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Managing Cancellation

10th March 2019

Philip Day, NOEA council member and partner at Laceys Solicitors, looks into how the cancellation of an event affects stakeholders and why well considered contracts are so important The recent decision to cancel the second […]

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CSR Best Practice

10th March 2019

Part 2 of Event Insurance Service’s white paper on corporate social responsibility at events A study by a A Greener Festival in 2006 indicated that 74% of festival goers agree or strongly agree that festivals […]

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Learnings from Fyre Festival

12th February 2019

Titled by some as the “most disastrous festival ever”, Fyre Festival hit the headlines for its falsehoods and non delivery. If you haven’t seen the Netflix documentary yet, then I recommend spending 90 minutes of […]

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Fantastic Plastic

11th February 2019

Michael Hall concludes his series on the problem of plastic by turning things on their head and offering a cradle to cradle solution. This article is much more fun to write than my previous two […]

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Event Planning Timeline

11th February 2019

Jim Davey, MD of Redwood Event Solutions, discusses the ideal timeline from event idea through to event day, and what planners can do when time is of the essence. The saying ‘there aren’t enough hours […]

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Industry Insights: John Radford

21st December 2018

Taking time out to network and learn pays dividends reports John. After a really busy and successful summer it was great to meet up with some of our clients and suppliers at the Showman’s Show […]

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Solving Waste Plastic

21st December 2018

Want to turn your event’s waste plastic into something useful and profitable? Then you need to talk to Michael. Over the autumn I attended two exhibitions at the NEC and one outdoors, where sustainability was […]

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Instagram 101

16th December 2018

Sarah Orchard shares her top 10 tips for using Instagram to market your outdoor business. Facebook’s little brother is growing up and now boasts 1 billion users globally (as of June 2018). The popularity of […]

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NOEA: It Couldn’t Happen to Me!

9th October 2018

Two NOEA members share their close shave stories highlighting the importance of risk mitigation at events – the theme of this year’s NOEA convention. This year the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Annual Convention has […]

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Cue the Music

9th October 2018

Joe Heap helps us with the balancing act of festival programming. The whole business of programming and building a line up seems to get harder year on year. I’ve been working in festivals for 20 […]

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It’s a Team Thing

9th October 2018

Event production expert John Radford on the importance of teamwork in the ever changing world of outdoor events. Wow, we are already at the end of summer 2018 and what a year it’s been. After […]

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Guest Comment – Worker Welfare

16th September 2018

Corinne Lane explains an organiser’s duty of care to contractors, staff and volunteers on site, and the importance of going the extra mile for their welfare Traditionally, the live music event industry has had a […]