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.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Why wellness isn't just for delegates

Why wellness isn't just for delegates

From taking time to see the sights to apps that help your sleep patterns, Top Banana's Ian Cooke has some wellbeing tips.

7 lessons for event planners from... Brexit

7 lessons for event planners from... Brexit

We asked industry figures what the Brexit process has taught them about planning and executing big events.

Inntel hires new head of business travel

Inntel hires new head of business travel

Senior appointment will manage business travel operations teams and mentor the agency's business travel consultants.

5 ways to bounce back from travel sickness

5 ways to bounce back from travel sickness

Wellness expert John Ayo shares his health tips to make sure you and your event don't have to suffer.

What's the biggest challenge for corporate event planners?

What's the biggest challenge for corporate event planners?

Panel of experts at Cvent Connect examine what will affect in-house event professionals most during the next three years.

Marketing budgets cut for the first time in seven years, says Bellwether Report

Marketing budgets cut for the first time in seven years, says Bellwether Report

Total marketing budgets fell in the third-quarter amid economic and political uncertainty, but outlook for 2020 is positive.

Event agency wins Best Business award

Event agency wins Best Business award

Sleek Events hailed as 'outstanding with year-on-year growth' by Best Business Women Awards.

Case study: Unbound's festival of innovation

Case study: Unbound's festival of innovation

Light Fantastic produced the two-day showcase featuring immersive experiences, hackathons and talks.

The Creative Engagement Group hires three senior creative directors

The Creative Engagement Group hires three senior creative directors

Agency brings in new staff to strengthen its creative team for live experiences, communications, interactive and immersive content.

Why flexible working is vital for parents in events

Why flexible working is vital for parents in events

Modern approaches to work are good for staff wellbeing and business goals, says The Creative Engagement Group's Russ Lidstone.

LATEST JOBS