2020 marked the 15th year of Bradford PRIDE, an incredible annual event which showcases the achievements and milestones of the LGBT+ community in Bradford and across Yorkshire. Usually taking place in Bradford City Centre, organisers had to work quickly to adapt the event following the new lockdown safety measures.
We’ve been proudly working with the Leeds NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (Leeds CCG) since 2017, providing a host of technical solutions and support for their annual events programme, with over 15 conferences taking place each year.
As we all know, COVID-19 has touched almost every industry and sector, forcing our essential industries, in particular, to quickly adjust and adapt to ensure their crucial services can continue.
With all Q1 2020 conferences cancelled, Leeds CCG turned to us to help them find a way to continue communicating critical updates to the region’s clinical professionals and GPs. We worked with them to quickly establish a webcasting structure, which would enable them to continue communicating directly with their network whilst also seamlessly integrating other professionals and experts.
We provided the infrastructure and all the equipment the team needed to produce and distribute their weekly webcasts, including a PTZ camera and comfort monitor which enabled recordings to take place whilst still observing social distancing measures. We provided the ability for remote panel experts to dial in, with two-way discussions between the hosts and experts, allowing Leeds CCG to capture and deliver valuable information and content.
We also created webcast branding and graphics to bring the project to life and importantly used a secure, password-protected platform to comply with necessary data protection and confidentiality requirements.
We broadcast the webcasts from our unit in Leeds, with our team, of course, taking care to follow social distancing guidelines, and also create downloadable recordings for later use.
Whilst we primarily specialise in live events, we are rising to the challenge and rethinking how we can support our clients as they seek remote working solutions that allow them to safely share information and engage their networks. As we continue to navigate the uncertainty we are busy tailoring our services and knowledge to introduce more innovative technology and systems that allow businesses and organisations to continue to operate effectively.
Are you looking for creative solutions to keep communication flowing between your teams and clients? Get in touch with us for a host of digital, social-distancing friendly options!
Our MD Chris catches up with James Manford from Successful Events, discussing the world of Event Management in a new world where events have all but stopped, what James is doing to keep busy and what the future looks like.
Join Chris and James live Friday 24th April t 1:00 pm (UK time)
Our MD Chris caught up with Josh Angell from Angell Event Services, discussing how the current environment we’re all working in is affecting event professionals. Keep a look out for details about next week’s broadcast.
It’s hard to believe we are already into the third month of 2020, with lots of amazing events already delivered for our roster of wonderful clients.
We wanted to share the details of an incredible event we had the pleasure of delivering in February, Kirklees Council’s inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Awards. The evening reception and dinner, which took place at John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield, centred around recognising and celebrating organisations and team that are passionate about inclusion and diversity, and are committed and creative in their efforts.
Brand new events can be full of unknowns, which is why we are always grateful to be involved from the early planning stages right through to delivery day. We were able to work closely with the Kirklees Council planning team throughout, to fully understand their needs, scope out their requirements and help budget accordingly for the event, lending our wealth of experience and ideas to the project.
Whilst we love everything about the events world, those events which champion good causes and make local communities better places to live and work are by far our favourite. And so, like we have done before for a selection of other very special events, we decided to jump on board as an Event Sponsor for the Inclusion and Diversity Awards, giving us the opportunity to further support and enhance the awards and make it truly a night to remember.
For the evening itself, our team built a bespoke stage set which provided the perfect backdrop for the inspirational speakers and worthy award winners, as well as installing a complete audio system and multiple screens which ensured no detail was missed from the stories shared. We decided on a simple lighting system to bring atmosphere to the stage, with a series of stage lighting fixtures and moving head lighting.
An additional detail which many of our clients love and which makes the event even more immersive are our freestanding LED acrylic lighting fixtures. These eye-catching centrepieces were added to each table and set to change colour throughout the evening and even flash enthusiastically when each award was announced.
We’d like to extend our congratulations to the incredible winners of the Kirklees Inclusion and Diversity Awards and the incredible work that is happening across the district – we can’t wait for next year’s ceremony.
Whether you’re planning your first or fiftieth event, get in touch today to see how we can support you with a host of creative and successful solutions.
01. Get Low – Zedd (ft Liam Payne)
02. Applause – Lady Gaga
03. Attention – Charlie Puth
04. The Man – Aloe Blacc
05. Roar – Katy Perry
06. Best Day of My Life – American Authors
07. Rather Be – Clean Bandit (ft Jess Glynne)
08. Diamonds – Rihanna
09. That’s My Girl – Fifth Harmony
10. You’ve Got The Love – Florence and The Machine
Tis the season to be jolly! Over the Christmas period our opening times will be the below:
Friday, 20th Dec – 08:00 – 12:00
Monday, 23rd Dec – 08:00 – 12:00
Tuesday, 24th Dec – Wednesday 1st Jan Closed*
Thursday, 2nd Jan 08:00 – 17:00 (Open as normal)
*We’ll be operating a reduced 24hr out of hours service between 24th Dec and 1st Jan. This can be accessed by calling 0844 414 0502 and choosing option 2.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients old and new for trusting us with their events throughout 2019 and wish all our friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we look forward to working with everyone again in 2020.
‘Tis the season for reflection, as we approach the end of 2019 and indeed, the end of another decade. Our team have been looking back at some of the most memorable events from 2019, with the 16th annual Sheffield Cue Ball which took place in April, proving a real stand-out event.
Bradford City Football Club enlisted the help of AYRE Events this month to honour the club’s legends with an anniversary dinner marking 20 years since the Bantams achieved promotion to the top flight.