Ways & Means worked on the EN Award winning London Vet Show for the last 8 weeks of the Show Cycle and did an outstanding job. Joining a team that close to show, in such a high pressure environment cannot be easy but she did so with apparent ease. Throughout the project Miriam managed the transition, the event itself and the handover to our internal team with great fluency with massive praise from both the show team members and key clients.

Rob Chapman
Group Show Director


Just wanted to say thanks to you and Gill for all your work on Grand Designs Live. The timetable was great, the advice centre worked really well and the whole thing (in the words of the client) looked “premium”!!!  I couldn’t have done it without you as it was a big shock coming back to work after a year off!!!

Lyndsey Mitchell
Assistant Show Manager

MASSIVE THANK YOU for everything you did for us with the show. Absolutely loved working with you, as did everyone at Mash, everyone loves you!

Much love from all at Mash being sent your way.

Dan Edwards
Group Operations Director

I’ve worked with Ways & Means for a few years and can’t praise them highly enough.  From coming up with creative ideas through to building the show, managing the budget and all the intracacies in between, they’re a pleasure to work with.
Geraldine Reeve 
Show Director

Miriam has the strongest work ethic of anyone I know. Absolutely nothing is too much trouble for her, she will put in the hours each and every time to get the job done to the highest standard. Miriam is very experienced in consumer, trade and conference events, including those with complex elements such as large crowds and temporary structures. Her health & safety knowledge and experience is vast and she diligently plans for each and every event to ensure all known risks are minimised. Miriam’s budgeting skills are excellent – she can be relied upon to manage very large budgets and equally to put together small launch event budgets with the highest degree of accuracy. I would recommend Miriam as an asset to any event of any scale.

Kellie Reynolds
Operations Director at Clarion Events

Gill is one of those rare people who manage to combine being utterly professional and at the same time approachable and a great team player. Having worked with Gill on a series of events I can’t praise her abilities high enough – she is very organised, never gets phased and always seems to have the situation under control. She has a great ability to be able to find the right solution for every challenge that is put in front of her. In the preparation to events she manages to keep a firm control over budgetary matters while keeping a weather eye on delivering events that look fantastic and run smoothly. She’s a great asset to have in an organisation and I would certainly strive to have her in any team that I was putting together. If you need an Ops expert who can get on with the job, is highly motivated, with a great eye for detail and an approach that gets the best out of those around her – then you simply won’t find a better option

Rob Debenham
Show Director

Miriam is a highly experienced and accomplished Head of Operations. Her abilities have a direct impact on the profitability of a show and Miriam is one to ‘stand up and be counted’ when you need the team to dig deep to deliver the bottom line. She is a skilful leader and builds strong, trusting relationships with customers, staff and contractors. Running consumer events is all about creating an experiential day out, Miriam is diligent in her understanding of the brand experience and she translates this into three dimensions, from overall show aesthetics to full show features and facilities (she even dresses in show colours on open day!) Her “I will find a way” attitude often results in delivering the required quality whilst finding budget savings. Miriam is a considered and professional manager with years of health and safety experience, she is a real team player and is lots of fun – it’s a pleasure to work with her and I enthusiastically recommend Miriam!

Lee Masters
Events and Exhibitions Business Leader

When it comes to operations for any exhibition, Ways and Means sets the bar for everyone to try and reach. Having worked with a number of event organisers on various events across all sectors, Gill Geens is the most unflappable, thorough and conscientious operations manager I have ever worked with. Don’t bother looking anywhere else because as far as I’m concerned they’re the best in the business.

Andrea Seed

It was an absolute delight working with Ways & Means on CCR, nothing was too much trouble and everything was actioned with a can do attitude.

CCR was a launch event, we had to start from scratch with the protocols for the live demonstrations, there were lots of changes along the way, but ways & means always knowledge and experience meant that the end goal was achieved, with helpful advice, and cakes, along the way!

Nicola Greenaway-Fuller

Sometimes you come across someone who epitomises everything that is good about our colourful industry and there is no doubt that there are few better examples than Clarion Events Miriam Sigler.

There could never be a question in respect of Miriam’s ability to fulfil her operational role, being one of the most diligent, organised and fair clients that we deal with, however where Miriam is concerned there is more, so much more!

I cannot think of anyone who represents the company they work for better than Miriam, her passion and enthusiasm for doing the right thing in respect of suppliers, exhibitors, visitors or colleagues manifests itself in everything she does, making her not only a valued member of the Clarion team but also in our eyes, an ambassador for what is undoubtedly one of the UK’s premier exhibition organisers.

Recognition for Miriam at the Exhibition News Awards 2011 would be not only well deserved but also widely recognised as just reward for one of the industry’s true shining lights and it would be nice to brighten one night for her as she does for so many others whenever and wherever you bump into her.

Ted Bloom
Group Commercial Officer

Gill is a highly motivated and gifted organiser, she works diligently to achieve the highest results, communicates professionally with customers and contractors at every level to consistently deliver events with flair and creativity. I fully recommend Gill whether she is delivering a small boutique style event with difficult design constraints or producing an 8 hall show at the NEC under extreme time pressures – I can always rely on her to do a perfect job.

Tiffany Pritchard
Operations Director

Miriam is in the top class of industry Ops Managers as she is highly organised, very motivated and always has a smile on her face. Her people skills are second to none and from a contractor point of view she has a knack of knowing which issues to highlight as important and which are less of a problem. Miriam is able to apply this ability across the whole show and all its contributing parties which is why the shows she runs are a happy and productive place to work. She is an absolute pleasure to work with.

Nick Humphrey
Portfolio Director

I have had the pleasure of working with Miriam on a number of events. She is a highly motivated dedicated professional who’s attention to detail is second to none. She has a special ability to bring a sense of fun to the most pressurised of situations and makes everyone around her feel like an important member of her team.

Simon Sutor
Portfolio Director

Miriam is a hard working operations manager with a real zest for life, she always has a smile on her face and is prepared to go above and beyond the call of duty every hour of every day. Miriam always succeeds and ensures she takes everyone in her team along with her. Miriam is missing out on her true vocation in life – she should be joining the GB hurdles 2012 Olympic team – she clears every one she comes across!

Sophie Laxton
Operations Project Manager