We are The Fair, an award-winning festival and event production agency, striving for events with the best possible experience.
We deliver festivals and events to over 1 million people per year. From site management at Eastern Electrics, to security and operations management at Lambeth Fireworks and health and safety consulting for Southampton’s Light Festival, our full-time team deliver exceptional events across the UK and abroad all year round.
We are proud to be able to offer all of the requirements of large-scale events and festivals, through our specially trained and very experienced teams who sit across four departments, venue finding, event and festival production, licensing and event health and safety.
Nick Morgan is CEO of We Are The Fair and We Are Placemaking. Nick, who founded the agency Group in 2000 has over 23 years’ experience across large-scale Event Production, Licensing and Health & Safety within public realm, large scale events and festivals.
Nick is a council member of NOEA, sits on the AIF Board, is a member of the NTIA and strongly believes that the ‘informal events’ industry, an industry that brings in over £5 billion / year, should be championed, developed and supported by Government.
The independent festival sector is close to his heart and The Fair are one of the largest independent festival production houses in the UK working across 92 shows. The agency has worked extensively in the public sector, producing public realm events for Government organisations and Local Authorities since its inception. It is this knowledge and expertise that now powers We Are Placemaking, who work with BIDS, destinations and 75% of the largest UK property and retail developers to create world-class public realm experiences.
The high street is endangered and Nick wants to get people out of home and considers Public Realm as the new anchor tenant.
Nick often speaks on and facilitates discussion on topics that include managing growth, independent festivals, The Experience Economy, Government advocacy, Placemaking, Licensing and Health & Safety at many industry events including Festout, the Event Production Show, LEAOG, The All Parliamentary Group for Events, NOEA, the NTIA and AIF.
His experience in managing and producing both large scale live events, festivals and exhibitions spans across the UK, Europe and the US. Rob specialises in event and festival safety, helping a wide range of clients deliver their sometimes challenging events safely, in venues ranging from civic squares and private estates to green fields and London parks.
NEBOSH qualified, a Technical Member of IOSH and Personal Licence Holder, Rob is responsible for Licensing applications (including sub-committee attendance), Safety Documentation authoring, Third party H&S auditing and acting as an on-site Safety Officer.
Yas heads up our Festival and Live Events team.
She has been operating festivals and large-scale events since 2010 and has specifically worked alongside independent promoters on their long-term growth strategies. At The Fair she oversees all the events in the department and works across the licensing, health and safety and operational planning of shows. You will find her on site at most of our shows throughout the year.
Yas is NEBOSH qualified and holds a Personal Licence. She also runs event staffing agency, The Wonder Staff which has been operating in the festival and event production industry since 2014.
Sarah joined The Fair in October 2017 as an Account Manager on the Health & Safety and Festival teams. Sarah works across multiple H&S accounts including Grosvenor, The Big Issue Foundation and London Cocktail Week, managing client relationships, risk profiling events, assigning health & safety staff, managing budgets and project timelines, and assisting with the development of organisational tools and systems. For the festival accounts, including Eastern Electrics, Gala and Jam on Rye, Sarah supports with Licensing Applications, takes an active role in the SAG process and assists with health & safety paperwork.
Sarah is also the Stakeholder Engagement Manager and on site Event Community Manager and works closely with Local Authorities, stakeholders and local residents in the areas where our events are held.
Luca is our full time Junior Production Manager, responsible for venue finding for new and pre-existing events, as well as day to day production planning. Before starting out at The Fair, Luca has had several years live events experience working on bespoke set design and construction, for shows including Rammstein, Tomorrowland, Adele, and Arcade Fire. Luca also organises and promotes his own club nights in Leeds and London, which collectively gives him an exceptional understanding of creative set design and establishing well curated events. At The Fair, Luca is mainly responsible for show advancing, supplier relations, venue sourcing and liaison, H&S auditting as well as on site management. In addition to the above, Luca is a trainee CAD designer and works on developing The Fair’s internal processes.
Pat Plummer joined the team in 2017 and has brought with him a wealth of experience, not in just Health and Safety, but event security & risk management. Applying extensive experience gained in both Security and H&S operational planning and delivery in a myriad of environments since 1989. Having toured Europe, USA, Australia, Japan & NZ, with live shows & DJ’s, the music industry was the perfect environment for honing skills, in a variety of venues and on well-established events.
NEBOSH qualified, Pat acts as one of our onsite H&S Safety Officers at The Fair. He also works on security compliance, procurement & deployment, risk assessments and third party H&S auditing. With the skills and experience gained Pat has become a valued asset to our expanding team who brings a solution-based style to an ever changing work setting.
Since joining the team in 2016 Laura has worked with The Fair on a variety of events and festivals, working as both an account and production manager. During the busy summer seasons she has worked in production, advancing and Site Office Manager roles on festivals such as Eastern Electrics, Gala, Art’s House and Anjunadeep.
Jan is our Event Operations Manager with a multitude of experience within the events industry. Focused around event operations, her journey began at Found festival, continuing through to producing club nights and ball nights around the UK alongside her position as Operations Manager at One House Artists. Jan has produced all of Fever 105’s, Turf and Mixmag Live events as well as having had involvement with Krankbrothers ‘Naked City’ & ‘Re-Textured’ festivals, ‘Bestival’ and ‘Eastern Electrics’.
She is passionate about ensuring that the job is done properly and takes extreme care and consideration to ensure our operation is water tight.
Roger is our Senior Event Manager working across Health & Safety, licensing, security and complex event operational planning. Roger has worked in and around events for 22 years and has cross sector experience ranging from international close protection to complete site security supervision.
He is proficient in high-level stakeholder engagement and has previously acted as and operations and security manager for key portfolio sites across London. He has significant experience in major event planning, including emergency responses and counter terrorism/intelligence procedures. In previous roles he has been the company liaison for festivals and large-scale event planning, especially KPIs, client ROIs, and site-specific tender production.
He’s passionate about Health & Safety and risk management and contributed to guides produced by the HSE in his former role, as a qualified journalist, for ten years. You’ll probably meet him on site acting as your Health & Safety Advisor or Event Manager.
Christian has over a decade of experience in the UK Major Events industry holding Strategic, Tactical and Operational Management/Planning roles. He is experienced in Event Safety, Security, Operations, Production and Counter Terrorism.
To complement his experience Christian holds technical membership of IOSH and has a working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation/guidance. He holds a University Diploma in Event Safety Management and an NCRQ Level 6 in applied Health and Safety. In addition to this Christian is certified as an occupationally competent Event Counter Terrorism Risk Manager (EvCTRM) and is clinically trained in First Response Emergency Care.
His experience covers both indoor and outdoor events such as Music Festivals, Venues, Sporting Events, Exhibitions and County Shows. Christian is an SIA and Personal License holder.
Jo joined The Fair in January 2017 to support both the festival and placemaking teams with accounting administration across all facets of the company. Her work with The Fair includes bank and credit card reconciliation, credit control and supplier payment management across the 100+ events we produce each year.
Will is an Event Production Assistant who joined The Fair in March 2019. Having graduated with a degree in music from Leeds, he moved to London in order to expand his experience within the event industry. His main roles within the team consist of sourcing suppliers, administrative support and research tasks.
Robyn joined the team in April 2019 to support Nick and the senior management team with diary management, new business leads and administration. She has recently moved from Somerset with five years of events industry experience in event management, project management and PA roles. A large part of her career involved programming and production of live events and administrative management.