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Creating a good Exhibition Stand Team

Creating a good Exhibition Stand Team

Creating a good Exhibition Stand TeamAre you looking for an exhibition stand team that is efficient, reliable, enthusiastic, friendly as well as understanding your brand, product and service?

It might sound a tall order – but it is achievable. With a little bit of thought and preparation, you can create the perfect mix of people for your exhibition stand.

How can this be done? The answer is preparation and forethought.

Stand preparations

Begin preparing well in advance of the event. Remember that your brand will be on display and you want to make sure it is well presented. Think about what mix of talent and skills your ideal exhibition team will require.

Remember that no two events are ever the same. You have to treat each exhibition individually. There will be a slightly different audience at each one. The team you used at your last exhibition might not be suitable for the next one. It is important to choose your team with a specific exhibition in mind.

What key skills will be needed?

Exhibition team members need to be:

• Approachable – they need to be able to pull people from the aisles and into your stand
• Decisive – they know what key questions to ask and when to do so
• Knowledgeable – they really know your product and service
• Conversation – They can identify leads and undertake conversations that will allow you to follow up the leads afterwards
• Tact – they can recognise when it is time to move someone on, so as to give more time to interested buyers

Exhibition stand numbers – As exhibition recruitment specialists, we often get asked how many people should be in a team.

To make an effective decision, you have to look at the exact needs of your stand. The bigger your stand, the more people you will need. Likewise, the bigger and more important the trade show, greater numbers of team members will be required.

Most customers who are really interested in your product will be prepared to wait for a minute or so to allow staff to find the right person for them to talk to. But this only works if you have a professional team on site able to identify and help such customers so that they are not left waiting too long.

What is most important is the quality of your team members, rather than the exact numbers. Having quality staff means that no potential sales opportunity is missed.

During the event

• Make sure your team is working effectively during the exhibition.
• Apart from talking to potential customers, they should
• Be familiar with every part of the stand, and able to deal with any queries such as where marketing materials can be found, or Wi-fi log in details
• Undertake basic maintenance. Stands can quickly become untidy and unattractive with empty cups left lying around, piles of brochures knocked over or mixed up. Every team member should be prepared to tidy up instantly they see something out of place.

What they shouldn’t do!

• Stand in a huddle and chat among themselves. It gives a very unfriendly, unapproachable impression to visitors
• Block the main entrance point to the stand. This prevents people seeing what’s on offer and can deter visitors. Staff should always stand towards the back of the stand if they are not dealing with a customer.
• Pouncing on people. Give passers by time to browse, don’t jump on them immediately they approach the stand.
• Eating, drinking and chatting on the phone. This can create a very unprofessional appearance. Eat and drink away from the stand, or out of sight. Business and personal calls should not be taken while working on an exhibition display stand. It suggests that visitors are less important than your phone call. Organise a timetable for break periods – everyone needs a few minutes peace to re-energise ready to deal with more visitors.

Finding the right exhibition staff is easy. Just contact us. We will do the rest!

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Hire Temporary Sales Staff to run your Promotions

Hire Temporary Sales Staff to run your Promotions

Why run a promotion? The answer is simple. It generates instant sales. That means empty shelves, which mean more demand for your products as you replenish them.

The value of a sales promotion team can be easily overlooked. They do more than just bringing a product in front of potential customers. In reality, they can often be the reason why people buy it.

Promotional staff are the public face of a product. They are there to talk to people, encourage them to try it because once a product has been tried, the more likely they are to hunt it out on the shelves and take it home.

When times are hard, and people have to watch their money, they are wary of buying something new because they don’t want to waste their cash. Being asked to taste something in store, or try out a new technique creates a greater feeling of confidence. Having experienced the product and liked it, consumers become more willing to recommend it to others within the family.

It’s not just product demonstrations or tasting sessions that generate this feel good effect. A similar feeling is encouraged when free samples are provided to take home. Trying a product free of charge takes away the pressure of instant decisions as well as the risk of finding it is not liked at home. Trying and liking eliminates the risk factor.

An added advantage is the fact that the promotional team can directly engage potential customers, talking about the product and its advantages. Think about ‘add on’ possibilities too – how about some recipe cards giving ideas on using the product within a wider meal? It makes it even more versatile, and can increase linked sales.

Also worth considering are the potential opportunities for upselling and cross selling. Running an instore promotion for say, a tablet will immediately attract attention because it is a desirable product. As soon as the consumer has decided to buy, the sales promotional team can point out that cases for the tablet are on sale nearby, as are spare charging wires. Or what about a cover to protect the face of the tablet? Within a short time, the customer has increased their purchases from one tablet to an extra two or three items, none of which were on their shopping lists when they entered the store.

News of a promotion can increase store traffic. Mentioning it in advertisements, on social media or in pre-publicity attracts attention. People may be thinking of buying a tablet, and news of a promotion of this kind can make a difference.

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Hiring staff for events at the SEC Glasgow

Hiring staff for events at the SEC Glasgow

Potentially able to seat over 5 million people, the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) Glasgow is definitely one of the largest exhibition centres in the UK. It’s sheer size and highly successful record in hosting major events, concerts and exhibitions means that it is a great place for businesses to attract attention from a vast array of potential customers.

It regularly hosts over 50 events every year. These include concerts by West Life, musicals such as War of the Worlds, comedy productions featuring Dara O Briain and exhibitions like The Baby & Toddler Show, Scotland’s Speciality Food Show and The Dog Lover Show. Trade shows alone regularly targets over 340,000 Scottish businesses.

Making sure you have the staff at hand to benefit from this massive customer base is essential which is why talking to Promotional Models Scotland is essential

How can we help?

We know the venue well, and regularly provide staff to help out at events and shows. We can provide not just promotional models, but virtually anything you might need from promotional crowds, staff to hand out flyers and other information, demonstrators, event staff, brand ambassadors and much more. Our staff are reliable and hard working – they will become an immediate part of your team the moment they arrive on the site.

Some events we could help you with this year

Need a helping hand at the ideal home show?

Ideal Home Show 26-29 May

We can provide demonstrators, staff to hand out samples and get feedback, data capture staff, promotional staff to attract attention to your new products and services

Looking for staff to deal with queries at the Scottish hair & beauty show?

Scottish Hair & Beauty 12-13 June

One of the biggest trade shows in the country, this always attracts attention with hosts of new products being launched. Making sure that your stand is fully staffed at every moment is essential, which is why hiring extra event staff will ensure that no prospective customer is missed

SEEKING PROMOTIONAL HELP AT THE GIN TO MY TONIC SHOW?
The Gin to my Tonic Show 28-30 October
With countless people wanting to taste and try new gins and tonics, it’s important to keep display stands clean, tidy and with a constant supply of drinks available. This is an exhibition guaranteed to attract people who like these products. Capturing their attention now can mean a lot of repeat business. Having staff at hand to hand out samples, and promote your product is essential.

Hiring experienced promotional staff can make a difference

Promotional Models Scotland ensures that you have the best staff available throughout the event. These are people who are experienced, fully trained and reliable. They will make your stand come alive, and ensure that no potential customer is missed.

All you have to do is talk to us. We will do the rest – our database contains thousands of potential exhibition staff and promotional staff in the Glasgow area. We offer 24/7 backup service and all our staff are fully insured. Contact us now and book the perfect staff.

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Hire staff across Scotland for Road Shows

Hire staff across Scotland for Road Shows

Hire staff across Scotland for Road ShowsRoadshows play a vital role when it comes to marketing and promoting your brand. It is the visible image of your company, on the road, talking to people in everyday settings. No matter whether you are seeking to raise awareness, introducing a new product or service, or just focusing on passing out information – roadshows are the perfect solution.

But you do need top quality staff to make sure that every aim is met. Trained, professional roadshow teams can make your roadshow a success.

Why hire temporary staff?

As a company, you have invested in your brand developing every aspect from logo colours to promotional content. This needs to be represented in the roadshow activities, ensuring that people instantly know who you are and what you are doing.

Hiring a professional team to take your roadshow to venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and other locations is a win-win choice. Every member of the team is trained to deal with every eventuality, every problem that might occur, and above all, to promote your brand. Nothing will go wrong.

As a specialist promotional staffing agency, we can provide the personnel you need for your roadshow. Whether you are looking for teams to cover a few days or a long campaign, we can provide a team who will be with you throughout the event. They will provide consistency, ensure that your event message is always to the forefront. You can trust them to do their job and promote your company exactly as you want it to be promoted.

We train and monitor our staff. We ensure high quality and professionalism at every point. We know that no two roadshows are ever the same, unexpected problems or issues can arise. Our team will rise to the occasion, no matter what is happening around them. They will be fully briefed and ready to start the moment they arrive, adapting their style as required. Above all, they will interact and promote your brand, making sure that every visitor leaves with a positive, emotional connection.

Leave it to the professionals!

You have invested time and money in setting up a roadshow – so be prepared to do the same for the people who staff it. Using professional teams will enable you to cross the final hurdle and achieve all your aims.

Email or call us today to find out how we can help you organise a successful road show in Scottish cities and towns including Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Looking for Promotional staff for Scottish events and exhibitions?

Looking for Promotional staff for Scottish events and exhibitions?

With countless Scottish events and exhibitions held every year at locations such as the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, the SEC Centre and SSE Hydro, demand for high quality promotional staff has never been stronger. It is not surprising since these are popular venues attracting thousands of consumers and businesses every year.

These are fantastic venues offering superb facilities. At the Edinburgh International Conference centre for example there are 14 rooms of varying sizes available for booking, and capable of hosting any size of conference. Numerous exhibitions are held here including ones relating to Audio Visual Equipment, Floral Displays, Exhibition Communications, Stand Cleaning and Power.

The SEC is one of the biggest of all Scottish venues as it includes the OVO Hydro. Over 50 major exhibitions are held here every year including the Ideal Home Show, A Place in the Sun and MCM Comic Con. Many world renowned artistes have performed at the SSE Hydro such as Stomzy, Harry Styles and Celine Dion attracting massive audiences.

How can you maximise the benefits for your company at trade shows?

Events and exhibitions are the perfect way to communicate with customers. People come because they are interested, and are ready to find out more. They are, quite simply, a captive audience!

Maximising the opportunities presented by these captive audiences is essential – it makes the perfect opportunity to communicate with potential customers and clients on a major scale. To do this, you need the best possible promotional staff. It may be that you need hostesses for your stand keeping it permanently clean, tidy and attractive or promotional people who can attract attention especially if they meander around the entire room. You could try using people dressed in character costumes to add a visual element, or have people handing out samples and engaging potential customers in conversation to promote your products.

Whatever the type of exhibition staff you need, we can help. Contact us now to discuss your requirements. All we need are the dates, times and details of the type of staff you need. We have a massive staff database and can find you the experienced, helpful staff to match your needs perfectly.

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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 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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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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