I first met David Jamilly last year whilst on a final year events management trip to London and I was amazed at how David managed to grow and transform his company from humble beginnings to now one of London’s most known events companies! This interview I must say came about via twitter! Yes, I tweeted asking for an interview and got one, thanks David! After reading “Party People, how we make millions from having fun” by David and Tammy I was really inspired; mostly at how a brother and sister can successfully work together without driving each other mad! but truly I did pick up a few tips which I will definitely use in my events career, my personal favourite – “DON’T go over the top – big is beautiful but beware of scale.”
Meet: David Jamilly – CEO of Theme Traders Ltd and Events Management Author
What is your current position and business name?
David Jamilly, CEO of Theme Traders Ltd.
What does your day to day job role entail?
Running a team of 40 staff across multiple departments: Projects, Operations, Props and Costumes.
How did you get into events management?
Twenty years ago Events Management didn’t exist; it was known only as “party planning”. I actually started in the industry performing as a clown at Harvester restaurants; from there I undertook more children’s entertainment and themed party requests working in partnership with my Theme Traders co-founder Kim Einhorn. It then grew into a wider range of events and clients as we have over time built the business into what Theme Traders is now, a full scale in-house event production service dealing in all markets of the event industry and with a varied and expanded client base.