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Open Air Business Gathering 2021

Open Air Business Gathering 2021

11th September 2020

NEW DATES -  7 - 8 SEPTEMBER 2021 Our colleagues at Open Air Business have their annual "gathering". A very useful event for Festival and Events organisers. Full line up and speakers at www.oabgathering.com...

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Security Industry Authority (SIA) Update

Security Industry Authority (SIA) Update

5th February 2020

See here for all news https://mailchi.mp/24d98556e4e9/sia-update-october-65535?e=c4df788c9f...

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Calling All Unwanted Lanyards!

Calling All Unwanted Lanyards!

20th November 2019

After a little bit of research we have somewhere for you to send all those unwanted lanyards.  How brilliant is THAT?! The Recycle Yard is not for profit and recycles waste from individuals and businesses (mostly in Wakefield and the surrounding areas) that can be reused for arts, crafts and play. We’ve been in touch and they are more than happy to take packages from you, wherever...

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Festival Fever

Festival Fever

10th June 2019

Festival Fever We would like to talk to you more about how we can work with you to meet your needs for any festivals you are in the middle of organising. ...

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Students need you and you need them!

Students need you and you need them!

5th March 2019

I was recently at Derby University, Buxton Campus, talking with a wide range of students on the Events Management Course. From 1st to 3rd years they all want hands-on experience. If you can find a useful job (not car parking, toilet cleaning or ticket checking), that you could offer to a student either paid or unpaid, then we need to hear from you. There’s plenty of them all keen ...

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Top 5 things not to miss at Festout 2018

Top 5 things not to miss at Festout 2018

25th September 2018

26th& 27th September 2018, Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey This week sees the UK’s festival and event industry heading to Sandown Racecourse for two days of insights, networking and catching up with the best in the industry on the issues which matter right now.  Here’s our top 5 things not to miss at this year’s show: 1)The drone downlow A new phenomenon and a di...

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Festival and Outdoor Show announces stellar line up for event safety panels

Festival and Outdoor Show announces stellar line up for event safety panels

20th September 2018

Festival and Outdoor Show announces stellar line up for event safety panels Steve Blake from Storm4 Events is curating panel discussions and talks at the Festival and Outdoor Show which are tackling the tough issues effecting organisers right now, from drone usage to preparing a counter terrorism policy. The event has revealed a speaker line up featuring some of the UK’s leading figures g...

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SIA Update

SIA Update

31st July 2018

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Rock City Stage Crew

Rock City Stage Crew

24th April 2018

Rock City Stage Crew is an award winning family run business, established in 1990, that supplies personnel and training to the Live Events Industry throughout the UK.  In 2017, they balanced their fuel use from crew travel and from onsite vehicles used for We Are Fstvl, Download, Lovebox, Wilderness, Creamfields, Boomtown, Reading and BBC Hyde Park.   Rock City are committed to ens...

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Event Counter Terrorism Risk Managers Course

Event Counter Terrorism Risk Managers Course

13th February 2018

Member offer  The first EvCTRM Course will be between 26th Feb and 2nd March 2018 at The Fire Service College, London Road, Moreton-in-Marsh Gloucestershire, GL56 ORH. The cost of course the First Event Counter Terrorism Course being offered to NOEA Members is (a one time) £950.00 (Normally£ 1950). http://www.storm4events.com/page21.html...

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£30,000 of festival takings stolen - please be vigilant

£30,000 of festival takings stolen - please be vigilant

7th August 2017

We were sad to hear that WellowFest in Nottinghamshire has been targeted by thieves.  Do take time to review your money handling policy and remind your festival team to be alert and vigilant. See the full article on Event industry News. https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/festivals-outdoor-event-news/police-appeal-30000-festival-takings-stolen/...

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Home Office advice for those that operate crowded places

Home Office advice for those that operate crowded places

7th August 2017

Please see below links to updated advice from the Home Office which may be of interest. www.gov.uk/government/organisations/national-counter-terrorism-security-office and CPNI webpages www.cpni.gov.uk provide support for those that operate crowded places. This includes recently revised and refreshed guidance directed at site owners and operators written to help those ch...

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Event and festival organisers asked to be vigilant regarding cloned SIA licenses

Event and festival organisers asked to be vigilant regarding cloned SIA licenses

14th July 2017

The following information is sent to event and festival organisers, event security providers and related associations to mitigate the risk caused by unlicensed staff. The SIA is investigating event security provider LS Armour Security Ltd of Barry, South Wales following allegations that the company supplied unlicensed operatives using fraudulent (cloned) SIA badges at festivals in the U...

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National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) advice for events

National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) advice for events

12th June 2017

After the terrible events at Manchester Arena some weeks ago and the recent attack on London Bridge, we have received a number of pieces of advice from a variety of organisations.  The most comprehensive of which has now arrived from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO).  Where clearly a great deal of the content of this document is way beyond the measures needed at ...

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Manchester attack

Manchester attack

26th May 2017

Our sincere condolences to the victims and their families and best wishes for recovery to those injured in Manchester. ​The whole events industry is in shock and immediate events this weekend (May Bank Holiday) are obviously nervous. If you need AFO advice immediately then please call us on 01629 827014/ 07836 212899 and we will help if we can. We will put out collated advice from v...

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Terrorism Threat Level Raised

Terrorism Threat Level Raised

25th May 2017

Following the attack in Manchester this week, the Security Industry Authority have released the following statement: The independent Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) has raised the threat level for international terrorism in the UK to CRITICAL. This means that their assessment is not only that an attack remains highly likely but a further attack may be imminent. If you see or hear...

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Event information required after Westminster Terrorist Attack

Event information required after Westminster Terrorist Attack

24th March 2017

NOEA has released the following statement after the attack in Westminster on Wednesday: For those of you who haven’t heard of the TIER Group, it is the Tourism Industry Emergency Response Group co-ordinated by VisitBritain and is convened when events occur that have significant implications for the UK tourism industry. The group links into COBRA via DCMS. As such, a meeting was held to to...

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Winners of the Event Production Awards 2017

Winners of the Event Production Awards 2017

9th March 2017

The live and outdoor events industry celebrated well into the night last week at the Event Production Awards, cheering on a host of well-deserved winners. The Ticket Factory, Ascot Structures, Quantum Special Effects, The Loop and Continental Drifts were among the night’s winners. Arena Group ended up as the biggest winners at the ceremony, with its company Arena Structures collecting ...

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