Events Industry Opinions

Happy New Year!  As we throw ourselves into 2019, we can’t resist taking one last look at the highs and highs of the last 12 months. Last year, not only did we work with almost 1,900 different clients on over 7,400 individual projects, but we were lucky enough to have played a part in some of the year’s most prominent events. From concerts, shows and festivals to film, TV and s ...

Already one of the most thriving and exciting sectors to work in, the events industry has seen momentous change in recent years. This is down to a variety of factors: from the advent of new venues to shifting consumer preferences. However, one overriding influence that has continued to drastically revolutionise events is technology. Here’s a round-up of some of the most recent ...

International awards programme Eventex has named the UK second-best location in the world for meetings and events.   Last month, the UK was narrowly beaten to the top of the Eventex Top 20 Destinations for Meetings and Events Index by the USA, tying with the Netherlands in joint second. Several others were close behind; however, the UK took the second top spot with 670 points ...

As the UK’s most successful event crew providers, we are always on the lookout for recruits to join us here at Gallowglass. But, as many of our team will tell you, working in events is a challenging yet rewarding occupation, one that requires a necessary skillset to ensure success within this dynamic industry. Consequently, if you are aspiring to a career in events, whether as ...

Gallowglass offering event crew jobs in the UK is one of several leading UK events companies to have collaborated on the The UK Events Industry Board Talent Taskforce to create a programme of research that will report directly to the UK Government on how the events industry attracts, develops and retains its talent. Gallowglass Group Chairman Paul Grecian said: “From product l ...

Working in the events industry can seem to many like a perfect place to start a career, with exciting experiences popping up all over the UK, a wide selection of different roles and an ever-changing landscape. Call us biased, but with over 21 years’ industry experience, we’re convinced that it’s a fantastic place to grow, learn and challenge yourself. However, with the rise of ...

Global organisations pay branding agencies millions of pounds to devise zeitgeisty names for new products and companies, but we think the circumstances behind the selection of the iconic ‘Gallowglass’ brand make for far more interesting reading. Here, Group Chairman Paul Grecian, who was one of the company’s co-founders, talks about the genesis of Gallowglass and the birth of p ...

Although Gallowglass has built its reputation as a provider of event crews for conferences, exhibitions, sporting and public events, for the last six years we’ve also been working in the TV industry, supporting studio services provider dock10, at MediaCityUK’s The Studios. As the largest outsourced UK event crew provider, Gallowglass has also been supplying technical crews for ...

For the 10th anniversary of the Howard’s Way Walk, a group of events professionals will be tackling the Ridgeway, from Wiltshire to Herfordshire, as part of a long-standing mission to raise money for pancreatic cancer research.   This annual fundraising effort gathers together a collection of colleagues, associates and industry friends to take on a tough challenge, raising bo ...

It has been a busy few months since we started talking and preparing for GDPR – which is why our blog posts on this subject have dried up a bit of late. So, what have we done to prepare and what changes have we made to our day-to-day procedures? All Gallowglass, laptops, desktops, servers and mobiles are now running with encrypted storage. Our crew and client apps all stor ...

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