Rupert Bassadone, founder of Event Site Design, has launched Ops People, a standalone event operations, site management and exhibitor management company, created in response to increasing demand for event management skills and expertise.

Bassadone launched Event Site Design, which specialises in event site plans and mark-out, in January 2019, working with many organisers to perfect site layout. However, growing demand for additional event support has led Bassadone to create Ops People.

He said: “More and more, I kept getting asked if we’d do more than design and mark-out the sites. I didn’t want to blur the purpose and direction of Event Site Design. So, Event Site Design will continue to focus on providing industry-leading CAD plans, site design and GPS mark-outs whilst Ops People will take on the event management fulfilment.

“As we gear up to an incredibly busy 2022, it’s important that we start as we mean to go on. We’ve been running this business under the Event Site Design banner for two years but it’s time it had its own brand.”

Ops People will provide the event operations to events and festivals with events professionals running all operational elements so that clients can focus on promoting and selling tickets.

Bassadone continued: “We’re a no-nonsense, system-driven event management company that has a team of people behind it with decades of experience producing large-scale events and festivals. We’re particularly passionate about our radically transparent approach to working with our clients, with full exposure to our project management systems and process principles.”

From providing full operations through to site management and exhibitor management, Ops People offers a range of services.

“We’ve developed our own procurement system to manage event production as well as our own exhibitor management manual system,” Bassadone added. “Each service can be provided as a standalone or as part of a package.”

Ops People is already supporting Red Bull, WOMAD, BBC Countryfile, Orchard Live, The Jockey Club and News UK with services.

Bassadone concluded: “I want Ops People to give event promoters and organisers peace of mind. Knowing that we’ve got the proven systems to run the events, and the experienced and happy people to run the systems.”