60 seconds with... Prestige Ticketing's Tony Barnard

As the London 2012 Games officially kicks off later today, in-venue corporate hospitality provider Prestige Ticketing's marketing director Tony Barnard reveals to C&IT that 98% of its 80,000 tickets have been sold

How have last minute sales gone? We have had enormous demand right up to today.

Have the last 10% of hospitality tickets/packages sold? Prestige has sold 98% of our inventory and expect to fully sell out in the next few days.

Are there any events with tickets left? As of today we have some Men’s Gold Medal Final Basketball and some nights of Athletics left.

What's the final breakdown of corporate sales versus individuals? About 80/20

Was the build of your temporary venues on time/budget?
The venues were all built on time and on budget – we have worked with some excellent suppliers.

How many people do you expect to experience Prestige hospitality at your venues over the next two weeks?
Prestige will be providing hospitality for over 70,000 guests during the Olympic Games.

Are you ready? Absolutely – everyone in every one of our different teams are now ready. We have tested all the processes and procedures and just can’t wait to get going.

How excited are you? Massively! I have been working in catering and hospitality for 32 years but this is definitely the high point of my career.

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