Upper Street Events won Best Brand Expansion at the EN Awards for the first time. We caught up with event manager Dan Sewell on how the Country Living Fairs overcame hurdles to success.
When you win an award, the first thing you want to do is celebrate, but when another nominated team who happens to be part of your company is seated at the same table and loses out to you, what do you do? You handle it with grace.
Scott Birch heads to the Three Counties Showground to check out the venue's exhibition credentials.
For those of you who are not particularly strong at geography, there is probably little point mentioning that the three shires that join forces at Malvern are Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester. Like Telford, which is not a million miles away, it’s fair to say there is an element of discovery involved in arriving in this pretty part of England. Driving from London, the familiar M40 soon gives way to the A40 skirting past Oxford. And then you keep going. And going.
The Build Show at The NEC marks the return of an exhibition to serve a key UK industry. Scott Birch spoke to the organisers to discover how they aim to win over their audience.
They say you can judge the strength and health of an economy by sales of cars and houses. In 2013, new car sales in the UK were at their highest since 2007, while the construction industry registered eight straight months of serious growth heading into 2014.
Scott Birch visited Insomnia50 – the Glastonbury of gaming – and found a vibrant event serving a passionate community.
Here is a fascinating social dynamic. How does an isolated community – by its nature virtual and unreal – interact when it gets face to face? That’s what took me to Telford, to catch up with the gaming show Insomnia and organisers Multiplay.