Working with Councils
Events: Know How

Working with Councils

14th September 2016

Event organiser Julie Whalley knows a thing or two about how the local council can help or hinder your event. Your local council, believe it or not, is actually run by human beings known as […]

Paying with card
Events: Know How

Card Payments

14th September 2016

Tally Wade takes a look at the options available for processing card payments at outdoor events. It is a sign of the times that the use of cheques is pretty much dead and we are […]

Stewards and Marshals
Events: Know How

Visitor Management

21st July 2016

Tally Wade talks to industry experts about successful visitor management – from planning to safety, controlling movement and making a good impression. Visitor management is a legal requirement of any event. In line with guidance […]

Storm Warning
Events: Know How

When Storm Clouds Gather

21st July 2016

Last November, as the rain grew heavier, Julie Whalley was starting to feel anxious about the Christmas event she was planning, but nothing could have prepared her for what happened next. Having been an event […]

Starry Skies
Events: Know How

The Association of Independent Festivals

21st July 2016

The Association of Independent Festivals provides a collective voice for the independent festival sector, representing members on a range of issues and pushing for positive change. National trade organisation The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) […]

Events: Know How

Why Wi-Fi?

31st May 2016

In this Q&A with Morgan Denton, Open Air Business learns that supplying Wi-Fi to an outdoor event is not about having the biggest aerial! How is Wi-Fi use changing at outdoor events? We have noticed […]

Farm Business Innovation Show
Events: Know How

Safe, Profitable Events

31st May 2016

Mark Laurie’s 10 point check list for success at outdoor events. When it comes to running a public event there is much you should know and do to ensure that it’s safe, legally compliant and, […]

Hummingbird-Tipi-Camp
Events: Know How

Festival Glamping

30th May 2016

More than just an extra revenue stream, to offer glamping accommodation at festivals opens up a whole new clientele writes Ian Hamilton. Ten years ago ‘glamping’ didn’t exist in the lexicon of hip-talk. There were […]

Events: Know How

Stage Specifics

1st May 2016

Specifying a stage, writes Jane Russen of Star Events Ltd, requires careful consideration but it is nothing a good supplier can’t handle. Anywhere you want to bring together a number of people and focus their […]

Events: Know How

Care Free Catering

29th April 2016

There’s a whole raft of free services available to event organisers from the Nationwide Caterers Association, writes Mark Laurie. You may already have heard about the work the Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) undertakes to help […]