wellpleased | Wellpleased Events win Tour de France Press Centre 2014 contract
Event Management company, Wellpleased, have won the contract to create the Media Village for Le Grand Depart for the start of Le Tour in Leeds, Yorkshire
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Fantastique! We’ve been chosen for Le Tour de France!

20 Jun 2014, Posted by wellpleased in Corporate

We’re very excited to announce that we have been announced as the events team who will create the Media Centre at the Grand Depart to the Tour de France taking place on 5th July this year!

Sam Welply, our owner said, “We were thrilled to win the contract and have been working hard to over-deliver on our commitments to the ASO, Leeds City Council and Welcome to Yorkshire.  We’re going to do Yorkshire and the UK proud.”

The media centre will be built in MEPC’s Wellington Place in Leeds city centre and will welcome over 2500 journalists and broadcasters from the world’s press.  It will also host over 800 official branded race vehicles.
Simon Spikin, Operations Director here said “The temporary structures cover a surface area of over 5400m2 and will provide a telecommunications and office base for every press member covering the race so it’s no mean feat.”

“All eyes will be on Yorkshire and the UK in July, and we want to make sure that every one of the hundreds of TV cameras capture the unique and exciting offering which Yorkshire and the UK has here”

The site will take a week to build with a lot of the work ensuring that every power socket, connection and cable is working to capacity; but it’s not just the technical aspects which are our focus; “All eyes will be on Yorkshire and the UK in July, and we want to make sure that every one of the hundreds of TV cameras capture the unique and exciting offering which Yorkshire and the UK has here.  The amazing landscape, our warm welcome, our generosity; we want all of that to come through and as event managers we are passionate about communicating that at every point throughout the Media Centre” said Welply.

We’ve also had quite a bit of coverage in the press…
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