August 16th, 2017

Arena Racing Company (ARC)



VMS are proud to announce that following an extensive tender process, they have been selected to deliver Live Music events on an exclusive basis for Arena Racing Company (ARC), at their Uttoxeter, Wolverhampton and Newcastle racecourses. VMS Managing Director, Steve Forster said ‘we are absolutely delighted to have been selected by ARC to be their chosen supplier to deliver Live Events at 3 of their racecourses. We put forward what we felt was an excellent proposal focusing on not just the booking of the artist but also our expertise in event delivery and commercial management and we are well underway with delivering the programme of events for 2014”.

Speaking on behalf of ARC, Managing Director Mark Spincer commented ‘Though we have always delivered a high quality and successful live music programme across our estate. As a larger group, it was felt the timing was right to open the delivery of our events to the market, consider our options, and see if there were any ways in which we can improve our offer. Throughout the tender process VMS showed what their skills mix and delivery would bring to the table, and we are delighted to be working with them at 3 of our courses. We are really looking forward to working with Steve, Richard and their team and know that together we can deliver ongoing success to what is already an important part of our customer’s experience and the ARC business’.

When ARC were looking for a partner company to deliver Live Events I was happy to suggest VMS. Having known Steve for over a decade from his time as a Director at AMG, I felt comfortable that VMS would be able to source and deliver acts/events to a high standard. In working with me and my staff at Uttoxeter, the VMS team were incredibly helpful throughout the process from budget and artist booking through to on the day event management. At every step taking the time to work with us on all aspects of delivery of the event. This was particularly important to us as UB40 was the first major outdoor event at Uttoxeter. Steve, Richard and the staff were constantly available for us to call upon for advice and help, dealing with artist, agents and production ensuring that even late changes in plan were accommodated smoothly into the event plan. The event itself was a huge success for all involved and we are already planning our 2015 strategy. Overall, if you are looking for an organisation to deliver your event for you, I would not hesitate to suggest VMS. – David Macdonald - Executive Director, Uttoxeter Racecourse
VMS Uttoxeter