The National Outdoor Event Association (NOEA) has agreed another new partnership that will further strengthen its position as one of the leading outdoor event associations. Its latest agreement will see NCASS (the Nationwide Caterers Association) become a Premium Partner, with a remit to raise awareness of specific issues relating to event catering.
NCASS is the primary body representing the independent food and drink community, and with many of its members regularly supporting outdoor events, the association is keen to engage with the NOEA community. Immediate issues already high on NCASS’s agenda are gas safety on site at events and recruitment into the industry.
Nick Summers, Managing Director, NCASS comments:
“Both of these issues affect the safety and integrity of events. As ever, there are businesses who act responsibly and with knowledge and understanding of the events they support. This is especially true around areas such as gas safety in the catering sector. Others do need Information and education, and this partnership gives us a perfect opportunity to raise awareness on both sides.”
“At the same time, we’re fully supportive of NOEA’s #BuildBackBetter agenda, specifically around attracting the very best talent into the industry and making sure we offer them careers and opportunities to rival other options. It’s something we all need to come together on, and we are working hard in our own sector as well as collaborating with others.”
Susan Tanner, CEO, NOEA commented:
“Event catering is a massive part of the audience experience and NCASS represent some of the most innovative and creative businesses out there. NOEA and NCASS have worked collaboratively for a very long time, but we’re delighted to be supporting them in bringing some of these critical subjects to our membership.”
NCASS will also be part of the NOEA Annual Convention & Awards, taking place 22nd November in Bath. Entries are now open to this year’s awards, which will once again represent the very best of the industry, including a specialist category for event catering.