A Guide to Working in the Events Industry
The UK events industry is worth a whopping £6 billion annually, making it one of the most potentially lucrative sectors to work in. Plant hire is an important component of this industry, as event planners require specific solutions when it comes to planning and hosting an event.
Whether a music festival, sporting occasions, or a limited exhibition, there are countless types of events hosted daily throughout the country, and a plant hire firm can provide key services for these events.
Assist with Logistics and Planning
Logistics of planning such events are often difficult, with various types of solutions needed to house temporary staging, lighting, sound, and other aspects of the event. Plant hire companies looking to get involved in the events industry should therefore look to provide solutions for the various aspects of event planning, including logistics.
For example, you can help plan the logistics of staging for a music event. Stages are vital for a music event, so you can provide services that include planning the stage set-up, giving advice and suggestions for how your plant hire machines can help plan out the stage and get it built on time.
Another important aspect of event planning is the location. When an event requires plant hire services, they need to know the suitability of any location for the event, including whether it’s safe to operate equipment and how easy it is to get everything delivered.
These are just a few examples of how a plant hire firm provides an invaluable service to those planning events.
Deliver On Time
The events industry has some of the strictest deadlines around – events need to take place on the advertised date after all!
So, any plant hire firm working in the events industry cannot overlook the importance of delivering on time. Equipment is needed long before the event in most cases, but some work on tight deadlines so may require it later, so always be prepared to deliver on time, every time.
Ensure that anyone inquiring about hiring equipment for an event is fully aware of the availability of the equipment, including specific delivery dates.
Investing in Appropriate Equipment
Given the profitability of working in the events sector, it may be worth investing capital towards equipment commonly needed for most events. For instance, cherry pickers, scissor lifts, telehandlers, and forklifts are the most hired equipment for events, so increasing inventory to accommodate more events may be worthwhile.
Furthermore, a firm can invest in specific event equipment that many organisers need to rent. Lighting rigs and ground cover protective mats are just a few examples of event equipment worth investing in to better serve the sector.