Members Stories

Get Set Events - Tracey Thompson

After spending two decades working in the Hire industry, Tracey discovered her true passion as the proprietor and leader of Get Set Events Taupo, a full hire member of HIANZ.

With a sterling reputation, the small business provides its services to large- and small-scale events alike, including the famous Ironman Triathlon events.  Through years of dedication, the company has built a long-standing relationship with the Ironman organisers, an event that has been a big part of the Tongariro North Domain and the Taupō community since 1999.

So how does such a small business land such a big deal?

Well, in a case of nothing ventured, nothing gained, they simply asked for the business. They now provide a wide range of products each year, from marquees to catering equipment, and decorations for prize-giving ceremonies. They also supply the necessary equipment for the volunteers’ dinner and other parts of the event.

Tracey is quick to note: “Other amazing hire companies supply equipment Get Set Events can’t provide,” and says the event needs a lot of coordination among a variety of businesses, which creates strong relationships within the community.