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llyson Steedman was tired. While she loved the idea of her job, after ten years of grinding out corporate

events, she decided to take a step back and evaluate her career and how it related to her overall happiness. For a while she forayed into retail, opening up her own pet boutique, and while she discovered that this wasn’t an exact fit for her, she did discover that she loved being her own boss. And that she really missed event planning. Even as she briefly stepped away from the industry, she continued to do events as personal favours for friends and family. Allyson became determined to have the freedom to do things her way and her passion was re-ignited – she would be her own boss and have the ability to treat each event as if it were for her own friends and family. Allyson launched Trix and Trumpet, an Event Styling and Consulting firm in 2012. Her concept was simple and it was a niche left wide open in the market place. “My concept”, says Allyson, “Is not to necessarily do things from beginning to end, but to help people get started, provide help where they need it and to fill in the holes. Or I can simply provide you with the information and you decide what to do with it. Events are supposed to be fun - to celebrate, be with friends and family. At the end, during crunch time, it’s not fun anymore for a lot of people. They need a helping hand. It’s still your event, it’s still your party, but now you have that helping hand”. It was with this playful thought that Allyson came up with the name of her company;. “I’m giving people the tricks of the trade so they can get their accolades – the trumpet”!

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