Published: Tuesday, 20 June 2017 15:51
Summer is almost with us, and as always, one of the big highlights of the summer months are the numerous music festivals which take place. Not only can these give you the opportunity to add another festival wristband to your collection, but they all allow you to enjoy some fantastic music and make some great memories. A lot of people love festivals which go on for several days, but if you aren’t a fan of camping or portaloos – then you may be more inclined to go just visit a festival for one day. For the best choices which offer a one day visit this year, take a look at our picks below…
AVA festival takes place at T13 in the Titanic Quarter, where the famous RMS Titanic was built. The backdrop creates a wonderful space for a festival which aims to celebrate, amplify and develop the strong impact of electronic music and digital visual arts. The AVA festival tries to give an opportunity to new and seasoned artists, designers and DJ’s. It is a festival which offers a great day out and plenty to do, it’s a necessity for anyone who loves all thing electronic!
Field Day is one of the UK’s most popular one-day music festivals. Set in East London at the spacious Victoria Park, this year the focus will be on ‘The Barn’ – which is a stage that is fitted with a high-quality sound system and one the most advanced lighting set-ups around. The headliners this year are Aphex Twin and Nina Kraviz – meaning there will be sure to be some fantastic moments when the speakers are blaring and the strobe lights are flashing!
Primavera Sound is held in the wonderful city of Barcelona, Spain and it brings in guests from all across the globe who are wanting to enjoy some fantastic music. This year, there are 200 acts who are confirmed for the show with The XX, Frank Ocean and Solange just a few of the big acts who will be performing at the festival.
Set in the unique location of Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival is one of the most enchanting festivals you can attend this summer. The festival site is wonderfully scenic and as well the great art on display – there will be some great music to fit the mood with Lana Del Ray, London Grammar and Sampha all set to perform.
Published: Thursday, 15 June 2017 12:30
Recent events mean that event security is at the forefront of every event planner’s mind. Whether you are organising a conference or concert, ensuring that your attendees are safe and secure should be a top priority. Good event security requires planning, knowledge of the venue and good communication between event staff and security staff. It also requires everyone involved to be alert and aware of what is happening at the event, even if it isn’t their direct responsibility. There are steps you can take to help make your event more secure.
Who is responsible for event security?
Even if you hire an event security team, the organiser is still ultimately responsible for the security. Hiring outside help is advisable because it means that you will have industry experts on-hand to advise you, but this doesn't mean that event staff can become complacent. Event security is a team effort and should be treated as such.
What steps can I take increase my event security?
One of the simplest steps you can take is to ensure that only the people who are supposed to be there are allowed in key venues. The easiest way to manage the flow of people is with event wristbands. Tamper-proof wristbands can be colour coded to ensure that access is limited to certain areas. Staff can wear one colour, guests can wear one colour, and delegates or attendees can wear another colour. This will ensure that people are only allowed in certain areas. It’s important to choose Tyvek wristbands, as these cannot be tampered with.
Communication is key for event security
Ongoing communication between hired security staff and event personnel is essential for keeping an event secure. Things may change throughout the day and everyone will need to fully briefed on their responsibilities. Your staff will have in-depth knowledge about the event that will help any hired security company to do their job more effectively, so it’s important that they can work well together.
Make event security a priority
Security should never be an afterthought and it should factor in your planning from an early stage. If you are going to hire an external company, you will need to give them plenty of time to carry out a risk assessment and ensure that they are up-to-speed with your requirements. For this reason, deciding the day or even week before the event that you need security is unwise.
If you’d like to find out more about how our Tyvek wristbands can help improve your event security, get in touch with our team on 01565777062.
Published: Friday, 09 June 2017 15:30
Lanyards are items which can be used for multiple different purposes. You can expect to see them at a variety of events, but they are arguably best suited to a businesses needs. Lanyards are great for promoting business products and services, and they are certainly a great choice for operational purposes within a business too. To see how your business can benefit from using lanyards internally, take a look at some of the tips below.
Differ Between Departments
Similarly to how a sports team would wear different kits to other teams, employees in a business could also do the same with lanyards. This works well because most businesses don’t usually have uniforms, so it allows for big teams to easily identify who is working in their team. This can also help promote team spirit amongst employees by making them feel as though they are together as one unit.
If your business is one that hosts regular events, then lanyards can be a simple & effective way to manage them during an event. This is most helpful for the attendees of the event, as it allows them to easily see which staff member is responsible for each section. You can brand the lanyards with your businesses logo and it can also say which area they are responsible for.
As well recognising employee performance by giving them an award, you can also give them a wearable lanyard to also make them feel special. Lanyards are a great choice for this as they are practical to be worn and give the employee a nice reminder that they are performing well.
If there is someone within your business who is trying to donate money for a good cause, then lanyards are a fantastic way to do this. This can be a great way for fellow employees to show their support as they can swap their current lanyard for the charity one. This is a good way to create a sense of togetherness within the team.
Published: Friday, 26 May 2017 08:58
Each year, there are a huge number of events which are held during the summer. There are festivals, street fairs, marathons and outdoor concerts which all attract thousands of attendees. Not only are these fun events to partake in and enjoy but they are also a great opportunity for businesses to promote their company and meet some of their customers face-to-face. In some cases, there are certain events which are perfect for specific businesses to promote their company at – such as a restaurant sampling meals at a food festival. However, if you can’t think of a summer event which your business is a perfect fit for, there are still a number of other options when you want to promote your business at summer events.
A lot of event organisers will give you the option to enter the event as a sponsor who is doing a product give-a-away, which can be a great way to get more exposure for what your business offers. The best way to make this effective and memorable is to associate your product with the type of event. Therefore, if you have an outdoor event which is expected to be sunny – then using some promotional sunglasses with your logo on them can be a great way to get some exposure for your business.
Offer a Free Consultation
If you own a consultancy business such as an interior designer – then it can be a great idea to try and have a stall at an event which allows attendees to get a free consultation. This can be done by getting them to sign-up with some details and then if they visit your business, you can give them a free one-off consultancy session.
Feed the Crowd
During warm outdoor events in the summer, all guests will love to have some free cold drinks and light snacks. This can be great even if you’re not a food or drink business, as handing out some water in a paper cup with your logo on it is a great way to give your business a positive image.
Hold a Contest
If there is an event which will have a large footfall, it can be a great idea to try and get people to sign up for a competition. You can simply ask them to pop down their name and email address and then put them in a draw for a competition that is associated with your business e.g. a year’s free gym membership or free weekly meals. This then allows you to add these emails to your database and can be used for marketing purposes.