Venue Management & Consultancy
From small bar operations to large arena’s we can help you deliver efficient and effective ‘bespoke solutions’. With over 40 years combined experience in our senior management team, over venues as diverse as Wembley Arena to Barfly and Brixton Academy to Heaven, we can provide you with everything you need to solve your problems.
We offer full ‘venue management’ solutions where will take over the entire management of your venue/operation for you through to advice on recruitment and temporary cover. Whatever your requirements we ofer bespoke Solutions to bespoke problems!
Venue Development & Refurbishment
Having opened and developed most of the UK’s new live music venues (All of the Academy Music Group new Venues – MAMA Venues – Edinburgh Picture House, Birmingham Institute, , independents such Birmingham Ballroom, Brixton Electric among others), our team can provide everything from design and build solutions through to simple cost efficient refurbishments. Using our well established contractors and partners we can guarantee you best value and a project delivered on schedule and on budget.
Live Event Booking & Delivery
Promoting over 400 events per year in our own right and on behalf of our clients, we can help you gain access to the talent you want by going directly agents/managers to secure the talent you require at a fair and competitive price. Not only this but our experienced team can deliver all of these events for you if required. Ensuring adherence to the highest possible standards. Whether it is ‘Festival Experience’ or an ‘experiential’ event we will deliver what is required.
Event Production Design & Delivery
From audio & lighting to green field infrastructure and site power, we work with the best independent contractors in the business and we use our relationships and buying power to pass on those efficiencies directly to you, our clients. From a small ‘Garden Party’ to a full ‘Festival’ our team can assist in all aspects of planning and delivery. Offered alongside our ‘Live Booking and Delivery’ option or as an after booking add on, our team will guide you through the process of delivering your event and production requirements on budget and to artist/clients requirements.
Sponsorship & Commercial Negotiation
An often overlooked area , but potentially significant one in terms of both income and event/venue viability. Having being involved in the negotiation and delivery of major name in title sponsorship deals (O2, Carling, Relentless) or smaller scale branded support (Smirnoff, Bacardi, Jack Daniels, Britvic, etc), we will help to deliver the best commercial deals for your event/product. Unlike other ‘agencies’ we arrange the deal directly for you and only commission on your top line income from any commercial arrangement, leaving more in the pot for you!
Club Brand Partnerships
Equally at home in the live and club sphere we have direct contacts with brand owners/managers with some of the UK’s largest club brands (Propaganda, Rough Hill etc). We can also advise on delivering your own ‘club brands/events’, from conceptualisation, through artist booking and on the night branding and delivery. Outside of our own venues we also have direct contacts with some of the UK’s premier clubs and can deliver a branded one off event into these locations for you.
Having successfully delivered 6 figures deals for both AMG and MAMA as well as MAV, we have director level contacts with all of the UK’s major ticketing companies. On your behalf we will deliver a single event solution through to a multi venue multi year agreement . Ticketing should never be a cost and potentially it is a significant income and marketing tool at your disposal. We guarantee to match your requirements to the correct ticketing partner for maximum commercial benefit.
One of the areas that we pride ourselves having being heavily involved with the original 2003 licensing review. Our Senior management team can advise you on all aspects of licensing including, new applications and revisions, where necessary making these applications on your behalf. We also have contacts with the Uk’s best licensing professionals and can call upon their advice or if necessary to act on your behalf under a very strict brief. We can also liaise with the regulatory authorities to ensure that your ‘operating plans and procedures’ are following examples of best practice.
Health & safety management
Another area where we pride ourselves. With an excellent track record and delivery and implementation of H&S policy in both venues and Green Field sites. Our senior management team are qualified to offer advice on examples of best practice. Where required we can also bring in the UK’s best independent advisers, again on favourable terms. Whether it is a full H&S review of your operation or an FRA for your venue/event we will help you through the minefield of legislation to deliver cost effective safe solutions.