Chester Safe Space
Donald Read, Consultant in Public Health, Cheshire West and Chester Council
Cheshire West and Chester Council engaged Night Time Economy Solutions to develop and launch a Safe Space to support vulnerable people in the city centre at night. Jo and Sylvia were professional, efficient and personable, integrating seamlessly into the city’s wider partnership to deliver a sustainable solution that met the brief and came in on budget. The wealth of experience they brought from other projects was incredibly valuable in developing the correct model for Chester, and provided reassurance that all aspects were covered from governance through to policies and procedures. They offered an incredibly hands-on approach rather than advising from the sidelines, and always went the extra mile to support the project as it launched. Their solutions-focussed approach was refreshing and reassuring, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Head of Licensing at Fraser Brown Solicitors, director of Best Bar None and the Institute of Licensing and former Chair of Nottingham Leisure BID.
I have worked with Sylvia and Jo in several different capacities over a number of years. They are professional and passionate about resolving issues in the ENTE. They use their extensive experience, knowledge and skills to efficiently develop highly effective and innovative solutions that provide measurable positive results. They are a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend their services.
Delivery of Best Bar None scheme
John Miley Chair of Nottinghamshire Best Bar None Project Board
The Nottinghamshire Best Bar None Project Board has retained Sylvia Oates to deliver the county-wide Nottinghamshire Best Bar None scheme since September 2014. She has provided us with excellent project management leading to successful and on-time project delivery. Her outstanding experience, contacts and knowledge within the field of licensing, the night time economy and general business management have been invaluable to the scheme. I would highly recommend Sylvia and her associates for any future projects.
Drinks industry consultant
I have worked in the drinks industry for over 40 years, and in my experience, Jo and Sylvia are shining exemplars and architects of some of the excellent work that I have seen achieved to reduce issues and harm in the evening and night time economy. They employ a very effective partnership and synergistic approach that provides a voice and a role to the trade, licensed premises operators and the statutory bodies, successfully leading strong partnerships that deliver real, tangible and measurable results.
Newark and Sherwood District Councillor
Training on assessing an alcohol license for vulnerability
“I’d never have thought of all these things and would have just blindly passed an application or turned it down, but this training has given me the tools to better support our licensing and policing teams, residents and high streets”
Head of Student Accommodation Services and Community Liaison
The legacy Jo has left during her time in Nottingham is truly impactful, the city and the student population of Nottingham has been enriched, is safer and offers many strands of vital support to the users of the wonderful nightlife Nottingham has to offer, I can only hope she returns to continue her support and vital work in the future.