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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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Public Speaking in Madrid – Some Useful Tips

Posted by  Anna Green on June 18, 2019

It’s never too late to try something new.

When asked to attend the second C&IT International Forum as a speaker, I was a little apprehensive. These were unchartered waters for me; I love conversation of course, but the responsibility to add value and contribute meaningful content, was rather daunting. Let’s face it: most of us experience public speaking butterflies, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. A little nervousness raises our level of performance but it’s important that the balance doesn’t tip from nerves to anxiety.

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Run, Broadsword, Run!

Posted by  Alice Taylor on June 13, 2019

On 1st September 2019 a team of Broadsword employees will be running 10k in London's most iconic park, Hyde Park, to raise money for Mind.

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respectMind believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner. 

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Broadsword opens Manchester Office

Posted by  Liam Bremer on June 3, 2019

Some big news to kick this month off, we are delighted to let you know we now have a Manchester office, which is a two minute walk from Manchester Victoria station. We’re proud to be a part of Federation House, a historic building in the centre of Manchester filled with a community of digital businesses built on ethical values.

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