Whilst some of us are taking the opportunity to get all mushy and publicly declare our love, we thought we would do the same. But not for someone special, for something special. Events.

The Grub Stub team has over 25 years of event management experience, and our love for events is a good old fashioned love story. The industry wooed us, we embraced it and passion has resulted in some fantastic creations. There may have been some bumps along the way but all families have that, right?

So, we thought we share with you why we love working in events.

The people
You can’t deny it, the people in events are fabulous. Whether it’s a conference in Canada or a festival in Finland, you rely on the people you work with to make everything run as smoothly as possible. And when it doesn’t? You need to know you can rely on them to resolve whatever the disaster might be. Not to mention breathing a sigh of relief together in the cafe or bar when it’s all over.

The excitement
We’re not going to lie, not every element of working in events is exciting. Counting thousands and thousands of meal tickets for example isn’t exactly exhilarating. But there are plenty of highlights. Deadlines are always looming to keep you on your toes and then there’s that moment when you secure your headline act. Pretty special! When the event is live, it’s all ‘go, go, go’. It’s exciting when it all goes right but sorting out a crisis can also be exciting in a good way.

The journey
When you start your career you often start small. Taking on the menial tasks that no one really wants to take on. We’ve all been there, but those talks are crucial building blocks for understanding how event management works. You need to know the nitty gritty so later on you understand the process, and how to fix it when things go wrong. Since we started working in events there have been significant changes, from the size of events to the technology available to make our lives easier. This makes it all very exciting indeed!