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Costume character and mascot staff
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

We're recruiting for office based staff! Senior Staffing & Account Manager and Junior Staff Booker
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Benefits of Hiring Promotional Staff
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

B M Promotions co-founder shortlisted for Event Magazine's Event 100 Club
Friday, November 18, 2016

Winners at the Leamington Business Awards 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016

Looking for new member of the Beautiful Minds team
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Flying start to 2016 for Beautiful Minds Promotions
Monday, May 16, 2016

Event partner for the AEO Excellence Awards for Third Year Running
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The NEC Birmingham celebrates turning 40
Thursday, February 25, 2016

A strong year for Beautiful Minds Promotions and we're not finished yet
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Specialists in Promotional Event Staff
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Promotional Event Staff September Update
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Beautiful Minds promotional event staff cover nationwide campaign
Wednesday, August 05, 2015

What our promotional staff have been up to recently
Thursday, June 04, 2015

Official event staffing partner at the AEO Excellence Awards 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015

BM's Valentine's Day cupids take over London... and the world!
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Beautiful Minds Promotions shortlisted for another award
Monday, February 23, 2015

Sampling Staff Highlight 0f 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lisa's Event Staffing Highlight of 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Event Staff Highlights of 2014 - Part 2
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Promotional Staffing Highlights of 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BM Managing Director, Lisa Simpson makes the Event 100 Club top 50 for a second year running
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Event Magazine's most influential
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Experiential, sampling and promotional staff
Thursday, November 13, 2014

A day in the life at Beautiful Minds
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cheerio Olivia!
Friday, September 12, 2014

Featured in the news
Monday, August 18, 2014

New appointments for expanding Beautiful Minds team
Monday, August 18, 2014

Our big news made the press
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BM announced as Logistik Group's new staffing supplier
Monday, June 23, 2014

A few pictures of a couple of events we have been working on this week
Monday, June 16, 2014

The importance of training promotional event staff
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Association of Event Organisers Excellence Awards Finalists
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BM HQ Recruiting Again
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Our new business win was featured in a few event industry news sources
Monday, October 21, 2013

NHS business win - Beautiful Minds feel well pleased
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Autumn Fair 2013 Highlights Featuring Our Staff
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Another season win - Worcester Warriors
Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Business Win for Beautiful Minds
Monday, July 29, 2013

Event Magazine - Event Awards 2013 shortlist announced
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Check out this Event Magazine article; How I Got Here - Lisa Simpson
Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Happy Team
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Beautiful Minds Director Jordan taking on the Snowdonia Challenge
Monday, May 13, 2013

Sampling Staff - The Collective Dairy
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Costume Character Staff for Promotional Events
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Getting the best from Promotional Staff
Thursday, September 22, 2011

How pre show marketing can go above and beyond both exhibitor & visitor expectations
Friday, September 09, 2011

Beautiful Minds team up with The Collective
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A day in the life at Beautiful Minds

We were asked to write a guest blog on 'We Blog Events'. You can view the article here or read below...

 

It’s Monday morning in the office and as I enter the room, the office is a hive of laughter, ringing phones and stories of Saturday night shenanigans. The wall of shame is updated!

Beautiful Minds Wall of Shame

Did some of the booking team really stay out until 7am!? Am I really that ancient that I’m shocked? And why are they all so beautiful, bright eyed and bushy-tailed? With no time to dwell the team are hard at work gearing up for another crazy week.

With staffing assignments all over the UK including a Sony Xperia Z3 roadshow in Birmingham, pop chips and Mello drinks sampling campaigns in London and Edinburgh, exhibitions including Apps World in London, Skills Show and The Classic Car show at the NEC, street promoters working for Vision Express all over the country and a handful of those projects event industry professionals work on as a supplier but aren’t allowed to shout about due to confidentiality – the team simply don’t have a moment to spare.

It’s mornings like this when the team pull together, support each other and make sure not a thing is missed.

Clients are called from the previous week’s activities to check all went well and gain vital feedback. Staff are contacted to get their feedback. New staff applications are screened. Last minute jobs come in and as quickly as they land they are filled with exceptionally talented staff.

Time for a quick ten minute team meeting and the booking team update me on the number of staff pending screening and interviews to join our books, 50 currently. There are over 2,400 active BM staff. Competition is high and only the best will make the cut.

The phone rings with another weird and wonderful request. This time it’s: “Can you supply a French speaking costume character to dress up as a fluffy parrot, 5ft 2 in London today at 3pm?” Of course we can, not a problem! A quick search on our booking system brings up everyone fitting those requirements and a wonderful Brand Ambassador is selected, booked and briefed.

Accounts Manager, Suzy

The lovely Suzy

The team argue over whose turn it is to make the tea, who didn’t empty their bin on Friday and why is there an eerie smell coming from a certain team members bin! A half drank Starbucks latte with the culprit’s name written on the side has been left to ferment in the office over the weekend. A significant event is logged which is to be addressed at their next appraisal!

Finally a defeated Suzy in Accounts breaks and takes charge of the tea run and adds another point to her tally.

The phone keeps up its momentum and is practically hot to the touch. Next a call from a new client to applaud us for our ‘Here 2 Help’ staff at i2i Events Group’s Autumn Fair asking us to replicate the customer service staffing for them. Calls like this really reward the team and make their hard work feel appreciated. Straight away their requirements are noted, costs are produced and staff availability is checked. Clients are treated to an online Beautiful Minds Promotions Portfolio of available staff. The quick turn around and detailed response has won Beautiful Minds many clients and we are appointed as this particular client’s staffing supplier. Now to book a simply outstanding team.

It’s a cold, wet day and sickness has hit some of our field staff. The team replaces any unwell staff for the week’s activities and set about spot checking staffs’ knowledge on their assignment notes.

As work pours in from our regular accounts each booker works through their projects, booking staff, checking they are good to go for their shifts and working with their clients to prepare for a busy few weeks.

As the phone slows down for five minutes there’s excitement in the air as the Christmas party date is announced. Now shall we allow partners? Questions, questions!

Beautiful Minds team out to lunch

Lunch Al Desko

After a quick pit stop for lunch (Al Desko for some) the team are back in action.

Exciting meetings are being secured, bookings are made and 2015 is already looking marvelous. A few of the team treat themselves to a toffee apple! Well it is part of our five a day…isn’t it?

Three tenders to complete so its time to get my head down and ask myself, “Why are we the right supplier for these brands?” As the creative juices flow we share the tender between the senior management and get down to work. We love a good tender. It makes you sit back, reflect and look at your product/services and understand what do we do brilliantly, how do we do it better than everyone else and how it can work for this brand. It’s a fantastic activity to evaluate and assess and always leaves us feeling proud of what we have achieved.

All of a sudden the day is nearly over. The team start to pack up and the phones start to die down. The team erupt into fits of giggles as they practice their laughing without smiling videos. Have a look on YouTube, it really is a skill!

Once again it’s a happy team leaving the office. All motivated and spurred on for another great day tomorrow.

 

Lisa 100 club

Guest post by Lisa Simpson, MD and founder of Beautiful Minds Promotions.

BM Promotions – Specialists in promotional and events staffing throughout the UK. 

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