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When you’re staffing an important event, it’s essential to know you are backed by a strong, reliable crew that can work to the highest standards. You should also know where to access additional help in the event of an emergency staffing shortfall. And that help will need to be able to meet your expectations, so you can relax knowing everything is under control and your event will run as planned.

If you should you find yourself in a situation where you need to bring in extra help then Gallowglass’ sales team are well-paced to find skilled and experienced crew that are local to your event.
Sourcing last-minute crew often seems like an impossible task for stressed-out organisers, but Gallowglass have the resources to step in and assist, so whether it’s during the last week of the run-up, or the night before your event goes live, our crew can be mobilised at short notice. Here are some of the factors that our clients have cited when requesting last-minute support:


It’s not unusual to be let down by any one of a host of suppliers. Trucks break down, kits are delivered to the wrong venue, the previous load out ran late. These are just a few of the emergencies we hear about. This means more ‘hands on deck’ are required to keep the schedule on-track. Tensions are understandably running high at such times, but as one client described it: “The cavalry arrived” and the stress levels immediately lowered. With top-performing crew available very short notice, Gallowglass can provide your own personal cavalry!


The weather can have a huge impact by interfering with your event’s schedule. With the UK’s unpredictable climate, high winds and heavy rain often delay elements of the build or de-rig. Therefore, you may be need extra hands to complete the job on time.

Changes in schedule

In the weeks running up to the start of your event, everything is perfectly planned. You then get a phone call changing the schedule. PANIC! Not for Gallowglass. We’ve been in the business for over two decades and understand how to get things done as efficiently as possible, ensuring you get exactly the number of crew you need at the right time and in the right place. Onsite we’re happy to stay on beyond the end of the contracted shift to complete the job quickly and safely.

Gallowglass event crews understand the ever-changing nature of the industry, so they’re on-hand and ready to support you wherever needed. Our flexibility ensures that you will never need to panic if you need extra event crew. A quick call will sort the problem out. We strive to help and complete your work to the highest standard, making sure that there are no compromises on quality.

Have you ever found some last-minute crew that provided you with a memorable experience that you’d like to share? If so, we would love to hear from you on one of our social channels. Additionally, if you’re looking for a job in the events industry, why don’t you take a look at our event crew roles in Manchester or any of our other locations.

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Conor Hourihan

Business Development Manager, Gallowglass Group Posted on 03 Oct 2017
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A Music Production graduate, Conor has spent the last 12 years in customer service roles. Joining Gallowglass initially as a Crewman, his talent for gaining clients' trust and forming lasting relationships, made him a shoo-in for our business development and marketing team. When he's not liaising with clients, Conor is our visuals expert - overseeing video content and imagery for our website, app and new vehicle and uniform branding.
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