This evening (11 August) many event spaces in the UK will be lit in red to highlight the challenge the events industry is currently facing, as part of the #WeMakeEvents campaign.
As the leading UK distributor of venue information for the meetings and events industry their Michael Begley, Managing Director of venuedirectory, felt compelled to do his part.
‘Freelancers have been forgotten’
Michael explains: “Venues throughout the UK are suffering following the lockdown and we need to highlight the challenges faced by everyone who works in the business events sector.
“In just one venue there’s a whole team of technicians, transportation specialists, event organisers, AV specialists - many of whom are freelancers who have fallen under the radar of the government’s support schemes and they need our help. These freelancers have been forgotten. Live events are key to people on a personal level and a business level, with the UK seen as the epicentre of many world-class events.”
venuedirectory.com has over 60,000 meetings and event venues in the UK from small spaces right up to stadia that are part of the world stage. Their distribution channel is one of the biggest networks in the UK and they are supporting the industry with a safe meeting policy database for all venues globally, which is free to any event planner looking to book their next event in a safe and secure environment.
The #WeMakeEvents campaign, which has the involvement of numerous industry organisations, aims to highlight the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the sector with a series of events to call for government support.