Ash Austin, director of Evolution Dome, says finding a venue is tough, but what if there was another way?
When organising an event or conference for your company there are many elements that need to be considered, but two of the biggest factors any corporate event organiser is tasked with is to ensure budgets are kept down and disruption and time out of the office for staff are kept to a minimum.
Sometimes finding the right venue is tough. Eventbrite’s 2019 Pulse Report earlier this year asked event organisers the three most important requirements when it comes to sourcing a venue. The answers? Cost, location and capacity.
But what if there was another way? Perhaps the answer is closer than you think. What if you could bring the perfect venue for your annual company presentation or Christmas party to you?
Sounds impossible you might say given that you have 500 staff members and the office space is already tight. Well, here at Evolution Dome, we have a cost-effective solution and we don’t like to blow our own trumpet, but it really can tick all of the boxes!
Earlier this year Evolution Dome worked with healthcare insurance provider, Simply Health, to host 1,300 employees together at its head office for an important company strategy day . The conference was a resounding success; staff time out of office was minimised, the event team knew exactly the area they had to work with as it was their own office space, the environmental impact was reduced and overall it was hugely cost effective and the feedback was positive.
Just look outside your window – does the office have green space surrounding it or even a good-size car park? Perhaps a local venue which has both? Do you have a central mess area? Our inflatable domes are so versatile, we can get the right size and shape to fit to whatever space you have available.
There are plenty of reasons why this idea will sit well with the powers that be too.
Cost – while a DDR at a venue can range from anything from £45-£50pp and beyond, yet Evolution Dome’s hire prices (and everything else included such as catering and AV) would on average be around £38pp. And you only need to pay for what you need. Our spaces are totally flexible with small domes catering for just 10 people in a break out space or larger domes for hundreds seated theatre style, and they can be joined together to create one seamless space.
This then leads onto the location – take into account staff will already be on site and there will be no extra travel getting to the venue – saving on time and ticking the sustainability CSR box, too.
And don’t worry about the weather – Evolution Domes Temporary Structures are wind rated up-to 55mph and are suitable for whatever Mother Nature throws at you on the day.
So, if you’re looking for a more cost-effective, time-saving venue solution for your next corporate event – perhaps the answer is a little closer than you think!