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 […]

Events: Know How

Estate Events

29th April 2016

Simon Foster, director of Commercial Heritage, Savills, looks at how owners of historic houses and rural estates might maximise their revenue streams. The national contribution of historic houses – economically, culturally, socially and through education […]

Events: Case Studies

The Goodlife Experience

29th April 2016

A family friendly festival with originality at its core. The Good Life Experience takes place at Hawarden Estate, Flintshire, North East Wales, from 16-18 September. This is an event with therapeutic qualities – good food, […]

Glamping: Know How

Under Canvas

29th April 2016

A breakdown of canvas glamping options with Tim Rees of Quality Unearthed, an agency specialising in quirky holiday accommodation. Glamping is a somewhat curious term derived from ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’ and doesn’t really do justice […]

Glamping: Know How

Stamp of Quality

29th April 2016

The new Glamping Scheme from Visit England is the first independent accreditation of glamping industry standards in the UK. As England’s national tourist board, VisitEngland provides accreditation for over 25,000 businesses, including 24,000 accommodation providers, in the […]

Glamping: Know How

Your Planning Plan

29th April 2016

Richard Goodwin, rural surveyor for the Country Land and Business Association’s (CLA) Midlands region, discusses planning for those seeking to enter the exciting, and potentially rewarding, world of glamping. Far from the holiday experience of […]

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Glamping: Case Studies

Gooseberry Field Campsite

29th April 2016

A connection with guests keeps bookings rolling in. Gooseberry Field Campsite is a glamping holiday business based in Pluckley, in the heart of Kent, and is owned and run by John Mills and Kerstin Wolgast, […]

Function Venues: Know How

Party Potties

28th April 2016

Ensure your portable toilet provision is spot on with Jon Stebbings’ advice on specifying party loos. An absolute essential in any outdoor event’s infrastructure is the provision of toilets. There are two main types of […]

Function Venues: Know How

Light Fantastic

27th April 2016

Light it and they will come! So says Ronnie Brown. Lights work. They can create a statement, an atmosphere and even safety, whether you are lighting a small venue or an entire street. Done well, […]

Function Venues: Know How

Wedding Business Models

27th April 2016

A lot of landowners overlook the enormous potential offered by the wedding industry, writes Isabel Smith. Gone are the days when a wedding reception was simply hosted by the nearest hotel or local pub. Modern […]