Facebook - Birmingham Business Twitter - Birmingham Business Instagram - Birmingham Business
https://www.canaccordgenuity.com/wealth-management-uk/cgwm-worcester/ https://www.nmsummit.co.uk

Live streaming service is a real success

E-There, a Birmingham-based Covid-19 success story, has seen bookings quadruple in the last three months, with enquiries from all over the world.

The live streaming service, which allows guests to attend a physical wedding virtually, has had 57k viewers from over 124 countries in six months.

The UK wedding industry normally hosts 20 million wedding guests and 252,000 weddings every year, worth over £10 billion to Britain’s economy. The pandemic has curtailed couples’ dream weddings and put thousands of wedding venues at risk of closure. 

The low-cost high-quality E-There HD streaming allows wedding parties to access a bespoke viewing page, where guests can also interact and leave private video messages for the couple.

The concept was developed in 2019 - before Coronavirus hit - by entrepreneur Mark West, the former European sales manager for global leadership coach Tony Robbins.

Mark was initially sceptical about the American business and lifestyle guru: “I couldn’t understand why people were paying such silly money for this big American, but Tony Robbins really did change my life, dramatically. At the time I was about 24 stone. Within nine months I’d lost ten stone, trebled my income, and it just set me on this path."

Mark moved to the role of sales director of a restaurant tech start-up, Quandoo. It went from a handful of restaurant clients to 6,000 in the UK, selling for £200 million after three years. He then set up E-There, after a close friend complained he couldn’t afford a big wedding.

“The pandemic has speeded up innovation. We spent 18-months developing this affordable and high-quality tech, and automating it so it can be easily rolled out to wedding venues and couples, who just need to download an app."

Venues, including hotels and register offices, are installing E-There as an affordable hassle-free solution to the pandemic. It’s used at wedding venues such as Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, Blackpool Register Office, Broadoaks Country House, and Gwel an Mor in Cornwall.

Dawn Titherington, superintendent registrar at Blackpool Council, said: “E-There has really helped us out financially and logistically during the pandemic. It has allowed our wedding business to continue in this terribly difficult year. Couples are able to engage with even more guests, bringing joy and connection, and the small friendly team are a pleasure to work with.”

Venues don’t need any technical skills as the couples’ virtual journeys are handled by the E-There team, and couples can also access E-There directly via the app.

https://www.charles-stanley.co.uk/birmingham-office?utm_source=birmighambusinessmagazine&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=branch&utm_term=birmingham_securefinancial_halfpage

Will writers unveil 'virtual' services

Future-planning advice will continue during Coronavirus crisis

24th March 2020

Bright future for Life Sciences

Seal of approval for joint approach

3rd July 2020

Market leading shows on way to NEC

Exhibition and conference brings connected industries together

2nd February 2021

Restaurants see sell-out surge in bookings

Customers keen to get back to dining indoors

29th March 2021

Travel agency receives vital funding

Barclays steps in with crucial support and advice

3rd June 2020

Companies get share of multi-million pound boost

SME manufacturers urged to take up post pandemic funding

2nd July 2020

HS2 reveals plans for northern links

Business leaders welcome expansion announcements

8th October 2020

Tech company deal made in the Midlands

Firm is successfully sold to the US market

25th April 2019

New senior electrical estimator appointed

Birmingham firm boosts its growing team

27th September 2019

New app brings countless opportunities

Young people will be first to have access to life-changing experiences

30th April 2021

Airline easyJet announces new domestic route

Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh will launch next year

24th October 2019

Firm has its name up in lights

Lighting design on display in Australia

2nd April 2019

Record number of graduates and students sign up

Firm welcomes over 200 new joiners as it looks beyond pandemic

16th October 2020

Cornwall Buildings transformed

Hotel-style workplace in city centre

22nd October 2020

Small businesses struggle to find office space

No sign of new plots coming onto the market, agents say

9th November 2018