Event industry defiant against rioters

The UK events industry has remained largely defiant against the riots occurring across the country.

Although a few large events, such as England’s football friendly against Holland, have been cancelled due to the uproar, Event Magazine report it has been business as usual for the majority of function venues.

Tourism in Manchester has reportedly been unaffected by the violence there whilst London promotional agency London & Partners claim that only a few events in the capital have fallen victim to the rioters.    

A statement from the agency published on exhibitionnews.co.uk said: “The majority of London attractions have remained open and the capital has continued to host major events such as the Badminton World Championships, which have all demonstrated the capital’s resilience.

“Past experience tells us that London recovers very quickly from such events and we will focus on recovery activity as soon as it is viable to do so.”

A number of the major event venues in areas affected by the riot have released announcements stating that their schedules will be unaffected by the unrest.  

However, a number of corporate hospitality groups at professional football clubs have been put on alert after Tottenham Hotspur cancelled their opening fixture of the season against Everton this Saturday.