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Vision Nine secures £5 million in new financing

Vision Nine secures £5 million in new financing

Vision Nine, one of the UK’s leading event and festival operators, announced today that it has secured £5 million in new financing to accelerate the company’s development of new entertainment IP within lifestyle sports, arts and music markets. The company will use the funding to create brand new festivals, tours and shows. The funding initiative, […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on March 30, 2015 0 Comments • views: 25
EPS Europe Work on Historic Burial of King Richard III

EPS Europe Work on Historic Burial of King Richard III

EPS Europe had the privilege of working on one of the most historic events to take place in the City of Leicester. Following the unearthing of his remains in 2012, a procession to transfer the mortal remains of Kind Richard III took place in the county ahead of the re-interrment ceremony Today on Thursday 26th March.  Prior to the parade […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on March 27, 2015 0 Comments • views: 52
A-Plant Acquires TRAC Ltd To Expand Specialist Equipment Offering

A-Plant Acquires TRAC Ltd To Expand Specialist Equipment Offering

A-Plant continues to strengthen its specialist product offering with the acquisition of the Temporary Roadway and Access Company Limited (TRAC Ltd). The TRAC business will be merged into Eve Trakway, a specialist division of A-Plant. Eve is the UK’s largest supplier of temporary roadways, bridges, fencing and barriers which are used at events across the […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on March 27, 2015 0 Comments • views: 49
Trackway Solutions – Stuck in the Mud?

Trackway Solutions – Stuck in the Mud?

According to a recent report, Britain will see erratic weather patterns during the summer, which could hit the event industry hard. Event Industry News (EIN) spoke with Trackway Solutions about the services they provide to ensure your event runs smoothly. For the providers of trackway the phrase ‘first in, last out’ may as well be […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on March 25, 2015 0 Comments • views: 72

M.I.C.E News

Venue Spotlight the International Centre Telford

Venue Spotlight the International Centre Telford

Venue Name: The International Centre, Telford Venue Type: Purpose-built event venue Venue Contact Name: Alison Griffin, Sales & Marketing Director Venue Website: www.theinternationalcentretelford.com Twitter: @SwEventGroup Describe the facilities The International Centre Telford offer for both event and exhibition organisers. The International Centre, Telford is a stand out venue, centrally located in the heart of the Midlands and […]

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Filed in Editor's Choice & Features, M.I.C.E by on March 30, 2015 0 Comments • views: 33
Clarion Events Acquires Internet Retailing Events Limited

Clarion Events Acquires Internet Retailing Events Limited

Clarion Events has today announced the acquisition of Internet Retail Events Ltd from SJP Business Media.   The Internet Retail Events Ltd business includes a portfolio of rapidly growing and market-leading events: Internet Retailing Expo, eDelivery Expo, Internet Retailing Conference, eDelivery Conference and Internet Retailing Awards. Internet Retailing Expo (IRX) is an award winning annual exhibition which is […]

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Aztec Event Services secures (ISO) 9001 certificate.

Aztec Event Services secures (ISO) 9001 certificate.

Event Supplier, Aztec Event Services has announced that it has just secured the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 9001 certificate. The company has spent the last 18 months working towards its first ISO which involved having its working practices independently audited by AJA Registrars Ltd. ISO9001 is an internationally recognised standard which establishes processes to […]

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Filed in M.I.C.E by on March 27, 2015 0 Comments • views: 46
DCMS Announces New Strategy for Events Industry

DCMS Announces New Strategy for Events Industry

The Department for Culture Media and Sport has unveiled a cross Governmental strategy for UK events today, following widespread engagement with the industry. The strategy, which can be found on the departments website includes a series of initiatives set to add long term value to the industry. Most welcome will be the creation of a […]

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Brand & Field Marketing News

2heads Appoints Olivier Vallee As Managing Director

2heads Appoints Olivier Vallee As Managing Director

Creative agency 2Heads has appointed Olivier Vallee as Managing Director of its UK head office. Previously VP, Managing Director of George P Johnson, Vallee joins 2Heads with the key responsibility of supporting and developing the agency’s existing management team, leading the company in its continued growth. Buckinghamshire-based 2Heads, which specialises in immersive brand experiences through […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing by on March 30, 2015 0 Comments • views: 50
Jascots Launch ‘Vino Vispo’ An Italian Sparkling Wine On Draught Specially For The Casual Dining Sector

Jascots Launch ‘Vino Vispo’ An Italian Sparkling Wine On Draught Specially For The Casual Dining Sector

First came the screw cap, now it is wine on draught that is causing a stir in the wine press and Jascots Wine Merchants has firmly entered the debate by turning on the taps of Vino Vispo; its brand new Italian sparkling wine on draught. As London’s fastest growing specialist supplier to the on-trade, servicing […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing, Editor's Choice & Features by on March 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 87
London Stock Exchange names Hawthorn as Company that Inspires UK PLC

London Stock Exchange names Hawthorn as Company that Inspires UK PLC

Each year the London Stock Exchange produces the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2015’ report. The report is a celebration of the fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium enterprises that are the driving force behind the UK economy. The publication reports on inspiring companies in all sectors of UK PLC. This year, Hawthorn […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing by on March 25, 2015 0 Comments • views: 52
Matt Franks joins DRP as director of events

Matt Franks joins DRP as director of events

drp has added another board member to its already well equipped board of directors. Matt Franks joined drp 10 years ago back in 2005 as a project manager. In 2006 he positioned himself firmly into the company by becoming head of the project management department. Franks went on to play an integral part in securing […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing by on March 24, 2015 0 Comments • views: 35

Event Technology News

Research reveals over half of delegates choose to remain anonymous when asking questions at events

Research reveals over half of delegates choose to remain anonymous when asking questions at events

Research carried out by audience interaction specialist sli.do has today revealed that 54% of delegates choose to remain anonymous when asking questions via the sli.do platform. Over 63,000 questions were analysed from events that took place in 2014 and 2015 in the inaugural annual research. sli.do CEO Peter Komornik comments: “In a time when audience […]

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Filed in Event Technology by on March 30, 2015 0 Comments • views: 105
Case study: using Loquiz app for creating and conducting a customized team game for an event

Case study: using Loquiz app for creating and conducting a customized team game for an event

Creating and conducting a game that engages the audience takes time and resources. It may be just one short fun part of the event or the meaningful core of the whole occasion. If you have ever conducted scavenger or photo hunts, teambuilding challenges, or charity races then you are probably familiar with the hassle; piles […]

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Filed in Editor's Choice & Features, Event Technology by on March 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 52
MariaDB just the open source ticket for Transticket

MariaDB just the open source ticket for Transticket

MariaDB, the leading provider of open source database technology, today announced Transticket, the leading Nordic ticketing platform provider as its latest customer. Transticket, founded in 2005, is the ticketing platform used by companies such as the ATP Tennis tour, SkyView and the Swedish Hockey league. Driven by the evolution of technology and new customer demands, […]

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Filed in Event Technology by on March 24, 2015 0 Comments • views: 34
Weemss adds Stripe to growing list of payment partners

Weemss adds Stripe to growing list of payment partners

Event ticketing startup Weemss is adding Stripe as a payment processor to their growing list of payment partners integrated within the platform. The list already includes PayPal, Braintree, and 2Checkout among others. With the addition of Stripe organisers will have even more payment processors through which to receive the fees from their ticket sales. The […]

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Filed in Event Technology by on March 24, 2015 0 Comments • views: 34

Concerts and Touring News

Showsec Appoint New Area Managers In Yorkshire

Showsec Appoint New Area Managers In Yorkshire

Showsec are gearing themselves up for further expansion in the North of England with the appointment of two new Area Managers. The crowd management and event security specialists have now divided their Yorkshire operation into two distinct areas following the recent restructure of their Manchester office as they look to maximise the potential for more […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring by on March 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 45
Hawthorn Provides Projection and Lighting for Charlatans Tour 2015

Hawthorn Provides Projection and Lighting for Charlatans Tour 2015

After the death of Charlatans drummer Jon Brooks in 2013, The Charlatans have finally come together again to celebrate his life and passion for music with a new album, Modern Nature. On drums, they recruited three temporary drummers: Stephen Morris of New Order, Gabe Gurnsey of Factory Floor and Pete Salisbury of The Verve. The […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring by on March 20, 2015 0 Comments • views: 41
Ticketmaster opens new office in Manchester

Ticketmaster opens new office in Manchester

Ticketmaster UK has today unveiled its brand new office in the heart of the Northern Quarter in Manchester. The office is home to nearly 350 employees from across the region, working across a number of different departments from its call centre to customer service, IT, account management and HR services. Servicing some of the most […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring by on March 18, 2015 0 Comments • views: 59
Flare Audio Sound Solutions Continue to Impress on ‘Westlife’ Frontman’s Second Solo Tour

Flare Audio Sound Solutions Continue to Impress on ‘Westlife’ Frontman’s Second Solo Tour

X5A touring speaker system and R1 headphones deliver an unsurpassed result, says Darryl Walsh, sound engineer on Shane Filan’s recent live tour. Award-winning audio technology company Flare Audio has again impressed on former Westlife frontman Shane Filan’s second solo tour. The first tour represented a milestone for the West Sussex-based audio manufacturer as it was […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring by on March 12, 2015 0 Comments • views: 75

Guest Blogs

Guest Blog: Ten Reasons Why You’re A Dreadful Public Speaker

Guest Blog: Ten Reasons Why You’re A Dreadful Public Speaker

Are you a dreadful public speaker? Unfortunately far too many people in business really don’t cut the mustard when it comes to public speaking. And yet, being able to present your business in a clear and engaging way is essential if you are to succeed. Dorothea Stuart of Toastmasters International suggest we should all ask […]

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Guest Blog: 2015 Event Trends

Guest Blog: 2015 Event Trends

2015 is looking like an exciting year for the live events and experiential industries. The UK seems to be well and truly out of the recession and the general sentiment from brands and agencies alike is very enthusiastic, optimistic and motivated. In this piece I will cover a few key areas of change as well […]

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Guest Blog: The power and importance of sticking together

Guest Blog: The power and importance of sticking together

It’s eight years since British Event Contractors Association (BECA) and the Association of Event Contractors (AEC) merged to create the Event Supplier and Services Association, and in that time I believe we have, as an industry, discovered the power and importance of sticking together. It’s a difficult path to walk. On one hand, as individual […]

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Filed in Guest Blogs by on March 18, 2015 0 Comments • views: 71
Guest Blog: Fun Ideas For Your Next Corporate Event

Guest Blog: Fun Ideas For Your Next Corporate Event

Corporate event planning is a serious business, with so many different elements of the event to think about and plan for, it’s often all too easy to forget that vital element of fun. Human connections thrive through shared experiences; so if the purpose of your event is about your delegates engaging with one another, then […]

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Filed in Guest Blogs by on March 16, 2015 0 Comments • views: 166