Perhaps the biggest topic that needs our attention as fellow humans is sustainability. We are committed to making a difference to the climate crisis and doing our bit for the planet and the event industry. We will continue to come up with creative sustainable innovations including stage sets made of recycled cardboard and crafting furniture made of client literature or artefacts. Staff are encouraged to question solutions which they feel could be done in way that has less of an impact outside of the event itself.
We have also introduced reusable water bottles, planting trees every time we take a flight abroad for work, continuing to reuse and recycle office consumables, as well as scenic items and technical equipment that is repurposed again and again for multiple events; this is pretty much built-in to a company that delivers event production, as we do.
We believe that this decade will see some real positive changes regarding our place as social creatures, as many more of us realise that what matters is not a cursory thumbs up, but a real hands-on approach. So what can we as a group of responsible adults do to help? Many of us already give up some of our spare time to help other people. As a business we raise money for nominated charities but money is only part of the solution. Therefore, we have decided as a business to commit a proportion of our people’s time during the working week to serve our communities and hopefully inspire others to do likewise. Broadsword have offered every member of staff a volunteering day, where we will as groups or as individuals go and see some things that we wouldn’t normally see and help people we might never normally meet.
Modern slavery. Another thing that has been affected by the pace of change in our world and which needs our help to try and sort out. This is something that we thought we knew about but actually, like a lot of people probably didn’t give it enough thought, or at least didn’t really know what we could do about it other than support organisations that are trying to stop it and remove our support from those that do the opposite. Staff all receive training to raise awareness and be pointed towards areas in our work where there is low pay and told that is they see something that doesn’t’ look right, to question it and to report it.
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 bubble.
At Broadsword, we are supportive to everyone that works for us and take time to listen. We have a trained Mental Health First Aider. Everyone has access to a health and wellbeing platform with 24/7 support service. We encourage a work life balance, as well as healthy eating, regular exercise and dogs in the office!
Broadsword is such a great company to work for with such an amazing culture! We’re lucky enough to get three socials a year, an easter egg hunt in the spring, picnic in the summer and a fun evening out at Christmas. As well as regular team activities such as payday drinks, a running club and we recently we had our very own Broadsword Bake Off! We also get some great benefits, Perkbox which gives us all great discounts, Health Assured, a 24/7 employee wellbeing platform and not forgetting a lovely present on our birthday. It really is the best company to work for!
Marketing & Communications Executive
Working at Broadsword means being part of one big team, where everybody plays their unique part. I love the variety of working in the events industry, and each day is truly different. Working on site at our events is great as this is where you can see all the hard work, and talent at Broadsword come together to produce great shows.
There are too many reasons to list why I like working for Broadsword but in a nutshell . . .Broadsword is a company that genuinely cares about employees wellbeing and understands that by looking after the individual it makes for a stronger team.
One of the perks of working at Broadsword is the family atmosphere and how it doesn’t feel like we’re at work! It’s such a relaxed environment. The social side of work is really fun, we get to do interesting things like crazy golf and outdoor treetop adventures!
I love the diversity of projects and cooperation in different work areas and the fact that we genuinely help each other learn, evolve and develop.
The best thing about Broadsword is the team. It is a really friendly environment and everyone goes out of their way to help and support each other. I love working with such a talented team across really varied events and it keeps every day interesting and exciting.
It’s been said before, but Broadsword is like one big family. We support each other. It goes beyond collaborating on projects, but also includes sharing knowledge and expertise, and being there on a personal level for colleagues. The senior team are ever present too and no one is ever too busy to listen to ideas. Change happens quickly because decisions are made and shared with everyone. Our company huddle every week keeps us connected and engaged with different parts of the business. The biscuit game is also really strong!