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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: 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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(Far right) RIAT from above and (near right), spectators on the GL events stands




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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 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

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

Recruiting- Electrician


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


·Hard working

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


·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


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, / @eventwine


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