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Tickle Your Taste buds: Food & Drinks Incentives

Monday, 16 July 2018

Tickle Your Taste buds: Food & Drinks Incentives

We all like to treat ourselves to a night out now and again, whether it’s a meal or a few drinks around town. But the question always seems to be where? Well we...

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Top Technology to advance your business.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Top Technology to advance your business.

Let’s face it, we’re not living in the dark ages anymore! Technology is advancing more and more every day and we should try to keep up with it and the advantage...

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Out of this world incentives

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Out of this world incentives

We’ve searched the galaxies to come up with some Space Themed incentive for you! Bring out your inner space cadet with these quirky incentives.

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Ajman – the up and coming destination outside of Dubai

Thursday, 05 July 2018

Ajman – the up and coming destination outside of Dubai

The smallest of the seven Emirates is the hidden jewel of Ajman, covering a mere 100 square miles. Less well-known than Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it is one of the m...

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Top 5 Rooftop Venues in the UK

Friday, 15 June 2018

Top 5 Rooftop Venues in the UK

Imagine picturesque views, a skyline that lights up in the background and flowing drinks. There aren’t many events you’ll find this at. But if you were to host ...

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Engagement & Recognition: Using a Platform

Monday, 11 June 2018

Engagement & Recognition: Using a Platform

Employee recognition keeps the relationship between the employee and employer healthy, so when you recognise your staff, it makes work all that more rewarding.

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Roving Report: Spectacular Singapore

Wednesday, 06 June 2018

Roving Report: Spectacular Singapore

We sent our Roving Reporter Frankie to Singapore for a visit to see what you can do, where you can stay and to prove why there’s so much more to it than its wea...

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Spotlight: Lively Liverpool

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Spotlight: Lively Liverpool

Why not venture out and take a trip to Liverpool, it’s great for Family Fun but also good for couples who like good bars and a historic music scene, a day out s...

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Roving Report: An Elegant Estate

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Roving Report: An Elegant Estate

We love to check out the venues we use in person and this bank holiday weekend we sent our roving reporter, Rebecca, to De Vere Horwood Estate.

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Roving Report: Artsy Amsterdam

Friday, 25 May 2018

Roving Report: Artsy Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ capital, attracted roughly 16.2 million tourists in 2017. So, what we want to know is why it’s so popular? We sent Dan, our Roving ...

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Budget Friendly Beach Destinations

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Budget Friendly Beach Destinations

You don’t need to splash the cash for sizzling summer holiday incentives, as there are plenty of fantastic destinations in the UK.

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Top 5 Things to Do in London

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Top 5 Things to Do in London

With the birth of the Royal Baby, Prince Louis Arthur Charles, a Royal wedding and of course, the World Cup coming up, the UK is feeling very patriotic! So wha...

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Lift the trophy with these Football Incentives!

Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Lift the trophy with these Football Incentives!

The world cup begins next month, with Russia being a tricky place to send people on an incentive, we’ve come up with some ways you can still watch/enjoy the Wor...

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Top 5 Quirky Places For a Corporate Event

Friday, 27 April 2018

Top 5 Quirky Places For a Corporate Event

It’s usually the same for corporate meetings, a hotel, an auditorium, nothing that really stops people from dozing off! But here we’ve came up with 5 quirky pla...

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Grab your Wellies: Festival Incentive

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Grab your Wellies: Festival Incentive

The festival season is upon us and recently we have set up a Summer Fest Campaign for a client, which enables a customer and their friends to be the potential w...

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Roving Report: The Wonderful Wilderness

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Roving Report: The Wonderful Wilderness

Read our Roving Report from Anita's trip to Wilderness Manor, Suffolk. Get some inspiration for Corporate Events, Team Building days, and Incentive Getaways.

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Spotlight on: Meetings in the Wilderness

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Spotlight on: Meetings in the Wilderness

Don’t panic – we don’t mean you have to sit in a field amongst the cow pats with your laptop. We mean Wilderness Manor. Corporate Events, Team Buildings, and ...

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Quirky Experiences for Family Fun

Monday, 09 April 2018

Quirky Experiences for Family Fun

A lot of the time incentives tend to be technology, gift vouchers or weekend breaks for couples. But what about incentives that people can use to spend time wit...

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Roving Report - Terrific Tenerife

Wednesday, 04 April 2018

Roving Report - Terrific Tenerife

Read our Roving Report from Lucy's Tenerife trip for some travel inspiration!

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Top 5 Things to do in Dubrovnik

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Top 5 Things to do in Dubrovnik

As the warmer weather approaches us, we can only think of one thing, and that’s a holiday! Why not incorporate somewhere interesting to suit all holiday needs a...

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Spotlight: Alton Towers

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Spotlight: Alton Towers

Alton Towers is known for being one of the most-loved theme parks in the UK, but did you know that it holds perfect venues for business conferences, spectacular...

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Is Teambuilding Important?

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Is Teambuilding Important?

Some love it and some hate it, but team building is important and can factor many changes in your company. Even small, silly events such as a work sports day ca...

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Wellbeing in the Workplace

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Wellbeing in the Workplace

The Governments Department of Health advises that 1 in 4 of us will experience ill mental health at some point in our lives. It is therefore important that empl...

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Women Who Mean Business

Thursday, 08 March 2018

Women Who Mean Business

Forget ‘behind every successful man is a woman’ – behind every successful woman there’s a tribe of more women who have her back. There are so many influential w...

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Cost Effective Employee Recognition

Wednesday, 07 March 2018

Cost Effective Employee Recognition

Although incentives and rewards are a good way to keep your employees happy – they are often costly.

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Our Top 5 Incentive Destinations

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Our Top 5 Incentive Destinations

Embrace your inner explorer and check out our top 5 incentive destinations of 2018. This year will mark the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook and his fir...

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8 Ways to Keep Your Event Data Safe

Friday, 23 February 2018

8 Ways to Keep Your Event Data Safe

Cyberattacks and data theft is a huge problem for any organisation and with the new GDPR rules coming in May 2018, what precautions should you take to keep your...

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Millennials: An Updated Generation?

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Millennials: An Updated Generation?

Criticising millennials has become a national sport. Born anywhere between 1980 and 2000 (dates vary according to sources), these are the “lazy” generation, th...

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Roving Report - Capturing Cancún

Friday, 16 February 2018

Roving Report - Capturing Cancún

Fifteen years after my first visit to Cancún, it was an exciting prospect to return here under a work guise to rediscover the destination.

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Events: Preparing for GDPR

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Events: Preparing for GDPR

The changes made to the General Data Protection Regulation will completely change the way events can collect and handle personal information of attendees of the...

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Rewards: A Science, Not An Art

Monday, 12 February 2018

Rewards: A Science, Not An Art

Most people approach incentives from the top down. What is the most interesting part? Oh, the reward! What shall we give them / where shall we go? But in fa...

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Bringing Inspiration Back!

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Bringing Inspiration Back!

Yes, you read that right! When he's not bringing Sexy Back, he's showcasing his event planning skills. If you haven't seen Justin Timberlake's new music video to the song Filthy, you should!

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Bribery - The Elephant in the Room

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Bribery - The Elephant in the Room

It is a proven fact that, when done well, corporate hospitality can benefit your business, whether it be in terms of cementing client relationships, showcasing your event management skills or attracting new customers.

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Incentives: Music To Your Ears

Friday, 12 January 2018

Incentives: Music To Your Ears

Incentive rewards do not need to break the budget and can be an effective way to drive performance and results, whether that’s amongst your employees, customers or partners.

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Do’s & Don’ts of Corporate Hospitality

Friday, 12 January 2018

Do’s & Don’ts of Corporate Hospitality

When executed well, corporate hospitality can be an invaluable tool for generating and retaining loyalty among clients (both new and existing) and among your own staff.

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Successful Channel Programmes Rewards

Friday, 12 January 2018

Successful Channel Programmes Rewards

There are many elements to a successful Channel programme but without a great selection of rewards, you’re going to struggle to generate engagement and ongoing motivation.

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What’s Different with Millennials?

Thursday, 11 January 2018

What’s Different with Millennials?

We need to talk about Millennials! After all, Millennials will reportedly make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025 and, according to research by Gallup, it turns out Millennials are the least engaged generation!

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5 Ways to Generate B2B Loyalty

Thursday, 11 January 2018

5 Ways to Generate B2B Loyalty

When a customer is spending a lot of money with a company, they don’t want ordinary. Customers like to feel special and loyalty schemes can enable them to feel that way.

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Get the Most Out of an Event!

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Get the Most Out of an Event!

How do you create a Return on Investment for your Event? Try a 440% increase in sales for size! At A&I Events we’re passionate about proving the value of what we do and so we work with our clients to measure return on investment!

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Roving Report - Picture Perfect Porto

Monday, 27 November 2017

Roving Report - Picture Perfect Porto

Not all our roving reporters get to be intrepid. Sometimes these “never-off-duty” investigators need to turn themselves into distinctly discerning detectives as was the case with a recent study trip to Oporto.

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Roving Report - Buzzing Budapest

Monday, 27 November 2017

Roving Report - Buzzing Budapest

The "Queen of the Danube" offers cool cafes, hipster hotels, grand architecture and exciting design! And all for a surprising light budget!

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Roving Report - LA Style meets Vegas

Friday, 24 November 2017

Roving Report - LA Style meets Vegas

Welcome to our series of Roving Reports! Our intrepid investigators are regularly out and about checking new destinations, re-visiting well-known ones and building up the knowledge and network needed to ensure every event is a success for our clients.

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A&I Cracking Christmas Incentives

Friday, 17 November 2017

A&I Cracking Christmas Incentives

From the 12 days of Christmas and advent calendar themes to post-Christmas getaways, our team are ready to turn the season of goodwill into results, giving your winners the VIP experience.

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Ensure They Rise

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Ensure They Rise

According to a Gallup poll, getting employee communication right can increase staff retention, increase productivity and increase profitability. Conversely, ineffective communications can deliver completely the opposite: higher staff turnover, reduced customer satisfaction and falling productivity.

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The Weird & The Wonderful

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Weird & The Wonderful

Within the incentive sector, we’re always looking for new ideas and new places that people won’t already have visited. So here’s just a small selection of some of the more weird and wonderful hotels in Northern Europe – could be just the thing for an incentive with a difference!

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The Do's and Don'ts: Dilbert Says

Monday, 13 March 2017

The Do's and Don'ts: Dilbert Says

A magazine recently ran a "Dilbert Quotes" contest. They were looking for people to submit quotes from their real life Dilbert-type Managers. It might be an idea to think about these in your next communication. That’s to check our logic or as a bit of comedy, not as a core message.

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How SMART are You at Goal Setting?

Monday, 13 March 2017

How SMART are You at Goal Setting?

Obvious as it may sound, setting goals and objectives is absolutely key to your programme being successful. Everyone is aware of the acronym SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound). However, what’s important here is the A = Achievable.

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Getting it Right the First Time

Friday, 24 February 2017

Getting it Right the First Time

Generating sales and ensuring a healthy pipeline for the future is one of the biggest ongoing business challenges. Whilst marketing plays its part, sometimes a tactical sales incentive is what’s needed to really focus on a specific product or react to changes in the marketplace.

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A&I Top 5 Incentive Destinations

Friday, 24 February 2017

A&I Top 5 Incentive Destinations

Travel Incentives are one of the most 'looked to' reward schemes for employees. Reaching high sales figures and creating friendly competition within the business to encourage employees to go that extra mile to earn a trip of a lifetime. But what's exciting?

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Events: A Model For Measuring

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Events: A Model For Measuring

Live events are an excellent way to bring your business community together, whether they’re aimed at staff, customers, recruiting new channel partners or staff, launching a new product … the list is endless.

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Looking up at the Long term!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Looking up at the Long term!

Not long ago, customer satisfaction was seen as the holy grail of business objectives. Using CRM software companies gathered data from every touchpoint to better understand their customers. What’s the use of endless data if you don’t use it correctly – or worse, it tells you that you’re not doing it right?

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Incentives: Electrifying Top Tips!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Incentives: Electrifying Top Tips!

Sales incentives within the distribution chain have become the norm, and when they are executed well they can bring huge benefits and encourage focus on your products.

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Employee Engagement: Peddling Success?

Monday, 20 February 2017

Employee Engagement: Peddling Success?

It would seem that the “holy grail” in the business world has become the achievement of high employee engagement. But is this just a passing phase or have we stumbled upon a means of improving business performance which benefits all parties?

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Maximise Your Channel Partners

Monday, 20 February 2017

Maximise Your Channel Partners

Sell, Support & Engage A channel partner incentive program is a great way to promote your brand, achieve growth and reach new markets which otherwise may have been ignored.

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Loyalty - Getting It Right and Oh So Wrong

Monday, 20 February 2017

Loyalty - Getting It Right and Oh So Wrong

You may open your wallet to see club cards and points cards from all over the high street. But it’s interesting to understand why some are so successful and why some fail to provide any benefit to their customers.

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