Bounce Back: Event Suppliers

Embrace the new normal with products and services from event suppliers.

Re-inventing Bar and Table Service

Tri-Star PackagingTri-Star Packaging
020 8443 9100

As venues re-open, the biggest challenge is how to maintain social distancing and safety for customers and staff, while still delivering a great experience.

The PortaBrands range from Tri-Star Packaging enables the easy and safe carrying of multiple drinks while speeding up service, saving space and converting more sales with fewer trips to and from the bar.

“Our PortaBrands solution creates the opportunity to re-invent bar and table service,” says Tri-Star Packaging sales director Lee Richards. “To minimise waiting times and queues, drinks will need to be served quickly and safely with minimum contact between staff and customers. PortaBrands is a great range of quick-service drink carrier solutions which enables safe multi-drink serving under social distancing guidelines, as an individual can collect drinks for small groups of people.”


Eco Branding for Event Organisers

Eco-brandingHarrison Creative
01325 355433

Harrison Creative is keen to partner with companies that believe as strongly as it does in caring for the environment. Its new eco branding range, Envirofamily, is the product of choice for event organisers that care about the planet.

The company is continually working to reduce wastage and become more environmentally friendly and is committed to helping clients deliver more sustainable events and festivals with its range of eco-friendly branding and signage products.

Working closely with leading fabric manufacturers it has developed a range of materials that can be used as alternatives for a number of its most popular products. These include Enviroflag, an alternative to knitted polyester, Envirodisplay, made from 100 per cent recycled plastic waste, and Envirobanner, which is PVC free.


EHA Covid-19 Safety Guidance

EHAEvent Hire Association (EHA)
0121 380 4600

The Covid-19 outbreak has had a profound effect on the Event Hire Association (EHA) membership. To address the issues facing the sector, the trade body delivered an Events Industry Recovery webinar in June with 60 event professionals in attendance.

In a bid to unite the industry, the panel included Dean Foster, MD of Cambridge Marquees and MUTA president, and Clive Owen, MD of A1 Loo Hire and a PSE board representative. They were joined by Kevin McGuinness, MD of Allen’s Catering Equipment Hire, Paul Budden, a health, safety and training consultant who specialises in the events industry, Caroline Clift, editor of Stand Out magazine, Nicky Warner, director of Loos for Do’s, and Graham Arundell, CEO of EHA.

The points raised formed the structure of a dedicated health and safety document finalised by EHA’s Paul Gaze and Carl Bartlett. The Events Industry Guidance Document for Returning to Work includes an e-learning package of three modules with a short assessment and certificate. See


Security at Your Service

Event Safety PartnershipEvent Safety Partnership
0208 543 5588

Event Safety Partnership is open and ready for business. During lockdown we have been training and preparing our staff so they can bounce back to be ready to meet and greet visitors.

Our teams of safety professionals can not only provide your health and safety needs but can form part of your team to check your event is following the guidelines and protocols set up by the government. They can be on site, check all is in place and that everyone is carrying out their work in a safe and secure way. Over the last few weeks, we have had a member of our team doing just this for the polo at Cowdray Park.

Our team of security and stewarding professionals are able to assist with your social distancing plans and review your visitor and crowd management arrangements to ensure we can greet everyone politely, helpfully and safely.


Battery Operated Digital Signs

Battery Operated digital signsWayo Signs
07973 208791

The Wayo screen is a digital sign that runs on batteries. The screen can be placed indoors or outdoors and will run for up to 14 hours on a single charge.

High definition images are uploaded via a USB stick directly onto the screen. The Wayo sign is easily moved and is lockable in position. It does not have any trailing wires and can be located safely where customers are passing. Ideal for showing Covid-19 notices as well as instructions and marketing information, the screen can show multiple messages or video, rotating in order on repeat.

Ideal for temporary sites, whether indoor or outdoor, and perfectly suited for bars, restaurants, retail, outdoor shows and events, shopping centres and other locations, Wayo signs are available to purchase, lease or rent.


Double Decker Bar Centrepiece

Socially Distanced bar serviceBar-Go
07971 871481

Bar-Go creates incredible themed container bars for events, festivals, parties and film sets. Its two-tier pop-up bar can be easily transformed to incorporate a branded design and is also available as the standard ‘Stubbs McGee’ Texan themed bar.

Constructed from two shipping containers, the upper storey comprises a deck for alfresco drinks with a view, and a separate indoor area perfect for the VIP treatment.

Provided as dry hire or fully staffed, stocked and operational, the bar is easily installed by Bar-Go’s expert team and makes a great centrepiece.

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