Where are they now?

Episode 4 In his year with us, this Brightspark had the opportunity to work at The Rugby World Cup, Corporate Dinners, Christmas Parties and Coldplay, throughout his time at university. Andrew: October 2015-October 2016 “Brightsparks enabled me to see the value of teamwork and showed me that if everyone pulls their weight in a team,…

Where are they now?

Episode 1 We often wonder what our Brightsparks go on to do when they move on from us. We have so many talented Brightsparks that it is not surprising that so many go on to do amazing things. We have contacted some past Brightsparks to catch up with them and see how their time at…

Royal Ascot

Brightsparks at Royal Ascot 1,128 VIP hospitality shifts in 5 days​ 9,000 online training modules completed​ 60,000 miles commuted​ Overachieved on consistency​ Brightsparks impressed with exceptional quality staff​ 30% increased booking for 2017 300,000 visitors in 5 days​ £6.58million in prize money​ 6,000 temporary staff​ 39 kitchens operational​ 400 helicopters​ 2,900 lobsters​ 50,000 macaroons​ 160,000…

Jardin Blanc at Chelsea Flower Show

Working with Raymond Blanc Objective​ To bring an element of joie de vivre to the, sometimes dry, world of corporate hospitality together with exceptional food and great conversation Planning & Insights​ Attended by over 157,000 visitors from around the Globe over 6 days​ Deliver an experience reflective of Raymond’s passion for seasonality, locality and great…

Student jobs can provide so much more than just some extra cash

Getting a Student Job – Why It Matters We posted the below some time ago but it is still as relevant as ever. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing words from Brightsparks past and present on how part-time hospitality work with us has helped them both professionally and personally. If you have stories…

Hospitality is a Breeding Ground for Great Grads

Many students find that their introduction to working life is way before their graduation day. For many of the students who work for Brightsparks, the pay they receive for work in our event and hospitality side is a vital source of the funds they require to be able to get through university; to pay to…

Millennials are not a panacea for all agencies’ problems

Amid all the Christmas ad hoo-ha one story really stood out for me. And it didn’t have anything to do with a bouncing dog. It was around the John Lewis spoof and W Communications’ decision to hire the clever lad behind it. Hiring an 18-year old with no agency experience is a bold move. And I look…

Why tea and cakes can out-market tech

The future of experiential marketing in Brexit Britain lies in tea and cakes! Wendy Hooper, Brightsparks’ Commercial Directoir, explains what we can learn from The Great British Bake Off. Tech is all the rage in experiential marketing at the moment. Every event right now seems to involve virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), NFC chips,…

Great staff will make your event for your guests

The word ‘Event’ invites excitement and high expectation. However, there are many variables that cannot be predicted or completely controlled, which makes the planning process more difficult. There are five main elements that contribute to the success of many an event: Guests & attendees Catering Entertainment Venue Customer service (last, but certainly not least!) If…

Student jobs can provide so much more than just some extra cash

Getting a Student Job – Why It Matters (Guest blog by Emma Mahdavi, staff member at Brightsparks) Paying your way through university and building your CV at the same time, without it encroaching on your studies, can be challenging. Here’s why bagging yourself a student job is can help you. The cost of University and all…

Think live events are dead? Think again.

Good News for Graduate Event Jobs Ten years ago, some people were forecasting the end of face-to-face events. In response to this prediction, all sorts of online platforms sprung up with the purpose of recreating physical events using digital means. Guess what? Many of those platforms are gone. The naysayers were wrong. Face-to-face events are…