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19 March 2020

Events, Hospitality & Coronavirus

We’ve had a number of clients asking for more information on which large-scale events will be taking place this year, which regularly form part of their hospitality or team event calendar.

This is a fast-moving situation, with new updates announced daily. As a UK-based agency with +19 years’ experience, Paragon would like to offer impartial guidance and support to anyone looking for more information on their rights as an events consumer. We encourage you to reach out either to ourselves or to your event/hospitality planner as soon as possible, to discuss your specific event options.

The UK pandemic is currently forecasted to last until early summer, with the most heavily impacted months being March – June. Paragon are still on sale with key events, plus hundreds of others which will be taking place later in the year. We are also expecting a number of summer events to be moved to autumn/ winter and will update our clients and followers as and when we know more.

The below events will be taking place late in 2020/ early 2021.

• ATP Tennis – Sunday, 15th to Sunday, 22nd November 2020
• Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Sunday, 29th November 2020
• The Great Xmas Sports Pub Quiz with Tuffers & Dawson – Friday, 11th December 2020
• The Lewis Moody VIP Club, Ireland VS England, Six Nations – Saturday, 20th March 2021
• Cheltenham VIP Club – Tuesday, 16th to Friday, 19th March 2021

On behalf of our peers and colleagues in the hospitality industry, who as you will have seen in the news have been one of the most hard hit sectors throughout this difficult time, we ask you to look ahead and find corporate hospitality options which you are comfortable with booking. Your support at this time will be most appreciated, and will enable the industry to resume business as usual in a speedy and effective manner.

So. Check your cancellation & insurance policies before you sign any new bookings; make sure you speak to your account manager or impartial advisor re. any current corporate hospitality or event plans you may have over the next 2-3 months; and do look ahead to the future.

Above all stay safe and look after each other. Let’s give us all something to look forward to!

All the best,
The Paragon team


Written By Katie Rogerson