article placeholder

Maugie: Christmas wishes…

Event industry stalwart, Maugie Lyons issues her very own Christmas wish list... Some might say I’m a little old to be writing a Christmas wishlist, but in my book you’re never to old too be hopeful and...
article placeholder

Andy Vinsen: Calling all corporates

Andy Vinsen, Keith Prowse’s acting commercial director, looks at the trends set to jolt the corporate hospitality landscape and shape the market next year... In July 2010, a five-year forecast from industry...
article placeholder

Hospitality knocks

The Bribery Act comes into force in April 2011, yet should corporates think twice about both offering and accepting corporate hospitality. And will it mean the end of a free lunch? As Stand Out writes, a...
article placeholder

Maugie: Computer says no

Maugie Lyons, head of commercial operations at the Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre, explains... Imagine trying to get though a day at work and dealing with a succession of “computer says...
article placeholder

Secured and assured

Have you got your security plans covered? Stand Out talks to both event organisers and contractors, as the Government ponders plans to axe the Security Industry Authority... For years, Cirencester Beer...
article placeholder

Blooming marvelous

Harrogate Flower Show demonstrated that it can rival Chelsea and Hampton Court, but what plans does its organisers have for 2011? Stand Out chatted to show director Martin Fish For the past 12 months, Martin...
article placeholder

Ryder Cup: Signed, sealed, delivered

Team Europe took back the Ryder Cup title beating Team America in an unforgettable finale, Meanwhile, the organisers of the 2010 event fought their own battle – the weather Team Europe battled through the...
article placeholder

Tony Marsh: Boom or bust?

Is it curtains for the events industry or is 2011 set to be a prosperous year for outdoor events? Tony Marsh, president of MUTA, takes a look back at the 2010 temporary structures market and assesses just...
article placeholder

Staging

Staging comes in all shapes and sizes… and no matter what event you organise guests will always expect a focal point. The stage will always be that focal point, a presentation area from which to sing a...
article placeholder

Cleaning up

Organisers talk rubbish as Stand Out looks at their plans for both waste management and toilets An interesting piece of news landed on Stand Out’s desk: Event organisers are being asked to reconsider how...