As part of Access’ White Paper, produced with We Are The Fair and the NTIA, the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham speaks on the need to get serious about night-time events…

“Events are really important to cities and regions. They bring in investment, create jobs, attract tourists. They also contribute toward people seeing the area as one that’s fun and dynamic.

“Events happen both day and night and we know that the night-time economy is the fifth largest industry in
the UK. It’s vital to Greater Manchester’s economy. That is why I appointed a night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester. When our High Streets are struggling, the NTE has an important role to play in diversifying our town and city centres. We’re committed to making Greater Manchester’s night-time economy inclusive, diverse, safe and accessible – for all our residents and for all our visitors.”

The Political Economy of Informal Events, 2030 was commissioned and published by Mash Media. Foreword by: Julian Agostini, (MD, Mash Media), Alan D Miller, (chairman, The Night Time Industries Association) Nick Morgan (CEO, We Are The Fair). It was written and edited by James Woudhuysen, visiting professor, forecasting & innovation, London South Bank University. (Advisory team: Tom Hall and Paul Colston).

The print version of report is available for £7.99, but it can be viewed for free online now.