Events coordinator unveils 'TripAdvisor of the events sector'

Events coordinator Chris Bowling has lifted the curtain on a new service for planners, allowing them to source reputable venues for hire and examine independent reviews.

Mr Bowling told that his fellow professionals all face the same problem, in that well-presented companies all seem equal on the face of things. He claimed that planners need a few extra details to be convinced that they’re choosing the right firm. 

“ aims to turn this situation on its head, by allowing you to read independent reviews by other event organisers of venues, caterers, production companies and suppliers, before you sign the contract. So you can make a more informed decision,” he said.

Companies displaying good examples of practice will be lauded at Mr Bowling’s space on the web, much like they would at the Event Production Awards – which confirmed has started to accept entries for next year’s ceremony.

However, Oxford-based Mr Bowling – a planner for Global Water Intelligence – has opted for a digital platform on which to stage his panel of experts. The team behind EventLibrary has been building up its list of reviews for the past three months and its creator now feels the site is now ready to go live.   

According to Mr Bowling, aims to reward the best suppliers in the sector and that its sole mission isn’t to flag up “bad apples”, stating: “It’s also fantastic to have a place to praise a supplier or caterer who made your event special.”