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FREELANCE EVENT MANAGER

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An individual who delivers creative engagement and cost-effective production resulting in maximum ROI.

I’m Thomas Heiser, a freelance event manager helping organisations run intelligent, creative and results-focused events. With over 16 years’ experience I take the stress and long hours out of the event management equation, maximising the return on your investment and allowing you to focus on your core business activities.

Whatever type of event you want to run (or take part in), and whether you measure success in brand awareness, delegate learning or revenue, I deliver tangible return on investment.

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Clients

My clients share a common goal;
to create valuable, lasting connections.

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DON’T JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT.

There’s no second chance with live events, but choosing to use a freelance event manager needn’t be daunting. My clients know I deliver and use me year-on-year. The proof is in the pudding.

“…Thomas was fantastic to work with – knowledgeable, a specialist in his field, reliable and made the roadshow project we were working on run perfectly smoothly…”

Gemma McGratten, Director, Synergy Creative

“…I take great pleasure in taking the credit but it is of course all his. I would recommend him highly….”

Matthew Cross, Head of Inward Investment, Invest Bristol and Bath

“…Thomas exemplifies all the characteristics necessary for a great event professional. He earns my highest recommendation and I would not hesitate to work with him again…”

Neecia Shaw, Events Manager, United Nations Foundation

“…Within days he became an invaluable part of the team – his depth of experience shone through when managing every detail of our plans, as well as when supporting stakeholders and presenters…”

Caroline Tierney, Senior Communications Manager, TSB Bank plc

“…Thomas was instrumental in the development of the Cloud World Series. Event management was always of the highest standard with a keen eye for detail and a commercial mind that helped us…”

Mark Johnston, Director, Keynote Media Ltd
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WHY FOCAL POINT?

Working with Focal Point provides several advantages over running an event yourself (labour intensive) or hiring an agency (expensive!). According to my clients the key benefits of hiring me as their freelance event manager include:

The best events are strategic and intelligent. A smooth running event means nothing if opportunities and goals are missed. I take the time to understand your business objectives and design events that deliver. Check out how I helped Bristol City Council get the most from their city leaders’ summit.
You only have one chance to get things right on the day, so don’t learn the hard way. With over a decade of experience, delivering events is second nature – ensuring things are done the right way first time. Organisations like Venturefest and Nesta put their faith in Focal Point.
Organisations run events for a reason – something I never loose sight of. I am trusted to generate tangible return on investment, whether you measure that in delegate numbers, sponsor income or social engagement. Have a look at how I helped the Cloud World Forum maximise their revenue.
Working with Focal Point is cost-effective. With extensive networks, accounts with major suppliers and minimal overheads working with Focal Point will free up your time and reduce the money you spend to develop and deliver on your event objectives. Clients, including TSB, are sure I more than cover my costs.
With Focal Point you speak directly to the freelance event manager working for you – me. I can even come and work from your office if that is easier. No more “lost in translation” setbacks.
Events are a lot of work but you probably only need support with specific tasks and for specific periods. Focal Point provide personalised support tailored to the specific needs of your project. I don’t believe in padding things out. See how I help the Business Showcase South West with their floor planning and operational delivery.
Health and Safety considerations are crucial, but needn’t limit your event. As an IOSH certified event manager I ensure your event is managed creatively but safely.

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