MUTA calls for an end to transport red tape for marquee hirers PDF Print E-mail

MUTA, the trade association for the marquee and temporary structure industry, has called on themuta government to lift red tape on marquee hire companies who face having to pay thousands of pounds for unnecessary training for workmen who drive their kit to and from worksites. The Association is strongly opposing any changes to an existing exemption for small businesses and has made its case clear in response to a government consultation on the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC).

Jonathan Wernick promoted to General Manager of Eventlink PDF Print E-mail

The Wernick Group have appointed Jonathan Wernick as General Manager of Eventlink, part of itsjonathan_wernick Event Hire division and a leading UK supplier of events equipment. Jonathan is promoted after a successful two years working as Depot Manager at Wernick’s Aldridge depot. Previous to this he was Project Manager supporting blue chip events such as Glastonbury Festival and the Southampton Boat Show.

Jonathan, who will manage the team and head up all Eventlink operations, has a strong interest in the success and development of the Company, as he is the great grandson of the founder of the Wernick Group and son of the Chairman, David Wernick. Jonathan commented: “I have a keen interest in the event industry and our related product portfolio. We have some great products to push out into the market and, having recently expanded our stock, aim to win new key contracts in 2014 and beyond. I also want to continue our drive to offer the best service possible for our clients.”

Birmingham ranked most popular city destination outside London for events PDF Print E-mail

Birmingham has been ranked the most popular destination outside London for meetings,birmingham conferences and events by the fifth annual British Meetings & Events Industry Survey (BMEIS). The business tourism survey provides valuable research each year into the buying trends of more than 600 event organisers from the corporate and not-for profit sectors in the UK.

Birmingham remains ahead of Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds as the preferred UK regional events destination among industry professionals. The 2013/14 survey also revealed that ‘access’ and ‘location’ are the top influencing factors in selecting a destination, while city centre hotels enjoy more use than any other type of venue. The survey’s findings follow the third annual Meet Birmingham Showcase in November. The two-day event, organised by the city’s official business tourism programme Meet Birmingham, provided a comprehensive overview of the region’s conferencing offer. It brought together more than 50 regional suppliers and event buyers – who collectively place more than 20,000 events each year.

Chelsea FC Wins Best Non-Match Day Use of Venue Award PDF Print E-mail

Chelsea Football Club has been crowned winner of Best Non-Match Day Use of Venue, at the secondchelsea annual Football Business Awards. The award ceremony – hosted by Chelsea FC - recognises the successful utilisation of football venues in activities other than matches, including conferences, exhibitions, awards ceremonies and training as well as musical and other events.

Chelsea Football Club, reckoned to be London’s most complete venue, boasts 21 function rooms, 60 syndicate rooms, four bars and restaurants including two by Marco Pierre White, Under The Bridge music venue, 281 bedrooms in two hotels and London’s most exclusive health club within its 11.5 acre site.

Big event names join forces to launch TLF PDF Print E-mail

A number of ‘big’names from the event production world have joined forces to launch TLF, a newtlf International Production House with offices in London, Singapore and Sydney. They include Harvey Goldsmith CBE and Jim Baggott of Artist Promotion Management Ltd, in partnership with sevens7 co-owners Dan Howson, Luke Carr, Tim Spears and Nick Taylor.

TLF services include event creation and production, tour support, backstage management, temporary and broadcast infrastructure. It provides connectivity, streaming and application development for the live environment, and also offers a consultancy service, working as an agent for a portfolio of sought-after individuals within the live events industry.

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