Graham Hill Joins Events Management Consultancy

March 23rd, 2017

After nearly twenty two years’ service, Graham Hill is leaving Squaremeal to join the Events Management Consultancy group. During his time at Squaremeal, Graham was instrumental in the development of the Venues + Events portfolio and brand, overseeing its growth from a few pages at the back of the annual Squaremeal restaurant guide, to a stand-alone guide, magazine and market-leading trade show.  He also played an integral part in the development and commercial success of and other digital products.

CEO & Co Founder of Squaremeal, Simon White, commented:

Graham’s passion for the product and the industry it serves, loyalty to the company, fastidious attention to detail and work ethic have been essential to the growth and success of Squaremeal and the Venues + Events portfolio over the past two decades and more. We wish him all the very best in his future career.”

Managing Director of Events Management Consultancy, Eddie Hoare, commented:

We are delighted to be welcoming Graham into the EMC fold, where he will be able to apply his vast industry knowledge and experience to a range of clients, while also helping to grow not only the Events Management Consultancy brand, but also the Exclusive Heritage Venues portfolio that we recently acquired.”

Graham Hill commented:

“I’ve had an amazing time at Squaremeal and am very proud of my achievements, building a business and creating employment. But it’s time to move on and do some different things and I very much look forward to the variety afforded by consultancy work, as well as working closely with the EMC team, particularly Eddie Hoare and Guy Rodger, both of whom I’ve known for over twenty years.

I leave Squaremeal and the Venues + Events portfolio in a good place and in very good hands – and will continue to champion its attributes… Indeed, EMC & EHV plan to book a stand at this year’s show!”

Events Management Consultancy Purchased Exclusive Heritage Venues

December 21st, 2016

The Directors at E+M+C are delighted to announce that they have purchased the business of Exclusive Heritage Venues. The business, which has a 25 year record of representing the finest heritage venues at key trade shows and exhibitions and providing its clients with business plans and event consultancy through its partner business Consilium, has been acquired on the retirement of its long term Principal, Brandon Stuart-Barker.

Eddie Hoare and Brandon Stuart-Barker have  known each other for nearly 30 years and many of E+M+C’s clients had been successfully represented by Exclusive Heritage Venues and that existing longstanding relationship made the acquisition an ideal fit. The diversification of E+M+C into representation also offers our consultancy clients an additional valuable service and likewise Exclusive Heritage Venues clients can now benefit from a first class consultancy service from an industry leading team.

Eddie Hoare and Guy Rodger will personally represent Exclusive Heritage Venues clients, which include Trinity House, The Royal Horseguards Museum and Middle Temple Hall, at the BNC Event Show in February 2017 and at IMEX in Frankfurt in May 2017.

We are delighted to be taking on this exciting brand and look forward to further developing the business that Brandon has skilfully stewarded for over a quarter of a century.

Bedrooms and Hedsor House

August 17th, 2016

Having developed a successful events venue, hosting over 100 weddings a year, the Shephard family were keen to bring unused areas of the house back into profitable use and establish new income streams for their events business.

After a detailed feasibility study by Eddie Hoare of EMC, it was decided to create 10 high-end en-suite bedrooms on the second floor of Hedsor House, and in the process, create one of Europe’s largest bridal suites. This magnificent room comes complete with 4 poster bed, an Onyx bathroom, chandeliered shower and bridal dressing room.

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The £1million project was managed by EMC who also assisted with getting funding in place and appointing key contractors, including the project manager, the quantity surveyor and the building contractors.

Guy Rodger Joins E+M+C

August 17th, 2016

E+M+C’s consultancy capability was greatly enhanced in July 2016 when we were joined by Guy Rodger as a lead consultant. Guy was one of the founder directors of the Concerto Group, which he helped grow into a £30 million plus turnover events business, encompassing venues, catering, productions and the country’s most prolific Christmas Party Business.


Guy brings a wealth of experience and has already secured commissions with Berry Brothers & Rudd and Concerto Group.

Events Management Consultancy – 2013 Review

April 2nd, 2014

2013 was a busy year for E+M+C for event management consultancy.

We provided on-going event management consultancy to assist Hedsor House with its events business and Eddie Hoare continued to chair the business in a year in which it won marketing, event management and team awards.

Additionally E+M+C was retained during the year by GDC Events to develop their “transforming events through Creative Design” concept. Square Meal Venues & Events continued to retain Eddie Hoare as an adviser and Eddie also acted as Project Director during the year to Cannon Bridge Roof Garden.

In addition we delivered feasibility studies, business plans and event marketing plans for a number of clients including Goodenough College, The British Postal Museum and Archive, iCity and Here East, Concerto Group and London City Cruise Port.

For 2014 we have a few projects in the pipeline but have capacity for more and would welcome the opportunity to provide event management consultancy advice or project management services to you or your clients.

If you have a specific project or proposal you would like to discuss please call Eddie on 01926 624884 or email and we look forward to speaking to you in the near future.

Eddie Hoare


Hedsor House launches Christmas party opportunities

August 18th, 2011

Hedsor House

Hedsor House, where E+M+C consultant Eddie Hoare is Chairman, has launched exclusive and upscale Christmas entertaining opportunities in association with Rhubarb Catering. Eddie , who created some of London’s first themed Christmas Parties when he produced major events at Earls Court and ExCel for Elegant Days, believes there is still a good market for high quality exclusive Christmas parties and is delighted to be part of the new Hedsor House initiative.

Christmas at Hedsor House
Hedsor House is delighted to invite you to host your Christmas Party at one of the most beautiful private houses in the UK. Only 40 minutes from central London, Hedsor House is set in its own stunning private 85-acre estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire. Once the home of the Princess of Wales, Hedsor House is a unique venue to host an unforgettable occasion. Click here to read more…

The Hedsor House Exclusive Christmas Package includes:
• Exclusive-use of Hedsor House
• A sparkling wine reception in the historic Grand Hall
• A stunning 3-course dinner in the Panelled Ballroom prepared by Rhubarb, one of London’s leading caterers, followed by Tea, Coffee and Petit Fours
• Half a bottle of house wine per person chosen by our caterer’s sommelier
• A Dedicated Event Manager
• A fully staffed bar and unforgettable disco in the Grand Hall until 12.30am
• Stunning lighting both inside and outside the house and a black & white dancefloor
• Use of the Drawing Room, Dining Room or Boudoir for additional entertainment such as casino tables, laser clay pigeon, circus acts and more…

Prices from
£85 + VAT per person
Minimum 80 guests

Click here to see sample menus…
Proposed timings: Arrival and Reception Drink from 7pm, Dinner to be served at 8pm, dancing in the Centre Hall from 10pm. Carriages 1am.

For all enquiries and details please contact the Hedsor team on 01628 819050 or

Olympic Blog

November 19th, 2010

With only just over a year to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games, Events Management Consultancy is already working with a number of properties and landowners to maximise their opportunities during the 2012 Olympic Games.

EMC has been contracted by Cannon Bridge Roof Garden operated by Diamond City Events to secure Olympic tenancies for the stunning 400 seat pavilion and exclusive roof garden situation 7 floors above Cannon Bridge.  The venue will be available during July, August and September 2012 for Olympic Stakeholders wishing to entertain and broadcast at an iconic site in the heart of the city.

Eddie Hoare is also Chairman at Hedsor House the stunning stately mansion at Taplow which is just 15 minutes from the Dorney Olympic rowing facility.  Hedsor is available as an exclusive and sophisticated entertaining location adjacent to one of the key Olympic venues.

For more information on Olympic opportunities please see or or call us on 01295 771832.

New EMC Website

September 14th, 2010

As part of our continued efforts to improve our online marketing activities we have comissioned Optimease to develop a new website. The new website contains a similar look-and-feel to the previous website  but with a focus on improving its features and accessibililty to users and search engines.

The new site is a great addition to our communication activities and includes a blog enabling us to keep visitors fully appraised  of upcoming events and company news  from both E+M+C and our clients.

If you experience any problems using the new website or if you have any suggestions, please contact us at: