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Leslie Edward Events Limited


Leslie Edward Events provides a bespoke service to perfectly plan your event, whether large or small, on time and on budget. Through our personalised MICE service, we will go the extra mile to meet your requirements and exceed your expectations on all aspects of your event, with as much or as little involvement from yourselves as you wish. Our services include (but are not limited to): Party Planning, Corporate Entertainment, Themed Parties, Incentive Travel, Corporate Hospitality, Conferences and Meetings, Event Management, Venue Sourcing Leslie Edward Events Associate Company - Leslie Edward Consultancy Services - can assist companies in optimising Corporate Travel, Meetings and Events Expenditure. Providing a tailored service from the RFI process to tender and select a travel provider, we can also assist in analysing internal processes to help reduce cost and waste. Additional areas of travel spend tend to be unmanaged and yet can provide substantial savings if managed correctly.

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What inspired you to start your own business?

The flexibility to be able to choose and to work within the industry I am passionate about

Why should our clients choose you?

From plush private parties to high-profile international corporate gatherings, Linda uniquely applies energy, passion, confidence and knowledge to ensure a smooth, successful and seamlessly organised event that guests remember for all the right reasons.

With a strong and adaptable skillset developed within corporate and freelance environments, Linda’s all-encompassing expertise spans innovative idea generation and perfect venue sourcing, right through to meticulous planning, management of logistics, fine-tuning of detail and practical on-site supervision.

Proficient in people management and relations at all levels and cultures, Linda is constantly on-hand either independently or leading a professional team, to ensure clients receive the very best service at all times.

No event is too big, small or extraordinary for Linda, whose extensive contact portfolio contains some of the most celebrated and prestigious organisations across the globe.

What do you love most about your job?

Working in an industry of which I am passionate where I meet interesting clients, travel to amazing countries which broadens my knowledge of different cultures

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Most event planners charge their clients anywhere from 10-20 percent of the total cost of the event, with 15 percent being the average.

Your professional event planner will be able to advise you on the full range of options available, helping you to choose the best one for your needs. Use Bark to find trusted event planners near you and request quotes for free!

Some of the common services your event planner can help with include:

  • Conducting research

  • Creating an event design

  • Finding a suitable venue

  • Arranging for food, decorations, and entertainment

  • Planning transportation to and from the event

  • Sending invitations to attendees

  • Arranging accommodation for attendees

  • Coordinating the activities of event staff

  • Supervision at the site

  • Conducting evaluations of the event

Following these steps will ensure that you find the right Event Planner for you:

  • Objective - Before you start your search, you need to work out the event's objective, the budget you are working with, and your reason for hiring externally. You want to be in a position to communicate the broad outline of the event and its most important goals. You will also want to decide on the budget for your event planner and what they will be expected to do. A party planner can select the venue, recommend food and beverage options, source speakers and entertainment, be on-site on the day and create the invitations.

  • Find your event planner - You want to hire someone who has expertise in creating your type of event. Word of mouth is one way to find an event planner but it's not always the most effective approach. Look out for a company with experience and a strong reputation and do your online research by reading company reviews on Bark.

  • Interview applicants - Most event planners will be eager to hear about your event. Give them brief details at first and focus on their expertise in the initial round of interviews. Reduce your list of candidates to the three strongest applicants. You should then ask each finalist about their business, their experience with past events, and how they plan for contingencies.

  • Decision time - Once you have hired a company, the event planner should be able to share a detailed plan for the event with you.

  • Budget - Many people who organise an event for the first time want a champagne event on a beer budget. You need to work together to come up with a realistic budget. Plus, do not forget to find out about the fees that will be charged by the event planner and how they will be incorporated into the budget.

  • Follow up - Make sure you stay on top of the event planning and do not force the event management expert to make major decisions without your input.

You can be confident that any of the Bark local event planners listed will give you a reliable and professional service.

There is no formal training required to be an event planner, although they usually have a degree or certificate from a university in event planning or management.

Before you choose an event planner, it's always worth checking out their customer reviews on their website and Bark profile. This ensures that they are trustworthy and reliable.

Absolutely! Whether it's finding the best DJ or getting your catering sorted, your event and party planner will be able to organise pretty much every aspect of the event online. You can even find the perfect venue through interactive virtual venue tours - pretty neat stuff!



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The average rating for Bark Event Planners in Southend is 4.97, based on 1,351 reviews.

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