The Forum for Event Organisers - May 2010 Edition

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In This Issue:

Product Tips & Tricks – The "copy listing" tool

Industry News – The first ever Brighton Marathon

Event Organiser Spotlight – Brompton Bicycle awarded

Team Member Spotlight – Paul Richards

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Product Tips & Tricks

Renewing your registration site using our "copy listing" tool

Product Tips and Tools

Using our "copy listing" tool will allow you to copy over the event set up from last year and create a new registration site within a few minutes. This set up process will automatically copy over your entry fees, billing information, and contact information, while giving you the option to copy over event details, questions and more. This will save you time!

After your site is created you will be able to go back and update/customize the rest of your registration site. Follow the easy steps below to do it yourself.

If you are using the "Pro" product:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in using your Username and Password
  3. From your event listing select the Copy icon on the far right hand side
  4. Select to copy event and click "OK".
  5. Your event has successfully been copied

You can even create a template event to use each time you need to set up a new event as follows:

  1. Sign in to the account where the event exists.
  2. On the Events tab, click and drag the event into the Templates folder. This creates a Template from the original event.
  3. Open the Templates folder and click the Share Templates button.
  4. Check the box(es) for the sub-account(s) in which you want this template to be available, and click OK.
  5. On the Account tab, select the Sub-Account where you want this event to be copied from the Switch to Account dropdown menu. A pop-up message will display asking if you’re sure you want to log in to this account; click OK.
    • You will be logged out of the Parent Account and into the Sub-Account you selected.
  6. On the Events tab, move to the folder where you wish to create the new event and click the Add Event button.
  7. Select the option to Create from template. A new window will open.
  8. Select the template that you created from the list and click OK. The Event Builder will open to edit and save the new event.
  9. Make any appropriate changes and save your new registration.

If you are using the Express product:

  1. Click here to login
  2. Log in using your Username and Password
  3. Go to your Event Centre
  4. Click Manage on the event you wish to copy
  5. Go to Tools and select Copy this event
  6. Select the Currency of your event
  7. Enter the new dates for copied event
  8. Continue with Copy this Event
  9. You can now edit & update the rest of your registration site

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Industry News

The first ever Brighton Marathon

Brighton Marathon

On Sunday the 18th April, Brighton saw its first ever city Marathon taking place throughout the city centre and around stretches of coastal road around the scenic South Downs.

Organised by former Olympic runner Tim Hutchings, and supported by Active Network registration system and a few company volunteers on the day, the Brighton Marathon was a resounding success. With nil traffic problems and hospital treatments kept to a surprising minimum of 3 cases only, the 7,589 runners made their way around the city amongst ecstatic cheers of the crowd in a virtually problem-free race.

Facing the unusual circumstances of the Europe-wide ban on flights affecting marathons abroad, Brighton's race director accepted 50 late entry requests for those who were meant to be running at the Boston Marathon on the following Monday and the Vienna Marathon on that Sunday and, who happily participated in the Brighton Marathon instead.

Ellen Manning, from the Active Network team, who was deeply involved in the set up of Brighton Marathon's online registration system, was also an avid participant on event day and comments: "I had an absolutely brilliant time participating in the inaugural Brighton Marathon! What a fantastic event it turned out to be. The course was great (minus the hills!) and the crowd was fantastic keeping me going all the way. I feel grateful and honoured that I was able to not only help putting the event together, but actually to participate as well."

After all the hard work to ensure the 2010 race would take place smoothly, Tim Hutchings and the team are already preparing 2011's edition and the registrations for next year's event will go live on the 7th May.

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Event Organiser Spotlight

Brompton Bicycle Queen's Awards Recognition

Brompton Bicycle

It is with great pleasure that we announce that our client Brompton Bicycle has been awarded with two Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2010 for both the Innovation and the International Trade categories.

Will Butler–Adams, Managing Director of Brompton Bicycle Ltd., comments on their awards – "In 1995, as a fledgling company led by the inventor Andrew Ritchie, Brompton was honoured by the Queen's Award for Export Achievement. That award gave the staff and distributors great pride and enthusiasm as it recognised the success of this London-made folding bike. That team, augmented by a further 90 staff, has worked hard over the intervening 15 years to turn that early triumph into a long-lasting British manufacturing success story.

All of us at Brompton are immensely proud and honoured by the recognition of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise in both the International Trade and Innovation categories. Our aims today remain the same as they ever were: to make great folding bikes that do everything and more that is asked of them, made here in London and enjoyed the world over."

For the 5th year running, Brompton Bicycle will hold its Brompton World Championship in the impressive grounds of Blenheim Palace, as part of the Bike Blenheim Palace event, on the 3rd October at 12pm. Active Network is pleased to manage the online registrations for this event starting from the 10th May 2010.

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Team Member Spotlight

Paul Richards
Cycling Account Executive, EMEA

Product Tips and Tricks

Meet our new Account Executive for the Cycling industry, Paul Richards. 36 years old, born and raised in the Peak District, England, Paul graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in Product Design but it was in Business Development & Account management that he found his career path. As an avid enthusiast for Mountain Biking, it was in fact, in a cycling community website that we came across Paul’s details in the first place.

His passion for the sport is obvious from his own comments: "I have been Mountain Biking since 1999 although my first real love of anything with 2 wheels started as a hyperactive 10 year old after Santa delivered a gleaming silver BMX with the all important sykyway mag's in the early 80's. Since my legs got longer I graduated to a MTB predominantly riding the trails around the Peak District although I stopped riding for 2 years after a series accident and 2 surgeries. My favourite places to ride are in the Peak District; in particular Edale, Derwent waters & Hope Valley in the Dark Peak and Hollinsclough & Longnor in the White Peak. I also like riding at trail centres and favourites are Llandeglla & Coed y Brenin.

This year, there are a number of events where I would like to participate after having already completed the Muc Off 8, in particular the Kona Mashup events at Afan & Glentress and, although I'm a Mountain Biker at heart, I'm aiming to take part in the Magnificat and Verenti Tour of the Peak Sportives.

I joined Active after spending a long time trying to find an opportunity which would not only get me more involved in an industry I am genuinely passionate about but I also wanted to work for a company that had the energy, a great team, a great product and long term development plans. Even more importantly, I really wanted to be involved in a company that truly wants to work in partnership with its clients. This is something you read about all the time but few companies actually demonstrate it. After my first month in this position with Active Network, I am pleased to say that I believe to have found what I have been looking for

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