Health & Safety

The Health & Safety At Work Act,1974 (HASAWA74)

It is a condition of entry into the Event that every Exhibitor, Contractor, Sub – Contractor, supplier and their agents comply with the HASAWA74 and all other legislation covering the venue. The Exhibitor accepts that it is their legal and moral responsibility to ensure that their own and others health and safety is not put at risk by their actions (or in-actions) throughout the tenancy.

All exhibiting organisations are responsible for their staff, their contractors and visitors on and around their stand from the first day of build up through to the last day of breakdown. They must ensure that due thought and consideration is given to their own and others health, safety and welfare throughout the Exhibition, and that their actions, or inactions, do not give rise to accidents, injuries or an unsafe working environment so far as is reasonably practicable.

Each Company that plans to build their own stand must submit a full method statement incorporating a risk assessment and clearly illustrate how the build, operation and deconstruction of the stand will be done safely. Exhibiting Companies are also required to submit a set of drawings complete with dimensions and structural calculations for complex stands or structures.

Exhibitors using simple pop-up stands are not required to provide any documents.

Risk Assessment & Method Statements

For those that have never had to submit these before we have template documents available on request.

The templates must be edited by anyone who intends to use them by completing the administration section and checking or completing the content where this is required.

Use of the templates is not mandatory but will be used as a minimum standard of compliance by the Organisers. Exhibiting companies and their contractors may also use their own documentation either independently or to support the templates if they wish.

Email: info@leighbusinessexpo.co.uk

Security & Insurance

Please ensure stand personnel take all personal belongings or items of value with them at the end of the day. The organisers and the venue cannot accept any responsibility for any damage to and/or loss of any property introduced by exhibitors or contractors

If setting up the night before please ensure all electrical items are unplugged before leaving the exhibition.

It is the Exhibitor’s responsibility to ensure the safety of your belongings and you are advised not to leave any valuable equipment or articles unattended at any time. It is also the Exhibitor’s responsibility to ensure that their insurance extends to transport between the venue and the space occupied during the event.

Proof of public liability insurance cover should be provided on booking.

Booking your stand & Terms & Conditions

Complete the event booking form by clicking the link to book on the event website.

Exhibitors must agree to the terms and conditions on completion of the booking form or your booking won’t be accepted

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions apply between the person, firm, company or other entity specified on your booking form (“you” or “your”) and Leigh Business Expo, care of Collins & Darwell Printers Limited (Company No. 08254415). Registered in England and Wales. Registered office: 2 Hope Street, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 1AJ (“Leigh Business Expo” or “us”, “we”) for delegate registrations for the event (including but not limited to conferences, seminars, workshops and networking events) specified on your booking form (“Event”). Please read them carefully as they contain important information. By submitting your registration to attend the Event (“your registration”) you agree to be bound by these terms to the exclusion of all other terms. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms Leigh Business Expo will be unable to accept your registration.

1. Confirmation

Your registration is an offer to Leigh Business Expo to attend an Event which is subject to our acceptance in writing (which may include (without limitation) email). A binding contract between Leigh Business Expo and you will only be formed when written confirmation of acceptance (“Confirmation” or “Confirmed”) is sent by Leigh Business Expo to you (whether or not it is received) using the contact details you provided at the time of registration. You should contact us if you have not received Confirmation within 5 days of your registration, but, in any event, if Confirmation is not sent within 14 days of Leigh Business Expo receiving your registration, your registration will be deemed to be accepted unless Leigh Business Expo notify you otherwise. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to refuse to accept your registration.

2. Payment of Your Fees

You will pay Leigh Business Expo any fees specified in your booking form for the Event (“your fees”). Payment of your fees must be received in full and in cleared funds by us from you within 14 days of the date of the invoice but in any event not later than 48 hours before the Event. 50% of your fee is payable on booking to secure your space. If payment of your fees in full is not received before the Event, Leigh Business Expo may (at its sole discretion) either require such payment as a condition of your entry to the Event or refuse you entry to the Event. No refunds of any proportion of your fees already paid (if any) will be made and any balance of your fees will remain due and payable where entry to an Event is refused under this Condition 2.

3. Discounts

All discounts can only be applied at the time of registration and discounts cannot be combined. If you register for an Event under a reduced fee arrangement offered by Leigh Business Expo you must provide evidence of eligibility for the reduced fee when requested or be liable to pay the full fee. All discounts are subject to our approval. Discounts for group registrations are only valid for the number of delegates specified on your booking form. If the number of delegates that actually attends the Event is (for any reason) less than the number specified in the your booking form, then we may (at our sole discretion) change the fees charged to reflect the number of delegates that actually attend the Event in line with our published prices then in force. Any additional sums payable to us as a result shall be paid in line with Condition 2.

4. Changes

Prices for each Event, where applicable, are correct at the time of publication. Leigh Business Expo reserves the right to change the prices at any time but changes will not affect registrations which have already been confirmed by us.

5. VAT

Prices for each Event are exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax (VAT). You shall, on receipt of a valid VAT invoice from us, pay to Leigh Business Expo such additional amounts in respect of VAT as are chargeable on the supply of the Event.

6. Cancellations by you

You may cancel your registration in accordance with this Condition 6. You will receive a refund of your fees paid to Leigh Business Expo (if any):

(i) if you cancel your registration 28 days or more before the Event, subject to an administration charge equivalent to 20% of the total amount of your fees; or

(ii) if you cancel your registration less than 28 days, but more than 14 days before the Event, subject to an administration charge equivalent to 50% of the total amount of your fees.

Leigh Business Expo regrets that the full amount of your fee remains payable in the event that your cancellation is 14 days or less before the Event or if you fail to attend the Event. All cancellations must be sent by email to info@leighbusinessexpo.co.uk and must be received by Leigh Business Expo. For the avoidance of doubt telephone cancellations are not accepted. You acknowledge that the refund of your fees in accordance with Condition 6 is your sole remedy in respect of any cancellation of your registration by you and all other liability is expressly excluded.

7. Substitutions

Substitutions with employees from your organisation are welcome at any time but in all other respects delegate registrations are issued for your personal use only and cannot be shared with any person during the Event. You must email any substitutions to info@leighbusinessexpo.co.uk prior to the date of the Event. For the avoidance of doubt telephone substitutions are not accepted. You may not purchase registrations as agent for any third party or sell or otherwise transfer your registration to others, or exploit the registration commercially or non-commercially in any way.

8. Changes to Event format

Leigh Business Expo may (at its sole discretion) change the format, speakers, participants, content, venue location and programme or any other aspect of the Event at any time and for any reason, whether or not due to a Force Majeure Event, in each case without liability. For the purpose of the Conditions 8, 9 and 10 “Force Majeure Event” means any event arising that is beyond the reasonable control of Leigh Business Expo including (without limitation) speaker or participant cancellation or withdrawal, supplier or contractor failure, venue damage or cancellation, health scares, industrial dispute, governmental regulations or action, military action, fire, flood, disaster, civil riot, acts of terrorism or war.

9. Cancellations by us

Leigh Business Expo may (at its sole discretion) change the date or cancel an Event at any time for any reason. Where we change the date or cancel the Event for any reason except due to a Force Majeure Event (in which case the terms of Condition 10 shall apply) Launch Events shall offer you the option of attending any rearranged Event that we choose to organise (acting in our sole discretion). If you promptly notify us in writing before the date of the Event that you do not wish to attend the rearranged Event or, if Leigh Business Expo elects not to rearrange the Event then you will (as your sole remedy) be entitled, at your discretion, to receive either a credit note or a refund in respect of your fees received by us.

10. Force Majeure Event

Where a Force Majeure Event has or may have (in Leigh Business Expo’s sole discretion) an adverse impact on: (i) the ability of us to hold the Event at the planned venue or on the planned date; or

(ii) the Event generally, then we shall be entitled but not obliged (in our sole discretion) to either:

(i) provide alternative facilities or venue for the Event; and/or

(ii) reschedule the Event.

Any of your fees received by Leigh Business Expo shall be applied to any rearranged or rescheduled Event held pursuant to this Condition 10 and you shall not be entitled to object to such rearranged or rescheduled Event or have any right to claim any compensation in respect thereof. If we are unable or elect not to rearrange or reschedule the Event pursuant to this Condition 10, then you will (as your sole remedy) be entitled, in your sole discretion, to receive either a refund or credit note in respect of your fees received by Leigh Business Expo, in each case less an administration charge equivalent to 20% per cent of the total amount of your fees (which Leigh Business Expo may (in its sole discretion) either deduct from any refund or credit note or invoice you separately). These terms and conditions shall apply in respect of any rearranged or rescheduled Event organised by us pursuant to this Condition 10.

11. Exhibitions Terms

Where we hold an Exhibition the following additional terms apply:

a) Each single stand space is as specified on booking. Double stand spaces can be booked
b) Any materials that do not fit within the space provided will not be accommodated
c) One chair per stand will be provided
d) Stands shall be set up on the date agreed with us and fully set up at least one hour before the start of the exhibition
e) Exhibitors must be at their stand no later than 30 minutes before the start of the Exhibition
f) Stands must not be packed up before the announced end of the Exhibition
g) All stand requirements, such as power or furniture must be specified on completion of your booking form. Anything not requested will not be accommodated
h) It is your responsibility to ensure insurances are adequate, any electrical items they are using on your stands are PAT tested and are meeting health & safety requirements.

h) All stand and advertising bookings are non-refundable

12. Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by the applicable law, Leigh Business Expo shall not be liable to you for any loss, delay, damage or other liability incurred resulting from or arising in connection with the cancellation or date change of the Event howsoever arising or any venue change. You acknowledge and agree that the provisions of conditions 9 and 10 set out your sole remedy should the Event date be changed or cancelled and all other liability of Leigh Business Expo is expressly excluded.

13. Admission

Leigh Business Expo may (at its sole discretion) refuse admission to, or eject from the Event, any person in its absolute discretion, including (without limitation) any person who fails to comply with these terms and conditions or who in the opinion of Leigh Business Expo represents a security risk, nuisance or annoyance to the running of the Event. You agree to comply with all reasonable instructions issued by us or the venue owners at the Event.

14. Non-attendance at Free of Charge Events

If you do not attend or cancel your booking within 3 days of a Free of Charge event a discretionary administration fee of £20 will be charged.

15. Photography

All unauthorised photography and the recording or transmitting of audio or visual material is expressly prohibited. You consent to filming and sound recording and photography of the Event as a delegate and you consent to the use by us of any such recording or photography anywhere in the world for promotional, marketing and other purposes.

16. Data Protection

Leigh Business Expo is a registered data controller. Your information will be added to our marketing database and will not be given to third parties without your prior consent. Your information will be used to send you relevant marketing and informational material on our products and services.

At any time you may ask us to send you a copy of your information from our records, remove your information from our records or correct or update your information. If you do not wish to receive information about products and services or for a detailed privacy statement or correction of your information please write to Marketing Information, Leigh Business Expo, 2 Hope Street, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 1AJ or call 01942 684404 between 09:00 and 17:00, Mon to Fri.

17. Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by the applicable law, Leigh Business Expo excludes:

(a) all liability for loss, injury or damage to persons or property at the Event;

(b) all indemnities, warranties, representations, terms and conditions (whether express or implied); and

(c) any actual or alleged indirect loss or consequential loss howsoever arising suffered by you or any loss of profits, anticipated profits, savings, loss of business revenue, loss of business, loss of opportunity, loss of goodwill, or any other type of economic loss (whether direct or indirect). If Leigh Business Expo is liable to you for any reason, Leigh Business Expo’ total liability to you in relation to the Event (whether under these terms or conditions or otherwise) is limited to the amount of your fees received by us from you.

18. Force Majeure Events and Limitation of Liability

If, by reason of any Force Majeure Event, Launch Events is delayed in or prevented from performing any of its obligations under this Agreement, then such delay or non-performance shall not be deemed to be a breach of this Agreement and no loss or damage shall be claimed by you by reason thereof. Our obligations shall be suspended during the period of the delay or non-performance and Leigh Business Expoand you shall each use reasonable endeavours to mitigate the effect of the Force Majeure Event. The provisions of this Condition 18 are subject to the provision of Condition 10.

19. Amendments to these Terms and Conditions

Leigh Business Expo reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time. However, you will be subject to the terms and conditions in force at the time you submit your registration.

20. Third Parties

No person other than you and Leigh Business Expo shall have the right (whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (the “Act”) or otherwise) to enforce these terms and conditions between us without the prior written agreement of you and Leigh Business Expo.

21. Jurisdiction

This Agreement is governed by English law and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. Nothing in this Condition 21 shall prevent or restrict Leigh Business Expo from pursuing any action against you in any court of competent jurisdiction.