Covid-19 Rapid Event Testing Service & Covid Compliance Consultancy

Swallow Events is the first company to offer a full rapid testing screening service facility to detect COVID-19 to event organisers throughout the UK and the rest of the world. We decided to partner exclusively with Roche and we are able to offer MHRA and CE approved rapid 15 minute (99.68% specificity) turn-around pop-up testing facilities conducted by government approved healthcare professionals on any size and scale, therefore enabling large scale gatherings to be held in a Covid secure environment. As an alternative, we offer a supply only option and we ship worldwide.

We also offer a full-consultancy service, covering critical information and advice enabling events in all sectors to open safely and compliantly. Our consultancy service is in line with UK government guidelines Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and also in conjunction with any local authority restrictions and necessary health and safety precautions.

Oli Thomas – Founder and Managing Director of Swallow Events said:

“The events industry has been forgotten and devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Although a common misconception, events have actually been allowed to take place in the UK in 2020. The guidelines regarding them, however, are unclear, with the ultimate decision often based on a single person’s opinion at local authority level. 

There are instances of events receiving approval and licences granted, only for them then to be revoked at the last minute, which only serves to further fuel financial problems and job losses to the industry.

With this in mind we are very proud to announce we are the first events company in the UK to offer an on-site rapid testing service for Covid-19 in as little as 15 minutes, which, we believe, is a complete game changer. 

Our rapid testing kits – a market leader (which meets MHRA target product profile with sensitivity: 96,52% & specificity: 99,68%) used in conjunction with track and trace data-collection and other Covid secure protocols such as touch point and temperature checks will help event organisers in all sectors from large scale festivals, concerts, stadia, business conferences and trade shows through to agricultural shows and small boutique festivals. It will kick start a £39.1 billion contributing sector to the UK’s economy whilst helping to protect over 570,000 full-time jobs which are rapidly disappearing

Our mission is to support and lobby for events of all nature, working in close conjunction with local authorities and ultimately enabling organisers to open in a safe, responsible and Covid secure environment”

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The UK based business, already a market leader in event catering management and operations, is to expand into full event logistics and operations, brand sponsorships & partnerships, as well as a highly specialised digital marketing consulting. Through three new Director appointments, the company now has a prestigious client portfolio, upon which three new business divisions have been founded to add to the existing, highly successful catering management operation. 

One of the UK’s leading event catering management and operations companies, Swallow Events, has announced the expansion of its current senior team and offering, by joining forces with three leading players in their respective fields to create three new business divisions within the existing company structure. Founder and Managing Director Oli Thomas will be joined by Natalie Vincini (Brand Activations & Partnerships), Grego O’Halloran (Logistics & Operations) and Stuart Broadhurst (Digital Marketing Solutions) in a statement of intent for the rapidly growing event and festival specialist. 

Natalie has 16 years at the forefront of brand and experiential marketing and has worked with brands such as Google, Uber, Snapchat, Makers Mark, You Tube, Go Pro, Peugeot, Virgin, Glenfiddich, Nokia and Sony. She co-founded and ran the phenomenally successful Winterwell Festival series.

Grego has spent nearly 20 years on the front lines of the electronic music sector, involved in everything from event management and promotions, through to ticketing and media/communications, for brands and companies such as Creamfields / Cream, Circoloco, DC10, Unum Festival, Amnesia, Resistance Ibiza, Ultra Music Festival, Sonar, Defected, Resident Advisor, DJ Mag, Mixmag, Ibiza Spotlight, Ibiza Voice, Ushuaia/Hi and Live Nation

Stuart hasn’t just spent 20 years in Digital Advertising – he has been part of the evolution of the industry and helped shape things that are now ‘the norm’ today. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, including Microsoft, Virgin,Air BnB, Jaguar, Land Rover, Air New Zealand, Burberry, and most recently was Activation Director for Dentsu Sydney, running a £60 million spend across all digital channels. 

About Swallow Events 

Swallow Events are a passionate, leading event and festival operations specialist, with vast experience managing all aspects of event infrastructure to a wide range of clients and across a diverse number of industries. They are equipped to deal with music festivals for 250,000 people through to small, bespoke events and agricultural shows for as little as 5,000 people. Their service is always 100% bespoke and delivered uniquely to the specific requirements of our individual clients and they catered for over 1 million customers in 2019. It was founded by Oli Thomas in 2007, who has over 20 years experience at the top of the event and brand world, working with brands such as the LVMH group (Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Celine, Louwe & Thomas Pink through to E&J Gallo Wines, Amex, Royal Mail & Quicksilver to name a few) through to event and festival clients such as BBC Countryfile LiveThe Times & Sunday Times Literature Festival, Cowes Week through to Goodwood’s Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival, Royal Ascot, Cowdray Polo and Glastonbury Festival.

For more information, please contact Oli Thomas or Grego O’Halloran for further info.

Oli Thomas
01243 576759

Grego O’Halloran
+44 7960 239732