Event Management Services

From awards ceremonies and conferences to brand showcases and media launches, the key to any successful event is ensuring that there is a strategic plan and event management system in place.

Our event management team has many years experience in planning and executing events of all kinds and sizes; in person, virtual or hybrid.

Our approach to event management first consists of understanding the things such as the goals and objectives, the scope, constraints (such as budget, time and resource) and who the audience(s) are. Once those are established the creative element takes place; deciding on things like the format, theme and style.

Key considerations throughout managing an event should include having a defined budget (with a tracker) and a resource planner, alongside applying a project management approach to clearly define who is undertaking actions and within what timescale.


Book a free 30 minute consultation to talk about your event strategies and plans.

Planning an Event – Our Top Tips

  1. Try and set a budget and keep a tracker; it can be easy to get carried away and go over budget without one
  2. Create a resource planner and action plan that clearly lays out who will do what in the lead up to and on the day of the event
  3. Set aside time for pre-briefing(s) for key team members who will be working at the event
  4. If a physical event try and visit the venue before you commit; you will get a much better feel for the space and will be able to visualise the event much easier
  5. With the return to in-person events and relaxing of government guidelines it is worth still being mindful about potential questions and concerns from attendees regarding Covid
  6. Have a logistics plan. Think about timings for deliveries, set-up and take down and who will do what
  7. Depending on the event, adding an element of surprise can be a real wow factor
  8. Complete contingency planning e.g. what will you do if key team members are unwell 
  9. Arrange any catering as soon as possible  and be clear on any potential dietary requirements
  10. Make sure you about accessibility requirements (both in-person or virtual)
  11. Check the tech in advance
  12. Complete user training if using virtual event platforms such as Hopin or Zoom


Book a free 30 minute consultation to talk about your event strategies and plans.

Our Experience in Events

The team has a wealth of event experience spanning many years. Events the team have  planned and managed include:

  • Many Awards ceremonies including the annual Tech South West Awards, the EDF Regional Media Awards and the Space Awards
  • Stands at tradeshows and conferences across the world
  • PR and media events for clients across sectors including tech, retail, aviation, transportation, energy, government, telecommunication
  • Community engagement including consultations and briefing
  • The launch of the Princesshay development in Exeter
  • Virtual launches 
  • Virtual roundtables and panel discussions
  • Business celebration parties and events
  • Hosting and chairing of events
  • Market research including focus groups


Book a free 30 minute consultation to talk about your event strategies and plans.

Astley Media is a South West Management Agency

Looking for event planning and organisation services in Exeter, Plymouth or Bristol? 

Astley Media is a South West event management company that specialises in discovering marketing possibilities in the tech, education and government sectors.


Book a free 30 minute consultation to talk about your event strategies and plans.