COVID-19 has monopolised the worlds thoughts recently, especially considering the recent Government announcements. We wanted to shine some light on this bad situation and showcase how amazing our employees are reacting and carrying themselves through these tough times.
The Cheltenham Festival is always a unique and challenging event, but our amazing events teams always work through it to make each year a success.
This year’s event was under very different and unique circumstances, with the COVID-19 pandemic gaining traction quickly, it was looking likely that this event would be the last horse racing event for the foreseeable future. By the last day of the event it had become a reality, with the government announcing that all large events were to be cancelled. Throughout all this uncertainty and fear, our 350 strong events team continued to work as hard as ever to ensure that all guests enjoyed themselves whilst also focusing on the health and safety of all those around them. We couldn’t have delivered a successful event without every single person and for that we are extremely grateful.
At the end of each Cheltenham event the leadership and management teams select people that have gone above and beyond throughout the festival to win a Steward of the Festival award. This year saw three people selected:
We are certain that there are more challenging times ahead of us all, especially within the events industry. We are grateful to all our staff within the Retail, Security and Cleaning sectors who are working tirelessly to help these key businesses at this unprecedented time. Although our events teams have seen a downturn of work due to the cancellation of all events, we are working hard to continue to provide alternative vacancies across our other sectors to fill their growing needs.
Our alternative opportunities can be seen on our website here https://www.carlislesupportservices.com/alternative-opportunities/.