From pandemic to prosperous: Award-winning Yorkshire events firm welcomes first team member despite coronavirus impact on industry.

The FSB has predicted that 250,000 small businesses will close in 2021, as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. Award-winning Barnsley firm Fab Events is bucking this trend through their continued growth, starting the new year with a new member in the team.

The company, specialist in events strategy, joined forces with Barnsley College to place a Level Three Business Student within the organisation. Ellie, the new member of team Fab, will be taking on the role of Junior Digital Marketer, managing the online wedding support community created by Fab Events in response to the impact government restrictions have had on brides and grooms across the country.

According to Good Things Foundation, over 300,000 young people do not have basic digital skills as a result of digital exclusion, with approximately 1 million people within the Yorkshire region not using the internet. This position created in partnership with Barnsley College for student Ellie allows Fab Events to provide a young person with the skills they need, as well as bringing new levels of service to their clients.

Company founder Zoe Wadsworth said: ‘It is so exciting to be taking the first steps in growing our company, even more so that we’re able to provide an opportunity for a young person in our community to launch their career. Our customers will benefit greatly from Ellie’s creativity, and together we can help work towards rejuvenating the sector in our region after such a difficult year.’

Student Ellie said: ‘I’ve joined team Fab as a work placement student because I have a major interest in events and particularly the wedding sector. I am looking forward to meet new people in the events community and building my skillset.’

FAB Events repeatedly put customer service at the forefront of their business activity. Their recently launched wedding support service, centred around giving brides and grooms a platform to talk about help they need, will be supported by other businesses in the community to provide tips and updates with the aim of kickstarting growth back into the industry.

People can find out more about the support offered by FAB Events by visiting their website:

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