Access All Areas Supplements The Access Files 2018 - Page 3

InTrOdUcTiOn WElCoMe cOnTeNtS S o here we are. Another year, another Access Files. And with another iteration, we fi nd ourselves looking back on an innovative and capable industry. 2017 has been revolutionary, for both organisers and suppliers alike. Incidents such as the Manchester attack have demanded more care than ever from suppliers, while the creativity and imagination of festival organisers has required suppliers across the industry to up their game. The latest NOEA convention saw a rebrand for NOEA itself, refl ecting the increasingly collaborative approach its members are taking. Elsewhere, Oktoberfest came to the UK for the fi rst time, tackling the British appetite for beer and providing a new opportunity for UK suppliers. No one knows for sure what 2018 has in store for the events industry. What we do know is that the new year will provide plenty of new challenges and opportunities, and that suppliers will be ready and waiting to meet them head on. The suppliers in the Access Files represent some of the best in the industry, working closely with organisers to make world class events happen. I hope you enjoy this Access Files as much as we’ve enjoyed working on this new edition. Bars p.4 Experiential Production p.5 Pyrotechnics p.6 Seating p.7 Screen Hire p.8 Toilet Hire p.9 Temporary Structures p.10 Transport & Logistics p.11 Here’s to the year ahead! Nicola Macdonald, Acting Editor @Access_AA @Access_AA Cover Image: Bluedot Festival by Jody Hartley ACTING EDITOR Nicola Macdonald, DESIGNER Sean Wyatt-Livesley, PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Duncan Siegle, SALES DIRECTOR James Linin, ACCOUNT MANAGER Max Jacobs, PRODUCTION CONTROLLER Elizabeth Nixon, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Matthew Vertigans, CIRCULATION MANAGER Bret Weekes PUBLISHED BY MASH MEDIA Second Floor, Applemarket House, 17 Union Street, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 1RR. Tel: +44 (0)20 8481 11 22 SUBSCRIPTION: Free to qualified readers within UK, Non-qualified readers within UK - £50, Readers in Europe/Eire - £70, Worldwide - £105. SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIES: Tel: 020 8481 11 28. Address: Access All Areas, Second Floor, Applemarket House, 17 Union Street, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 1RR. The opinions expressed by contributors to this publication are not always a refl ection of the opinions or the policy of the publishers. Information on services or products contained within editorial sections does not imply recommendation by Access All Areas. No part of this publication can be reproduced in any form without written authority of Mash Media. THE ACCESS FILES 2018 3