A Day in the Life Of ‘Your Wedding Entertainments’ Gareth John
For those of you that don’t know, our co-founders are Daniel Cassidy and Gareth John and once a month we’ll be delving into what each of their day-to-day roles entails, with a ‘day in the life of’ feature. This month its Gareth’s turn.
Gareth runs the business development side of the company, always looking at new ways to grow the business, set up relationships with new suppliers and venues, take on new high quality entertainers, and market the business and grow awareness of it generally. As you can imagine, this involves going out to see venues where there is the potential for a healthy partnership between them and YWE, and on this particularly sunny day, he visited The Riverside Gallery in Nottingham. Below is the story of the visit, in Gareth’s own words:
‘I had been working in a recording studio in London the previous night and caught the train through my native Leicester straight to Nottingham the next morning. The meeting came about through this unique and brilliantly located venue reaching out to us in the form of interest in a preferred supplier partnership, which is always a great start, and what naturally followed was a productive and purposeful meeting with Jeni Smith, their affable and very driven sales and events manager.
So why do I say the venue is unique? Well, not only do they brew their own beer on site, but they give couples the opportunity to brew their own signature house beer in their adjoining pub, to be served on tap throughout the wedding proceedings. It was one of many personal touches that I liked on the day.
Like I said, I also thought that Jeni was very forward-thinking, new to the role but very keen to work with local, like-minded businesses, and their array of outside areas, perfect for the Prosecco and Pimm’s flowing during a drinks reception, make it an ideal setting, on the banks of the River Trent with idyllic wedding photo views. They certainly have a similar approach to us at YWE and I look forward to working with them Jeni and her team.’
Next month, we look at an aspect of Daniel’s day-to-day activity in finer detail, giving you an insight into what makes Your Wedding Entertainment tick!