A busy year for Night Time Economy Solutions

19 Aug 2019

The team at Night Time Economy Solutions has been very busy these past few months. We have conducted night time economy reviews for a major London borough and for Torquay and have helped several areas with their Purple Flag applications. We are also facilitating the roll out of Nottingham’s new night time economy strategy, with our work being funded by Nottingham BID.

We were delighted to also have been asked by the Local Government Association to write a series of case studies on council’s work on managing the evening and night time economy to accompany a new guide for councillors on the Licensing Act 2003. The guide has recently been published on the LGA website.

On top of this we have also had the honour of being invited to speak at numerous events across the UK and abroad, including the Institute of Licensing Home Counties chapter meeting, the UK Town and Gown annual conference in Belfast and a Night Time Economy conference in Sydney (with the assistance of digital conferencing technology!).

We have also had the pleasure of strengthening our team with two specialists, Barry Brown and David Oates.

Barry is a recently retired neighbourhood policing inspector, with 30 years of experience as a police officer. Barry was an integral member of the Purple Flag team, and after achieving the prestigious accreditation for the city, the team worked together on many initiatives to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour such as setting up a Safe Space and delivering campaigns such as Drink Less Enjoy More.

Barry strongly favours a partnership approach to problem solving in the night time economy and has extensive experience of bringing partners and stakeholders together to create a collective approach to managing the ENTE, to ensure that the maximum impact is made with any available resources and budget.

David provides our clients with specialist data and performance support. He has worked with police and local authority data for over 13 years, creating data packages to monitor and measure different metrics, which have enabled the organisations to identify data trends and measure performance against targets.

You can read more about Barry and David’s specialist experience here.

We have some upcoming appearances at other Institute of Licensing events, including the West Midlands Regional meeting on 3rd September in Solihull and the IoL National Training Conference from 20th to 22nd November. You can book tickets for the national training conference here. We hope to see you there!

If you would like to talk about us about a night time economy project, we offer 30-minute consultations free of charge. Just email Sylvia and Jo on and we will arrange an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

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