What has it felt like to manage a business through the pandemic? I’ve been asked once or twice.  I am not sure I have ever been able to accurately describe it. I am still not sure I can. Collectively, as an industry, we have all rallied together and supported one another and so we continue to share stories and experiences along the journey. It has … Continue reading Surfing

2021… the year that was meant to be… but isn’t

Last year as COVID hit and began impacting on our health and our businesses, we collectively looked to 2021 as the year of fresh starts. New vaccines were on the horizon and all we had to do was batten down our collective hatches until the supplies hit our shores. 2021 was supposed to be a page turn, but the ugly COVID chapter continues. While our … Continue reading 2021… the year that was meant to be… but isn’t

A pub with no beer, an office with no workers and a world without events… 2020… This is Your Life…

I have been wanting to share some thoughts and reflections on 2020 for a few weeks now. Have been waiting for the right moment and to be in the right headspace. Not sure I can see that moment, let alone seize it. The year is getting away so here goes anyway. It’s got a xmas message wrapped into it too… but you will have to … Continue reading A pub with no beer, an office with no workers and a world without events… 2020… This is Your Life…

Back to Business?

As we are entering the third month since widespread COVID-19 restrictions were put in place, the country is slowly starting to open back up. Most businesses are now able to resume trading or can see a pathway back toward trading and have a timeline provided to them. Most businesses, with the exception of my own industry, major events… In mid March as the true threat … Continue reading Back to Business?

The events industry: a statement of support

The spread of COVID-19 across the world has demanded drastic, unprecedented action and yesterday we saw a rapid shift in public policy and positioning in relation to mass gatherings, in response to growing concern and the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic. Like most people in our industry, and in the world more broadly, we have been struck by how quickly things have shifted. The … Continue reading The events industry: a statement of support

A charity fundraising event success story

Recently the Sport Projects team had the honour of organising the Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk and Research Run on behalf of Austin Health. Our team had already been involved in the course and traffic management planning and delivery for the event for the previous two years, but in 2018 our role was stepped up. With a new fundraising and events team on board and limited experience with … Continue reading A charity fundraising event success story

Removing the hats… slowly

Running Sport Projects can be a hectic, challenging and non-stop experience but after three years it’s worth taking some time to reflect on the journey so far. We are always busy which is great, but it means you don’t always get around to everything you want to… writing about our third birthday three months after the fact probably points to that! Without big expectations or … Continue reading Removing the hats… slowly

Events Management…at Scale

25,000 hit the streets of Melbourne’s CBD on a pretty soggy, miserable April morning for the 12th Herald Sun-Citylink Run for the Kids. Imagine if the sun was out!? An iconic event and one of the biggest fun runs in Australia, Run for the Kids has become a Melbourne institution. Apart from the fact that it is carried along Melbourne’s freeways and major arterial roads, … Continue reading Events Management…at Scale