About Us

About Us

Reference Technology Ltd is a registration and badging company based in the UK but working, literally, across the globe. Our goal is to make life easier for organisers of meetings, exhibitions and events where registration and badging are necessary.

We don't want to be the cheapest, we want to be the best. We do this by constantly introducing useful technological innovations. (The word 'useful' is crucially important here.) We strive to make the whole process of setting up and operating an online registration system as simple as possible, including the processes to produce whatever reports an organiser needs.

Our software is designed to be easy to use by people with no technical knowledge. So if you want to manage the registration yourself, it's easy. On the other hand, we know that many organisers prefer to have somebody else take over the whole registration business. If that's what you want, you'll have a dedicated project manager looking after your needs. They're used to working with people who speak plain English rather than 'techie'. And they are extremely helpful.

If you need on-site registration and badge printing, obviously we can supply that too. Our on-site staff are there to help. And they'll do everything possible to make the registration part of your event run like clockwork.

Judging by the number of extremely favourable comments that we get back from clients, our project and on-site teams are very good at what they do.

We believe that we have the most technologically sophisticated registration systems in the business. But that's not good enough so we're continuing to invest in developing those systems and, when we identify technology that is genuinely useful, we incorporate that, too.

In the end, though, you and your registrants shouldn't notice the sophistication of the technology. We know we've succeeded when users find it difficult to evaluate our systems because they didn't notice them: that means that they're so good that they're just regarded as being there and delivering what's wanted when it's wanted.

What you will notice, though, will be our people. We're proud of them because they all do a great job of helping our clients. We always ask for feedback after every event and we're used to the way so many clients praise the members of the team who worked on their events. That's why we look after our people because we know how important they are to our business.

In summary, then, our aim is to:

  • Be the best registration and badging company in Britain
  • Offer the most technologically sophisticated registration and badging systems available
  • Provide as much support as each client wants at each stage of their event
  • Look after our people in whatever way we can
  • Continue to invest in useful technological developments
  • Make our online registration system the most widely used system of its kind in Britain

Mission Statement

Reference Technology is an acknowledged technological leader in the areas of registration and badging for exhibitions, events and conferences. Our goal is to offer our clients a professional, honest solution with high quality service and products.

We maintain a friendly, fair and creative work environment, which respects diversity, new ideas and hard work.

We intend to make enough profit to generate a fair return for our investors and to support continued growth and development of employees, quality products and services.

Our promise to you

Your first point of contact will be with one of our experienced Account Managers. They will listen to your requirements, ask you lots of questions and then offer you the best solution for your event whilst keeping your budget in mind. You will have the same Account Manager throughout to maintain consistency.

We'll meet your needs with a combination of up to date technology and proven methods and you can rest assured that, with our vast experience in the badging and registration industry, the solution we offer will be the best for you.

Your account manager will provide you with a proposal that will cover all aspects of your event, there will be no hidden costs and anything that is excluded will be highlighted.

Once you are happy with the solution and of course the costs, your Account Manager will prepare a full handover of your event to your Project Manager. You will have a dedicated Project Manager throughout your event.

You will be provided with a schedule highlighting deadlines and information relating to your event. This is so you know in advance when we require information from you and also when we will be sending you items that you need. Samples with be provided where necessary and we'll ask you to sign off on every element.

Your Project Manager will also give you access to EventReference, our event management system, so you will be able to view your event information at any given time or location. They will also show you how to use the powerful reporting tools built into EventReference. At all times your Project Manager will liaise with you on a regular basis so you can rest easy and know registration will run smoothly.

If you're making use of our on-site services, the project manager will tell you which of our team will be looking after registration at your event. They will also make sure that our on-site manager is fully briefed before arriving.

They'll be at the venue at the time agreed with you and, once they have installed the equipment, will follow the dress code you have specified. They will be with you throughout your event and will be your main point of contact for any questions, queries or changes. Any reports that you need on-site can be given to you by the on-site manager too.

Whilst on-site they will manage all registration equipment to ensure everything runs smoothly. If agency or temporary staff are provided, then they will receive full training before registration opens. You and your team can also be trained in the use of the on-site software if you wish.

After your event, your Project Manager will call you to ensure you have everything you need post event and to discuss the event overall. We always like to have a post-show meeting to review the event but we recognise that this is not always possible.

If at any point during the process you are not happy with anything, please speak to your account manager, project manager or on-site manager. If you prefer, you can always call and ask for our managing director, Margaret Reeves.

Our staff combined have vast experience of badging and registration in the event industry. They make up a dedicated hard working team who take pride in ensuring you, our clients have the best service ever.

Living Wage company ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified ESSA Member
EN Supplier Awards Winner 2023 EN Indy Awards 2023 M&IT Silver Winner for Best Technology Provider 2023 EN Supplier Awards Winner 2022
C&IT Awards Shortlisted 2023 The British Business Awards 2023 - Technology Provider of the Year - Shortlisted mialist 2023 - Innovation - Shortlisted mialist 2023 - Supplier of the Year - Shortlisted