‘Events 4 Covid 19’, based in the North West aims to connect event industry resources to support those on the frontline by lending their equipment and expertise to health workers and other people supporting those affected by the coronavirus.
A network of event organisers and suppliers large and small in North-West has been created to pool their resources and work together to assist with requests from the NHS, local government, charities and any other organisations that need support right now to help with any efforts to support the community in the fight against the virus.
The group includes suppliers that have access to generators, furniture, comms equipment, tents and marquees, outdoor and indoor audio equipment, outdoor and indoor lighting, vehicles, staging equipment, medical and ambulances, heating equipment, venue dressing and many other items. The group can also provide services including security, medical, av engineers, traffic management, project management, networks of freelancers, transportation and volunteer management as well as many other services.
After 3 days of inception the group has already joined forces with a number of Greater Manchester organisations, charities, initiatives and local government to support the fast growing demand of equipment and services in this time of crisis.
Companies signed up so far include: Beyond 90, Cityco, DECORDIA, Engine No.4, From the Fields LTD, GoTo Live LTD, Green Events Company, Inflatable Pub Company Ltd, John Mayoh Events Ltd, Laura Barker, Mersey Medical Services Ltd, Manchester International Festival, Mustard Media, Niche Event Hire, Osb-Events, Outgoing Ltd, RED DAM Group CCTV, Stretch Tent Hire, The ExcluSec Group Ltd, The Warehouse Project, Proud Events.
The group would like to urge organisations working to fight the virus and its effects on the community to submit requests for resources, large and small. Organisations can do so by submitting their requests on the form here.