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VMS Live takes on management for three more venues

By | Published on Friday 4 July 2014


Live firm VMS Live has confirmed that it has recently added three more sites to its venue management business, with deals that see the company expand its operations in the university venue domain. VMS already oversees the management of the University Of Manchester’s Academy venue, and will now provide similar services for the University Of East Anglia, Glyndwr University in Wrexham, and the University Of Warwick Students’ Union.

Confirming the new clients, VMS Live’s Operations Director Richard Maides told CMU: “We are still a relatively small but rapidly expanding organisation that offers what we believe are a unique set of services to each client. What we attempt to do is the exact opposite of the ‘one size fits all’ policy. During the negotiation process we have listened carefully to what each site required and worked with them to provide a service specifically tailored to their needs”.

To that end, Maides adds, VMS’s service provision complements each client’s in-house resources, and is therefore different from venue to venue.

VMS has also announced a new recruit in the form of Joff Hall, who joins the firm’s booking team. Hall has previously booked gigs at various regional venues, for the Galtres Parklands Festival, and via his own company HD Concerts.

Confirming the appointment, VMS Live MD Steve Forster, said: “As VMS expands it is important to us that we carefully choose both the clients we work with and the staff that work for us and on our behalf. With this in mind we are delighted to bring Joff Hall into the VMS team. We are convinced that bringing Joff on board will better help us to serve the needs of our existing client base as well as opening new opportunities for us to explore”.