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Advice

A Fair Price

14th January 2020

Advice from the Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) on charging a fair price for traders. Catering concessions are an essential part of a successful event both in terms of feeding and watering your punters, but also […]

Freedom Friday at Shambala festival
Advice

Raising the Bar

14th January 2020

Put people and planet over profit in your bar offering, says Kambe Events’ Kate Burgess. Kambe Events’ flagship festival Shambala holds many accolades for its innovations around sustainability. Shambala was the first festival to be […]

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Advice

Going Cashless

14th January 2020

Event Genius’ Lauren Lytle on the benefits of cashless technology at festivals. The cashless movement for events has developed rapidly alongside the wider move towards a cashless society. As contactless cards and mobile wallets have […]

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Advice

Campsite Waste

11th November 2019

Teresa Moore on a perennial festival problem – single use tents. Back in 2018, we were confronted with the aftermath of festival camping when image after image of campsite waste, mainly tents, appeared in the […]

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Advice

Minimising Weather Risk

11th November 2019

How to reduce insurance cost in a changing climate with advice from Integro’s associate director Gary Brooks. They do say you that you can’t eliminate risk. In terms of financial risk, in some circumstances, that’s […]

Crowd at Shambala Festival 2019
Advice

Charity Partnerships

11th November 2019

Kambe Events’ Kate Burgess on creating events with heart though charitable collaborations. As an organisation, setting out core principles that animate and guide your decisions can lend everything you do a sense of integrity and […]

Advice

Guest List Culture

27th May 2019

The Masked Ball’s event director Kelvin Batt shares the financials of his 12 year old festival and explains why ‘freebies’ could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. I’ve run The Masked Ball for […]

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Advice

Safeguarding Children

27th May 2019

Suzi Clark from experiential events company Kit and Caboodle asks, “Do you make adequate provision for children at your event?” National Children’s Day took place on the 14 May. It’s all about the importance of […]

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Advice

Containing the Excitement

9th April 2019

John Radford on the use of barriers at events. To protect people, to guide attendees, to secure property or assets, to define areas; there are any number of reasons why a boundary, fence or barrier […]

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Advice

H&S Must Dos

2nd April 2019

Jim Davey from Redwood Event Solutions gives his advice on the absolute event safety must-dos for all event organisers. When it comes to event health and safety, we like to do things a bit differently […]

Big queues for toilets at a festival
Advice

A Matter of Necessity…

14th March 2019

Some key considerations about event toilets with advice from John Radford No matter what the event is, where the event is, or who the event is for, there is a certainty in place: the need […]

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Advice

GUEST COMMENT: Understanding Volunteers

14th March 2019

Sue Torres of Wicked Events talks about the use of volunteers in the live event sector Have you ever wondered why people volunteer? What they get out of it and why the event sector would […]