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APRIL | SECTOR FOCUS cost of parts and supplies is not looking to drastically increase. However, as the outcome is very unknown it’s hard to forecast what the effect on the business will be. We are obviously hopeful that whatever the outcome there will be little change to the fantastic event scene that the UK has! The future The first hurdle will be to negotiate Brexit, from this we will then be able to see the effect that Brexit has on the events industry. The second hurdle that we all need to clear will be to have an open and honest conversation as an industry on our environmental impact. We need to consider the distances we drive, how we transport goods, the use of chemicals in loos, the disposal of waste and as an industry how we can innovate what we offer. There are a number of ideas on the market that need support from larger event suppliers. As a industry we have responsibilities to the environment and these are responsibilities that we should face up to, not just to overcome but also find solutions for. Untitled-6 1 ON SITE Site Event exhibited at the London Olympia for the Event Production Show, showcasing its newest, most environmentally friendly product; 3 Bay Vacuum Toilet Pods. The unit is marketed between a single plastic toilet and a luxury toilet trailer, the 3 bay vacuum toilet pods providing an efficient and effective toilet for the mass market. Access caught up with Site Event director Amy Gilbert to talk innovation and staffing: “The market is constantly innovating to meet demand of higher quality and more environmentally friendly products. We are pleased to say that Site Event are at the forefront, through developing our latest product the 6 and 3 bay vacuum pods, which are the most environmentally friendly toilet on the market, with a high end luxury feel for the mass market. You may have seen in the Fyre Festival documentary that the organisers forgot about toilet hire until the last minute, do you think this has raised more awareness from organisers to get the fundamentals sorted before looking at the experience focused services? Unfortunately Fyre Festival isn’t the only event to forget about ordering toilets, we often get a last minute phone call to say the organiser has forgotten about the toilets, however, we hope that the Fyre Festival documentary has raised awareness as to the disastrous consequences. She added that the comapny are always on the lookout for new work and part of this is tendering for large contracts which has been key to winning our new business. “More and more companies are using this method of procurement as they are looking for quality suppliers.” 07/02/2019 11:32 37