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BEcause Plans awareness campaign for charity

Plan UK, the global children’s charity, has teamed up with BEcause to launch a year-long programme of consumer-facing events, aimed at boosting sponsorship and awareness levels. The national roadshow is...
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4D Ice Age experience to launch at Alton Towers

Alton Towers is to launch Ice Age The 4D Experience on March 24, and the attraction will be available to book exclusively by corporates and event management companies for private parties and family fun...
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Net benefits

The debate over whether or not UK venues should offer free Wi-Fi to visitors and delegates rages on. Recently, both the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) and the Association of British...
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Altitude 360 to host New Balance during Olympics

New Balance will take over Altitude 360 for the entire Olympic Games period. Event management company Definitive Events will manage the footwear giant’s programme during this time. Kevin Tripp, senior...
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SXS Events appointed to 2012 Bayside Festival

Mainsail has appointed SXS Events to handle all technical production at Weymouth’s Bayside Festival, which will be situated along the town’s beachfront from July 27 until August 12. SXS has been...
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Y Not takes over management of Truck Festival

The organisers of Y Not Festival have stepped in and saved Truck Festival, after its event management company, INevents, entered voluntary liquidation last November. Truck Festival will return on July 20-21,...
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New name and location for RIBEX

RIBEX has been renamed The Powerboat and RIB Show and will move to Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth following 13 years in Weymouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight. Organiser, Hugo Montgomery-Swan hopes that the...
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Touch launched by industry heavyweights

Patrick Collins, Nick Bender, Colette Murphy and Mike Ford have launched Touch Associates. The new venture will be based in Leatherhead, Surrey, and offer venue finding, event management, event communications,...
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Pleasure Gardens to host Bloc Weekender

Bloc has a new home for 2012. The London Pleasure Gardens will host the dance event from July 6-7 and will carry a 6am licence. Bloc will use a combination of custom-built stages and structures to deliver a...