Suffolk Coast Business (SCB) has received a much welcome grant from the Suffolk Coastal District Council Community Revenue scheme to produce a Community Events Manual. The manual will cover all issues relevant to organising an event including financial, legal and safety requisites and be available to the business associations in IP13, IP15, IP16 and IP17 and their members. A need for this type of guidance was identified by the individual business associations and SCB put forward the funding bid in light of this demand.
Shelley Nott, Chair of Suffolk Coast Business states, “Many events rely heavily on volunteer assistance and without good planning and clear task outlines, these events are not as successful as they should be or fail to take place at all. Successfully run events will benefit the whole of the local community involved by raising awareness of the area and increasing footfall and trade.”
As part of the 12 month project SCB will provide a programme of professional training to assist business association members and local community groups, including schools, in the co-ordination and hosting of community events. The training has been match funded by the Magnox Socio Economic Scheme and will be provided by lecturers from the University of Suffolk; it is hoped that this will be the start of an on-going partnership with the University.
Laura Locke, Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Event and Tourism Management degree said “Members of the academic team of the Event and Tourism Management programme at University of Suffolk are looking forward to working with members of Suffolk Coast Business. The University is very much based in the local community and we welcome partnerships and collaborative projects such as the one with Suffolk Coast Business.”
Shelley Nott added: “We are extremely proud of this partnership; this is an important working relationship which will benefit the local area enormously.”
The first two interactive workshops will take place at the Long Shop Museum in Leiston on 2nd November and 30th November, 9.30am-12pm at a cost of £15 per workshop or both for £20. Website links to book can be found below. For more information: www.suffolkcoastbusiness.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Workshop 1, 2nd November: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/the-smart-approach-to-event-management-workshop-1-189691
Workshop 2, 30th November: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/the-smart-approach-to-event-management-workshop-1