Working From Home

During these unprecedented times, we realise you may well not be travelling to meetings or hosting events! But that doesn’t mean we’re not here to help. In fact, with virtually the whole world now working from home, that’s inspired us to create this very special blog, just for you.

Throughout the coronavirus crisis, we’ll be posting a wide range of informative and interesting articles. Each one is designed to help get you through the working week, while hopefully raising a smile during this period of social distancing and self isolation.

How to Return to Face-to-face Events

How to Return to Face-to-face Events

It has been announced that large business events of up to 4,000 can go ahead from 2nd December 2020. If you’re considering going back to face-to-face events, or if you’re wondering what to expect when that time comes, here are some tips on how to make the transition safely.

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Why the Live Events Industry Will Come Back Stronger Than Ever

With the COVID-19 pandemic going on longer than many of us could ever have imagined, we have seen the events industry concentrate on the need to diversify our offering. While we see virtual events as an excellent interim solution, we believe that the live events industry will come back stronger than ever. Here’s why…

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Face to Face Meetings

Face to Face Meetings

The COVID-19 pandemic has got us all rethinking the way we do business. From no longer needing expensive office space (replaced by the home office) to conducting important business meetings via video conferencing technology. So… do we still need to face meetings?

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Air Bridges – a simple guide

Air Bridges – a simple guide

There’s been plenty of talk about air bridges between countries that may help to reduce disruption. But what exactly are air bridges, how will they work and which countries are considering an air bridge with the UK?

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Hotel COVID-19 Update

Hotel COVID-19 Update

We’ve compiled the latest information and measures Hotels and Serviced Apartments are taking to prevent and minimise the risk of the Coronavirus spreading during this difficult time.

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Car Hire and Rail COVID-19 Update

Car Hire and Rail COVID-19 Update

We’ve compiled the latest information and measures Car Hire and Rail companies are taking to prevent and minimise the risk of the Coronavirus spreading during this difficult time.

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Using Hostage Survival Techniques

Using Hostage Survival Techniques

Our friends at Maiden Voyage offer some alternative, expert advice for coping with the COVID-19 lockdown. Sue Williams QPM, Hostage Responder and Associate Fellow Saïd Business School, University of Oxford shares lockdown tips based on her specialist experience as a hostage responder.

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Airline Updates

Airline Updates

The majority of airlines have all but grounded their entire fleets. However, some are still operating and here we publish the latest route plans and schedules information from those carriers.

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Virtual Experiences

Virtual Experiences

As lockdown measures in the UK are extended, staying in may be starting to become something of a pain. Thankfully, we’re experiencing these necessary restrictions in a time where many of us have access to incredible technology in our homes.I

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See the World From Your Sofa

See the World From Your Sofa

As you can imagine, working for a event management company means that we all have a passion for getting out there and seeing the world. We’re an inquisitive bunch at Gray Dawes, wanting to explore different cultures, see exciting places and meet new people.

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COVID-19 Exit Strategies

COVID-19 Exit Strategies

As countries begin to re-open their economies and lift restrictions, market research agency, Cicero Group, has published a really useful overview report which details the latest COVID-19 national exit strategies.

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Stay Cyber Safe

Stay Cyber Safe

Believe it or not, unscrupulous groups are using the current pandemic as an opportunity to steal personal information and breach company systems, and these threats are on the rise. Find out how to stay cyber safe.

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Travel Restrictions by Country

Travel Restrictions by Country

Almost every country in the world now has some form of entry restriction. 93% of the world’s population now lives in countries or territories that are the subject of travel restrictions.

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Positivity in a Pandemic

Positivity in a Pandemic

It’s important for us all to take a break from the endless torrent of coronavirus-related comms in order to focus on some positives and give us the space needed to maintain our mental health.

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