GSC started in 1988, in Gloucester Place London W1 until 1991.
In 1991 it bought its offices in W-s-M, close to Bristol’s International Airport and the main M4 and M5 motorway links, with easy access by train to the Midlands and London. From 2009 Greens Service Company became a limited company under the name of GSC Events. In 30 years it has booked multiples of bed nights and meeting space in over 36 countries for leading corporations, government departments and associations. It still works with many of the companies it started out with, and some of those personnel who have moved to new organizations.
As directors, our own investment in travelling to see key suppliers, to continually update our clients on brands, ownerships, refurbishments, ideas for meetings etc., is one of our key attributes to staying informed and helping our clients.
GSC has had so many different experiences over the years – here are just a few:-
- Help with the launch of a very heavy product on a roadshow through five European countries over a six week period
- A visit to the industries most important worldwide opening of the year in 2017 – the £440m “Burgenstock Resort” in Switzerland, described as the best 500m altitude Hotel building project this Century
- Back up logistics for a F1 Team
- A Golf tournament in Morocco for 90 from 6 six countries
- A 200 delegate treasure hunt in Monte Carlo
- Taking 400 tax specialists to Berlin
- Arranging an 80 delegate conference for a leading oil company in St Petersburg and Moscow
- Booking 800 corporate executives into Disneyland Paris for a week of meetings
- Sponsoring the Skycar teams accommodation for 12 in Southern Spain before their dramatic trip to Timbuktu, Mali with a successful first ever flight departure by flying car over the Gibralter Straits with Captain Neil Laughton at the wheel
- Investigating a group of Hotels that went into liquidation prior to one of our meetings confirming.
- Relocating a conference out of an earthquake hit Hotel in Chile to an alternative venue.
- Arranging a three-country safari tour for a group of Execs into Namibia, Botswana and Zambia using light aircraft and Landrovers
- Dealing with a conference group no-show into a Hotel in Quebec due to bad weather
- Organizing an event in RIO
- Holding a mini-conference on a Sunseeker Superyacht around the Isle of Wight with all the passengers arriving on motorbike taxis
- Organizing a radio controlled boat and car competition for 5 divisions of a company at a Private Chateau in France
- A team talk to 400 Bankers with comedian Barry Cryer
- Organizing a group to the Swiss Mountain Resort of Wengen with activities up “The Jungfraujoch – The Roof of Europe” – by train and helicopter
- Spending time with Bear Grylls and team in France before their epic World Record-breaking altitude flight over Mt.Everest.
It helps to know who is who, and who is in the know, and that takes time, in this very transient industry.
The internet increasingly offers and promotes glorious venues and destinations, and yet this is simply not enough to make important decisions on spending. We say “The internet shows the glory, we can help tell the real story”.