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The Broadsword Community

Posted by  Anna Green on April 3, 2020

During this time of uncertainty, our lovely community has been growing more than ever before.  Our team has come together, sharing ideas and inspiration with each other.

We are all very distant from each other and not in our normal routine. So, it’s more important than ever to keep our community going.

Our community has always been bubbling alongside our events and growing within the company. But, it’s more important now than ever before to keep us all connected while we're all so far apart.

Here are a few things the Broadsword team have been doing...

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Topics: News, Tips

An update from Broadsword Event House regarding Covid-19

Posted by  Anna Green on March 25, 2020

Here at Broadsword HQ we like to think of ourselves as an adaptable and innovative bunch. We’re always thinking of ways to work with the situation put in front of us. As such we have spent much of the last two weeks looking at the ever changing environment and maybe like everyone else, fooling ourselves into thinking that we are open for “business as usual”.

Following the Prime Minister’s address on the evening of 23rd March, 2020 we have come to accept that, as with almost every other company across the globe, it is certainly anything but “business as usual”. 

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Dazzling Drones

Posted by  Anna Green on February 4, 2020

Fireworks never fail to delight, do they?

The discovery of fireworks, approximately 2,000 years ago in China, is thought to have happened by chance when a cook accidentally mixed three common kitchen ingredients. The mixture was developed into a firecracker which became an essential part of Chinese festivities and thought to be powerful enough to expel evil spirits. In 1295, Marco Polo brought fireworks to Europe from Asia and as Europeans travelled to the New World, so did their firework recipes.

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Topics: Industry Insights

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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Topics: News

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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Topics: News

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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Topics: Tips

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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Topics: Industry Insights

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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Topics: News, Industry Insights, Tips

Award Winners Again!

Posted by  Anna Green on May 21, 2019

We are absolutely thrilled to have picked up a silver for Best Awards Event Production at the Awards Awards. 

Broadsword’s entry was based on BIFA – the British Independent Film Awards. Each December, Awards Season, Christmas and the British Independent Film Industry merge to provide us with a perfect storm of an event.  The stars literally align on the red carpet at Old Billingsgate for a glittering celebration of British film where you don’t need a Hollywood budget to find yourself sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in movies. 

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Topics: News