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Isle of Wight Parade Village 'to run as planned'

Wed 8 Aug 2012

Isle of Wight Parade Village 'to run as planned'

The Parade Village at the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight is set to go ahead as planned, despite the liquidation of the firm in charge of the location.

Mainsail announced it was having to close down earlier in the month, but the Isle of Wight Council moved quickly to secure a deal with Taylor Events as a replacement for the company.

According to a report by the Isle of Wight Council, the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Parade Village will now progress as anticipated, with Beth Taylor of Taylor Events taking over the running of the area.

It was noted she has more than a decade of experience in the events industry in London and the south of England and will be a steady pair of hands in charge of the village for the regatta.

Stuart Quarrie, Cowes Week Limited chief executive, stated there was a real danger the village would be empty for the course of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week as a result of the administration of Mainsail.

"We are therefore delighted that the council has been able to swiftly reach agreement with a local company with a team in place that has a proven track record in event organisation and management to ensure the Parade will once again be a vibrant and no doubt popular part of the regatta," he said.

He suggested that the deal between the Isle of Wight Council and Taylor Events will mean there is a "comprehensive programme of shoreside amenities and activity" along the coast of Cowes for the duration of the regatta, which is set to get underway this weekend.

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week starts on August 11th and will run until the 18th of the month, with tens of thousands of people expected to arrive on their Isle of Wight holidays in the coming days for the event.

Posted by Carla WinterADNFCR-3083-ID-801424876-ADNFCR

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