It is that time again – time to get to know one of our recommended suppliers through our focus blogs….yay! We have a wonderful one for you today. One that will leave your guests aghast, have you scratching your head and all of you wondering how it is all possible? Of course, it couldn’t be anything else, it has to be MAGIC! But we aren’t introducing you to any old magician, but an award-winning, master of the art……Sam Fitton – Magician.
Sam took an interest in magic at a very young age and by the age of 14 already had his first professional booking. The combination of his deep understanding of magic and showmanship from years of acting classes, makes him a mesmerising sensation!
Sam’s prestigious awards include the North West Close-up Magic Champion and the UK’s Best Wedding Entertainment 2015 and travels the length and breadth of the country, bringing his magic to the masses.
This is what Sam Fitton – Magician had to say when we asked him about his life and business:
What is your company motto and/or mission statement?
Blending high quality entertainment that’ll blow your socks off with first rate customer service that goes the extra mile for fun, I throw every ounce of passion and enthusiasm into making great memories and even greater events!
How did you get into your profession?
Usually a magician would tell you how his grandfather pulled coins from behind his ear or how they got a magic set for Christmas but for me, how it all started, isn’t so cliché. In a nutshell, I had my eyes taken out. On the way to the hospital my parents surprised me with a trip to a huge toy shop in Manchester. I was allowed anything I wanted… up to the price of £20… and so after spending 10 minutes frantically running around the shop I settled on a small coin trick that had been demonstrated by a man from the magic circle. Baffled I had to know the secret. Part of the deal was that I wasn’t allowed to open it. I had to wait, go through with the operation, and only then, could I open it and learn the secret. After the 6 hour operation I had to prove I could see. I’ll spare you the gory details but it took me hours of trying. Finally they opened just for a moment, but long enough for me to see my dad playing with my new magic trick! I’ll never forget the look on his face when that coin appeared, as if, by magic.
What motivates you to work hard?
I enjoy the thrill of being a part of any event, especially weddings, as it’s a celebration that means so much to so many people.
Professionally, what is your proudest accomplishment?
Winning the National Award for Best Wedding Entertainment 2015 is most definitely a huge highlight for my business. Being told you’re the best in the country is something you don’t get over very quickly and I’m still coming to terms with it all! To be honest it’s very closely followed by the regional award and all of the lovely emails, thank you cards, gifts and treasured letters from my past customers.
What is the best thing about working with Heaton House Events?
Working with Heaton House Events is always a pleasure. The staff are attentive, professional, efficient and when you combine this with the friendly, adaptable and warm environment of the venue you can really see how Heaton House Farm is considered one of the best venues in the country!
Do you have a top tip for clients?
My top tip for anyone planning an event is make sure you meet all of your suppliers. Getting to know them makes communication easier, faster and let’s you know exactly what you’re getting well before the day.
What was your first job?
I worked as a photocopy boy, copying large scale building plans using a highly toxic ‘dyeline’ copier that was filled with ammonia. Lovely!
Do you have a party trick?
What a question to ask a magician! I have several. Including being able to find any chosen card in a pack of 52! Amazing! Magic aside I do an unbelievable good Kermit the Frog impression. Honest!
Thank you for answering our questions Sam! How you got to where you are today is a great story, we have loved reading about it.
Sam is ever the professional, engaging guests across the UK with his astounding up-close floor show. As well as charming and dumbfounding everyone, he is an energetic and sincere person, a real star that we are extremely proud to have as one of our recommended supplier.
If you’d like to talk to Sam about performing at your wedding, then please go to his website and fill out a contact form. He is also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Or alternatively, contact him directly on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call on 07947166024.
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Our next supplier focus blog will be… a cracking band – it’s not to be missed!!