Skills shortages – what’s the risk? by admin on January 6, 2020

Unbeknown to the hundreds of Abba fans currently enjoying the spectacle of ‘Mamma Mia! The Party’ at London’s O2 venue, event planner Shout About is sending out its own SOS for new talent to help its growth.

Co-founder Ben Gamble says the five-year-old firm, which finds venues for corporate clients as well as owning and operating events, is struggling to hire new sales executives.

“Instead of just finding off-the-grid locations for events – such as Victorian pumping stations – we are looking at taking out 20-year-plus leases on our own sites,” explains Ben. “We need more sales staff but the competition in the events industry makes it hard.”

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