Our UK team works out a dedicated office in a lovely sunny mews right near London Bridge tube, two minutes from the Thames and seconds from Borough Market. We’re fans of good coffee and craft beer, so there’s always plenty to eat and drink during and after office hours.
Our US team works from a dog-friendly office right in the heart of Manhattan, as part of a vibrant startup community.
Trips and work overseas
We work with some of the largest multinationals in the world, and they invariably select beautiful locations and venues for their conferences. If they request onsite support, that means one or more of our customer service team flying there to help them out. Great for new experiences, air miles, and opportunities to tag on a couple of days of personal holiday time.
We make an effort to create inclusive social occasions where we can celebrate as a team. We like to mix it up and find something for everyone. Things we’ve done include whisky tasting, a coffee festival, go-karting, bowling, crazy golf, beer brewing, shuffleboard, darts, and the all-important Event Tech Games sportsday…
We also make a point of flying our US team to London at least twice a year so we can work together and socialise as a whole company. We’ll keep doing this, at least until our US team becomes bigger than our UK team when we’ll swap the location!
Training and career progression
As a scale-up company much of the learning is done on the job, mentored by people that were probably new starters themselves not that long ago, but have quickly adapted and become experts in what they do. We’re very much about throwing people in at the deep end and proving themselves, and pushing people outside their comfort zones.
Our interns are regularly supporting clients at live events within days of passing their initial training, our software development and design staff are pushed to interact with customers and even present at events, and some of our first junior hires now hold senior positions and work overseas.
Culture, Vision and Values
Our Vision remains true to that established when we first set up the company: “To improve the way people communicate when they come together”. We believe that events and meetings (and virtual gatherings) are important to get things done, but that technology can help them be run more effectively. We create software and services that enable this.
Our Values were dreamt up, discussed, challenged and selected as a team at our company offsite in 2017. We used our own technology to facilitate this process, and wrote a great blog about it here. These values are now emblazoned across our office walls, and govern how we operate.
And that’s our Culture to a tee – everyone is included, we live and breathe our technology, and we have a mission that is about improving the way people work, not just making money.