Thinking about hiring event staff? Here’s 10 things you should know

Hiring event staff

Hiring staff for your event is a great idea as they can help make the experience easier and more enjoyable. Here are some helpful tips for anyone who is thinking about hiring event staff, starting from your first enquiry to working with them as part of your event team.

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1.     Know what staff you need

There are various types of staff that you can hire for the event including waiters and food runners. Before contacting the agency, think about what tasks the staff will be carrying out and what types of skills are needed. Informing the agency with this information means they will be able to find individuals that are best suited to your requirements.

2.     You can be really specific if needed

Some people shy away from asking for specifics, including hair colour etc as they feel it is an odd requirement to ask for, however the staffing provider will be more than happy to take on whatever you ask. Click here.

3.     Your event staff will ask questions

Events and operations vary from one another, meaning staff members may need a little bit of guidance when it comes to your event in particular and what you expect from them. The staff chosen will want to complete their tasks to the highest standard possible, so we suggest hiring supervisors to be the main point of contact for any advice.

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Major Event Experience

Hunter Finance was a partner in the organisation that sold and operated the official corporate hospitality programme for the 1999 and 2003 Rugby World Cups. In 1999 as part of a consortium of agencies, Lilley & Gillie provided the Chairman of the Central Operations Executive, which had specific responsibility for the fulfilment of all hospitality provided including 6000 covers at the Final itself.

In 2003, as a joint venture with Sodexho Prestige, Lilley & Gillie were responsible for the central coordination of the official hospitality programme., with Bill Hunter (Hunter Finance director)  overseeing in excess of 53,000 hospitality packages across 11 stadia.

Hospitality in Partnership

Following the success of the company’s involvement in the 1999 and 2003 Rugby World Cup, Hospitality in Partnership was created as a vehicle to offer rights holders, event organisers and governing bodies, the benefit of their expertise in maximising the standards of delivery and financial returns from the provision of hospitality to both sponsors and non-sponsor corporate clients.

The company was appointed by Clipper Ventures, the owners of The Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2005-2006, as their official hospitality provider. This is a worldwide appointment offering shore-based and ‘on board’ hospitality opportunities at stopovers around the world.

The company is currently tendering for a number of other projects such as property development finance, and has recently been appointed to operate the official hospitality programme for ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 in the West Indies.

Choosing the right agency for you

Finding the right agency that suits your specific needs may seem difficult, but it is never as tough as it seems. From previous experience, we suggest StreetPR for all event staffing needs.

StreetPR is one of London’s biggest suppliers to the competitive nightlife industry, so you can be sure to have the best staff for your event.

In addition to this, all of their selected event staff has been fully trained and are able to meet all requirements set by you. See more information.