Tom Critchley is the Managing Director of Caboose & Co, a provider of luxury sleeping accommodation and glamping pods to the event and accommodation industries.
Staff welfare in the events industry needs some attention. A career as an event co-ordinator was cited as the fifth most stressful role, so why is it that event professionals continue to work ever-increasing hours?
I am sure you will agree that the live events sector heavily relies on the strength of relationships within teams to deliver success. The combination of long hours on the road, being in each other’s pockets for the whole summer season, and working right up to the wire in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment is bound to test even the strongest of compatible characters.
You can also add into the mix that many event crews are not comprised of permanent staff that have had the benefit of time to get to know each other; instead many roles…
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