Stamford Bridge celebrates Attenborough

Stamford Bridge teamed up with BAFTA to host a gala evening at the stadium to celebrate the life of Richard Attenborough and raise funds for his charitable trust. The evening saw a host of stars descend on the stadium, including Sir David Attenborough, Imelda Staunton, Dame Penelope Winton and sporting stars Terry Venables and Lawrence

Symphotech supplies Lockdown Festival

Symphotech managed health & safety for the inaugural edition of Lockdown Festival, which took place on 9-11 September at Powderham Castle. The festival welcomed 7,000 dance music fans to the castle grounds, along with headline artists Tinie Tempah, Katy B and Stormzy. Organsier UK Live hired Symphotech to upgrade the medical and welfare facilities onsite

Entry call for 2017 Event Production Awards

The Event Production Awards (EPAs) 2017, which will take place on 1 March at the Lancaster London Hotel, are now open for entries. For 2017, the awards will be returning to their roots and shining a spotlight on the unsung heroes of the industry – the suppliers. Entries are free and the full list of

Access at Showman’s Show

On 19-20 October, Access headed up to Newbury Showground for the 2016 edition of Showman’s Show! Here’s what you missed from Day 1, event profs. What did you think of this year’s Showman’s Show? Let us know on Twitter @Access_AA.

Sodexo acquires Peyton Events

Service provider Sodexo Ltd has announced the acquisition of Peyton Events, the catering arm of Peyton and Byrne. Peyton Events currently operates in a range of London venues including The National Gallery, The Wallace Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, IWM London and the Saatchi Gallery. The acquisition will strengthen Sodexo’s presence in the capital and

‘Brexit Boom’ prompts rise in hospitality bookings

Stamford Bridge and London & Partners have reported a rise in post-Brexit enquiries attributed to the falling value of the pound.

Movers & shakers: 17.10.16

People moves at drp, Vivid Event Group, Farnborough International and more.

Swiss take the lead on Great Escape ‘17

Switzerland will be the lead international partner for The Great Escape 2017.

The Clubhouse at Twickenham launches

On 12 November, immersive match-day hospitality experience The Clubhouse at Twickenham will launch, during a rugby match between England and South Africa. Smart Experiences, the hospitality arm of Smart Group, has been awarded the title of ‘Official RFU Hospitality Licensed Operator for the experience by the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Former England rugby star Martin

[Gallery] The Deck hosts event profs for LBMW16

The Deck, on the roof of the National Theatre, hosted event media and organisers on 6 October for

Much ado about HS2

The long-gestating High Speed 2 (HS2) has been in political purgatory since 2009 – but what do event profs in the cities affected by the future line think of the project?

Unique investment for Genting Arena

Birmingham’s Genting Arena has made a first of its kind investment in state-of-the-art equipment. New audience LED fixtures

Newcastle and Gateshead wins Great Exhibition bid

The area of Newcastle and Gateshead has been selected to host a major new art, design and innovation event entitled Great Exhibition of the North. The area beat off competition from Sheffield, Bradford and Blackpool to win a £5m government contribution to the event along with a £15m legacy fund. The exhibition will take place

Magical Lantern Festival set for 2017 return

The Magical Lantern Festival is set to return to Chiswick House Gardens in the new year. The event, taking place from 19 January to 26 February 2017, will feature over 50 light sculptures, Chinese arts, virtual reality, games, food, a funfair and a 600sqm ice rink. Magical Lantern Festival celebrates the Chinese New Year, and

Making a Brexit

As the dust settles after the EU Referendum, Access looks at what the future might hold for the industry.

Movers & Shakers 10/10/16

People moves at Royal College of Physicians, Jack Morton Worldwide, Opinium and more. Royal College of Physicians The meetings and events department of the Royal College of Physicians has expanded its AV team with three new appointments. Fabrizio Barbisan (pictured above right) and William Gilchrist (pictured above left) both join the team as audiovisual technicians, while