2012 sees London host the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This is not great in terms of business for all sectors of the British Industry. For Team Tactics it will be questionable as to whether it is a positive or negative.
On the positive side, we have enormous strength in putting together VIP corporate evenings in and around London. This may include the mainstream events happening in London with an original twist. However, with 15 years experience in running London events, we would hope that we could cover most enquiries and put together something outstanding. Traditionally we have provided some exceptional corporate exclusive evenings at Buckingham Palace and The Queen’s Gallery. If groups want to get out of London, well, there is plenty of options, such as wine tasting at vineyards, quintessential river cruises or stunning helicopter tours around Oxfordshire.
On the negative side, London is going to be turned upside down, inside out. Anybody not associated with the Olympics will give London a wide berth and quite honestly that will include us. Nobody will know how to get from A to B. From speaking to a taxi company, they are suggesting taxis won’t be operating in certain areas. In terms of planning and a professional delivery of events, this is not exactly reassuring. So London could become an area of NO GO during the summer months. Those venues we have dealt with are not opening at all during the summer, which again is limiting what is on offer.
So what to do? Go with the flow is what I say!
I see there is another Bank Holiday as part of the Queen’s Jubilee on Monday and Tuesday 4th and 5th of June. Okay putting on my miserable hat, that means very little business can be done during normally a frantically busy time. However, during the Derby at Epsom, it is confirmed that the Queen will be attending on the Sunday 3rd June, so our Open Top buses at The Derby should be very popular.
However, I have just booked our family places for the Queens Jubilee Pageant in May which should be awesome too. Book early as there are only 3,000 places. So on a personal note, I would say very exciting but on a business note, a bit of a wet blanket!