Freelance event management. Creative customer engagement. Proven return on investment. 2017-04-04T16:45:07+00:00



I’m Thomas Heiser and I’ve been helping organisations use events as a tool for marketing and engagement for more than 16 years; from experiential events to industry-leading exhibitions with 60,000 visitors. For the last four years I’ve been working freelance.

Whether you measure results in delegate numbers, sponsor income or social engagement, I deliver tangible return on investment.

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My clients share a common goal;
to create valuable, lasting connections.


With events there is no second chance to get things right so choosing to use a freelance event manager can be daunting. My clients like what I do and use me year on year – the proof is in the pudding as they say.

“…Thomas quickly assembled a delivery plan and executed with a relative light-touch direction from myself allowing me to concentrate on other priorities…a big success for the region…”
Sonny Masero, Director, Venturefest Bristol and Bath 2015
“Thomas is my first choice for Business Showcase. A one-stop powerhouse of calm, professional and thorough event management…”
Jamie Breese, Show Director, Business Showcase SW

Within days he became an invaluable part of the team – his depth of experience shone through when managing every detail of our plans, as well as when supporting stakeholders and presenters.

Caroline Tierney, Senior Communications Manager, TSB Bank plc
“Thomas was instrumental in the development of the Cloud World Series. Event management was always of the highest standard with a keen eye for detail and a commercial mind that helped us…”
Mark Johnston, Director, Keynote Media Ltd
“Thomas was a pleasure to work with, quickly interpreting the brief and delivering effective and detailed production solutions. Key to this was his wish to really get involved in understanding the client’s vision and ensuring this was delivered.”
Ben Hardy, Operations and Commercial Director, Bristol 2015 Ltd
“Thomas provides first rate event management; combined with his broader technical marketing skills, pro-activity and ability to get things done, make him an asset to any team.”
Martin White, Head of Marketing, Solarcentury Ltd
“The Bristech 2015 conference was a successful event in no small part to the efforts of Thomas…His unflappable nature, willingness to go beyond the brief and attention to essential detail…”
Nicholas Hemley, Founder, Bristech
“An accomplished professional with the utmost attention to detail. Exactly what any professional organisation needs in an ever changing business landscape.”
Amanda Spicer, Marketing and PR Manager, Your Group Ltd
“Can’t speak any more highly of the effort he put in, the skills he displayed and the result he delivered. …we had no budget and no resource. Thomas took charge in his unflappable way and…”
James Lancaster, Director, Bristol Solar City
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Freelance event mangers offer a number of benefits over the alternative options of running an event yourself (labour intensive) and hiring an agency (expensive!). Benefits of working with Focal Point include:

Using a freelance event manager is a lot more cost effective than using an events agency. I have minimal overheads and am flexible with my pricing. I take on exactly the work you need to be done, and nothing more. Why pay for a team when you might only need one person? Shouldn’t your budget be spent on deliverables rather than agency overheads?
You only have one chance to get things right on the day, so why learn the hard way? With over a decade of experience, running events is second nature – ensuring I get things right first time.
All to often important points are lost in translation between an agency account manager and the person actually doing the work. With Focal Point you speak directly to the freelance event manager working for you – me. I can even come and work from your office if that is easier.
Events require a lot of work, but not necessarily all at once. With a freelance event manager support can be tailored to increase as a project gets closer, reacting to the actual needs of the job.
Health and Safety considerations are crucial, but needn’t limit your event. As an IOSH certified freelance event manager I ensure your event is managed creatively but safely, allowing you to concentrate on other things.
Organisations run events for a reason – something I never loose sight of. I am trusted to generate tangible return on investment, whether you measure that in delegate numbers, sponsor income or social engagement.

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