Miss Ivy Events is a South West based company that delivers high quality events in diverse and unique venues. We believe in creating amazing days and making lasting memories.
Miss Ivy Events was established by Joanne Macaskie who originated from a retail background, with over 25 years’ experience in the industry and in managerial positions, as well as running two of her own shops. Having always been motivated and passionate about local produce and talent, this was the inspiration for her to enter the wonderful world of events!
What we do
We offer a full event management service – in 2018 we delivered 30 events to approx 25,000 visitors. We extensively market each event through appropriate PR and advertising mediums to optimise a targeted footfall.
The shows we have managed include: Lifestyle, Wedding, Vintage, Pet, Retro, Gin & Rum and Themed. We work closely with the hosting venues, exhibitors and entertainment to provide an environment where all parties involved can showcase their products and services to an eager audience.
We are proud to have worked with some of the most prestigious and unique venues in the South West, including: Cotehele, Powderham Castle, Pentillie Castle, Dartington Hall, Bridwell Park, Mount Edgcumbe and The Imperial Hotel.
In May 2017 we were approached by the “Hotel Inspector” Alex Polizzi to advise on an event for one of her venues. We were then commissioned to manage and organise the event for the programme which was aired in July (series 13 episode 3)
We will work in partnership with your business to cultivate relationships with new customers, which ultimately leads to business growth.
We are able to offer a venue health check and full events review. This service includes a day’s visit to come and review the venue and then develop a strategic and detailed plan on next steps to take and how to improve on current events or develop new ones. Please contact [email protected] to book an appointment.
Consultancy and full Event Management services we offer:
Branding and marketing successful events to targeted audiences
Developing themed events to build and enhance the profile of your venue
Full event management service to include managing your event from start to finish
Advising and developing social calendars
Re-evaluating the economic impact of events
Strong media and business relationships
Marketing assistance for existing events
Building databases and social media following
Provide qualified staff for events
For an informal chat about our consultancy services, contact Jo on [email protected]
“We have worked with Miss Ivy Events on a couple of occasions at the National Trust property here at Cotehele. The Director is a pleasure to work with. She is efficient, extremely organised, polite and able to think on her feet. The team that she brings with her to run the events are a credit to her. The events that have been held at Cotehele have been a success. The advertising is well thought out and successful. Both events have been busy with visitor numbers exceeding our expectations. We are now working on a new idea with the company and look forward to seeing brilliant results, great visitor figures and a healthy income. We would not hesitate to recommend Miss Ivy Events.”
Charmian Saunders, Visitor Services & Volunteer Manager Cotehele, National Trust
“Hotel Endsleigh are delighted to recommend Miss Ivy Events to prospective venues. The Endsleigh Summer Fete was a great success and brought new guests into the hotel raising our profile locally. We look forward to working with the team again on a Christmas themed event later in the year.”
Jonathon Lawley, Marketing Manager
Miss Ivy Events have been running their Moor Things ‘Vintage and Lovely’ Spring Garden Fete at the Moorland Garden Hotel for 4 years. Jo has a loyal following and has established a reputation for successful events within the area. Jo has a level-headed, professional yet friendly approach to the organisation of her events and when working with ourselves has always been calm, a characteristic much valued in an organiser.
Laura Braithwaite, Events Manager