ABOUT & CASE STUDIES
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
Event and project management are a passion that have evolved over many years, with experience gained across a wide variety of sectors and in a diverse range of roles.
An early career in the family print business not only embedded priceless business knowledge and understanding but also presented me with invaluable experience in print management.
This initial experience provided a seamless transition into marketing specialising initially in the travel and tourism industry. Following an extensive career in this and other sectors and with my marketing and event management experience behind me JUMP Consultancy was created in 2008.
Drawing on all aspects of my previous experience enabled me to work with a diverse range of clients from a mix of sectors including to name but a few Metalogic – a specialist software supplier to the steel industry, BID Leamington a public/private partnership to project work with the charity Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and many others in between. In this time I have delivered an array of interesting and varied projects from the York Tourism Awards to the Royal Leamington Spa Food & Drink Festival, Audience Development Plans, Live Fashion Shows, Developing & Established BID’s, plus a host of corporate hospitality and sporting events.
I believe actions speak louder than words and I will work with you to fully understand your event or marketing requirements and with my open, hands-on approach and ‘can-do’ attitude I will seek creative solutions to achieve your desired outcome.
The name follows my initials JMP but as I predominantly started out in print managing many print projects for clients I added the U for JUMP or Just Use My Print!
And in my spare time…..
……..when I am not organising events for clients I can’t quite seem to say no when it comes to making things happen with my favourite pursuits; be that collaborating on gigs as a member of the Stratford Festival Orchestra & Choir, a quiz night or music event with Stratford-upon-Avon Meet Up, litter picking events with Rubbish Friends or charity related events in my role as a Tropic Skincare Ambassador.
I look forward to working with you!
JONAS ANNUAL BUSINESS AWARDS
Client: Businesses Acquired by Jonas Software
Event type: Annual Conference & Awards Ceremony
Size: 300 guests
Location: The Jury’s Inn – Hinckley Island, Leicestershire.
Jonas Software acquires, manages, and builds industry-specific software companies globally. This event brings together a number of these companies who operate in the UK to network, learn, grow and celebrate in the success of their companies and the individuals within them.
This is the fourth Jonas Annual Business Award (JABA) and the third one managed by JUMP and each year brings a new motivational theme that is reflected throughout the day.
The event provides the perfect balance of company networking opportunities, education, multiple simultaneous workshops and teambuilding, charitable support and endeavours and concludes with a Gala Dinner, Award Ceremony and post Awards entertainment.
After conducting a venue find focusing on a central location to facilitate the broad spread of organisations across the UK & Ireland the confirmed venue was not only within budget but allowed the client to take over the whole of venue and accommodation for the event.
JUMP were involved in every aspect of this event from contract and rates negotiation and liaison across all the suppliers including:
Venue, AV, Motivational & Guest Speakers, Teambuilding, Entertainment & Awards, Themed Entertainment suppliers
Utilising the venue to its full potential JUMP worked on the logistics of the event liaising with the client, the venue and the delegates regularly and daily up to the event to ensure the best flow and procedures were put in place. JUMP also provided live on the day event management with on-site support assisting with registration, accommodation, logistics and food and beverage among many other responsibilities ensuring a seamless implementation from pre-event support to on site execution.
For the Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony JUMP were present throughout the evening, working with the venue’s Ops teams to ensure the evening flowed continuously from drinks reception to Awards Dinner and then onto to the final part of the evening which consisted of a plethora of post-award entertainment including ski simulators, ice bars and casinos.
The feedback received was hugely positive with the event considered a huge success. JUMP is hoping to work on future JABA events current climate willing!
JUMP were, and continue to be a key part of the success and value add contributor to our JABA (Jonas Annual Business Awards) event. Jacquey Parker has been our main point of contact and I cannot speak highly enough of her attentive nature and inspiring ideas through her diligent construction and management of our key annual event. From concept and planning through to celebrating the success I will continue to use Jacquey as our trusted partner of the design and delivery process for our event as she will ‘JUMP’ through hoops to ensure the event is awesome!
JONAS METALS GROUP
Client: Jonas Metals Group
Project: Marketing & Event Support
Location: UK & USA
Jump Consultancy has provided marketing and event support for Metalogic Ltd since 2012 and for JMS since 2018.
Marketing support for Metalogic Ltd has included the development of their website and ongoing content management which includes copywriting and editing of news stories, client case studies and blogs. Regular client newsletters are created and sent out via Mailchimp and social media support includes scheduling Tweets using the Buffer platform for the companies Twitter and LinkedIn pages.
A rebranding exercise has been taking place for JMS and Jump has been responsible for facilitating the development of a new website build along with the management of a targeted advertising campaign with sector specific publications in the USA.
Event support for Metalogic has included the management of Corporate Client Golf Days. Metalogic as a company has been home working since 2008 and prior to 2020 would hold quarterly Town Hall meetings around the country. Jump has in the past been involved with the organisation of a number of these meetings and the subsequent and varied social and sporting events that would accompany these to help foster a cohesive team. Metalogic had a two season sponsorship deal with Wasps RFC and Jump would be responsible for managing client corporate hospitality for home games.
As Jump works on a fixed hourly rate, freelance support allows both organisations to tap into projects as and when time and resources are available.
A consistent ‘can-do’ approach
ASA 54th DUTCH PARTY
Client: ASA (Now part of ALFED)
Event type: Golf Day & Annual Members Dinner
Size: 80+ Guests
Location: The Belfry Hotel & Resort – Sutton Coldfield
The ASA (Aluminium Stockholders Association) was a membership/trade association who have recently merged with ALFED the Aluminium Federation. ALFED represent businesses who process, trade and work with aluminium. They help members solve problems, capitalise on opportunities and boost their competitiveness and the dinner presents an annual opportunity for sector member networking.
The ASA Dutch Party is an annual dinner held for the benefit of its members and their guests to meet, network, dine and enjoy the post dinner entertainment whilst supporting their chosen charities. It is also preceded the same day with an annual golf tournament that ties in with its charitable endeavours.
The Dutch Party is a little more unusual than many dinners in that in order to facilitate networking each guest will be asked to move tables after each course. This presents a particular challenge to the event organiser from a table planning aspect and also to the venue to facilitate this.
The event is traditionally held centrally within the Midlands making it accessible for members based both in the UK and overseas.
After conducting a venue find focusing on a central location with first class golfing on site The Belfry – four times host to the Ryder Cup – was the natural choice.
This is the second time JUMP have managed this event and they were involved in every aspect of this event from contract and rates negotiation to liaison across all the suppliers including:
Venue, Golf Day, AV, Event Dressers, Entertainment & Event Charities
JUMP worked closely with the client, the venue and selected guests to ensure a successful outcome. JUMP also provided live on-the-evening event management with on-site support assisting with registration, ensuring the flow of guests and photo ops during pre-dinner drinks, liaison with the Food & Beverage Manager to ensure all service staff understand the implications of a Dutch Party and movement of guests during the evening. Management of post-dinner speakers, charitable auction and entertainment.
This is the first time JUMP had worked with this venue and the feedback from members and guests was extremely positive and the event was considered a huge success so much so that the client secured JUMP and the venue for the next event – current situation willing!
A great event, enjoyed by all – we are looking forward to working with Jacquey on the next one!
Client: K2 Law
Event type: Training Course
Size: 20 Delegates
K2 Law offer high-quality immigration training, focussing in particular on teaching courses for those wishing to become OISC-regulated.
Due to lockdown restrictions they wished to commence these courses online.
K2 Law approached Jump Consultancy to enable the delivery of the first of a number of online courses. With a five week deadline and working from a standing start Jump was tasked with managing the branding of K2 Law and the set-up of a new e-commerce website to promote and sell the courses. Additional requirements were to work with the client to help identify the target market and help to facilitate the course advertising and marketing across a number of social media platforms, and to offer event support and engagement with course participants.
Working with Web Directions the first challenge was to develop a suitable brand and logo design for K2 Law.
Once a brand design was approved work started on the construction of an e-commerce website to enable the promotion, booking and payment of the online courses.
Jump advised on the additional set-up of Facebook and LinkedIn profile pages for K2 Law.
Once confirmed bookings were received Jump was responsible for the communication to course attendees and administering course materials.
Jump managed the on-the-day course registration with attendees being welcomed and introduced to the trainer. The two day course was delivered via Zoom and monitored throughout by Jump and elements of which were recorded for future promotional video content. Jump also designed and produced course certificates and a course survey that were despatched to all attendees.
Despite the tight deadline the course was delivered to the attendees on time with an online presence for the client and within the Jump budget specified. Feedback has been positive and Jump is now looking forward to working on the next event with K2 Law.