We are pleased to present the second blog post in our series of how businesses coped through coronavirus. The first was from Wendi of AK Sportscars. In this blog post we spoke to Helen about how Elite Events ECL cope through coronavirus, two years on.
We have been helping Helen and her business with website content, blog posts, social media presence and newsletters for the last couple of years, at least. Understandably, this was a business that completely stopped over night as events across the UK were cancelled.
So, let’s have a look at how Elite Events ECL coped through coronavirus, in the words of the founder and owner Helen Rome.
What Does The Business Do?
Elite Events ECL does event management and project management as well as strategy planning.
Did The Pandemic Affect Your Business?
Yes indeed. We lost a whole year’s business in a week.
What Has Changed In Your Business Over The Last Two Years?
We were able to really move forward with the PM and Strategy side of the business. Our client base changed a little too.
What Were The High Points?
Taking on our first PM Client with a huge project initially for 6 days. We are pleased to still be working with them 2 years later
Have There Been Any Positive Outcomes?
Yes, we have had some lovely and hugely honest and open discussions. I feel that deeper relationships have been formed. I really love that because I love people.
What Have You Learnt From The Last Two Years?
I have learnt a lot in the last two years. Life is too short. Make sure you take time to be with family. Yes, you can go for your goals, your dreams and your vision. But remember, you are a human being, not a human doing!
Do You Have Any Advice / Words Of Wisdom For Other Business Owners?
Don’t be too hard on yourself. Instead, take time to reflect, learn, change, grow, But schedule time for you and your friends. Have that cuppa, you will be surprised not everyone is putting you under pressure, and some of it is self-inflicted. You can end up almost self-harming! Lastly be kind to yourself.
How do you think Elite Events ECL coped through coronavirus? You can see that the business has changed, grown, learnt and developed, can’t you? If you’d like to know more about Helen and her business, you can visit her website here.