NOEA announces award winners

The National Outdoor Events Association Awards (NOEA) have been announced, in a ceremony that celebrated NOEA’s 35th birthday. The association’s founding members Jeff Brownhut, Alan Goldsmith and Ted Cody all received Lifetime Achievement Awards from current president Richard Limb. Michael Bell, a NOEA member from Kingdom Connections Ltd, joined Lord Sebastian Coe, Harvey Goldsmith and

Joined up thinking

TSG tells Access about the benefits of multi-agency security on event sites and how the company can be a cost-effective alternative to police inside the fence line. Surrey-based TSG (Tactical Support Group) Policing is no ordinary security company. Shaped and directed by founder David Boswell, who has recruited top tier former police officers to his

EXCLUSIVE: The O2 clears diary for new events week

The O2 has cleared its arena diary in September 2016 for a week of corporate events. The week-long series of events, billed as Conference Week, will take place from 4-11 September. The arena will be set up with a modular infrastructure, giving the space a flexible capacity, from 3,500 people up to 15,000. A new

Event Production Awards deadline extended

Entries for the Event Production Awards have been extended to this Friday (27 November), organiser Mash Media has announced. “It looks like we will have a record number of entries again for the 2016 event given the rush of entries on Friday and the number of companies who have asked for more time,” said Duncan Siegle,

Bestival wins top gong at UK Festival Awards

Bestival was anointed Best Major Festival at last night’s (26 November) UK Festival Awards, which took place at

Peppermint Events launches The Tasting Room

Peppermint Events will launch its latest pop-up, The Tasting Room, in Canary Wharf and Broadgate. The pop-ups, which

Festival industry reacts to Comprehensive Spending Review

The festival industry has reacted to the lack of announcement on festivals and business rates as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review yesterday. The business rates review will now revert to back to March 2016, which gives the industry more chance to drive its case home to the Treasury. Festivals and events have concerns about

Southbank Centre announces Live Beacon partnership

Southbank Centre and Live Beacon have entered into a new partnership that will see iBeacon technology installed across

Me Myself & I: Rob da Bank

Bestival’s arbiter of all things cool talks 12 years of festivals, tapping into his feminine side and introducing UK events into the North American market.  AUDIENCE PROFILE: We aimed to get a slightly older audience this year, reflected in our headliners – the Jacksons, Duran Duran, and Missy Elliot. However, the likes of FKA Twigs

UPDATED: The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration sells out

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, due to take place in May, has sold out of public tickets. The

Wolf Alice announced as 2016 Independent Venue Week ambassadors

Independent Venue Week (IVW) will return next year, with a week-long series of gigs around the UK to spotlight independent venues at risk of shutting. Taking place from 25-31 January, the IVW series has grown since its inaugural year in 2014, with 120 venues now taking part, including Quay Arts (Isle of Wight), The Soundhouse

New study reveals millennials’ top draw events

Millennials have said big ticket events are the shape of the future, according to a study launched at

Sledge announces new acquisition, rebrand and recruits

Event agency Sledge has announced a strategy to reposition itself as a ‘perception changing, large-scale corporate and public

ATP World Tour: Tennis with added tension

With a US$6m prize for the winner, the Barclays ATP World Tour Final rounds off the men’s professional

New head of talent for Hire Space

Online venue marketplace Hire Space has appointed Richa Chugh in a newly-created role as head of talent. With

Blackout brings Christmas to Covent Garden

Blackout helped turn Covent Garden Market into a Christmas wonderland with the installation of more than 42 giant

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