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Body Armour Protection for Events Security

Body Armour Protection for Events Security

Events Security is a challenging job; dealing with large crowds where emotions are running high is difficult enough, without fearing for your safety. In the USA it is firearms that are used most often against Security, and while it's unlikely that Security will have to deal with firearms here in… the UK, attacks from knives or needles can be just as deadly. Attacks might be rare, but can still occur, and in order to do the job properly Security need to be confident in their own safety.
The Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) is the world leader in edged and spiked weapon testing for body armour, and grades vests accordingly. KR1 and KR2 vests offer protection against knives and cutting attacks, whereas SP1 and SP2 vests protect against stabbing weapons like needles or stilettos. These vests come in Covert and Overt styles. While Overt armour may be suitable when Security needs to advertise their protection, which will hopefully dissuade any potential attackers, Covert armour is ideal for most events. Worn under clothes, Covert styles are lightweight and breathable without sacrificing protection. It is discreet and perfect for protection without being on display.

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Mark Ronson, Example, Scouting for Girls, Tove Lo, Maverick Sabre and more to join the V Festival 2015 line-up

Mark Ronson, Example, Scouting for Girls, Tove Lo, Maverick Sabre and more to join the V Festival 2015 line-up

***Tickets on sale now***

V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, is proud to announce the addition of hit-maker Mark Ronson, performing a DJ set, Example supported by DJ Wire, Maverick Sabre, Scouting for Girls, Aston Merrygold, Bleachers and Billboard chart-topper Tove Lo to the 2015 bill.

Returning to V Festival following… his 2014 appearance, Example said: 'I can't wait to return to V Festival, the crowds never disappoint. A lot of people will be used to my shows with the live band behind me, but this time I'll be bringing DJ Wire as I want to put on a unique rave with a twist. I've been lucky enough to perform at festivals all over the world but there's always something special about V Festival - it feels like my home turf."

Maverick Sabre said: "It's been a busy year and what better way to celebrate than playing at one of the best festivals in the UK. I'll be dropping some new tunes so really looking forward to getting out there and sharing them with my fans.'

Aston Merrygold said: "I'm so excited to be performing at V Festival for the first time, it's going to be great fun! It has definitely been tough trying to contain myself, sitting on my hands waiting to get out there with new material, so I can't wait to finally share my music with everyone...bring it on!!!"

The newly announced acts will be joining a 20th anniversary line-up that includes Calvin Harris, Kasabian, Sam Smith, Stereophonics, George Ezraand Ellie Goulding. What's more, the hottest names in music will be performing alongside an eclectic mix of comedy headliners including Russell Kane, Frankie Boyle, Shappi Khorsandi and Nick Helm, who will all take centre stage in the Glee Club Comedy Tent across the weekend.

In the coming months V Festival will announce additions to both music and comedy line-ups.

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Destinations gear up for The Venue Expo

After a hugely successful first year, The Venue Expo is now on the calendar for a second year in a row. Being brought to you by Liverpool based Elite Marketing Specialists UKFE the The Venue Expo is set to take place at the brand new Exhibition Centre Liverpool on 8-9th… September 2015. The show will bring together both UK and international buyers who will have the opportunity to engage in outstanding business opportunities with a wide range of exhibitors.

This year UKFE are excited to be welcoming a number of destination exhibitors from all corners of the UK, who will all be utilising The Venue Expo as an opportunity to showcase what their destination has to offer. Last year's Venue Expo brought attendees from all areas of the UK with 63% of attendees being from outside of the North West. These figures are a clear indication of how The Venue Expo is now known as a national event, and demonstrates how the north of England is a major area for business and events. This years exhibition will bring a broad range of destination exhibitors and UKFE are excited to be welcoming Visit Brighton, Southport Conferences, Visit Bournemouth, Liverpool Convention Bureau, along with Visit Scotland and many more..

Destination exhibitors are already gearing up for the Venue Expo and plan on providing a unique insight into their destination. From hospitality, to transport as well as conference venues and accommodation, they are able to cover all aspects of any business trip and assist in making an event in their destination a huge success. This year UKFE are particularly excited to have a variety of southern exhibitors on board and ready to show the north of England what their destination has in store.

Julia Gallagher, VisitBrighton's Head of Sales, says: 'We recognised that many of the exhibitions and networking events we attend are based in the south, so Venue Expo offers an excellent opportunity to meet northern buyers. We aim to network with potential clients and introduce them to the highlights of Brighton with a view to then welcoming them to the city in the near future'.

With The Venue Expo just over three months away UKFE are incredibly excited to be working towards one the most highly anticipated events of 2015. Exhibitors or professionals who are passionate about engaging in business within the event industry can find out more at

The Venue Expo
8th-9th September
For information or exhibitor enquiries contact:
UKFE: 0151 702 7752

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Global Event Tech announced as part of International Festival For Business 2016

Global Event Tech is set to arrive in Liverpool next summer as an exciting part of The International
Festival for Business 2016. Being brought to you by Liverpool based Event & Marketing Specialists
UKFE, who already have a large portfolio of successful exhibitions, this promises not to disappoint. Being held at the… brand new Exhibition Centre Liverpool on 27th -28 June 2016, this FREE to attend event provides an opportunity to engage with leading industry exhibitors, tech providers and countless industry experts all under the one roof. Being part of this globally recognised festival is a great opportunity to secure new connections and reach a whole new client base.

Ian McCarthy, Festival Director for IFB 2016 stated.. 'We are delighted that UKFE will be showcasing Global Event Tech at IFB next year. It promises to be an insightful and innovative exhibition that will attract significant amounts of international attention. We look forward to partnering with UKFE and helping them shape a truly successful event.'

Having previously hosted exhibitions such as The Venue Expo, UKFE is able to assist organisations in reaching their target audience. Their dynamic approach has allowed them to continue obtaining attendees from all around the globe, and focus on placing Liverpool on the map as a key city for business and events.

Leading on from the success of The Venue Expo, Global Event Tech will mainly focus on both digital and creative industries. The use of tech within the events industry has continued to soar, with innovative and exciting technology fast becoming a key element of events and the expectations of attendees being consistently raised. With live tech demonstrations, Q & A sessions and seminars, this event is set to showcase the best of what the tech industry has to offer. Global Event Tech is the perfect opportunity to interact with tech and industry leaders, with the event being formatted to allow attendees to interact with suppliers one to one. This will therefore enable an increased amount of time engaging with buyers and professionals to provide unique business experience. The outcome of the event will be to stay ahead of the competition and develop within the events industry.

Show Manager Joseph Davies says. 'We are delighted to be hosting Global Event Tech at the
International Festival of Business in 2016, this event will attract high quality buyers from the UK,
Europe and America. The main aim will be to seek new business which will compliment our exhibitors who will be showcasing the very latest event technology through product demonstrations and Q & A sessions'

With Global Event Tech just over twelve months away, UKFE are excited to be implementing plans
to make the event a huge success. UKFE believe that Global Event Tech is an opportunity to continue to showcase what the north has to offer whilst displaying the highest quality of technology from the events industry. UKFE are looking forward to uniting exhibitors and professionals to engage in business and create long lasting partnerships.

Global Event Tech
27th- 28th June 2016
For information or exhibitor enquiries contact:
UKFE: 0151 702 7753

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Relive the past at nostalgic  'Classic & Vintage Commercial Show'

Relive the past at nostalgic 'Classic & Vintage Commercial Show'

Visitors can re-live the past when the Heritage Motor Centre hosts the eighth 'Classic and Vintage Commercial Show' on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 June. The popular two day show features a diverse selection of classic and vintage vehicles built before 1990. Attracting an array of commercial vehicles such as… the lightweight Morris J Type and Ford Transit van through to the mighty Scammell Heavy Haulage Tractors, the event is one of the largest classic commercial shows in Europe.

On show will be some familiar marques including Dodge, Ford, Austin, Morris, AEC, Leyland, Foden, ERF, Volvo, Scania and DAF. The show also attracts a number of overseas visitors, including entries from Europe, which add to the diverse selection of vehicles to view. For enthusiasts restoring vehicles, there will also be a large indoor and outdoor trade area selling parts.
In addition there will be an indoor model show within the Museum featuring over 160 tables of models on display. Whether they are kit or scratch built, the models add a different aspect to the show and highlight an array of different scaled models.
The show is supported by Kelsey Media, who have their own trade stand selling a number of their publications including Classic and Vintage Commercial magazine, Classic Van and Pick up magazine and Vintage Roadscene.
Tom Caren, Show Manager for the Heritage Motor Centre stated 'This event is a real step back in time and a fascinating nostalgia trip, even if you have never been connected to the world of commercial vehicles. Around 4,000 visitors are expected to attend this nostalgic show which will showcase around 400 commercial vehicles for visitors to enjoy'.

A 1 day advance ticket costs 12 for adults, 5 for children and 10 for concessions. A 2 day advance ticket costs 22 for adults, 10 for children and 17 for concessions. Tickets on the day are slightly more expensive; please see the website for full details. Camping is available from 4pm on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 June. Last entry to the campsite is 9pm. Price per pitch, tent or caravan is 25 booked in advance or 35 on the day.

The Classic & Vintage Commercial Show is just one of many exciting and unique motoring events held at the HMC in 2015. For more information about the Heritage Motor Centre please visit or call 01926 641188.

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Upcoming Events

The O2- Mrs Brown and Mrs Browns Boys

Tue 7th July 2015-Sat 11th July 2015
O2 Arena, London

NASS Action Sports & Music Festival 2015

Fri 10th July 2015-Sun 12th July 2015
Royal Bath & West Showground, Bath & West Somerset

Tiverton Balloon & Music Festival 2015

Fri 10th July 2015-Sun 12th July 2015
Petroc College, Tiverton , Devon

Whitby Sea Festival

Fri 10th July 2015-Sun 12th July 2015
The Metropole, Whitby

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