If you are excited about the potential opportunities your event business may have in the next few years but are unsure how to go about taking advantage of them, then it might be time to talk to Kershaw Partners.
We’re the leading event industry advisors, with huge expertise and more than 100 years of combined experience in developing and scaling event businesses.
Whether you need to accelerate revenues, find yourself in a turn-around situation, or are looking for a grow and exit plan, we provide the expertise to help you build a business of genuine, sustainable value.
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We found the Two-Day Review incredibly useful as a team to sit down and talk through our goals, ambitions and have honest conversations. I'm very excited for what we'll be able to achieve, having a list of goals that the whole team is working towards feels like a real step forward. We would recommend working with Kershaw Partners. The Two-Day Review is a fantastic way of analysing your business to be able to put a really strong action plan together.
Founder - Caiger & Co
We have benefited hugely from the 30+ years experience Mike has in the events industry and he has been pivotal in two transactions that we have carried out, buying The Cavendish Consultancy and part buying We Find Venues. Mike continues to chair our Board Meetings and attending regular Senior Management strategy sessions where he is equally passionate, forthright, innovative and process-driven. He is constantly on the look out for further growth opportunities & I have no hesitation in recommending his services to others.
CEO - AOK Events Group
Working with Mike and David was the best investment we could have made in our business this year. They provided a different perspective on strategic thinking and also gave us insight into areas we had never considered. We are going to be working with Kershaw Partners on an ongoing basis to help grow our business even further.
Founder - Just Seventy
The extensive knowledge of business and advice given by Kershaw Partners has been an invaluable part of setting up my business. Whether it be their attention to detail, patience or constant support, they have been an integral part of getting my business up and running. David has been my right hand man, that in itself deserves a medal! He has been full of encouragement and always there to stop me making any decisions I’d regret!
Founder - Whisp
Mike joined us late 2016 initially as an advisor and has been fundamental to the business since. Mike was brought in to help scale our business but at the same time improve our commercial processes, reporting and governance. His 30+ years experience has helped us identify growth opportunities and structure various deals that we wouldn’t have been able to complete on without his time and advice. Mike chairs our board meetings and is a mentor to the senior leadership team and a great team motivator. He’s passionate about people, connecting businesses and creating opportunities. He’s a game changer!
CEO - Metatech
WOO Architects have been working with Mike and Richard since late 2018 and they have been extraordinarily helpful in improving our business, developing our processes and giving us an exciting platform for growth. The past year has been particularly challenging and having Richard at the operational helm as we chartered some choppy waters has been a huge benefit to me personally and the whole team at WOO. Kershaw Partners bring a calm and considered approach to business, focused on helping us achieve our goals and as a result the whole practice is now more financially secure, better organised, happier and more excited about the future than we have ever been. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.
Founder - WOO Architects
The business, the team and the partners are in a great place at the moment and so much of that is down to the work you have done. If someone had showed us where we’d be 2/3 years after our first meeting we would have been delighted in what we have achieved.
Owner - Caswell House
Guy Rodger has worked with Oxygen Event Services Ltd for 4 years and has been an asset to the team throughout. His enthusiasm and ambition for our business has helped win new contracts and develop new areas of the business. In addition to creating new opportunities Guy has been a huge support to the development and stability of our company bringing his wealth of skills, experience and knowledge to the table. Straight talking and honest, Guy possesses a level of integrity rarely seen these days. He has been an excellent ambassador of our brand and I am hugely grateful for his support over the years. I cannot recommend Guy highly enough for any task or role that suits his skill set.
Managing Director - Oxygen Events
Guy Rodger has provided invaluable guidance and support for our events business at Kirtlington Park since 2018. In addition to providing a strategy report and overseeing the process of upgrading our operations, he has been a great mentor for our staff. He is keenly aware of the events market place and has been an excellent ambassador for our business.
Owner - Kirtlington Park
Working with Mike and Pete from Kershaw Partners has been fantastic for ISLA. They’ve brought a commercial realism, breadth of experience and structural methodology to the operation that we’ve hugely benefited from. Their down to earth approach and simple, easy to understand modules have helped to transform how we approach the operation and positioning of ISLA. Not only that, but they’re great fun to work with!
Co Founder - Isla
A huge thank you to David for all his assistance regarding the TABS framework lead generation programme he has implemented with Mix & Twist. It’s been a total eye opener as to what can be achieved, from a far better understanding of our target market demographics, creating more engaging content, that has proven to draw in new contacts already and strategic market positioning. David really is a star and if you do nothing else today – take 5 minutes to reach out to him, you will not be disappointed.
Founder - Mix and Twist
A huge thank you for everything. Mike, you and Guy are both really are amazing. I absolutely loved having you work with me and am so excited for your guidance for the future.
Founder - Kingsley Events
David has a fantastic enthusiasm and knowledge that helps event professionals plan and execute effective business development campaigns. I couldn't recommend him enough.
Digital Director - Immersive AV
Kershaw Partners have been an incredible help to Immersive AV over the past year and I couldn’t recommend them more highly. Mike is a superb mentor, coach and business thinker with such varied and valuable experience across the UK Events Industry. Having his cool head and focused business brain has been invaluable as we reset the business for future growth.
CEO - Immersive AV
Have just finished working with David on TABS Framework I couldn’t recommend him more. The process we went through to create a positioning and messaging that set us apart in a very crowded marketplace, and the subsequent outreach programme has helped us build a strong pipeline of future business.
Founder - Stage Engage
I have spent a lot of money on consultants in the last two years, and other than the money I have spent with Kershaw Partners, the rest of it was a waste. Without a doubt it was the best two days we have had as a business and the debrief document that we received will be integral to our ambitions and the way we communicate with our team going into next year. Put simply it was just very, very good.
Founder - Kalm Kitchen
Just to say thank you for the past two days. They were inspiring! It’s amazing the power of vision, belief and a clear plan. I had been feeling completely exhausted and had lost all motivation, and by contract last night a fresh spark was ignited, and I was awake most of the night adding notes to my to do list, Really enjoyed working with you both and excited for the future.
Founder - PenniBlack
We have used consultants in the past, but none who have walked the walk and are so grounded. The process gave us the reassurance that we were doing a lot well and that the problems we had were not insurmountable and were opportunities moving forward. We would definitely recommend the 2 Day Review to anyone who has established themselves in the Event Industry and is looking to take things to the next level. Kershaw Partners are so well connected so for us the process was well worth it.
Co-Founder - Yahire