Zoo Events Group
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Sophie Jones

A team leader at event glamping supplier ZooBells, Sophie Jones takes us behind the scenes building festival glamping villages, which can amount to 500 bell tents Summer 2021 is my third season with Zoo Events […]

The Belfry Hotel and Resort
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Deborah Collins

Deborah Collins, account director for corporate, entertainment, media and sport at The Belfry Hotel & Resort, shares her experiences looking after VIP guests. There is no typical day in my role at the Belfry. It […]

Bronte Hall employees
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Bronte Hall

We chat to Bronte Hall about starting over post-pandemic hiring out giant tipis for weddings and events with her partner Brett Jackson. The last 18 months have been challenging, to say the least; the whole […]

DJ at festival
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Behind the Scenes with… Eddy Grant

How lead safety officer Eddy Grant managed 6,000 partygoers at a Liverpool warehouse as part of the government’s Covid-19 Event Research Programme. As legal and safety consultant for safety management company Symphotech, it was my […]

Nighttime festival
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Behind the scenes with… Victoria Sigsworth

We meet Victoria, who is getting events back up and running at the glorious Harewood House and planning for the first open air production of MAMMA MIA! this summer. No two days are the same […]

Jersey Zoo tents
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Ashley Mullins

Ashley Mullins heads up hospitality at Jersey Zoo which is headquarters of global charity, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. He is a hotelier by training but passionate about conservation. Durrell Wildlife Camp is not your average […]

Broadlands aerial shot
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Richard Jordan-Baker

Looking after the management of the Mountbatten family’s house and collection at Broadlands, as well as PR and a growing events programme, director Richard Jordan- Baker tackles some complex issues. About Richard My name is […]

Aerial shot of drive in cinema
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Behind the Scenes: Andrea O’Hagan

Andrea O’Hagan explains how Covid-19 has diversified her pop-up cinema business. At the beginning of 2020, experiential, open air and live events had been seeing a great growth annually of around 8% in the UK […]

Staff working an outdoor event
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Rosanna Dean

Using TANKFEST 2019 to illustrate, Rosanna Dean gives a comprehensive overview of her role as events manager at The Tank Museum, Dorset. No two days are the same in the position of the events manager […]

Children hugging in front of a tent
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Behind the Scenes with… Amber Wykes

There’s nothing better than a hard day’s work for Amber as she creates her summer bell tent camps. I’m sure this isn’t uncommon, but being a business owner of any description in this age of […]

Man riding bike - land art
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Behind the Scenes With… Andrew Wood

Land artist Andrew creates award winning installations on grass canvasses using high tech equipment while making sure to ‘colour in without going over the lines!’. Most of the work that our Fields of Vision land […]

Field of flowers under conservation
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24 HOURS WITH… Matt Pitts

The important work carried out by meadows advisor Matt Pitts as he works with landowners nationwide to restore wild flower meadows. No two days are the same in my role as meadows advisor at the […]