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The Pop-Up Hotel: Events & Hospitality’ coming to Event Production Show

 

The Pop-Up Hotel is set to launch its own unique events and hospitality brand ahead of Event Production Show this week. The temporary event hotel business has already expanded its profile throughout the festival industry and has created a new brand ’The Pop-Up Hotel: Events & Hospitality’ to engage the events, experiential and incentive markets.

 

The new brand will offer venues, organisers, brands or agencies, either a white label product that can take on their own branding, or the opportunity to capitalise on the strength of the Pop-Up Hotel brand. The company will be able to produce a mixture of hotel rooms at different price points, as well as communal event areas for incentive programmes, corporate hospitality, dinners, celebrations, product launches or brand activations.

 

The brand will be soft launched at Event Production Show next week, where its Founder and CEO Mark Sorrill, will also be involved in a number of thought leading initiatives for the industry. He commented: "We’re increasingly being asked to create luxury hospitality areas alongside major festivals and sporting events, either by brands or directly by the organisers. The launch of our own events and hospitality business means we can offer these customers a unique and bespoke experience best suited to the brief, but with the very best quality associated with our business.”

 

The Pop-Up Hotel first debuted at Glastonbury in 2011 with their own private independent site and just 17 ‘rooms’, it has since grown its footprint just outside the festival to over 500 units, and will be seen at festivals this summer including Camp Bestival, an independent site at Wilderness, Bestival, Blue Dot, Cornbury, Love Fit and End of the Road.

 

"There is a real opportunity for any high end, outdoor event to offer bespoke glamping and hospitality for businesses as well as individuals,” concluded Mark. "Brands want to create memorable and engaging experiences for their customers, and there is nothing quite like The Pop-Up Hotel hospitality alongside a major event.”

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ASSISTANT PARK OPERATIONS MANAGER


We have an exciting new job opportunity at Weston Park (www.weston-park.com), a vibrant events and visitor attraction with exclusive hire and unique holiday properties.

 

This is a new full time position supporting the Park Operations Manager with management of our public and private events program and leading the Park Maintenance teams.

Experience in an events/ visitor attraction industry is essential, a good understanding of land management, financial governance and a keen eye for detail will also be required.

 

Your own transport is essential in view of Weston Park’s location.

 

The job description for this role is available to view on our website.

 

Please apply in writing only, with latest C.V. and current salary details. by email to: martina@weston-park.com

or by post to:

Martina Phillips-Turner
Weston Park Enterprises Ltd.

Weston Park

Weston-Under-Lizard

Nr. Shifnal

Shropshire

TF11 8LE

 

 

Closing date for applications is Friday 24t March, 2017.

ASSISTANT PARK OPERATIONS MANAGER

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

This Job Description lists not-exclusively the Main Duties of the job holder.

This is a working document and additional tasks may be added to, or duties removed from, the list of main duties from time to time; these will be discussed with the job holder. 

 

 

Place of Work:                 Park Operations 

 

Responsible to:                 Park Operations Manager

 

Responsible for:               Park Maintenance Supervisor

                                        Park Maintenance Assistant

                                        Groundsman

 

Liaise with:                       All Heads of Department

Sales and Marketing Team

Operations Teams (Front of House, Kitchen and Housekeeping)

Granary Grill & Deli

Accounts Department

Gardens Department

 

Scope and General Purpose

 

1.     Support the Park Operations Manager with the coordination and delivery of services for public, private and corporate events held within the Park, offering a supreme service for this heritage property and national events venue

 

2.     With the Park Operations Manager and Marketing Manager identify new business development opportunities to grow revenue and achieve sales targets

 

3.     Oversee the development, revision and implementation of operational policies and procedures including risk assessments and health and safety policy

 

4.     Budgetary planning

 

Park Operations

With the Park Operations Manager

1.     Oversee smaller events in the Park from enquiry to operations on the day;

·      Manage the planning, build up, open and breakdown phases of events with responsibility for liaising with a number of contractors and suppliers

·      Help ensure that all legal and operational requirements are met in terms of contractor management, health and safety, security, licensing and ensuring that events are delivered on time, on budget and reflect and represent Weston Park’s reputation

 

2.     Support the Park Operations Manager in delivering the visitor attraction experience

3.     Management of three team members to include managing workload, identifying training needs, legislative requirements and support in undertaking appraisals

4.     Assist with staff recruitment, evaluate staff performance and reviews, recommend and take action on personnel matters

5.     Liaise with internal and external customers as required to fulfil event standards

6.     Support the Park Operations Manager in development of the Annual Activity Plan

7.     Interpretation and dissemination of legislation pertaining to Park programs and oversee the preparation and administration of contracts and agreements with agencies, entities and individuals

8.     Booking and training of casual staff

9.     Liaison with third parties including; Farmer, Forester, Fishing Club, Pest Controller and Deer Management

10.  Carry out project work as instructed by the Park Operations Manager

11.  Ad-hoc liaison with guests booked into the holiday properties

12.  To assist the Park Operations Manager with any other reasonable tasks which become evident in the development of the role

 

New Business Development & Budgets

With the Park Operations Manager & Marketing Manager

1.     Support and help identify new business opportunities

2.     Support and help achieve sales and revenue targets

3.     Annual budget planning

4.     Effective management of costs

 

Health & Safety

1.     Oversee the development, revision and implementation of operational policies and procedures i.e. risk assessments, hazard spotting and record keeping under the direction of the Park Operations Manager

 

Administration

Liaison with all departments

 

1.     Ensure any customer queries and complaints are dealt with in a timely manner

2.     Liaison with Park Residents in relation to events affecting their access to the estate

3.     Booking of temporary signage to promote events

4.     Assisting the Park Operations Manager with all aspects of administration for Park Events

5.     Monitor and update the master Event Diary as appropriate

6.     Attend meetings as required

  




Events and Marketing Manager vaccancy



Estate Office, Revesby, Boston PE22 7NB

An exciting part time opportunity has developed for a Events and Marketing Manager

Revesby Estate is a family owned historic Estate located in the heart of Lincolnshire.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about events management and marketing

A flavour of the position:

Events Manager

Brand and Marketing

Initially one day a week

We do require the following:

Strong knowledge and experience in: The Running of Events

Brand and Marketing

Full driving licence

People skills

Ability to manage own time

Work well in a team

Personal Development:

Training will be given where required

To apply for this position please email your CV and a covering letter to:

reception@revesbyestate.co.uk by 01/02/2017







GL events Secures Three-Year Agreement with RAFCTE

 

GL events Seating & Stadia has secured a three-year contract with the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) from 2017. The agreement will run alongside services delivered by its structures division, which is contracted to provide the VIP Chalet line and the Central Enclosure structures at the prestigious event, and where GL events has delivered grandstand seating over the last decade.

 

The agreement will cover the delivery of over four thousand seats across four stands at the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises signature event, the Royal International Air Tattoo; underlining GL events’ growing reputation as the go-to events partner for high profile sporting and entertainment events.  

 

"We’re very proud of our seating and stadia offering here at GL events. We made large investments over the winter to ensure our Olympic-standard tiered seating was premium, comfortable, noise-free and continued to offer the best viewing experience possible,” commented Scott Jameson, Managing Director, GL events. "The trust that RIAT have put in us underlines their faith in our product and delivery, and our ability to make a difference to these excellent events.”

 

"We’re delighted to be returning once again with GL events to help us deliver the biggest military airshow on the UK outdoor events calendar,” commented Philippa Hayday-Brown, Head of Hospitality and Events at RAFCTE. "We want to give spectators the best possible experience and the grandstands are popular areas from which to see all the action. This partnership ensures our guests have a great view and a comfortable day with us.”

 

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About GL events

The GL events are market leaders in the design, manufacture, and installation of marquees, temporary event structures, tiered seating and semi-permanent buildings for every application. With an extensive product range and over 300 years combined experience, GL events can offer a specialist solution for every event and commercial requirement.

 





Recruting- Senior Production Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

 
 

Job Title: Senior Production Manager

Department: Projects Department

Reports To: Projects Director

Directly supervises: N/A

Salary £30,000 plus depending on experience

Main Purpose

Responsible for the Production Management activities on specific projects. Your function is to operate within the Projects department of the company and deliver both small to large scale projects on time. You will be work closely with our clients and oversee a project from concept to completion, delivering our clients expectations. The nature of the job will require you to work away, on site, installing, operating or removing equipment. You shall also be responsible for managing crews and clients to ensure that projects are delivered on time, and satisfying our client’s expectations. This is a full time position with flexible working hours.

Main Tasks

* Manage Production projects from conception to completion

* Organise your work to efficiently to execute projects

* Manage production budgets and reporting of budgets

* Manage and organise onsite crews

* Logistics planning and co-ordination

* Enforce and abide the by Company’s’ Health & Safety practices and ensure that these are communicated to onsite crew under your control and the culture within the company

* Be proactive and communicative at all times

* Design and install Temporary Electric Systems & Lighting systems that comply to BS7671 & BS7909 and other prevailing regulations

* Plan, specify & book equipment for projects

The main tasks listed are not exhaustive but the above points represent the key areas pertaining to the role;

Skills. Knowledge & experience

A solid understanding of project management principles and activities required.

* Excellent communication skills both verbally and written

* Ability to liaise comfortably and confidently with customers and suppliers

* Effective at organising and prioritising a varied and time pressurised workload

* IT literate with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft packages.

* Independent and self-motivated, able to work on own initiative.

* Able to work under pressure and to deadlines in a busy SME project environment#

* Full Clean Driving Licence Required

* Project Management experience is essential and entertainment industry experience advantageous.

* Fork Lift Truck Driving License – training will be given if required

* Ability to use & operate CAD, WYSIWYG

* Knowledge of Hire Track would be advantageous, but training will be given.

* Maintain polite and good communication with your colleagues at all time.

* Be prepared to undertake other reasonable duties as required

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to info@11th-hour-events.com

Successful applicants will be shortlisted and contacted to arrange an interview.






Recruiting- Electrician

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Electrician

Department: Projects Department/Warehouse

Reports To: Projects Director

Directly supervises: N/A

Salary Negotiable depending on experience

 

 

About the role

We are looking for a flexible team player to work alongside a small team within a reputable company. 11th Hour Events provides temporary electrics for many high profile events and concerts and is looking to recruit a suitably qualified electrician to undertake various electrical duties for the business. The applicant must have a thorough understanding of electrical regulations BS7671 and knowledge of the requirements for temporary electrics as defined by BS7909.

We use a variety of equipment to include lighting fixtures, cables, Distribution boards, generators, AV equipment.

Main Tasks

  • Onsite testing and inspecting of temporary electrical systems
  • Inspecting to testing of generators
  • Maintenance of in house electrical equipment and appliances
  • Ordering and specifying components

The main tasks listed are not exhaustive but the above points represent the key areas pertaining to the role;

Skills. Knowledge & experience

·Qualification in testing and inspecting - Essential

·Qualification in electrical installations - Essential

·17th Edition - Essential

·Hold a driving licence – Essential as you will need to travel to various locations

·BS7909 -Desirable but not essential as training can be provided

·PAT testing qualification – Desirable but not essential as training can be provided.

 

Personal attributes

·Flexible

·Hard working

·The ability to work alone and as part of a team

·Presentable

·Excellent communication skills

 

Working hours will be Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm, however flexibility will be required and you will be required to work some evenings and weekends when the need arises. The applicant must be prepared to travel and undertake testing and inspecting at various locations.

 

To apply for this position please send your CV with cover letter to -info@11th-hour-events.com

 

CV’s will then be shortlisted and if you are successful we will contact you to arrange an interview.





RICOH Women’s Open 2016- with Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental

RICOH Women’s Open 2016- with Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental

 We are the official vehicle sponsor of the RICOH Women’s Open

One of the golfing world’s most exciting summer events is almost upon us! Whether you’re a golf addict or you’re just beginning to get to know the sport, the RICOH Women’s British Open is definitely a date for your diary. We will be giving away tickets on the Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental Facebook page so keep an eye out!

History of the tournament In 2016, the championship marks its 40th anniversary. It will be taking place in the Woburn Golf Club in England. It was established by the Ladies’ Golf Union with the purpose of creating a female equivalent of the Open Championship. Since then, it has been hosted at the prestigious Royal Birkdale, Turnberry, Royal Lytham & St Annes, St Andrews and Woburn golf courses. In 1994, it became an annual event in the LPGA Tour and in 2001 it became an LPGA major championship. In 2007 the prize fund rose to £1.05 million and now it is over £1.7 million.

South Korea and United States are the countries with the most wins – five and three respectively. Current players

The current champion is Inbee Park (South Korea), who has a total of seven major titles. The field this year also includes the youngest-ever N.1 Lydia Co as well as previous champions Yani Tseng and Mo Martin. Some of the representatives from the USA include Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson. Britain’s challengers include Dame Laura Davies, Charley Hull and Catriona Matthew. Our role The championship will take place 28th–31st July – don’t miss it! Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental is the official courtesy car provider and sponsors the event alongside Calvin Klein, Rolex and Highland Spring. You can find our stall at the event where we have prepared an exciting mini golf game for everyone can enjoy. Be on the look out for our giveaways and don’t miss your chance to enter the prize draw too! We will be displaying our famous dual control cars, a van and a variety of vehicles to suit all. Also, our friendly members of staff will be there to talk to you and answer any questions you might have.

 
 
 




Event Wine Solutions Launch Premium Event Wine Range

Event Wine Solutions Launch Premium Event Wine Range

 

27thJune 2016, UK: Event Wine Solutions has launched a selection of superior quality wines created exclusively for the outdoor events industry. The new brands, Sulis Cuvée Prestige and Takahé Mountain, join the existing Applause Varietal and Comte de Bernadotte Premium ranges to create more choice for event visitors.

 

The 2016 Wine Portfolio from Event Wine Solutions therefore consists of four different ranges; opening with the accessible and popular Applause range, the new additions of its Takahé Mountain and Sulis Cuvée Prestige selections and culminating it the premium, Comte de Bernadotte selection.

 

The specialists in outdoor wines and specifically the PET, non-glass formats, Event Wine Solutions is already spearheading increasing demand for great wine at festivals and events. Taking it name from a rare, flightless and vibrantly coloured bird of South Island, New Zealand, the Takahé Mountain Sauvignon Blanc is a deliciously zesty and fragrant wine, at an affordable mid-level price point.

 

Similarly priced sits the new Sulis Cuvée Prestige selection of wines from southern France. The blends are selected from wines produced near the town of Minerve, which is named after the Roman goddess Minerva, or Sulis in Celtic. With favourite consumer grape varieties such as Viognier, Pinot Noir and Malbec in the Sulis selection, they are perfect for matching with the exciting food flavours found at today’s outdoor events.

 

"Our research ahead of the summer shows us that the more choice we offer customers – across different grape varieties, flavour profiles and at varying price levels – the more we see increasingly strong growth in wine sales,” commented Paul Scaife, CEO & Founder of Event Wine Solutions.

 

"Our wines have been hand selected to ensure the best quality possible and to meet the demands of the most discerning consumer.We then bottle them in our full sized 75cl plastic wine bottles. This allows great wine to be shared and reduces time spent queuing at the bar. For event organisers it means more margin on wine sales, reduced littering, the elimination of glass damage and physical weight of stock on site,” concludes Scaife.

 

The Sulis Cuvée Prestige and Comte de Bernadotte ranges will be on show throughout the summer events season, including The Isle of Wight Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, Cowes Week, Cornbury, Greenwich Music Time and many, many more,

 

 

eventwinesolutions.com / @eventwine

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