Charity music video to help our heroes

From Absolute Corporate Events and their industry friends Chris Parnham has united his team from Absolute Corporate Events and their industry friends to remake the classic music video, “Is this the way to Amarillo”, initially resurrected for Comic Relief by Peter Kay back in 2005. A link on the video encourages viewers to donate to the “Clap for our Carers, …

Positive Travel News Stories

BY CLAIRE OKRAFO-SMART Like so many of us, I went on my daily walk this afternoon, making the most of this glorious weather. And as is the new norm, I marvelled at the lack of traffic, the peace is wonderful. But I was also struck by the vivid colours and heady perfumes of the blossom trees and lilac trees and …

Everything will be different after Corona, even at ACE…

Everyone knows that when it comes to events, it’s always best to play your ACE card, and at Absolute Corporate Events we have a winning deck of ACES. But every now and then, even a lucky deck needs a good shuffle, and without change, nothing happens. The Executive Directors at ACE have already begun remodelling the business to be more …

Top 7 Things to do in Japan

By Claire Okrafo-Smart Until this year’s Olympics was postponed, sport’s biggest extravaganza has been called off just three times in modern history, all in wartime, and the last time (in 1940) was the year Tokyo was supposed to be the host city. What a coincidence. As COVID-19 takes hold of the world and the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 …

10 Tips for Working from Home

Here at ACE, we have always been flexible with home and remote working. Therefore, some of our team are experts in all things WFH. Here are a few things you can do to try to effectively work from home without driving yourself (or those around you) round the bend. By Claire Okrafo-Smart Get changed out of your pyjamas every morning. …

How To Achieve Your Goals By Working From The Ground Up

By Chris Parnham. Planning life goals or business objectives can often feel like looking at the pieces of a jigsaw, spread randomly across the table. We may know where we want to go in life, but it’s the journey that often baffles us. Just like with the jigsaw, we can see the outcome by looking at the picture on the …

The Incentive Formula: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Incentive Programme

By Chris Parnham. We all remember from school days one or two key equations. Perhaps the most memorable being e = mc2, Einstein’s theory of relativity, or the Pythagorean Theorem a2 + b2 = c2. This one lays out the special relationship between each side of a right triangle: the squares of two shorter sides of a right triangle add …

How to Avoid Death? Don’t Stop Living

By Chris Parnham. I turned 50 this year – quite a milestone – and even though I try my very best, I simply cannot stop the physical effects of aging… or can I? Science tells us that aging is achieved by a series of diverse biochemical procedures in the body that persuade it, both internally and externally to deteriorate over …

How To Become a Compassionate Leader and Get More From Your Staff

By Chris Parnham. Most of us business owners, leaders or managers expect – or at least hope – that our staff care as much about our business as we do, but why should they? Providing they show up on time, look busy for 8 hours, don’t pull too many sickies, smile in the right places and make the right noises, …

The 15 People You’ll Meet At Your Next Trade Show

By Chris Parnham. The barfly, The blagger, The stuff it in her baggerThe blogger, The nodder, The flush it down the boggerThe nagger, The swagger, The finger waggerThe waster, The racer, The more than two facerThe shirker, The worker, The business converterWe all love a trade show. My blatant rip off of an old McDonald’s TV ad, above, names and …

My First Novel

By Chris Parnham. They say that everyone has a book in them. I know there is one in me, but I’m just not sure what it is. If there is indeed a book in all of us, let’s try to discover it together… And perhaps we’ll learn something about ourselves along the way… So, the first question must be, will …

Absolute Corporate Events Launches Talent Pool

Absolute Corporate Events has launched a new events talent pool in a recruitment drive to find and nurture the next generation of new talent in the industry. Absolute Corporate Events will offer mentoring with a Director and meaningful rewards to motivate growth and development. Motivating, rewarding and keeping the best employees is becoming increasingly important to all employers. With greater demand …

How to grow your turnover by 400% in five years

Our managing director, Chris Parnham gave an interview to C&IT Magazine recently, discussing the current events industry climate and how he grew Absolute Corporate Events by 400% in just five years. The interview is available to watch below:

The Five Benefits of Incentive Travel

By Chris Parnham. As we sit at our desks looking outside at the grey skies of the UK, it seems like the perfect time to start surfing online, scanning deals for cheap flights to sunnier corners of the Globe. After all, who doesn’t love a holiday? In fact, statistics show that UK workers spend a fair majority of their hard-earned salary …

ACE Joins The House of St Barnabas to Help Defeat Homelessness

By Chris Parnham. ACE have recently joined The House of St Barnabas as Corporate Members and Supporters. The House of St Barnabas is a private members club and charity, based in Soho. As well as providing a comfortable and exclusive environment for its members, the charity mostly focuses on helping the homeless back into full time employment, through its academy and mentor …

Want Your Delegates Enjoy Your Event? Don’t Do This…

By Chris Parnham. Essentially, there are two types of parent. One will coach and praise their children in order to build their confidence, and they inspire or challenge them to try harder and achieve great things. They focus on success and outcomes. These children grow up to be winners, leaders, and happy, capable self-sufficient adults. The other type, often called …

The One Rule to Follow to be a Great Leader

By Chris Parnham. How many times have we heard the pointed phrase – there’s no i in team? Well it’s wrong! There IS an i in team, it’s YOU… Without a great leader, a team is just a bunch of people. Stumbling through a day, without a shared purpose, without any standards to aim for, and without a goal or prize to strive for. So, at best, …

What’s Your Legacy?

By Chris Parnham. This week marks the 10th anniversary of the sad death of Tim Gasson, who died in a car crash on the night of 20th May 2007. Tim founded my company, Absolute Corporate Events, in 1995 and built the foundations that have created the company that I am proud to own today. I knew Tim, although while he was alive …