“Clearly, on behalf of all of our members and the wider events industry, we welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement today. This has been an incredibly difficult period for everyone and finally having some clarity for the industry is incredibly important if they are to rebuild their businesses and livelihoods.

What is critical now though, is to look after those businesses that are still without income for the best part of two years, and to focus on helping the industry build back stronger, with less risk on creative event organisers and their suppliers. We need government help for both of these objectives and everyone at NOEA is committed to working to achieve them.”