We partner with the British Film Institute, UK Events, LiveCom Alliance and other relevant trade associations to access reciprocal member benefits and work together to professionalise our industry.
We are also part of several campaigns to make our industry more diverse and to support wellbeing in our industry.
EVCOM are an active member of UK Events, an umbrella organisation representing leading trade and professional organisations, government agencies and other significant influencers in the business visits and events sector. Together we campaign for the support and recognition of the events sector.
The Events Apprenticeship Programme (EAP) has been designed by the event industry to offer both job seekers and employers an exciting way to get new talent into events; talent that will be earning whilst learning, helping businesses grow their diversity and supporting the development of professional qualifications.
Apprenticeships offer an accessible and alternative route into industry, supporting people from underprivileged backgrounds and minority communities with paid work, training, and education.
DEI Membership Initiative
We are offering free membership to agencies that are led by Black and POC individuals or teams, and to Black and POC freelancers until the end of 2025. Please email Amelia on email@example.com to take this offer up or find out more.
We sit on the Events Industry Board and attend regular meetings with other leaders in the events sector. The Board was set up in 2015 by the Government and focuses on improving and promoting the UK Events Sector and acting as a point of dialogue between Ministers and the Industry.
EVCOM are part of the Event Wellbeing Alliance, a group set up by EventWell to work for better mental health in the events sector. We meet regularly, conduct and publish research and aim to lobby for change.
EVCOM are members of The House of St Barnabas, a charity that helps London’s homeless back into work, and a members’ club right in the heart of Soho. They use the membership fees and donations they receive to facilitate the work of their Employment Academy, supporting people affected by homelessness in London to find and thrive in lasting paid work.
Concentrating on British titles, the BFI carefully select material for our collections, preserving, restoring and interpreting it to ensure our film heritage is widely accessible in cinemas and in the home. The BFI also collect posters, images, publicity material, original scripts, letters and other artefacts. EVCOM run the Talking Pictures sessions in conjunction with the BFI, and created our NHS fundraiser film ‘These Are The Hands’ using BFI archive footage. Watch it here.
EVCOM and the BFI collaborated to created a fundraising film called ‘These Are The Hands’ to support the NHS during the height of Covid-19. The project was led by Tim Langford, EVCOM Board Member, and featured footage of the medical profession from the BFI archives. Find out more and watch the film here. Read an interview with Tim Langford here.
Next Generation Campaigns
We work with the next generation, to encourage young people to choose our sector and to work towards a sector that is more diverse and representative in the future.
At the beginning of 2022 we announced a new area on our website dedicated to young people. The area is aimed at young people considering the corporate film and events sector for the first time, and young people who have already chosen our sector, but need guidance about how to get into it, and how to hone their skills in the early years of their career. Take a look here.
We now offer a dedicated membership for 18-25 year olds, which gives them a curated newsletter, a directory listing, discounted ticket rates and access to our ‘Have a Virtual Coffee with…’ scheme.
EVCOM in Education
We regularly speak to student at school level, college level and university level, about what the corporate film and events industries have to offer.
Shadowing and Work Experience
We work with sixth form Harringey6 and EVCOM members to offer shadowing days to young people. We also host work sixth form students for work experience placements at the EVCOM office.
How to Get Ahead: Films
We worked with EVCOM member Bouche Media to create some filmed content for our Next Gen resources space. We gathered professionals from the film and events industries, to share their top tips for succeeding in their industry. From senior leaders to members of our shadow board, the interviews come from people at all stages in their journey. Claire hosted the interviews and the team at Bouche Media brought the project together.