Martina Glennon from Optimum Events is a pleasure to work with. Her organisational skill and attention to detail are legendary. The number of women who attended the 2019 International Women’s Day function in Mullingar is testament to the quality of her marketing material and her social media skills. As a speaker I was well briefed, familiar with the requirements of the function, aware of the nature of the audience and given sufficient leeway to deliver in my own style. Martina warmly welcomed everyone, looked utterly unflapped throughout the event and never, for a second, took her eye off the proceedings. A consummate professional, she is a joy to work it. I’m looking forward to our next engagement already.
Ellen Gunning, MA, MIAPR, FPRII, NUJ,
Director, Irish Academy of Public Relations
'It is always a pleasure to work with Martina and the team at Optimum Events. Martina is always thorough, informed, and creative whilst maintaining a friendly and approachable style, she is the consummate professional.'
Stadium & Commercial Director, Croke Park Stadium
“Thank you Martina for exceeding our expectations and delivering two first class events. You took care of the fundamentals, paid attention to the details and were prepared for every eventuality. You listened to our requirements offered unique ideas and approaches and never lost your creative edge and when things became more challenging than expected, you found solutions and offered them with patience that was noticed and appreciated.
The respect you had for our organisation - the Mullingar Chamber of Commerce- and the care and concern you showed throughout the planning and implementation stages of our events was very much appreciated. Both of our events dealt with large corporate companies, exhibitors, international speakers and government officials and each aspect was handled efficiently and professionally. Optimum Events liaised effectively with the venue, speakers and the Chamber’s own Industrial Committee, ensuring that speaker invitations are sent out and co-ordinating accommodation as well as gathering presentation and publication materials.
Optimum Events understands that a good event begins at the planning stages and that success in our business is the result of a long process and the succession of small victories. I can wholeheartedly recommend Optimum Events as successful conference organiser. Well done again and sincere thanks for your professionalism and keen sense of client requirement.”
President of Mullingar Chamber of Commerce
‘Martina Glennon of Optimum Events has worked with Mustard Seed Ireland since its inaugural event in 2013. Mustard Seed Ireland is part of the larger Mustard Seed Communities Charity which helps abandoned and disabled children in Jamaica, Zimbabwe, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.
Martina's professionalism, energy and enthusiasm added enormously to the success of our events. From selecting the spectacular Round Room at the Mansion House on Dublin's Dawson Street as our venue, handling the PR, liaising with technicians, entertainers and our VIP guests – ranging from the outrageously funny Tommy Tiernan to the more serious Leslie Buckley - and setting the stage in general, Martina's involvement gave our event a slick and polished feel and a real wow factor. Her eye for detail is impressive and her energy brings a really positive vibe to the event. Her ideas are original, her concern that our guests have a great experience is genuine, and her welcome is warm. I can honestly say her involvement has helped ensure the growth of our lunch event year on year, from 175 corporate guests in 2013 to 300 in 2015 with on average €50,000 raised each year for some of the most vulnerable members of society, and raised the profile of a charity just establishing itself in Ireland.
Mustard Seed Ireland Committee
“Thanks for your professional service to Club Iarmhí for our 2016 Members Draw. We gathered great traction from Facebook and our dedicated website pages and ended up with almost 1100 members which was a fantastic result.
The response times during the sales process really worked in our favour and the feedback from the business listings to the rolling banner advertisement on the web site was very encouraging. Our decision to employ Optimum Events has paid off and we would strongly recommend you to event planners. Thanks again for your effort. “
Club Iarmhí Management Committee
'I had the pleasure of working with Martina on a high profiled luncheon event held in November 2013. The event had over 500 guests including many dignitaries.
I found Martina’s professionalism, attention to detail along with her creative flair and vibrancy meant that we produced an outstanding, successful and memorable event.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Martina and would welcome the opportunity of working with her again.'
Sales Manager, Croke Park Conference Centre
'We had the pleasure of working with Optimum Events celebrating St Mel’s College 150 Years on New Year’s Eve 2014 in Longford. Working closely with Martina Glennon, she is dependable, detail-oriented and extremely personable; allowing those around her to have fun, feel at ease and themselves in her presence.
She always has a creative, positive outlook and good at organizing and bringing people together.
We always enjoy working with Martina and look forward to future events.'
Director Fitzers Catering
'While working with Martina over the last number of year on the Mustard Seed Charity lunch in firstly Fire Restaurant then as numbers grew for the popular event , Martina ventured to move the event to the Round Room at the Mansion House, to create a bigger wow factor and raise more money for the charity. Martina has always over delivered on the clients expectation’s. I would have no issue in recommending Martina’s company Optimum Events to any of my clients to organise any event. Martina has always been professional and realistic on how to manage the venue and what can work in the venue. Martina has a vast knowledge of lighting and AV which puts you at ease. I look forward to working with Martina again on the 2015 Mustard Seed Charity lunch.'
Director of Operations Fire Restaurant and Lounge @Mansion House
'Martina has worked on different projects for me over the last few years and is without doubt one of the most professional, reliable people I have ever worked with. Attention to detail is everything, with nothing left to chance but with a Plan B thrown in just for good measure. Her creative energy can lift an event from the mundane to the extraordinary, but every thing is backed up with a detailed plan that keeps stakeholders involved through each step of a process. On top of all that she is most personable, with a bubbly enthusiastic manner that sweeps everyone along, always focused on the positives. Highly recommended for any event management work, big or small.'
Michael Nevin - CEO at Local Enterprise office Longford
“I would have no hesitation in recommending Martina & her team at Optimum Events. If you want to be assured of a smooth running event with a real attention to detail, you can be confident that Martina will give it her total and undivided attention. From the pre-planning to the execution and follow-up, all of us at Westward remarked on what a great 40th Anniversary we had. Organising a large scale event is a time consuming and daunting task, and for the busy executive, Martina will ensure that no detail is overlooked”.
Managing Director | Westward Scania
'Martina is a brilliant Event Organiser who will deliver a turn-key event with that special 'wow' factor.'
Managing Director at Butler Manufacturing Services Ltd.
'Martina Glennon is an exceptional event manager.She is quite simply the most entusiastic and dynamic professional I have worked with in event management.'
James Morgan- Business Consultant
‘The Foróige Hype Youth Festival Management Committee has employed Martina Glennon of Optimum Events for the last five years. The event attracts 4000 young people from all over Ireland to Longford for the Hype Festival, along with almost 1000 adult volunteers and is our largest under-aged youth festival in Ireland.
We have found Martina very professional in all aspects, great to work with, nothing is a problem and her attention to detail is fantastic - Looking forward to working with her again next year.
Ruth Mc Garry Quinn
HYPE Festival Chairman