A-Plant acquires TRAC, which will be merged into Eve

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A-Plant continues to strengthen its specialist product offering with the acquisition of the Temporary Roadway and Access Company Limited (TRAC Ltd). TRAC will be merged into Eve Trakway, a supplier of temporary roadways, bridges, fencing and barriers which are used at events across the UK. TRAC was a family-owned business founded in 1998 which specialises […]

Swansea Council: Events services and equipment

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Budget: N/A Deadline: April 15 Contact: Click here to register interest Info: The City and County of Swansea’s Special Events team is seeking companies to supply equipment for this year’s outdoor events to be held at various venues across Swansea. The council is happy for companies to quote for individual lots and is looking for […]

Alexandra Palace secures £18.8m for historic renovation plans

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Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust (APPCT) has been awarded £18.8 million of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to restore the palace’s most significant historic spaces to their former glory and secure the venue’s future as one of London’s leading heritage destinations. Under the plans, the eastern end of the palace, comprising the […]

Crown win Peugeot and Citroen accounts for Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Both Citroen/DS and Peugeot have contracted Crown to manage their presence at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The creative communications agency will manage the car marques automotive experiences at the popular summer event. Following the success of last year’s Citroën exhibition stand at Goodwood, which saw Crown design, build and manage the brand’s presence […]

Snowbombing goes cashless with Intellitix

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Festivalgoers at this year’s Snowbombing, which takes place from April 6-11 in Mayrhofen, Austria, will experience the future of hassle-free buying thanks to the introduction of RFID-enabled wristbands. The winter sports and music festival, which is set to welcome 7,000 visitors, will go 100 per cent cashless for the first time. “Snowbomber’s’ special wristbands will […]

Best of Britain and Ireland hailed huge success

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Boasting a fresh new look for 2015, Best of Britain and Ireland – the annual event for the domestic tourism, travel and venue sectors – has been hailed a big success. The two-day show, which took place at the NEC Birmingham on March 11 and 12, featured more than 250 exhibiting companies and welcomed 2,361 […]

Events professional begins Forty in 15 project

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Forty years’ production experience, compressed into a 15 minute one-to-one with an events professional over the course of 24 hours. That’s the challenge that David Clement, creative director of Live Events, has set himself when at 12pm today (March 26) he will sit at his desk and offer career advice and feedback to event management […]

Volunteers make more than “just a difference” says AFO’s Steve Heap

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Volunteers make more than “just a difference”, so says Steve Heap, general manager of the Association of Festival Organisers (AFO)      No matter how large or small your festival is, there is a virtual certainty that your event will use some volunteers. These will come in the form of people who just want a free […]

Victorious Festival awards Creative bar contract

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Creative, the bars and catering provider for festivals and outdoor events, has won the contract to operate all bars at Victorious Festival 2015, held on and around Castle Field, Southsea. Victorious, which takes place on August 29 and 30, will welcome 60,000 visitors a day who will watch acts including Tinie Tempah, The Flaming Lips, Basement […]

Kings Place Events’ Gallery Room to open in May

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Kings Place Events has announced the opening of a brand new space, the Gallery Room, which will launch at the beginning of May. This room will have a capacity to seat 40 guests for dinner and up to 60 for theatre style presentations. The Gallery Room is situated on the mezzanine level of the Kings […]