Sharing his unique and colourful upbringing and possibly one of the most interesting journeys into events, Rupert Bassadone, joins Jack and Ellan in the penultimate episode of the season. Rupert is the founder of Event Site Design Ltd, a full events production and operations management and CAD design company, which also offers CAD training.
Rather than running away to join the circus, Rupert ran away from it! Having been born brought up travelling across the UK and Europe following the festival scene with his parents (he popped his Glastonbury cherry at two weeks old!), he left for the city, backpacked for a year and returned to learn about building big top marquees and everything within them, bringing him full circle back to the fields working for events such as WOMAD.
During this time he has travelled extensively, experiencing and immersing himself in the diverse cultures and learning vastly different approaches to all aspects of organising and delivering events in different parts of the world.
Rupert cites the secret to his success as his apparent ability to stay calm and would recommend anyone entering the industry to try to gain an unfair advantage. Hear his reasons why along with more valuable advice in Episode 6 here.