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First Networking Event of 2019 Takes Place

The first Networking Arena event of 2019 took place last Thursday in the conference suite at USN Bolton Arena.

Networking Arena is now in it’s fifth year and continues to be as popular as ever. The event brought 80 local businessmen and women together, for the informal networking event.

For the first time we offered a local business the chance to sponsor Networking Arena and we were delighted to welcome RZ Group to the February event. RZ are a Horwich based recruitment consultancy operating throughout the UK.

Benefits of our Networking Arena Event –

The next event takes place on 9th May from 3pm -5pm,  to book or for further information email business@boltonarena.com or call 01204 488132.

Alternatively, head over to our website by clicking here.

Sponsorship Packages Announced For Made In Manchester

Pitch Productions have announced the sponsorship packages available for the eagerly anticipated Made In Manchester music festival held at Bolton Arena on Saturday 29th June.

Headline Sponsor – £1,000.00

– Company Logo on all pre-event advertising
– 1 x 10ft banner/ 2 x 5ft banners in close proximity to the stage
– Digital artwork throughout Bolton Arenas TV’s during the month of June
– Digital artwork on Bolton Arena’s Welcome Screen during the month of June
– Company logo on outdoor banner advertising the event located on the main road from The arena
– Weekly social media posts to Bolton Audience through Pitch Productions and Bolton Arena Facebook,
– Twitter and Instagram
– Link on Pitch Productions website
– Competition of giveaway tickets
– Photo opportunity with the bands
– Regular announcements on the stage by event host promoting company
– 10 VIP complimentary tickets
– Use of VIP Area

GOLD Sponsor – £500.00

– Company Logo on all pre-event advertising
– 1 x 5ft banner in close proximity to the stage
– Digital artwork throughout Bolton Arenas TV’s for 2 weeks of June
– 8 social media posts to Bolton Audience through Pitch Productions and Bolton Arena Facebook,
–Twitter and Instagram
– Link on Pitch Productions website
– 4 announcements on the stage by event host promoting company
– 6 VIP complimentary tickets

SILVER Sponsor – £250.00

– Company Logo on all pre-event advertising
– 1 x 5ft banner in close proximity to the stage
– 4 social media posts to Bolton Audience through pitch Productions and Bolton Arena Facebook,
–Twitter and Instagram
– 4 VIP complimentary tickets

BRONZE Sponsor – £100.00

– Company Logo on all pre-event advertising
– 1 x 5ft banner in close proximity to the stage
– 4 social media posts to Bolton Audience through pitch Productions and Bolton Arena Facebook,
–Twitter and Instagram
– 4 VIP complimentary tickets

For further information on any of the above sponsorship packages, please email robert@pitchproductions.co.uk or head over to https://www.pitchproductions.co.uk/

Urban Revolution Provides New Challenges

GM Active and Obstacle Course Racing specialists Urban Attack have come together to create something special – Greater Manchester’s very own fully inclusive obstacle races.

Urban Revolution OCR Series – exciting venues, mega obstacles and fun packed events in the very heart of Greater Manchester.

5 km is perfect for the novice / first timer and 10 km for those that want to challenge themselves more.

Whatever route you take you’ll have a fantastic day out tackling amazing obstacles, fighting through our Mud Zones and wading through water to the finish line and a well deserved drink in our fun packed event villages.

First timers to competitive runners, no matter – there is something for all, including Kid’s and Teen Races, Family Entertainment and in case you missed it – big obstacles!

Who’s behind it all?

GM Active is a collaboration between the 13 Greater Manchester leisure and cultural community organisations.  GM Active is dedicated to transforming communities in the region, collectively managing 87 leisure and sports facilities, including one in your neighbourhood! To find out more about your local facilities, activities and events click here.

Urban Revolution corporate event Friday 11th October

Outstanding opportunity for having fun with colleagues and team building.

All abilities course choose 5km or 10km (just decide what you feel like on the day)

We are taking you an an action packed tour of this stunning park…

Award Winning Giant Water Slide – Take Off, Tarzan Swing, Tsunami, Ninja Wall, Goliath Steps and much much more…

Unbeatable Value For Money Includes:

– 30 + Obstacles   – A Free Beer Each  – New for 2019 Action Packed Course Route

– Special Finisher Medal  – Hot Showers  – Free Race Photos

– Entertainment with DJ, Live Music & Bar – Amazing Event Village With Full Amenities

Limited spaces available. Launch offer first 200 places £39 per person.

What do you need to do?

1. Just create team name and pre-book how many places you want (can add extras later).

2. We only ask you for your final team member details in September.

3. Flexible start time – start anytime between 12:00 – 14:30 on the day.

To book head over to http://www.urbanrevolutionocrseries.co.uk/

Urban Revolution public event Saturday 12th October

Adult 5km or 10km all abilities course (same price you decide how you feel on the day)

We are taking you an an action packed tour of this stunning park…

Fun challenge for all the family taking on our obstacles.  Award Winning Giant Water Slide – Take Off, Tarzan Swing, Tsunami, Ninja Wall, Goliath Steps and much much more…

Unbeatable Value For Money Includes:

– Adults (12 yrs +) 5 km or 10 km course

– Kid’s (4-11 yrs ) 1 km course.

– 30 + Obstacles   – Action Packed Course Route

– Special Finisher Medal (For All)

– Hot Showers

– Free Race Photos

– Family Entertainment with DJ, Live Music & Bar

– Amazing Event Village With Full Amenities

Special launch offer prices:

Adults (16 yrs +) £25

Teens (12-15 yrs) £15

Child (4- 11 yrs) £7

To book head over to http://www.urbanrevolutionocrseries.co.uk/

 

‘Made in Manchester’… is coming to Bolton Arena!

USN Bolton Arena are delighted to announce that the ‘Made in Manchester’ Festival is coming to town this summer in partnership with pitch productions.

The music festival will take place on Saturday 29th June from 2pm until 11pm.

The stage will be set on the large grassed outdoor area at Bolton Arena and will feature some of the best 80’s and 90’s Manchester cover bands including:

These Smiths

These Smiths are the UK’s best tribute to The Smiths and Morrissey. The band are from The Smith’s home city of Manchester. Formed shortly after their lead singer appeared on the UK television show Stars In Their Eyes, they are renowned as the closest sounding tribute to the real thing. A must see for fans of The Smiths and Morrissey.

Happy Mondaze

The No.1 Happy Mondays tribute band, come and see for yourself.

Reliving the heady Madchester vibes of the infamous Hacienda, Happy Mondaze bring you the cult classics and best-selling hits of Manchester’s number one baggy band the Happy Mondays.

Never before has a tribute band captured the true essence of the originals with such dedication to re-creating these revolutionary tracks. Guaranteeing a party like no other, the Mondaze promise to transport you back to Manchester’s musical heyday and the birth of rave culture. Sing along with Shaun (Marc), Bez (Peter) and the band to smash hits such as Step On, Kinky Afro, Wrote For Luck and many many more as the Mondaze vow to amaze, entertain and leave you crying out for an encore!

Resurrection Stone Roses tribute

Resurrection were formed in 1998 & are based in Glasgow, Scotland. The most successful & first tribute to The Stone Roses north of the border & the closest band to create the recorded sound of the Roses 88-90 period when the band were at their peak. Their success made them not only the best Stone Roses tribute around, but one of Scotland’s most seen bands in their first 3yrs under another title. Their success was so huge, that a Stone Roses best of album which Silvertone released (years before) charted in the top 20 album sales during Resurrection’s peak.

The Oasis Experience

The Oasis Experience bring you exactly that, the experience of actually being at an Oasis gig, a superb layer of soundscape recreation by incredibly talented musicians with breathtaking vocal similarity which will have you wondering if its live or a recording.

The day wouldn’t be complete without showcasing local bands and musicians, lookout for announcements in the coming months.

In between the acts there will be a DJ playing even more classics from the 1990’s. The bars will be open throughout the duration of the event with a variety of good food outlets to suit all tastes.

Ticket Information

Tickets are now available at Pitch Productions Box Office https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/pitch-productions

Early bird tickets are now on sale, prices below:

Adult ticket – £20

Under 16’s – £12.50

Under 5’s – £2.50

Booking fees apply. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

VIP Tickets are available for £30 which includes – Exclusive Bar, seating area and private toilets. To book VIP tickets contact 01204 488112.

References –

The Manchester (Madchester) music scene, famous for 90’s bands is a music and cultural scene that developed in the Manchester area of the United Kingdom in the late 1980s, in which artists merged alternative rock with acid house culture and other sources, including psychedelia and 1960s pop. The label was popularised by the British music press in the early 1990s, and included groups such as Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets, Northside, 808 State, James and The Charlatans, amongst others. Nearly thirty years on, their music is still as popular.

Pitch Productions are a North West based music festival production company. They organise professional music festivals at local sports grounds to engage the local community and help raise funds for clubs and grassroots sport.

World’s Top Juniors On The Way To USN Bolton Arena

The Junior International Bolton, held here at USN Bolton Arena will take place from Friday 11th – Friday 18th January,  the tournament will see junior’s aged 14 & under converging on the north-west from all over the world.

The event, which is steeped in history, regularly attracts stars of the future. 2017 saw tennis legend Bjorn Borg in Bolton, overseeing his son Leo progress to the consolation singles finals. 2017 also saw a 12 year old Cori Gauff, capture the title, before remarkably going on to reach the final of the US Open Junior event 8 months later. Whilst Whitney Osuigwe,  who played Bolton in 2015 became world junior number 1, 2 years later.

On the boy’s side the 13 year old 2012 finalists, Francis Tiafoe and Michael Mmoh, are now ranked 44 and 102 in the ATP men’s pro ranking’s, whilst top seed in 2015 was Britain’s Jack Draper, who reached the Junior Wimbledon Boy’s Singles final this year, and is already inside the world’s top 500 at pro level aged only 16

Since the inaugural event as Teen Tennis in 1995, it has attracted a very strong field of rising stars from across the globe. A number of previous players having gone on to reach the world’s top 10 including Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Wozniacki, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Sir Andy Murray, Marcos Baghdatis, and Tomas Berdych.  In addition, Bolton runner up in 2011 Jelena Ostapenko, sensationally won the French Open in 2017, to become the world number 7.

Richard Joyner, Tournament Director, commented ‘This event really is where history and the future meet. The number of players who have gone on to reach the higher echelons of the pro game is seriously impressive. As well as the wealth of players from across the globe, it’s a great opportunity for player’s from the north-west, including some who train at the USN Bolton Arena, to compete against some of the world’s best 14&under players’.

Qualifying is Friday 11th and Saturday 12th January, with main draw Sunday 13th to Friday 18th January.

Entry for spectators is free of charge throughout the week.

As well as coming along to watch, the scores can be followed through:

www.lta.org.uk

www.tenniseurope.org

Bolton Arena To Host Their First Big Networking Expo in 2019

After the success of the networking arena event. Bolton Arena are excited to announce the date for their first Big Networking Expo on Friday 6th September 2019.

The Big Networking Expo will offer exhibitors a unique opportunity to meet a diverse gathering of business owners, networking specialists, decision makers and entrepreneurs.

Our Big Networking Expo will be open to all businesses, and will give you chance to showcase your brand to potential customers and clients, whilst creating everlasting business relationship.

Joining us on the journey is our headline sponsor is The ExcluSec group, group business development manager Billy Quarmby commented “We are looking forward to being the headline sponsor for Bolton Arena’s first Big Networking Expo next September, we have been attending their successful networking events over the past couple of years and think the Expo will be just as successful”

If you would like to receive even more brand awareness for your company we have a range of exciting sponsorship packages available for the event.

For more information on our Business Expo please call 01204 488 112 or email events@boltonarena.com

Job Opportunity: Events & Sales Executive

Events & Sales Executive – full time, permanent

Salary – £25,000 OTE

Are you seeking a new challenge? Do you have the drive and determination to succeed? Then we may have the job for you!

A purpose-built arena with extensive leisure, sporting and event facilities, USN Bolton Arena also boasts a top performing Performance Tennis Academy, prominent gymnastics club and successful Football programme.

We are seeking a motivated, highly organised and professional individual to join our Conference and Events team. Responsible for promoting and selling event spaces, advertising and sponsorship packages through a programme of wide-ranging activity including, email, telesales, networking, etc, maintaining our existing client base and building relationships with new and potential clients, you will need to be able to co-ordinate event space to maximise income and maintain a full events calendar.

To be considered for this role, you will be an excellent communicator and influencer, have a strong background and knowledge within conference & events and ideally have experience of selling advertising and sponsorship packages. This post requires an individual who is creative, has excellent planning and organisation skills and is competent in Microsoft and related packages.

In return we offer a rewarding and satisfying job role working with a friendly team and enhanced holidays and benefits.

For further information and to apply for this post, please request an application pack from:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager – kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

Please note that CV’s are accepted in support of applications, but the company’s application form must be completed in full and returned by the closing date.

Closing date for applications:  31st  May 2018, 12 noon

The Talented Jenny Enters The Finals

We are super excited to announce that our Conference & Events Executive, Jenny Green has been nominated as a finalist for the 2018 Inspire Women Awards.

The awards ceremony is to be held on Saturday May 5th 2018. The event will celebrate the huge wealth of outstanding contributions women have made to the wider Bolton area. It will shine a light on the achievements of women from all walks of life in our diverse and thriving community, and showcase their extraordinary examples of courage, triumph, kindness, compassion, transformation, skill and success.

An ecstatic Jenny said “I am delighted to be joining the incredible list of finalists at this year’s Inspire Women Awards! I look forward to meeting so many powerful, successful business women on the night – and will hopefully leave the event successful!”

The nomination is in recognition of the hard and dedicated work, Jenny delivers continually throughout the year. A huge well done Jenny! The whole Arena is behind you.

Hop Into Spring With The Middlebrook

Middlebrook Retail & Leisure Park will be hosting five days of free Easter fun for all the family from Wednesday 12th April to Monday 17th April (excluding Easter Sunday).  Taking place from 11am-4pm the events will spring into action with a treasure hunt with the Middlebrook Angels around the park followed by Hopping Mad Bunnies and more treasure hunt fun on Thursday, Friday they will be mucking around with face painting and on the petting farm and Saturday you can get snap happy in their spring photo booth then get crafty making the frame for your picture. Easter Monday the fun continues with their sassy skating birds, the roller chicks and craft workshops all chick themed will take place.

Heather Ingham, Marketing Manager for Middlebrook said “Our free seasonal entertainment always goes down a treat with both children and parents.  The children love getting up close to the baby spring animals and the face painting and crafts are always popular.  I think the shoppers are going to love the hopping bunnies and roller chicks they are something new to Middlebrook.”

For more information visit www.middlebrook.co.uk , Download their new app or pick up a leaflet while shopping.

 

Calling All Brides And Grooms

CALLING all brides and grooms – THE GREAT ONE IS BACK!

The Great Northern Wedding Show is back at the USN Bolton Arena on April 23rd – and it’s bigger and better than ever!

This bi-annual show is THE biggest one-day, free-entry bridal event in the North West.  Featuring everything the future bride and bridegroom could possibly need to plan their best day ever – over 120 creative suppliers will be ready to meet you, and inspire your individual creativity.  And you will be thoroughly entertained, it’s an absolutely cracking day out!  For behind-the-scenes info in the run-up to the show check out #GNWS2017 on Instagram and Twitter.

With two catwalk shows, including the very popular Alternative Catwalk with Legend Bridal Designs, as well as collections for the classic bride and the curvy bride from Foxglove Brides and Bridal Wear By Esme.

Slaters will be showing their huge range of menswear and Aubergine Ladies Wear have beautiful options for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom.

There are live performances and demonstrations and stalls for absolutely everything you will need for The Big Day – from cakes and stationery to fabulous food to sample and superb wedding cars of all kinds on show.

Now for the freebies – everybody loves a freebie!  As well as a beautiful goody bag, free for the first 500 brides to arrive on the day, two free wedding magazines and show guide for all brides we are bringing back the #GreatNorthernBride giveaways!

Team LWB will place ‘I’m a Great Northern Bride’ signs randomly around the Arena. Should you find one just hand it in at the Little White Books stand and collect your prize there and then!

The show runs from 11am to 4pm. Entry is free for you and your guests if you pre-register to attend at www.littlewhitebooks.co.uk/wedding-fairs If you don’t pre-register there is a £2 per person charge on the door.

The Arena is super-easy to reach by car – we’re 400 yards away from Junction 6 of the M61 – by train as Horwich Parkway Station is just a short walk away or by car with free parking for 2,000 vehicles.

See you there – it’s going to be a blast!  Little White Books – All You Need!

 

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