The man behind the televised Concert For Ukraine at Resorts World Arena Birmingham said he would like to thank and recognise the many suppliers and service providers who worked for free to make the event a fundraising success.

The show, which featured performances from artists including Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Manic Street Preachers (pictured), Paloma Faith, Gregory Porter, Emeli Sandé and Nile Rodgers & Chic was watched by 3.6 million across ITV and STV. By the end of the show, more than £13.4m had been raised for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

The concert was the brainchild of Guy Freeman, MD of production company Livewire Pictures. Among the key people who helped get the show up and running were production director Chris Vaughan, NEC Group venue sales manager Ben Sharman and Live Nation executive president of international touring Phil Bowdery.

Freeman said, “The event would not have been possible without the artists and crew who kindly volunteered their services and expertise. At every level people were doing whatever they could to keep costs low, which of course was a huge ask given that this is an industry that’s been through the toughest time of its life over the last two years, and the sector is really gearing up with a huge amount of activity planned.”

The Suppliers:

Access Bookings

Ace Post Production

Addison Lee

All Access Staging

All Alliance


Ambersphere Solutions

Aps Group

Avanti West Coast

Bittersweet Catering

Britannia Row Productions

British Airways

Carbon Logic


Clair Global

Coffee Roasters

Creative Technology

Crowne Plaza Birmingham Nec




DRP Group

ER Productions

Evolutions Post Production

Excel Executive

Fly By Nite

Genting Hotel


Hilton Birmingham Metropole

Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Airport

Inspire Furniture Hire



John Henry’s

KRS Rigging

Le Mark Group

Little Dot Studios

Live Nation Entertainment

London Northwestern Railway

Lovely Things

Marks And Spencer

Media Dog Hire

Media Insurance Brokers

Media Travels

Medical Solutions


Mojo Rental

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Uk Llp

Moxy Birmingham Nec

National Merchandise

NEC Group

Neg Earth Lights

Neon Arena Services

NEP Connect

Novotel Birmingham Airport


Ogle Hog

Plus 4 Audio


Power Logistics

QED Productions



Resorts World Arena

Riedel Communications

Royal Lancaster London

S+O Media

Sauls Of Spratton

SES Group


Skan Pa Hire


Stage Miracles

Star Cars And Coaches

Sunset + Vine

Sweeney Todd Flooring


The Farm Group

The Joint

The Roastery

The Sab Network

Timeline Televison

UK Music

VHE Worldwide

Violinists Support Ukraine

Vision House Productions