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Maugie Lyons: Pleasurable experiences

Should you mix business with pleasure? Maugie Lyons, head of commercial operations, Royal Horticultural Halls, seems to think so... Why does the phrase corporate entertainment have such a bad reputation...
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James Varah: Counting the cost

If venues continue to undercut each other, it will be the customer experience that is compromised. James Varah, event sales director at The Brewery, questions how low can you go? It is increasingly...
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Ideal makeover

The Ideal Home Show opens its doors later this month with a new owner, a new look and a new message, but will the British public still recognise it as an institution? Or will the transformation be a...
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Eventia: Getting the message across

Izania Downie CEO of Eventia, spells out the case for the industry supporting the Visit Britain campaign, Keep Britain Talking... The Keep Britain Talking campaign comes at a critical time for the UK events...
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Step on it

A solid base for your event is essential. Quite literally. Stand Out looks at some flooring case studies... As award ceremonies go there’s a common room arrangement – a central stage surrounded by...
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Making a marq

Stand Out discovers some creative examples of marquee use and learns what’s new for 2010... As Stand Out writes, satellite weather images show the UK blanketed in snow. It’s one of the worst winters the...
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Queens of the catwalk

Miss Gibraltar scooped the coveted title of Miss World 2009, as another decade drew to a close. But who was crowned winner in terms of Miss Lighting and Miss Set Design? 2010 is set to be a big year for...
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Taste of Asia

What is Taste of Asia? As with the other events within the Celebrasian Festival, Taste of Asia aims to bring people together through shared mediums – in this case food and travel. It is held over the May...
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Event Management: Inspired and admired

What makes some of the UK’s top event managers’ tick? Discover what gets event organisers out of bed every morning – and it’s not a bacon sandwich... Coffee, cake and strong liquor. These are just...
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The Sun’s Military Awards

ESC Events delivered The Sun’s Military Awards at the Imperial War Museum. Stand Out witnessed the action and chats to John Wickens, ESC’s managing director... Sir David Jason, Dame Vera Lynn, Ross Kemp...