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What our clients have said about us.

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Planning and putting on an event involves so many moving parts and having "done it all myself" on quite a few occasions I decided to see what it would be like to get some help.

Boy am I glad I found Ben and his great team.

Firstly - he got great prices from hotels, prices I couldn't get directly.

Secondly - they handled all the admin of dealing with the hotels, getting quotes, finalising contracts etc freeing up massive amounts of time for me.

Thirdly - nothing was a problem for them, and lots of additional things I required they sorted out with a smile - from dealing with delegates special requests, arranging deliveries to the hotel and so on.

I will never again hold an event in the UK without using Ben and his team. Saving money, saving time and stress free.

Ann Wilson - The Wealth Chef

 

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Ben did a brilliant job of helping me source a venue for an event. I'd been working with someone else before being recommended to Ben, and I found Ben's communication style and ability to understand what I wanted much easier to work with. He was also very patient with me about aspects of the process that were unfamiliar to me.
It was also clear when I visited the venues that he sourced for me that he had a great working relationship with them too. I had a sense that I would be 'extra looked after' because I was a client of his. I recommend Ben wholeheartedly and will continue to use him to help me for future events.
Catherine Watkin - Selling from the Heart

 

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Ben knows his market very well so first and foremost he can find venues quickly and get the best deals. He talks to me as a client to make certain he knows what we want, and then gives straightforward advice based on my needs.
He's unfailingly polite, pleasant and positive to deal with, and their service is always very fast.
I really couldn't ask for more.
Alan Brighton - Action Coach

 

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Exceptional level of knowledge and experience at managing events and working with a rather specific client needing particular venue and location requirements.
Hands on experienced of event management makes Ben and Marie of BGC Events the first place I turn to help me find locations, liaise with the staff and venues and most critically for me, help with venue visits and contract negotiations.
I am afraid that I cannot be without BGC for their sage, sound and practical advice and negotiation skills.
Shona Broughton - ACA

 

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Exceptional Customer Service, nothing is ever too much trouble and the attitude is second to none.
This company are a joy to deal with, professional in everyway and look after customers' needs first.
I enjoy working with them so much, I have recommended their services to at least 5 of our private clients.
Beverley Parkin - Peter Thomson International

 

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BGC Events have never failed to find the accommodation we require.
Su Castle - Lloyd Group

 

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I really appreciate the careful and detailed attention to our specific needs, which can sometimes be quite complicated. Immediate response to initial enquiry and updates provided regularly. I personally have been impressed with the evident efficiency combined with friendly and welcoming service.
Alan Rhone

 

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Ben and his team are attentive above and beyond expectations. If I mention that I would like to visits the venues that they have suggested, they will put together a route plan with exact descriptions of the tube stations, how to walk there, and in what order to visit them to make most efficient use of time, and will call in advance to find out what staff are there and then let me know their names, having asked them in advance to expect me.
He plans the events down to the finest detail, communicating to the chef the intricate detail of our dietary requirements (lactose-free, gluten-free, etc.), and even going as far as identifying a bakery where tasty gluten-free bread can be accessed when I mention that the previous venue we had used (before we found Ben) had been able to find only very tasteless, white gluten-free bread.
Ben always follows up reliably, calling his assistant from the car and asking her to make the arrangements if he has been caught up in a traffic jam. When our German speakers have additional requests (like a lapel microphone rather than the hand-held microphone that the hotel has), Ben goes the extra mile and makes sure than extra kit is ordered in. He has never let us down on a single detail, negotiating on price doggedly until the hotels reach our expectations.
We couldn't ask for a more committed and loyal team, we are absolutely delighted with BGC Events, and would always recommend them.
Gilian Crowther

 

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I have used Ben and Marie at BGC Events for a number of years now and their service is brilliant. I have never had cause to complain to either of them about anything they have done for me. They are always prompt in replying, professional and go out of their way to help.
I have lost count of the number of people I have recommended to BGC and every one of those recommendations has been extremely happy with the service they received. Many of them have recommend them on to their contacts as well.
I think you would struggle to find a more customer focused business.
Simon Chaplin - Greenstones

 

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Thank you both SO much for arranging the booking for us for the night of Friday 17th August. We are looking forward to the w/end, enormously. You are both so charming & efficient ~ truly a 'Dream Team' :-))
Di Marshall

 

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Hi Ben & Marie,
Just a quick line - To say thanks again for sorting-out our accommodation for LAMMA. It worked out really well for us.
Kind Regards,
Stephen

 

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I should really be thanking you for all your help and support you both give us especially with the short notices and continuous amendments.
Lyndsey (Pfisterer)

 

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Many Thanks for all your hard work Ben & for producing such a great range of options at excellent value... it's already taken away loads of hassle & I've now got more time to plan & enjoy my events. Big Thanks.
Nikki Pope

 

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That's great thank you for getting this sorted for me you're a star!
Yasmin

 

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Impressively quick reply, but why are you working so late?
Bob

 

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I was most impressed that you 1471'ed our phone number & rang me, on that initial day. I was going to ring a second time and leave a message but you beat me to it... :-)) It was so good to have a discussion with you about the various hotels etc, which was most useful. You are very efficient and have a lovely friendly style ~ a winning combination!

 

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Oh my goodness, you and Ben are total super stars!! - thank you so much.
Yas

 

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Dear Ben,
Just a few words to thank you for your precious help. I spent a wonderful weekend at Bird Fair with a great accommodation at the Park Inn and Berridge taxi drivers are exquisite gentlemen. Thanks again!
Sophie

 

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Ben Callaghan arranged (sourced and booked the venue) a conference for my clients at Wadenhoe House nr Oundle for the second time around, and couldn't have been more helpful and professional. We had a couple of minor problems at the first event we held there and Ben made sure we got first class service this time around.
Alan Brighton, Action Coach

 

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Just wanted to say, thanks very much for your help and support finding venues for our attendees for Energy Now Expo.
It really took a great deal of work off our hands, and made our lives a lot easier. Look forward to using you again!
Meg, Energy Now Expo

 

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Ben Callaghan at BGC Events Ltd provides a first class service with enthusiasm rarely seen these days.
James Belderbos, Bird Wilford & Sale Solicitors

 

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Ben's company BGC Events designed and managed a marvellous summer party for us at our home in Lincoln in June 2010. From the initial discussions and scoping of the concept, through the 'design' and culminating in the actual day itself this was one of the easiest and least stressful experiences we have ever experienced. The factors that made it so easy for us were numerous, but importantly in the context of anyone else considering BGC for event management the key ones were:

Incredible attention to detail and absolutely nothing was too much trouble or any question too stupid to ask.

Encyclopaedic knowledge of the event planning industry with a superb address book chock full of service providers of every kind who he knew and who he could vouch for personally.

Brilliant inspiration for what would make our party tick.

Great listeners who could assimilate, interpret and implement our ideas whilst mediating them with professional knowledge and understanding.

Highly, superbly organised with the ability to juggle many issues, not least us who are terribly busy people who don't always respond to emails/phone calls in a timely fashion (sorry Ben and Marie....).

Calm, unflappable and incredibly competent at dealing with last minute crises that were NOT of their making.

Supportive, communicative and always good humoured.

As you will probably gather we were more delighted than we could have imagined with the service and most importantly, the party itself (which is still being talked about amongst our friends!) and we recommend BGC to anyone we know who is having an event.

I would use Ben and Marie again in a heartbeat, and I know I would be getting an event (either personal or professional) that would delight me and most importantly, would be what I wanted and would be managed and delivered superbly. I can't praise BGC Events highly enough.

Caroline Jackson, On the Rebound