Q&A with Phil Rose - Event Manager and founder of The Flowerpot events space in Hoxton

Written by Paul
Jun 03, 2019

Q&A with Phil Rose - Event Manager and founder of The Flowerpot events spacein Hoxton.

Tell us about your role at The Flowerpot and how long you’ve been there

We began planning to open a venue in January 2018 and it came to fruition on the 20th September 2018

What’s the best thing about working at your venue?

It’s a project we have started and are building ourselves. It is amazing to see how it has grown so far and look forward to seeing where The Flowerpot as a company and a venue can go.

How did you get into the industry?

I myself have worked within food or music since leaving university and Will has been in events for over 10 years. We thought our combined experience and our love to work with people would serves us well in opening our own place.

What’s the history of The Flowerpot?

The building is over a hundred years old and started its life as a jewellery factory. It has also been home to an early internet start-up, an architects practice and of course its latest incarnation The Flowerpot itself.

Tell us something we wouldn’t know about the venue

Our two big beautiful trees are actually fake and the table in the meeting room has been in my family for over 40 years, it was going to be thrown away but I love it so much I thought we could give it a new home at The Flowerpot.

What’s the best event you’ve worked on, and how did the venue cope with it?

We have hosted some amazing events here from Bangra music videos, fantastic start-up bootcamps, weddings… However my favourite event was a pub quiz raising money for the Homeless here in Hackney. It was great to play our part in such a fantastic fundraising event.

What events work best at The Flowerpot?

We designed the venue to be ideal for a training and workshops and it really has grown into our vision. The space is so light, bright and warm which we believe is ideal for such events. We wanted the venue to be unique, different from your average Marriot meeting room.

Why do clients choose to host events at your venue?

I believe the beautiful natural light in the room is one of the biggest factors and as stated before we really do care and go above and beyond to ensure each of our clients events run as smoothly as possible. We are delighted to say that within our first 6 months of training we are yet receive any feedback under 5 stars.

What are your venues top 3 USPs that separate you from other venues?

1. We stay very cost effective whilst still maintaining our high levels of service

2. We are very transparent with our prices, 1 price is inclusive of everything we own in the venue

3. The natural daylight and plants really create a calming and creative environment for our clients

What changes or exciting plans are coming up in 2019 for The Flowerpot?

We are super excited to be working with Gingerline/Flavourology and Smith and Sinclair to present the wonderful immersive dining experience Sno over Christmas. The Scandanavian themed event will see the space transformed, can’t wait to see how it looks!