CLIENT: Ocean Media & Mercury Events
WHO: Matt Miller, MD
Simply brilliant! We cannot recommend the team at Ways & Means highly enough – they’re an absolute pleasure to work with across all aspects of our partnership. Professional, efficient, proactive, considerate, skilful, detailed, approachable, experienced, hard-working and super-reliable. The team at Ways & Means offer a superb service making the work they do for organisers like us excellent value for money.
WHO: Gillian Kimall,Venue Director
When any member of the Olympia London family is asked for a freelance operations company, Ways and Means are always the first name on the list. Knowing that Miriam, Gill or their team will be onsite means we can be comfortable that everything is done effectively, efficiently and without cutting any corners. They have managed to build fantastic relationships with the entire venue team, and know that no matter what issue we are facing, together, a solution will be found.
CLIENT: 3rd Street Group
WHO: Bill Hammond, Director
It’s a pleasure working with Gill and the team at Ways & Means. Big Data LDN has grown fast and we have a small core team, so there’s no way we could manage without their support.
Ways & Means work hand in hand with our contractors to deliver turnkey and bespoke packages for our exhibitors, providing front line support to customers from China to Silicon Valley.
Our show is content-led, with several conference theatres and show features packed with complex AV and graphics. Ways & Means orchestrate the wide range of suppliers involved, ensuring that the show is delivered on-brand, on-time and on-budget.
CLIENT: Creative Hire
WHO: Adam Aston, Chief Business Officer
Having worked with the Ways & Means team on countless shows this was an easy task to talk about how professional, organised, forward-thinking and creative they all are. Working with organisers that have a real passion for the shows and ethos behind them is always an enjoyable process and we are continuously challenged as contactors to come up with new and innovative ideas to help make their shows stand out. Never a dull moment we always look forward to working with Ways and Means at every occasion.
CLIENT: Easy Fairs
WHO: Amelie Degueldre, Operations Manager
I have been working with Ways & Means for 3 years now and it’s always been fantastic. They’re efficient, professional and reliable. No matter how small your query or problem might be, they are always available to help and come up with a solution. Our exhibitors love them – they’re more than contractors, they’re part of the team.
CLIENT: Media 10
WHO: James Condley, Sales Manager
Working with Ways & Means made planning and running a show so easy as a Sales Manager. During the sales process, the team would do what all they could help make sure exhibitors got the maximum return on their investment, even when they were a little trixy! With their problem-solving skills, nothing ever seemed too much of a challenge. This was replicated onsite, you could always rely on the W&M team to act quickly and get any problems dealt with, almost before they came up! Rebook was easy with a hall full of happy exhibitors and we couldn’t have done it without the support of the Ops team. You can always rely on Ways & Means for top quality, professional work and a hug/piece of chocolate when it all gets a bit much!
CLIENT: Mash Media
WHO: Dan Edwards, Group Operations Director
I’ve worked with Ways and Means Events for a number of years now, across our 3 largest events. Their communication, professionalism and competency gives me the freedom to allocate my time and efforts to other elements of the events, as I know the areas they have been tasked to deliver for us are in the safest of hands.
WHO: Laura Thycott, Director Of Client Solutions
We have had the pleasure of working with Ways and Means for many years and on a wide variety of projects. They consistently deliver on professionalism, flexibility and willingness to go above and beyond to get the job done. What makes them really stand out, however, is the positivity and personal touch that is present at every event on which they work. I would not hesitate in recommending them, whatever type or scale of project.
CLIENT: Inflection Point
WHO: Sam North, Founder
Ways and Means have created a uniquely flexible and effective approach that allows them to give first class service and guidance to organisers and media owners of all types. I have worked with them as they support both passionate entrepreneurs launching new events, and global businesses with products around the world, and have always found Ways and Means to be an invaluable operations partner.
CLIENT: Daclus Woodworks
WHO: Kieran Hughes, Director
Unique team, unique support. Ways and Means are the Event industry’s BIG glittery shoulder you can always lean on!
CLIENT: London Vet Show
WHO: Rob Champman, Group Event Director
Ways & Means worked on the EN Award winning London Vet Show for the last 8 weeks of the Show Cycle and did an outstanding job. Joining a team that close to show, in such a high pressure environment, cannot be easy but they did so with apparent ease. Throughout the project Miriam managed the transition, the event itself and the handover to our internal team with great fluency, with massive praise from both the show team members and key clients.
CLIENT: Edible Garden & Spirit Show
WHO: Geraldine Reeve, Show Director
I’ve worked with Ways & Means for a few years and can’t praise them highly enough. From coming up with creative ideas through to building the show, managing the budget and all the intricacies in between, they’re a pleasure to work with.