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Event Courier Services for the Entertainment Industry: A Case Study

20th February 2023 | by Sam Nardi

With the peak festival season quickly approaching, sorting out your event logistics ahead of time is key in ensuring smooth sailing for the duration of your event. No matter how big or small of an event you’re hosting, if you’re an events company operating within the entertainment industry, logistics are a top priority. Speedy Freight is an experienced logistics provider offering a same day courier service for companies in the entertainment industry. Read on to find out how we work with a global leader in the live event industry, delivering everything they need, from a light bulb to a full lighting rig.


The Client


Our client is a global entertainment company that organises, promotes, and manages live events on an international level. As a leader in the live entertainment industry, their delivery needs are expansive, and cover several countries across the world. 

To handle some of their delivery needs, our client has worked closely with our Speedy Freight Preston branch, who offer local same day courier services in Preston, as well as national and international same day delivery. 

As organisers for some of the biggest concerts, events, and festivals, they’ll often find themselves with advanced delivery needs but also emergency last-minute needs to get something delivered to one of their live event locations.  


The Consignment  


We have delivered locally, nationally, and internationally for our client, delivering everything from a singular light bulb to a full stage lighting rig. 

Some of the consignments we’ve been tasked to deliver include stages, sound gear, lighting fixtures, screens, AV gear, barricades. From audience-facing materials, to delivering items crucial to the behind-the-scenes production such as stage ladders, we’ve delivered it all—floor to ceiling. 

Many of the items we deliver for them are large, heavy, and sometimes abnormal size deliveries. We often deal with high-value goods that require extra careful handling and delivery. Our delivery crews across our network are experienced with delivering bulky, overweight, and fragile items. 

Whether transporting some lightbulbs or priceless one-of-a-kind stage gear and accessories, Speedy Freight always offer dedicated delivery. This means we never co-load our client’s consignments, so that their goods are the only ones on the delivery vehicle, allowing them to get their quickly and be stored properly, preventing potential damage and reducing the risk of getting delivered to the wrong address.

With access to a fleet of 4,000 vehicles, we always have the right vehicle for the job, and for this client, we’ve used everything from a small van to an artic to deliver items from the UK to Ibiza. 


The Challenges 


Speed is of the essence when dealing with all our clients—especially when dealing with last-minute needs for massive events where thousands of people are attending. The events industry is especially susceptible to encountering massive delays and repercussions all due to a single delayed, damaged, or misdelivered item. 

As experienced couriers and logistics providers to companies in the events industry, we’ve amassed a wealth of experience delivering to various event locations, from massive stages for outdoor festivals, to smaller venues for intimate concerts.  

Our 24/7 availability has enabled us to navigate our client’s challenges when it comes to delivering within small time frames. 

Event locations can be difficult to get to, especially when in outdoor spaces, or a specific area or room of a larger venue or hall. Our team is experienced with navigating event spaces and delivering to areas that don’t have a standard address, as has been the case with our client. Wherever you’re located, we can deliver to you. 


The Conclusion 


We have developed a strong working relationship with our client who have expressed their satisfaction with our punctuality, speed, expertise, and ability to take on the movement of the items no one else can or wants to take on.  

We continuously provide ad hoc services for our client who contacts us when they have a specific request, most frequently using our express courier services to get items delivered quickly on site so that their event can go on as planned. 


On-Demand Same Day Event Courier Services for the Entertainment Industry 


Speedy Freight are available when you need us. We provide on-demand logistics and courier services to companies across a range of industries, including the events sector with our same day events and exhibitions courier service. 

With over 60 branches across the UK and Europe and access to a fleet of over 4,000 specialist vehicles, including temperature-controlled vehicles, we have the solution for you—whether that's services to supplement your own fleet or full event logistics. 

In need of event courier services? We’re there. Read our reviews on Trustpilot to find out why we’re ranked as Trustpilot’s top logistics provider. 


Contact your local Speedy Freight branch and book a consultation with us. 

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