Broadlands aerial shot
24 Hours

Richard Jordan-Baker

31st January 2021

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 […]

Charlie and Caroline Gladstone
Entrepreneurs Chat

Charlie Gladstone

31st January 2021

Practising what he preaches, Charlie and his family are living ‘the Good Life’, with multiple countryside enterprises split between two estates. In 1990, Charlie Gladstone and his wife Caroline left jobs in music and design […]

Aerial shot of drive in cinema
24 Hours

Behind the Scenes: Andrea O’Hagan

28th November 2020

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 […]

Aerial shot of Heart of England
Entrepreneurs Chat

Stephen Hammon

28th November 2020

How former DJ and promotional vehicle builder Stephen Hammon created a quirky events empire in the ‘Heart of England’ before diversifying into glamping and office pods. “Everything I do is about entertaining people and making […]

Staff working an outdoor event
24 Hours

Rosanna Dean

16th September 2020

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 […]

Gisburne Park estate
Entrepreneurs Chat

Guy Hindley

2nd September 2020

Born with “the hunger to succeed” Guy Hindley, owner of Gisburne Park estate, dove headfirst into diversifying his wedding and park lodge business into events with the UK’s first socially distanced festival. Returning to his […]

Man riding bike - land art
24 Hours

Behind the Scenes With… Andrew Wood

10th April 2020

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 […]

Newbury Racecourse

Behind the Scenes with… Nigel Whiston

29th February 2020

With 650 people on site at Newbury Racecourse for two days of filming, event manager Nigel Whiston has a lot to content with. I started to work for Newbury Racecourse in 1990 and, with a […]

Bournemouth Christmas market
24 Hours

Behind the Scenes with… Joanne Howard

14th January 2020

Meet Joanne, aka Mrs Claus, Seventa Events’ Bournemouth Christmas Market event manager. On a typical day on the lead up to the build of the market, I wake up at around 6am and it’s time […]

The 'painted castle' wall
Entrepreneurs Chat

David Boyle

10th January 2020

Known as the ‘painted castle’, Kelburn and its estate is a multi-faceted business. Along with a country park, it operates as a venue, glampsite, and hosts seasonal attractions including a summer festival. But diversification isn’t […]

Flag at The Open
24 Hours

24 Hours with… Tom Critchley

9th April 2019

‘Behind The Scenes’ at The Open with Caboose & Co’s Tom Critchley. ABOUT TOM Tom Critchley is managing director of Caboose & Co, supplying luxurious temporary event accommodation in converted shipping containers. Under the tough […]

Glamping hideout at Kudhva retreat, Cornwall
Entrepreneurs Chat

Entrepreneur’s Chat: Louise Middleton

4th April 2019

Louise Middleton is both the artistic and entrepreneurial force behind Kudhva, a wild retreat on the Cornish coast which is home to four architecturally acclaimed ‘hideouts’ and the world’s first waterfall powered off-grid pub. A […]