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We are Night Time Economy Solutions

This is a bit of a misnomer because we don't just work in the nighttime economy.

We work with lots of different people to create safer, more vibrant and more inclusive cultural experiences.

Lots of these happen post-8pm - but that's not a dealbreaker.

NTES is the Global Leader in Night Time Economy Management. In 2022 our work was globally recognised as we won a Music Cities Award for the Best Night Time Economy Initiative. In the UK we are members of the Institute of Licensing (IOL), Institute of Place Management (IPM), Association of Town Centre Managers (ATCM), Association for Electronic Music Venues (AFEM), and National Association for Licensing Enforcement Officers (NALEO). We’ve supported over 6,000 businesses in 40 towns and cities to adhere to ever-changing legislation and guidelines through training, support webinars, policies, accreditation, risk assessment and staff training. We specialise in working with towns and cities to manage their high streets and night time economies and have written over 20 Night Time Strategies in the last year.
We have worked alongside cities such as Nottingham, Manchester and Leicester; London Boroughs including Lambeth and Tower Hamlets, Kingston, Brent, Hammersmith and Fulham; and national bodies like the Home Office, Local Government Association (LGA), Drinkaware, the Institute of Licensing, NALEO, National Pubwatch, and the Institute of Place Management. We worked with all of the above on projects such as creating night-time economy strategies, performing night time economy research and overnight audits, vulnerability management, best practise sharing and strong partnership working. Working in partnership with the MET and Wiltshire Police we have recently designed the first ever Policing the Night Time Economy Course and over 4k officers have now taken this course. Working with Bristol City Council and Dublin City Council we have developed anti-sexual harassment training and vulnerability training which has been rolled out to 1000 venues in Bristol and 600 venues in Ireland, it has been rolled out to over 40 towns and cities in the UK with over 5000 people now have taken our training courses including vulnerability management, anti-sexual harassment, anti-drink spiking and personal safety at night.
Much of the work we have carried out in the past 10 years has involved partnership working with local government bodies; we have extensive experience working with this sector and an excellent understanding of the workings of local government. For example, we are currently working on night time economy studies, strategies and audits with Newark and Sherwood District Council, Bradford Business Improvement District, Hammersmith and Fulham Council, Exeter Business Improvement District and Norwich Business Improvement District.

Our Projects Team

1 director, 4 project managers, 3 policing specialists, 1 data analyst, 1 administrator

Jo Cox - Brown

Founder & Director

Jo is the Founding Director of NTES, an Expert on the High Streets Task Force, and has a wealth of experience in working with communities and local governments to transform their high streets. Jo will be responsible for the overall delivery of the project and your first point of contact. She has delivered night time economy strategies for locations such as Nottingham City Centre, Manchester City Centre, Torquay, and London Boroughs such as Hammersmith and Fulham, Kingston and Brixton.

Jo is passionate about night-time economy place and venue management and has a deep understanding of cities after dark. She has worked in the hospitality and night-time economy industry for over 14 years in roles such as CEO of a charity created to turn Nottingham’s nightlife around and night-time economy manager for Manchester City Centre. She is regularly asked to present emerging trends in the night time economy to the West Minster Briefing. She also led large-scale strategy projects for McDonald’s UK and Ireland, Taco Bell, Boomtown festival, Resident Advisor, Wake the Tiger and Boomtown Festival. She is currently working on night time strategy projects in Lisbon Portugal, Edmonton Canada and 5 London Boroughs such as Haringey, Kingston, Richmond, Wandsworth and Merton. 

Our Fundraising Team

1 fundraising manager, 15 grant writers, 1 administrator

Phoebe Wall-Palmer

Fundraising Manager

Phoebe Wall-Palmer

Phoebe is an Arts Producer, Fundraiser, and Artist Mentor, working with a range of independent companies and small-mid scale organisations. Her experience spans producing for theatre, festivals and large scale co-creation projects. This includes 4 years as Creative Producer for one of the UK's first Theatre Companies of Sanctuary, Maison Foo, and Consultant Producer for The Big House and In Good Company.In addition to her work as a producer, Phoebe is an accredited coach with Relational Dynamics 1st, alumni of National Arts Fundraising School, Associate Lecturer at University of Lincoln and former Trustee of the Lincoln Drill Hall.

Phoebe has 8 years’ of experience as a cultural producer, fundraising consultant and accredited coach. Phoebe oversees all of our clients and services, offering a wealth of experience and knowledge across the fundraising landscape.

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