Thompson and Gilmour launch Mammoth Events

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Former Glasgows head of business development George Thompson and business development manager Amanda Gilmour have launched Mammoth Events.

Mammoth Events’ business model includes remote working for all staff on cloud-based systems, whilst utilising specialist freelancers and production companies to deliver key elements of each project.

Thompson said: “With the UK falling even deeper into recession, we’re seeing budgets shrinking or even frozen, whilst expectations are ever increasing. Thus, we need to find ways of squeezing even more value out of every single pound. We’ve examined the market, developments in communications and technology and with no historical baggage we are in a position where we can do something very special.”

Gilmour said: “The traditional ‘everything under one roof’ model means that there is always pressure to utilise inhouse resource; we don’t have those pressures. We have the freedom to pick and choose suppliers who best fit each project. Between us we’ve produced events at the very highest level including the HRH launch of a nuclear submarine, the Trades Union Congress and the Turner Prize, so we know we have the experience and the connections to deliver.”

Mammoth Events will focus on conferences, awards ceremonies, launches and exhibitions.

 

Prior to establishing Mammoth Events, Thompson enjoyed considerable success in his 2 years at Glasgows, repositioning the agency following public sector cuts and overseeing a number of large account wins including: BAE Systems, Lyreco, National Union of Teachers and Police Federation of England & Wales. Gilmour joined him at Glasgows in March 2011. The pair had previously worked together for 5 years at Comtec Presentations.