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New specialist corporate event agency website launched
After many years serving both corporate and public sectors as an employee, Ed Moss has formally gone solo and formed Maykit Events to offer MICE – Meetings Incentives Conference and Exhibition – directly to corporates. And with a new website.
By: Mayit Events
“I’ve been to many specialist MICE exhibitions over the years, as well as attending educational and familiarisation trips abroad. So with Maykit Events, I have taken the conscious decision to concentrate on those destinations I’ve have actually been to myself. “
“As an example, we recently visited Krabi in Thailand and the Convention Centre and Traders Hotel in Kuala Lumpar at the request of a potential client. I also went on a bespoke familiarisation trip to Athens in December 2015 and have just returned from a “Great Hotels of the World” educational event in Lisbon.
“It makes great sense to me to offer clients destinations that I am personally familiar with and can recommend from first-hand experience. I think it is unfair to suggest perhaps a city such as Buenos Aires, which although a fantastic destination, is impossible to truthfully recommend to clients when I’ve never been there myself, especially when I’d have to rely totally on third parties I have never met!”
As for going solo after many years working for others, he explains:
“I’ve reached the age where attending job interviews for positions has become a complete waste of time and energy. Being, as I am, a little ‘more senior’, when I walk into the room for a job interview, I can’t help but notice the body language and rolling eyes of so-called HR experts who are only in their mid-twenties and just out of university. The really ironic thing is that I was communications manager for the Department of Work and Pensions’ highly-respected Age Positive initiative a few years ago!
“However, the straw that broke the camel’s back was when attending an interview for an incentive and events manager position a few months I was rather stupidly asked what my A-Level results were. Having a Masters’ Degree, which is clearly stated on my CV, I feel my school results from over 40 years ago are now quite irrelevant.
“However, if the HR and job interview industry still thinks 40-year-old school results are indeed relevant, then I feel it is now time for me to give up attending these interviews altogether. I also become rather annoyed when so-called HR experts don’t even have the courtesy to follow-up with a simple ‘thank you but no thanks’ afterwards, especially after I go to the trouble and expense of attending their interviews in the first place.
“Imagine eating at a restaurant where the staff neither thank you for choosing their establishment nor acknowledge you afterwards for paying the bill!”
Maykit Events is at http://events.maykit.me.uk