We'd like to cordially invite you to meet the team behind the party. Starting with Maggie from Late Night London's Meetings & Events team.
Q. What excited you to work for Late Night London?
My humble beginning started over a decade ago at Bar Madrid. I started as an office assistant from 9 to 5. I was also a prominent and principal dancer, teacher and entertainer well known in the events industry and hosted weekly professional Cabaret dance shows and classes at Bar Madrid. Due to changes and refurbishment in the business, I was moved to Late Night London.
As an Accounts Manager at Late Night London, is first of all a pleasure. Working day to day on events, I’d have to say, I am quite passionate about making a difference and driven to ensure the success of every event whether large or small. Every event is special and relationships are of high priority to me.
I also have the privilege of working with some of the best people in the business.
Q. How do you think the events industry will evolve over the next 5 years?
When I think about this question it brings to mind how industries on the whole have evolved in terms of IT, social media etc. To be honest, I see huge challenges ahead. In terms of attracting a larger audience and the levels of competition involved to keep ahead of the game, there are some things one will be lead to consider on a much higher level as traders i.e.:-
• High demand for unique and interesting foods
• Cost effectiveness
• Quirky and different venues which stray away from the traditional.
• High level and speed of service
• Making sure that all products meet health and safety standards
• Encouraging more healthy eating and drinking
Q. If you hadn’t gone into the events industry what would you have done?
Looking back at the previous moments of this present journey of my career, the art of Latin American Dance has always been a great influence, passion and a fundamental platform to building myself as a person and artists. It all consisted of hard work, great music, lights, camera and action!
As a former Caribbean Latin Dance champion and top choreographer, I would have taken the natural progression of opening a Latin American Dance School and giving private lessons to professional acts which I still do from time to time or, starting a business in Trinidad.
Check out Maggie @ 2:34!
Q. What might somebody be surprised to discover about you?
In my present day to day job working for Late Night London, one will be surprised discovering such contrasting roles, and the glamorousness of touring and working with well-known artists such as Elle McPherson, Caprice Lou Bega, Joan Collins, Ali G, Touch and Go, Victor Hugo and the Mambo boys just to name a few.
Q. Which has been your favourite event to work on since you joined Late Night London?
One of my favourite events has to be one I organised for Dial A Flight, which I found to be a pleasant experience. The event was held at Sway Restaurant Bar & Grill. The communication between the client, Sway’s Operations team and myself was effortless. There were high expectations for the catering and entertainment and I have to say, the delivery of both were amazingly outstanding. The feedback from Dial A Flight after the event was amongst the best we’ve received!