Football analogies and discipline are among Prysm Group’s main drives to success. EN caught up with managing director Tom Penn on the firm’s future plans.
Magazines were the main focus for the Prysm Group when the organiser started out in 2001, with Business Startup the only exhibition run by the business. Thirteen years on with a portfolio of more than 12 major shows, the organiser has never been more ambitious.
Joe Manby Limited celebrates 40 years this month. Scott Birch visits the family firm in Harrogate to see how their personal touch still stands out in a very different landscape.
Sometimes, cultural references provide the best guide to our past, allowing us to place a number into personal context. Forty years ago, in 1974, Rubik released his infuriating and ingenious Cube, Volkswagon rolled out the first Golf and Ronald McDonald brought his burgers to Britain. Tiger Feet by Mud was the year’s top-selling single, and The Towering Inferno led the disaster movie charts.
The International Festival of Business is set to be a huge event across Liverpool and the North West region. EN catches up with the festival’s commercial director James Gower.
Back in January 2013, Prime Minister David Cameron launched The International Festival of Business (IFB). An event on the scale of the Millennium Fair in 2000 or the Festival of Britain in 1951 was anticipated for the North West region, featuring an estimated 30 events. Now with the festival days away, more than 150 events are set to take over 50 days this summer.