What they say about us
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Extreme Mental Adventure Training Competition
Ian Burke, Chief Executive, The Rank Group plc,
August 2010"We're going to get the benefit of how they [the team] approach their work together in terms of higher levels of co-operation."
2010 UK Challenge, Aviemore Scotland
Ollie Knights - Senior Operations Manager, IMG Mass Participation Division,
June 2010"Jim delivers first class events. His attention to detail is second to none and he is a born problem solver. Jim is comfortable briefing, negotiating with or simply engaging with everyone and anyone from MDs of blue chip multinationals to volunteers who help at his events. Now Jim and I have gone are separate ways I have already asked for his help designing a charity based event and I have found that energy and creativity is still pivotal to how Jim works. If you have an event in mind but aren’t sure how to facilitate it then Jim should be your first port of call"
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Clive, Group Financial Control, The Rank Group plc,
September 2010"It builds better relationships amongst people, team work will get better, we've all had a bit of a shared experience, it's been a baptism of fire and a great way to break down barriers"
September 2010"We've all been inspired and are already consolidating lessons and planning training for next year "
2010 Liverpool Triathlon, England
Dan James, Race Director,
June 2010"Jim joined us for two large events in 2010. He was the Site Build Manager for the Liverpool Triathlon and London Duathlon events. The operational build for these events were complicated and involved many suppliers. Jim managed and monitored them ensuring provision and adherence to safety legislation. His knowledge of health and safety, the wider events market and event operations made him a valuable addition to our team. I would happily recommend Jim to similar projects "
2010 UK & BG Energy Challenge, Aviemore, Scotland
Amy Whiteley, Head of Ops & Course Director,
July 2010"We used Zing Event Management at three of our Intelligent Sport® events this year. The roles were responsible for the delivery of a significant part of our complex corporate team development courses with a particular focus on marshal management and marshal & equipment deployment. Jim was fantastic as always – delivery was accurate and on time with regular progress updates, and he dealt with a last minute course change (from canoeing to running) with aplomb, proactively coming up with solutions to whatever problems lay in the way. What with that, and an ever-cheerful manner, we will certainly be using Zing again in 2011 "
Southport Flower Show, England
David Jackson, Chief Executive, Southport Flower Show,
August 2010"Zing Event Management were appointed as one of the main contractors to provide organisational support, event management and health and safety cover for Southport Flower Show, the largest independent flower show in the UK. Zing was exemplary in their approach to all the tasks, their interaction with other contractors and blue light services, their integration with the staff team and their contact with the general public. Zing has been retained for next year’s event and we have no hesitation in recommending their services. Second to none"
2010 London Duathlon
Kevin Stewart, Managing Director Ironman UK & Ireland,
September 2010"Jim provided a supervisory role with the build up and breakdown of the Liverpool Triathlon and London Duathlon events. Juggling many different suppliers over the event weekends, he ensured all equipment was delivered, placed and removed according to the supplier agreements. His knowledge of Health and Safety matters was an added bonus and we would highly recommend him"
Harry, The Rank Group plc,
September 2010"Zing was the 7th man in our team; pulling us together as a group, giving us the skills and confidence to compete and making a tough event an enjoyable one. The time we spent in preparation with Zing was vital to us being able to effectively compete in, and complete, the challenge."
Top Trumps National Schools Tournament Final, National Science Museum, London
Fiona Hortopp, Marketing Manager, Winning Moves UK Ltd,
Sanlam Investment Management South Africa Challenge
Tim Wigham, Course Director,
September 2010"Jim is a versatile and adaptable leader. He arrived as an adviser with specialist knowledge and yet had the humility to fit in where we despearately needed help due to an unfortunate illness which had befallen one of our stage managers. Jim saw what needed to be done and slotted in without any disturbance to the team dynamic. His value was tangible and undoubtedly added to the SA Challenge Event. I recommend Jim unreservedly, in any event management role because of his social and professional skills"
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2011 National Schools Top Trumps Tournament
Fiona Hortopp, Marketing Manager, Winning Moves UK Ltd,
May 2011"A huge thank you to you for all your work and effort in creating another great Top Trumps Schools Tournament at the Science Museum again this year. It was a great success and we have had lots of great feedback, praising the organisation of the day, which I will share with you'.... 'The day was more or less faultless – we had some learnings, of course, but all in all nothing that impacted on the overall success of the day. We most definitely want to book you for next year...."
2011 Southport Flower Show
Jonathan Cunningham MBE, General Manager,
August 2011"I have worked with many in the events industry but few as professional and driven as Jim. The complexity of the event project would have consumed many others. Jim throughout was a pleasure to work with and have no hesitation in providing Zing a complete business recommendation"
2011 BG Energy Challenge - UK
Alan Rae, Course Director,
July 2011"Your experience and knowledge, gained over many years of being in the events industry, is evident from the outset and it’s very reassuring...You did this and even under trying circumstances, when severe weather threatened to seriously disrupt the event, you were unflappable and in good spirits throughout..."
Please let say a few words about how impressed I was with your stage management and delivery of support on the 2011 BG Energy Challenge. Having worked together on the 2011 Intelligent Sport UK Challenge, I knew of your professionalism and was very impressed once again with your performance at the 2011 BG Energy Challenge.
Your experience and knowledge, gained over many years of being in the events industry, is evident from the outset and it’s very reassuring because I have to know that our contractors will deliver an exceptional experience for our clients and participants. You did this and even under trying circumstances, when severe weather threatened to seriously disrupt the event, you were unflappable and in good spirits throughout.
Your interaction with venue managers, clients and volunteers was admirable and I want to commend you for that. IMG and Challenger World prides itself on presenting first class events and your support guaranteed we delivered this. You always communicated clearly and concisely, delivered on time and very importantly ensured venues were returned to their previous condition. A testament to this is the highly positive feedback we have received from venue managers.
Please let me say a massive thank you for all of your efforts last week. It was a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to our next event together.
Amy Whiteley, Course Director, IMG UK Ltd,
May 2011"Jim managed one of our trickier feedstations at the Etape Caledonia 2011 - sorting out all kit required, assisting with set-up logistics, managing the volunteers who were supporting him in manning it as well as dealing with any incidents that occurred in his area. The whole thing was super-smooth and the set-up looked great..."
2011 GE Blenheim Triathlon
Ellie Pettit, Director of Operations,
June 2011"I have hired Jim many times as a Team Leader for our events and this year specifically at the Blenheim Triathlon. His cool, calm and collected approach to the last minute challenges required of him demonstrated the breadth of his professionalism. Jim's skill and experience in the events industry can clearly be seen by his reliability and attention to detail at times of immense pressure. Jim is a true pleasure to work with"