated on 1st August, 2006, by Founder, Bruce Teggart which makes us an incredible 13 years old. Was the name ‘Broadsword’ chosen as a reference to the film ‘Where Eagles Dare’ or a discussion in the pub about medieval weaponry? As Trebuchet was also considered then that might be a give-away!

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Ways to make events more inclusive

Posted by  Anna Green on July 5, 2019

As Stephen Covey said, “Strength lies in differences, not similarities.”

Embracing diversity is a critical step for business to grow and as a company in the communications business working with global organisations, we feel we have a real opportunity to support and advise our clients in how to cultivate diverse event environments.

Why is it so important?

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Global Events Services

Posted by  Anna Green on June 25, 2019

We spoke to Senior Production Manager Liam to find out his take on events around the globe, how they are different to delivering events in the UK, his favourite Broadsword international event, the challenges he has faced while being abroad and the 5 items he wouldn't be without.  

What do you like about delivering international events?

I love the occasional opportunity to explore a new city.  Working in events has taken me to four continents, and countless cities I would never have had chance to visit.  If I get the chance I love to wander around absorbing the sights, sounds and smells.  A particular highlight was a 48 break between landing and starting work in Bangkok last year, which meant I could see a cousin who lives there, explore the city, and go to a gig. 

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