4 Event industry trends for the rest of 2021

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The events and hospitality industries have been dealt a significant number of blows since the start of 2021, causing their roadmaps to recovery to take a little longer than expected. But as the sectors make their final push today to return to normality, we take a look at some trends we can expect to see […]

Looking for a career in the events industry? Silverback is hiring!

Silverback events crew are pleased to announce we now have full and part-time event crew vacancies across our Manchester, Leeds, Scotland, Midlands and London offices. Should you wish to become part of the most well-regarded event crewing company in the UK, this is your opportunity. We’re on the lookout for motivated, punctual individuals with a […]

Crew Mental Health – It must be an industry focus

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Our industry; the events industry, is high pressure and we aren’t going to be able to change the fact that we are working towards a non-moveable time/date. Everyone that works in the industry knows it, we’ve all lived and breathed the highs and lows that the pressure can throw our way. Over the last two […]

Government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19

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For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector. The UK events industry is facing an unprecedented challenge as a result of the Coronavirus COVID-19 […]

SEC confirms £168m worth of future conference business

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The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has said it has secured new conference business for the future in partnership with Glasgow Convention Bureau and the city’s academic institutions. The business secured amounts to 189,944 participant days for the city and will contribute £144m to Glasgow’s economy. These wins, the venue says, will deliver £168m and £196m […]

ExCeL London & NEC Birmingham to reopen 1st October 2020

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Two of the UK’s biggest exhibition venues and home to two of the largest Nightingale Hospitals that were installed will reopen on 1st October. Jeremy Rees, CEO, ExCeL London: “We are delighted that the government has confirmed the timetable for when business events and conferences can resume. Having played a full role in supporting the […]

Our Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic

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Just as we come out of a long hard winder ready for the longer days of summer, we have all come up against something no one could have foreseen or planned for. Anyone working in the events industry will have been impacted significantly and will have seen either work cancelled, postponed or disrupted significantly. Here […]