The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese with Workshop Events’ Richard Breatnach

We had such a great time chatting with Workshop Event’s MD, Richard Breatnach, we asked him to help us plan our mermaid themed birthday party. He politely declined, citing creative differences.

The great thing about my job is…

The variety.

Every job is different and we’ve no idea what the next one will look like until we go through the creative process.

The challenge for the industry is …

Not settling for mediocrity.

My greatest achievement is…

My marriage and my children.

The biggest thing in MICE this year will be…

Venues – hasn’t it always been thus? Finding the right one that’s available when it’s needed.

I try to relax by…

Playing soccer and reading books.

I don’t understand why…

People aren’t more civil to one another in everyday life.

My favourite venue/destination is…

Currently the Hyatt Regency in Sydney but it changes all the time.

I’ve always wanted to travel to…

Australia and I made it – 23 years ago this year.

And I’m still here – how lucky am I.

I am scared to death of…

Snakes.

I can’t live without…

A mug of Earl Grey tea in the morning.

I really wish I had…

20: 20 hindsight.

If I could invite four people to a dinner party, they’d be…

Barack Obama, Eric Cantona, Jesus, and my Dad.

For anyone starting out in the industry one piece of advice I’d give would be….

Approach everything with enthusiasm, honesty and integrity, do your best and you’ll be rewarded.


Would you like to take part in our Big Cheese interview? Get in touch with the Nibbler Editor Ali Coulton here to get the ball rolling.

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