PVE is expected to provide its 1,000th event during 2017 and with a growing portfolio, welcome Finn McGirr and Taro Rowe as event managers after the pair impressed while working on a freelance basis for the UK-based company, which has storage in the USA and UAE.
Head of sales and business development Simon Jones said: “With the amount of events we are now doing and what is coming up warrants two new more event managers. We will also be out-sourcing work as well as demand for our services is always growing. We are an expanding company and as that continues we will always want and need to take on staff.
“I have been here six months. Nick Clemens and Konrad Brochocki started the company 13 years ago with just three inflatable golf nets and now we are delivering needs for the Ryder Cup and most of the PGA Tour events with our interactive golf simulators and fan zone experiences. Now we have 10 full-time staff. It is very positive times ahead for us.”
Both graduated from St Mary’s University, in Twickenham with McGirr, 22, gaining a first-class degree in sports science. He started his career as an intern at Common Industry, a start-up communications agency and was then named the exhibition master at Venturefest Oxford, while working freelance for PVE primarily on their rugby events.
Finn comments: “I’m incredibly excited about joining Provision and can’t wait to start working on the wide variety of global events we have coming up over the next few years.”
Rugby fan Rowe, 23, gained a strength and conditioning science degree. After competing for the London Irish RFC academy, he interned as a strength and conditioning coach at London Wasps. Rowe, who travelled South East Asia and the Pacific Islands before starting his degree in 2013, said: “Witnessing the Provision team’s professionalism and the rapid growth to becoming the world’s leading sports activation agency, I am determined to work hard and apply myself to the development of the company. I admire the mentality, work ethic and commitment the company requires and I’m eager to get myself stuck in.”
Jones adds: “We haven’t just hired Taro and Finn in, they have worked with us as sub-contractors for a little while now. They know how we do things and they are well trained in what we do and are ready to go – they are both seamless appointments. Both have experience in working with Provision Events and understand the way we do things and the level of service we offer to clients so a perfect fit.”