Creating connections with in-person and virtual events

Your event, exhibition and conference organiser


Your event, exhibition and conference organiser


We are Focal Point; an independent event, exhibition and conference organiser helping businesses run intelligent, creative and results-focused in-person and online events. With over 20 years’ experience we 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, we deliver tangible return on investment.

As well as running events for other businesses we are also proud to run our own, including MEET South West, the region’s event industry showcase.

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

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Working with Focal Point provides several advantages over running an event yourself (labour intensive) or hiring an agency (expensive!). Our clients love us for our:

The best events are strategic and intelligent. A smooth running event means nothing if opportunities and goals are missed. We take the time to understand your business objectives and design events that deliver. Check out how we worked with Bristol City Council as conference organiser for 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, event management is second nature – ensuring things are done right first time. Organisations like Venturefest and Nesta put their faith in Focal Point.
Organisations run events for a reason – something we never loose sight of. We’re trusted to generate tangible return on investment, whether you measure that in delegate numbers, sponsor income or social engagement. Have a look at how we helped the Cloud World Forum maximise their exhibition 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 with whom with work as a conference organiser, are sure we more than cover our costs.
Having a small and agile team means that when you work with Focal Point you speak directly to the event manager delivering your project. We can even come and work from your office if that is easier. No more “lost in translation” setbacks.
Event and conference organising is 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 event. We don’t believe in padding things out. See how we help the Business Showcase South West with their exhibition floor planning and operational delivery.
Health and Safety considerations are crucial, but needn’t limit your event. As an IOSH certified conference organiser we  ensure your event is managed creatively but safely.


There’s no second chance with live events, but choosing a Bristol event management partner, exhibition or conference organiser needn’t be daunting. Our clients know we deliver and use us year-on-year. The proof is in the pudding.

“…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 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

“…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
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