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Venue Insight December 2019 Issue - OUT NOW

So, another year ticks by and the most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Let’s hope that your venue is packed to the rafters at every given opportunity and that the end 2019 is full of fun and prosperous for all involved. Let us also think of the staff who work in hospitality, the people that give up time with their own families and friends, often overseas. They are the ones that keep things on track during this hectic period.

The gin boom is showing no signs whatsoever of slowing down. We find out what it’s like in the crazy world of distilling and distribution from Neil Everitt, CEO and a Co‑Founder of Brockmans Gin, the super-premium English gin that is now selling in 50 countries.

The music scene in the North West of England is iconic and constantly evolving but what really goes into putting on an event in the live music industry? We catch up with Keiran Sharples, Programming Manager at GORILLA, arguably Manchester's most buzzing venue.

The Future is orange! Orange wine you say? Firstly, it’s not actually made of oranges and secondly it’s not really orange. What, confused much? We turned to Mark Roberts, Director of Sales at our friends, Lanchester Wines for some helpful guidance on what is fast becoming the trendiest shade of wine.

Are you properly prepared for the next few weeks? Its best practice to make sure you’ve got all of your bases covered in relation to increased stock (and cash) health & safety, noise complaints, security and many others. The insurance specialists at NDML have pulled together a cracking checklist to help you avoid any costly claims this Christmas.

Here’s to a bustling festive season at your establishment and throughout your events. The VI team would all like to extend a massive thanks to our readers, contributors and advertisers for your support this year.

See you on the other side.


Rob Taylor

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