I love being a freelance event manager! I get to take a thought, a minimal concept of a potentially amazing day and develop that potential into a reality, a truly stunning event to make the occasion an unforgettable experience. I get to do that every day!
A recent example was for a London client whose partner had a birthday coming up. She is from the Netherlands and so the event incorporated meeting in a private room located in a funky Dutch bar where, to her delight, she was surprised by friends and family from her homeland. A fantastic evening was had by all with a second venue offering the full knock out treatment. The planning, venue sourcing, all behind the scenes with flights, accommodation and transport all laid on for the guests, meant the client could enjoy the evening alongside his partner.
“Wow Tom what a great night…..really impressed with the attention to detail and your dedication. Loved the personalised cupcakes and coloured theming, so many other little touches I wouldn’t have thought of and all that running around you did….wonderful… truly”
It has been a great honour to become a Freeman of The Guild Of Entrepreneurs and fantastic to massively expand my network in the city of London. The Guild of Entrepreneurs is made up of men and women who have invested their own money and time in setting up and running successful businesses. Its aims are to:
Support the Lord Mayor, encourage the growth of the City and promote its full potential to Entrepreneurs and growth businesses
Promote excellence in the profession of Entrepreneurship
Foster fellowship among entrepreneurs
Give money and time for charitable works that support the development of Entrepreneurs and help to bring the opportunities of Entrepreneurship to young people.
This section is for you to read about just some of the events I have been involved in over the years! It showcases the variety of experience I have gained & hopefully, makes it easier for you to get an impression of how I can help on your next event! If you would like to flick through some more examples of events I have been involved with, just visit My Timeline.
"Tom Simmonds presented himself as an extremely motivated individual displaying pride in the business that he has worked hard to develop. He gave us a real insight into his journey and what his future holds, impressing the judges with his determination and drive. Tom is naturally creative and this was very apparent in his application to the awards, during our interview and in the evidence of the events that he has organised. He has already been successful and we have no doubt that his events business will continue to grow and make remarkable achievements."
Angela Fletcher - Managing Director | Rock Recruitment Specialists
“Thank you so much for everything! We couldn’t have done it without you and your amazing team!”
“Tom worked with us during the 2012 Olympic Games and did an excellent job as a Team Leader – part of our Service Coordinator team. Always willing to pitch in and get the job done, great fun to work with, extremely personable – a great addition to the team.”
“Tom has worked for us as a freelance event manager for over two years now, and his work is outstanding. I feel that I can leave him to any task, and he will excel. He takes control, he never complains, and he just gets the job done, no matter what. He is a real asset.”
“Completely unexpected birthday surprise party with every detail attended to. Such a fabulous time with my dear friends, great food, a perfect venue and the personal touch making the day so very special and unforgettable. Huge thanks Tom.”
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so, so special! You were totally awesome and we don’t know what we would have done without you!”
“Tom has been so committed to delivering our events and has hit the mark every time. He represents our company with the up most professionalism and really understands what we are trying to achieve.”
“Tom Simmonds is a true professional and a gentleman of the Events World. Incredibly well connected with an encyclopaedic list of suppliers up his sleeve. He works fast, sticks to the budget and effortlessly delivers. A great secret weapon when wanting to put on that special event! The ideas just keep coming and he is a real inspiration!”
We had such an amazing wedding day, and we are so grateful to you for making it happen for us. I was so pleased with how it all went, and being a bit of a control freak, it was just amazing to me that when we got to the Reception, everything was ready to go, IT WAS BRILL. You were so on top of the drinks, canapés, cake, coffee and the bar all night.
Thank you so much for everything you did to make it work, and for all your advice before the day and thank you for liaising with the casters, the band, etc. to make everything work together.
Thanks also for accommodating my Auntie Helen who didn’t RSVP – What a surprise that was!