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Exhibition Staff Agency Scotland

Exhibition Staff Agency Scotland

exhibition staffing agency ScotlandWith Scottish Exhibition venues like the SECC and The Royal Highland Centre re-opened for business and consumer exhibitions, demand for professional exhibition staff is rising.

As a long established, specialist exhibition staff provider, we guarantee to provide the staff you need to make your exhibition a total success.

With thousands of local staff available to work at all the Scottish Exhibition venues including the SECC and The Royal Highland Centre we can provide you with:

• Exhibition stand hostesses
• Hospitality hostesses
• Promotional staff
Exhibition staff
• Receptionists
• Costumed characters
• Presenters
• Demonstrators
• Sales staff
• Lead generation staff
• Coffee baristas
• Event hostesses
• Event organisers

Our exhibition staff are always….

Punctual, fully briefed and reliable – From the moment they arrive at your stand, to the moment they leave, our staff are ready to work and be excellent brand ambassadors for your company. They will be familiar with your company background, know about your products and services and can engage with visitors on a professional level.

Enthusiastic, Energetic and Outgoing – Our experienced exhibition staff are enthusiastic, outgoing and energetic. They enjoy meeting new people and talking to them. Every member of staff is accustomed to busy, commercial environments and are able to deal with all types of visitors. Some staff also work as actors and performers so can take on costumed roles and really make an impact.

Fully trained and professional – Our exhibition staff are fully trained to use equipment such as badge scanners, iPads and other technology.

Experienced – Every member of our staff is accustomed to working in exhibition environments. They can undertake a wide range of roles on exhibition stands including data capture, lead generation, demonstrators, hostesses and dealing with sales.

Our service -Our service is second to none. We only use staff who live close to the appropriate Scottish exhibition venue such as The Royal Highland Centre so that they can provide local knowledge and assistance.

The feedback we receive from clients is always excellent, with clients keen to rebook us.  We are part of the Envisage Agency Group – see our Google reviews here!

Talk to us now about your requirements for your next exhibition. We will listen, discuss your needs and find the perfect staff for you.

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Restaurant and Event Hostesses

Restaurant and Event Hostesses

Scottish HostessesEver thought about being a restaurant or event hospitality hostess? You don’t need any experience. It is a fantastic way to discover how a restaurant/event operates, as the hostess plays a crucial role ensuring its success.

It involves more than just showing customers to an empty table. You could be helping clear tables, take customers their drinks order, providing refills or dealing with queries. The hostess is the face of the restaurant.

Follow the restaurant rules; they will help you cope with the demands of your first hostess job.

Keep to the rotation

This refers to where guests are seated within the restaurant. The floor plan will show the different tables, and how they are split up between the different waiters.

You have to make sure that each waiter has a fair share of the work, and tips. So, the first guest is placed at a table in the first section, the next guest in the second section, with the third customer in the third section. Then you go back to the first section, and rotate through the different sections. Only if the customer asks for a specific seat, such as a window seat or a quiet spot, should you divert from the rotation. If that happens, seat the customer according to their preferences, then go back to the rotation avoiding whichever section you have used.

Help the waiters

Be prepared to help out. Clear tables and take drinks to customers when it is really busy. But always check first with the waiter in that section. You don’t want to upset them.

Be prepared

Wear comfortable shoes. You are going to be on your feet for a long time. Your feet will get tired! It is also important to make sure your shoes are slip resistant. There will be liquids and food spilled on the floor at some point and you don’t want an accident.

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What is the Edinburgh Fringe?

What is the Edinburgh Fringe?

edinburgh fringeThe biggest arts event on the planet is back – the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is renowned worldwide. The Edinburgh streets are filled with thousands of people watching buskers, enjoying the atmosphere and visiting shows held all over the city. And that’s only the visitors! Add in several thousand more performers covering almost any type of creative activity from dance to comedy, interactive art to film and the sheer scale of the event becomes apparent.

Lasting 25 days, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been known to host over 53,000 performances of around 3,500 shows in 300 different venues.

Attending and/or participating in the Edinburgh Fringe is much sought after by artistes and performers. It is often an opportunity to spot the stars, discover new talent and enjoy live performances by top names.

It is a far cry from very first Fringe Festival back in 1947. The UK was recovering from the pressures of wartime, and seeking ways of stimulating the economy. The launch of the International Edinburgh Festival was immediately popular, drawing people in from far and wide. Recognising an opportunity, eight local theatre companies decided to try and attract some audiences by providing performances in small venues. The Edinburgh Fringe was born.

The number of events grew rapidly, with its informality appealing to entrepreneurial performers seeking new outlets for their work. No invitations are ever needed to take part. All they have to do is find a venue (which can be anything from a theatre to a garden or pub), create a show, promote it and then give a performance.

Over the years, the Fringe has adapted and changed to match the changing needs of audiences. Shows can be very controversial – attending a Fringe show can be a total surprise as no one (apart from the performers) know just what might be said or done on stage. As a result, it can sometimes seem offensive depending on a person’s viewpoint. Creative freedom is all-important.

Nowadays, potential performers can seek help and advice from the Fringe Co-ordinators – help that is especially welcome when trying to identify venues, promote a show, and find staff to organise seating and any security required.

Hire staff to work at Edinburgh Fringe

Bringing in specialist help from Promotional Staff Scotland is a popular option since they can provide temporary event staff, covid marshals, stewards and even promotional staff to help attract public attention. Getting in touch as early as possible during the planning stage is essential – good staff get booked up quickly at the Edinburgh Fringe!

Social Media Influencers

Introduction to Social Influencers

Social Media InfluencersIt is almost impossible to have not heard of influencers in the present day. Even if you are not sure what they are, you will have an idea. You will find an ever-increasing number of articles related to Influencer Marketing. Including ours giving you a beginner’s guide to influencer marketing.

So, whether you know nothing, or little about influencer marketing we will aim to give you a basic understanding about our service and how it will work.

What Are Social Media Influencers?

Since 2005, social media has grown rapidly both in terms of users & time spent. With now all generations participating in platforms from Facebook, Twitter and Tik Tok.
Staggeringly, a 2019 report found that 3.5 billion people are on social media in some form. (45% of the world’s population).
Even before the time of technology, humans have influenced each other through purchasing habits and lifestyle choices. So, it came as no surprise that as our interactions became increasingly more online that we started to take advise from people that way too.

Although it has happened for many years in effect, it has only been taken seriously as a mainstream marketing tool since around 2016. With major celebrities having an audience of 50 million people and a large impact on their purchasing trends, many companies will pay the likes of Kim Kardashian & Michael Jordan over a million dollars for a single post!

The new trend is to hire “Micro Influencers”. In short, this is people with less followers (under 50,000 people) that have a niche audience and have built a reputation for their knowledge and expertise on a specific topic. They make regular posts about that topic on their preferred social media channels and generate large followings of enthusiastic, engaged people who pay close attention to their views. For example, if a travel company promoted their airline through an influencer engaged in that topic, they could expect a much better return on investment that just going for a celebrity with a broad following.

Contact a member of our friendly team to book the very best Social Media Influencers!

When it comes to sourcing your influencers our agency will be able to offer a bespoke quotation.

If you would like a free and fast quotation, why not call a member of the team on 0844 800 0071 or click here to send us some details about your requirement.

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What will events look like in Scotland after Covid-19?

What will events look like in Scotland after Covid-19?

What will events look like in Scotland after Covid-19_Scotland have some greats events and exhibitions every year across the wonderful cities and towns, however this year due to the pandemic there will be loads of virtual events for you to get involved in!

The virtual events have a wide variety of topics that range from arts and culture, history, music and film and TV.

What are the virtual events called?

We will list just a few of the virtual events happening:

Film and TV Virtual event – If you love going to the cinema there is a virtual event which starts on 17th March going through to the 21st March with the Hippodrome Cinema will be for you! You will get to enjoy 5 days of silent films with some of the most fantastic silent film musicians in the world.

There will also be talks, discussions and silent quiz during the 5-day period.
Music events – The Scottish Chamber Orchestra have many events from March right through to mid-April which involve academy sessions for people that play instruments and still want to improve! They also have virtual “bitesize” concerts for you to listen to and get involved in.

The Scottish National Orchestra again have live concerts from March to the end of April with more phenomenal classical music.

History event – An amazing historical event is starting on 13th March with Real Mary Kings Close if you love digging up the past and finding out new facts, get involved with the myths and facts of the Black Death Plague in the 17th Century.

Arts and culture events – Bloody Scotland  is a literary festival where they strive to put on entertaining as well as informative events. Covering a range of criminal subjects from fictional forensics, psychological thrillers and many more.

The Wigtown book festival has well known poets, authors. The two main themes of the virtual festival are Resilience and Connection. There will also be a mixture of film events, music, and art exhibitions.

Virtual Performers Scotland

Explore the virtual events that are occurring in Scotland, Envisage have some amazing virtual performers and presenters to hire so if you are thinking of organizing a virtual event contact us for more enquiries!

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Hiring staff for events and exhibitions in Scotland

Hiring staff for events and exhibitions in Scotland

Exhibition and Event venues in ScotlandScotland have many great events and exhibitions throughout the year at the SEC Centre, The SSE Hydro, The Edinburgh International Conference Centre and more… These are great venues to go to for both consumers and the business owners who want to create more brand awareness and longevity of their brand.

What are the events that are held in Scotland?

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre or known as the EICC is welcome to both participants of events and organisers of an event inside the centre, there are a total of 14 different sized rooms for you to look through and book. Conferences are a great way of getting new ideas across as it puts everyone in their “business mindset” especially because of the environment you are in.

They also have exhibitions on the following: Audio Visual Equipment, Stand Cleaning, Floral Display, Furniture Hire, Exhibition Communications and Power. All these exhibitions are open for businesses to book a slow and sell products, they are also available for your average consumer.

The SEC Centre is open for trade, consumers and special events and is one of the biggest venues in Scotland as it also includes the Hydro within the SEC. This venue holds up to 50 live exhibitions/events every year for you to get involved in including The Ideal Home Show, MCM Comic Con, A Place in The Sun and many more!

The SSE Hydro has some amazing events including World renowned artists like Stormzy, Harry Styles and Celine Dion, these concerts/events are jam packed with members of the public.

How will hiring staff help me at an event?

Hiring exhibition staff and event staff can boost your brand awareness massively as experienced staff have worked for hundreds of different brands therefore, they can use their initiative when it comes to problem solving and inject new ideas which you may never thought of. We have professional and reliable staff in Scotland.

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The benefits of a survey….

The benefits of a survey….

The benefits of a survey….Surveys are a useful tool for working out what your customers and potential customers consider either before making a purchase, or choosing you over your competitors. It will give you welcome insight into what their decision-making style is, how confident they are at the moment about trying something new – and what they like and don’t like about your organisation or brand. You can even ask people who have completed your survey to do a few tests, maybe send a sample of your product and ask them to feedback. It really is entirely up to you how you use this powerful tool.

The information can be used in all parts of your organisation – from the NPD department or sales, to how you market to your current and potential customers in the future, be that via email marketing, blogs, social or other channels. General topic surveys can also be used for local PR and can get your name in the press – which can really raise your business’ profile. Your survey could be part general, part specific, it really is up to you.

Example of how a survey could benefit your new company

Say you were opening a new barber shop – perhaps you could survey people with beards – how have they coped in lockdown, what did they miss most about not being able to have their bead trimmed in person. How much do they believe it grew in lockdown? Some of these responses are nice, gimmicky ideas for PR, but what they missed the most about not visiting a barber will give you some valuable insight, and perhaps where you set yourselves apart for the competition when you open.

How do you set up a survey?

There are a number of different types of software out there available to you. From Smart Surveys and Survey Monkey to more specialised pieces of software – you can ask people to take part in a written survey, a video a physical sample survey… its entirely up to you.

Youcan also do face to face surveys by using experienced promotional staff.

And how can we help?

Well in Scotland we have a pool of over 12,000 staff for you to choose from if you need to ask specific questions from a specific demographic. So you could use your current customers and then bulk up the survey with Envisage staff. This could be from a specific region of Scotland, or age group, or gender – it really is your choice.

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Scotland and the Events Industry

Scotland and the Events Industry

The whole world has been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen events from Formula 1 to the Great British Beer Festival cancelled, with exhibitions across the nation being the first to cancel. In precautionary measures to increase the NHS capacity the Government have converted major exhibition centres, such as the Scottish Exhibition Centre into temporary hospital, which the NHS Louisa Jordan hospital (SEC) can now support an additional 300 beds for Scotland.

Does the events industry need to change?

Almost certainly, ways in which we interact with each other, not just in the event industry but in society, will be changed indefinitely. Not necessarily in a bad way though. We will have more awareness for people’s personal spaces, also learning to respect boundaries and in general being kinder to one another cannot be a negative thing.

We will all be more aware of our own surroundings and everybody’s health and personal wellbeing which can only act as an advantage to us all as we move forward.

How we envisage the industry to look post-lockdown…

With lockdown and social distancing guidelines in act, other industries and enterprises have had to adapt, much like the Events industry will have to. Many people have started to use social media platforms and video calling applications such as Skype and Zoom to interact, socialise, and share information.

An where this has been implemented is how Formula 1 teams partnered up with each other through Zoom to help produce valuable face masks for the NHS, this was achieved so promptly using these platforms, whereas ‘normal’ procedures would’ve taken many more weeks to complete and produce.

This can be transferred into the Events Industry, where interviews, training, and interactive demonstrations/presentations. Staff can be briefed prior to the event and pre-recorded material can be implemented more efficiently with social distancing in mind.

What else will change in Scotland?

As we see events returning to venues such as the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre – we will no doubt see social distancing implemented where possible once lockdown has been eased.

There will be more distance between exhibition stalls, this is an even better chance for you to be noticed by hiring some of our fantastic and professional Scottish staff, who can draw footfall to your stand whilst following social distancing procedures.

As hygiene has been highlighted by the pandemic, there will be more sanitation stations where hand gels and facemasks will be provided, which our experienced staff can promote the new guidelines to visitors to ensure everyone is safe.

With social distancing also being recognised, our skilled marshals and ticket scanning staff can enforce any venue rules to ensure people are adhering to them, whilst competing their usual duties.

Call our friendly team on 0844 800 0071 to discuss your temporary staffing requirements.

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So what is happening in the Scottish events industry?

So what is happening in the Scottish events industry_So what is happening in the Scottish events industry?

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have kept the “stay at home” message on longer than England, and so with that comes quite different rules, and therefore a difference in the relaxation of rules.

The First Minister is currently urging people to use caution and judgement as the easing of the lockdown rules commence.

The new rules (phase one, starting end May 2020) mean that people from two households can meet outside so long as they keep at least two metres apart. Sport is starting the benefit from the easing of the lockdown rules – people will also be able to take part in some non-contact sports, including golf, tennis, fishing and bowls, with the new season of the SPFL due to start at the end of July.

And Scottish conferences/live events?

A great place to start is from the visit Scotland website https://www.visitscotland.org/events

The Scottish Government have a four phase process for moving Scotland slowly through the pandemic, events featuring in phases three and four. In all phases, the following rules need to be adhered to:

• Physical distancing requirements in place (WHO guidance is 1m, UK is 2m)
• regular handwashing and hygiene in place
• Cough protocol is considered
• Face masks for enclosed public spaces, including public transport

In phase three the virus has been suppressed. But there is still a focus on containing sporadic outbreaks. In this phase live events may be able to take place with restricted numbers and physical distancing restrictions in place.

In phase four (COVID-19 remains suppressed to very low level) large-scale events and mass gatherings could resume in line with public health advice.

We’ve also looked into some of the largest conference centres and their plans for the rest of 2020.

Scottish Event Campus and have temporarily converted their space to an NHS hospital for the time being, delaying and cancelling number of conferences. The earliest conferences will be re-instated (dependent on phase 4) is August 2020.

P&J Live have also postponed and cancelled conferences, and this is indefinite.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre are promoting events from September 2020

However, as with all phases, the Government cannot give a firm date for when we will move from one phase to another, so let’s just hope that the industry is back on it’s feet in September, with physical distancing and rules in place so people can safely enjoy conferences and live events once again.

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Should You Hire Promotional Staff for CBD & Vape Scotland Expo?

Should You Hire Promotional Staff for CBD & Vape Scotland Expo_Should You Hire Promotional Staff for CBD & Vape Scotland Expo?

Vaping is big news in the UK and with the benefits of CBD oil also making the headlines on a regular basis, its no surprise to find the CBD & Vape Scotland Expo on the calendar for the SEC. Hiring promotional staff for this event makes sense but why? Is it right for your brand?

Why hire promotional staff?

In its first year, the CBD & Vape Scotland Expo is answering a clear call from both domestic and trade customers around the increasingly popular habit of vaping.

As an industry, vaping and the CBD market are fast-paced. Smart technology plays a role in the hardware used by vapers. With technological solutions constantly changing, so too do the other accoutrements that vapers use.

New flavours of vaping juice form a steady stream to the marketplace and again, with vaping being seen as a hobby, there is a core of fans and vaping followers who have formed around it.

In other words, the expectations of both customer and supplier at the first CBD & Vape Scotland Expo are high. They want to see something new. They want an experience. They want to leave the expo having enjoyed the products on show and the products on offer.

And that’s why hiring promotional staff for the CBD & Vape Scotland expo makes sound business sense;

  • Meet more people – it promises to be a busy event if the growing number of vapers in the UK is anything to go by. Some people turn to vaping as an alternative to smoking but there is a growing band of people who use vaping as a hobby and part of a social scene. As a vaping brand, you have stiff competition and so the more people and customers you meet, the better.
  • Create a memorable experience – on a busy trade show floor, being memorable is key to success. You want to be the brand that people and customers remember for all the right reasons. Promotional staff are marketing experts, people who understand that people buy from people. And so making a connection with customers is key. And in today’s world, that also means being memorable, something our promotional staff at this Scottish vaping expo will deliver.
  • Professional every minute of both days – this expo opens at 10am each day and closes at 6pm. Two long days with potentially hundreds if not thousands of people pouring through the doors. It’s hard to maintain the same level of energy and enthusiasm when you are hungry, tired or too cold or too hot, all common to the expo floor. Promotional staff come prepared and fully briefed as to their role for the time they are with your brand at this important trade show.

Seize every opportunity at the first CBD & Vape Scotland Expo – hire promotional staff

As well as local promotional staff, our experienced and talented pool of people have the knowledge of marketing on the expo floor that will catapult your brand in front of your competitors. Find out more – contact the Bookings Team today!

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