Thankyou for making our Planning Day a huge success. The team loved the venue and the lunch was amazing!! A very enjoyable day. I will definitely be recommending your venue to all my colleagues - the experience was fantastic!
TheVenueShop Helps Unemployed Put Best Foot Forward
Leading business events & venue-sourcing specialists put their best foot forward to support an initiative assisting the unemployed through training, personalised grooming services & provision of professional attire to help them enter the workforce.
Event industry professionals, from diverse HR/L&D, EA and Event Manager roles, representing a wide range of corporates such as ANZ, IAG, NAB, Visy and Salmat attended the event - to support the cause whilst also learning how they can be even more efficient in their current roles when fully embracing the extensive services and expertise offered by TheVenueShop.
Lisa Roberts, Managing Director of Ultimate Performance+Recruitment, Conferences+Events and Founder of TheVenueShop, said her team is extremely proud to be partnering with a worthy, Melbourne-based, not for profit that aligns so closely with their own values.
“Our business has always focused on finding solutions, helping others, collaboration and using our connections to the benefit of our clients. For some time now we have been searching for a way to apply these strengths and to extend these values and philosophies into the wider community and are proud to announce our support of Wear for Success.
“The care and attention we provide to our clients and the emphasis we place on relationships is so much more than the typical venue-finder model. This is reflected in our choice to partner with Wear for Success via the delivery of engaging industry events and fundraising activities,” said Ms Roberts.
Jodie Aickin, Operations Manager of Wear for Success is the sole employee of this inspirational organisation - they have been operating for five years without any government funding and rely on a dedicated team of volunteers. Ms Aickin shared with guests the history and nature of Wear for Success’ services, including a video demonstrating the difference their programs can make "in action" showcasing their work alongside ONTrac participants from PeterMac.
Ms Aickin expressed their gratitude for the support of everyone present after TheVenueShop not only launched their first major fundraiser on their behalf, but also presented her with a range of new suits from Jigsaw and David Lawrence, plus items generously donated by guests in a clothing drive...
“We are so thrilled to see the turnout and generosity of the event industry in support of our cause. We would like to sincerely thank TheVenueShop for making this happen and look forward to working closely with them on future initiatives,” said Ms Aickin.
A fabulous evening of delicious catering, networking and 5 star service from attentive staff at Melbourne venue The Waiting Room, was wrapped up with an activity highlighting how TheVenueShop bring their collective knowledge and that of it's clients together to benefit all event bookers before a number of prizes were drawn for 4 lucky guests - the main winner receiving a package at an Art Series Hotel of her choice, with Smart Car use, welcome bubbles and late check-out. No one left empty-handed with all taking home a bottle of Pink Moscato from Innocent Bystander and delicious chocolates, courtesy of Say It On Chocolate.
TheVenueShop’s #ProjectSuccess fundraiser event was proudly supported by AV partner, Pro Light & Sound, who also provide significant exclusive offers for client events booked via TheVenueShop.
There’s still time for all to get involved - support Wear for Success!
Raffle ticket holders can win a decadent package at QT Sydney - an art, design, fashion, music and food lovers playground. The prize includes two nights’ QT Deluxe King accommodation at the boutique hotel plus airfares, $1,000 spending spree and more... valued at $2,500.
To purchase raffle tickets and go in the running to win this great prize, please visit: https://www.rafflelink.com.au/qtsydney2015
With only 1,000 tickets available, the raffle ends on Friday, 16th October - winner announced HERE
Wear for Success are also holding a sale on Friday 9th & Saturday 10th of October: "Shop for fabulous fashion with a social conscience"
Join them at their inaugural pop-up location in HoMie, Level 2/Site 247 of Melbourne Central Shopping Centre for 2 days only to grab some amazing bargains just in time for Spring Racing and the silly season. And don't forget, if you cannot be there in person - please buy a raffle ticket!