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Business Link Events Finder to continue

Business Link Events Finder to continue

Contrary to popular belief, not all Business Link websites are moving to the new www.gov.uk next week.

Events Finder, Business Link’s UK leading events search portal, is moving from www.events,businesslink.gov.uk to www.business-events.org.uk on 17 October - coincidental with the opening of the new www.gov.uk website.

Built by Suffolk Chamber member, Free Rein, the site was originally developed for Business Link to meet the demanding requirements of complex HMRC road-shows and events that standard event booking sites could not manage.

“The site was one of those well kept secrets that abound in Suffolk, but with Cabinet Office department, Government Digital Services (GDS), taking charge of government websites, it was a service that felt should be retained. and have asked Free Rein to host and help manage it going forward.” Explained Tony Addison, Managing Director at Free Rein.

The system is open to any event organiser to use free of charge, following a short training session, and allows quite complex events with

  • Multiple sessions
  • Multiple venues
  • Multiple breakout workshops within each session
  • Full on-line booking (or off to own site)
  • Secure onsite payment option
  • Events, session and breakout capping
  • Events, session and breakout reserve lists
  • Moderation flow
  • Multiple organisation users
  • Personalised email confirmations (and amends and cancellations)
  • Visitor control amendments
  • And much more

Applications are closed until we move to the new site after 17 October so if you think this is something you would like just drop an email to events.finder@free-rein.net with you contact details and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

If you want your own events management system, just ask the experts at Free Rein www.free-rein.net, our Government did.

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Free Rein is a Technology company developing business solutions that help exploit the Internet – from content managed websites and email broadcast, through event management and ecommerce systems to bespoke, real-time, interactive systems.

Clients range from central (BIS, MoJ, Northern Ireland and Welsh Government) and local Government, train and telecoms companies to small local businesses and start-ups.

Free Rein is Cyber Essentials Accredited and on the G-Cloud and Digital Outcomes and Specialists Government Frameworks.