Blackpool Food and Drink Festival
Blackpool Food and Drink Festival was formed by Marie Edwards in consultation with Blackpool BId in 2016. This was held in St Johns Square, Blackpool within the busy town centre in the November. Marie was looking for a system which could reduce the paperwork and admin burden for both herself and her potential busy exhibitors.
After chatting with Marie, Event Owl helped her to set up the event page, talked her through the payment gateway set up and then directed her around the system so that she could manage her bookings from anywhere at anytime. Exhibitor payment was received straight into her bank account via the system. Marie had a dashboard from which she could easily see all her exhibitors required informaiton which had been asked for.
Event Owl interacted on Facebook and Twitter with Blackpool Food Festival, sent out news about the event to over 1,500 of its Exhibitor users, and helped Marie fill her stands.
From the success of this event, Marie has gone on to organise a new Spring Festival for 2017, and a food and drink festival within the Blackpool Christmas Light Switch on Festival in November 2017. Both events are taking bookings via Event Owl.
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Event Owl on a couple of events and I found them to be extremely helpful. The staff are always on hand with helpful advice and respond to communications in a timely manner. As an organiser using event owl I have found that it saves time and increases efficiency when dealing with exhibitors paperwork. I would highly recommend them to event organisers and exhibitors." Marie Edwards, Blackpool Food and Drink Festival