Leeds-based Northern Flags donated more than £2,000 worth of signage and banners used on Tuesday, 11 August, at its local at its local #WeMakeEvents march, one of a number across the country aimed at drawing public attention to the plight of those working in the events sector.
Northern Flags MD Iain Clasper-Cotte, said: “We have decades worth of experience working with the events industry. Some of those relationships are so well established; they have developed from clients into friends. That’s why it was so important for us to contribute to our local march. We’re proud to play our small part in this important fight. Vital for the events industry and also important for us too.”
Peter Heath, MD of Plasa (the events industry association), said: “The live events industry supply chain that contributes to every single event in the UK is set to completely collapse. Social distancing prohibits mass events, and even if this stopped now, long- term planning for events won’t enable a return until around March 2021. Now the whole industry is coming together to initiate a Red Alert. We have been campaigning for financial support from the Government using #WeMakeEvents because the sector is on its last legs.”
The banners and boards provided by Northern Flags displayed the #WeMakeEvents ‘Red Alert’ logo, was held by protestors at the Leeds event.