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News

Showsec’s role in America’s Cup success

10th September 2016

Sir Ben Ainslie ruled the waves to make the return of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series (LVACWS) to Portsmouth a triumphant one, but Showsec has received glowing recognition for its part in the […]

Association of Festival Organisers
News

AFO’s 30th anniversary conference

10th September 2016

The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) celebrates 30 years at its popular annual conference on 11-13 November. Over 250 delegates from the festival and events industry will be joining together to celebrate the association’s 30th […]

Glamping Village
News

£3.5 million glamping and caravan village

10th September 2016

Work has begun on a £3.5m glamping, caravanning and camping village on the edge of Shrewsbury. Caravan dealership Salop Leisure is building the park, which has room for 120 touring caravans, beside its headquarters at […]

Insurance for Venues
Industry Focus

Get it Covered

21st July 2016

Dan Rose illustrates the importance of getting insurance cover right for function venue owners and event organisers. Whether you are the owner of a function venue holding weddings, or an event organiser putting on any […]

Periwinkle

Loch Up Your Daughters!

21st July 2016

Periwinkle finds that festival organisation isn’t quite as straightforward as one might think. I told you last month that a frozen brain fart caused me to undergo some sort of religious experience. A voice commanded […]

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 […]

Farm Business Innovation Show
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) […]

M5 at Spetchley
Events: Case Studies

M5: Living History Comes Alive

21st July 2016

In August, one of the country’s largest gatherings of military re-enactors will descend on Spetchley Gardens for the 10th year in a row. The picturesque garden and parkland at Spetchley Park is set in acres […]

Solar Panels
Glamping: Know How

Green Glamping

21st July 2016

A green guide for glampsites from Green Tourism, the world’s largest sustainable tourism certification programme. A growing number of UK holidaymakers consider supporting sustainable tourism when choosing a holiday destination. According to the latest report […]