Alastair Baker

Alastair Baker

Client Relationship Manager, Project Specialist: Events

As one of ERAs leading Client Managers in the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ region I have delivered substantial savings for clients in; Retail, Import-Export, and Engineering, as well as a growing number of professional services, such as Accountancy and Legal practices. I’ve also been able to help charitable and public sector organisations such as Universities and Academy Schools find sustainable ways of maximising resources on front line educational activity.

Prior to becoming an ERA consultant, I spent 20 yrs owning and running my own business, a start-up that grew into one of the UK’s leading Event Management Agencies. The experience taught me that I needed strong supplier relationships, individuals and companies who would work with me on costs to ensure that we could offer competitive and quality services to end clients.

As an ERA Associate, I am passionate about applying the same philosophy. I’m proud to work with a team of Category Specialists whose market insight, intuition and detailed analysis, consistently delight and surprise.

I have been pleased to contribute to conferences for the MIA (Meetings Industry Association) and the BUFDG (British University Finance Directors Group), in recognition of ERA’s successes in these sectors.

Of course, given my specialist event management knowledge and experience, I am pleased to support ERA’s clients throughout the UK in securing value for money in their investment in events of any kind. Whether this is: Benchmarking agency spend. Providing a formula for ROI. Negotiating venue contracts or reducing the costs of high value items, for example; marquees or bespoke exhibition stands.

Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I hope you found something to interest you. I would be delighted to hear from you, and to answer your questions.