2016 has certainly been an interesting year – possibly the most glued-to-the-news that we’ve ever been, and huge divisions exposed across western society. An excellent time for us to come together in a celebration of what we can achieve when we share knowledge and collaborate on fresh ideas for a shared future.
But it has been a year of changes in the mobile industry as well, with many reorganisations taking place, and tactical changes to how companies approach developer relations and outreach. Many of our supporters over 9 years of Over the Air have been faced with budget cuts, stretched teams, and major layoffs… necessitating our move to a new date from the original plans for September.
Winning a few more months to plan the event has unfortunately not had much of an impact on the financial picture – even with the help of all of you lovely people who have chipped in a fiver. We now find ourselves running an ‘austerity’ budget, and are having to get mighty creative on where we can save a quid or two.
Can you organisation support us?
At the moment we are particularly looking for two Lunch Sponsors – without whom we’re going to have to ask everyone to brown-bag it for the two days. We don’t have enough money for a second Marquee, and we also don’t have money for Bean Bags.
Here’s what the budget looks like – we are currently £5k short of the ULTRA minimum budget.
|Item||Incurred||Ideal Budget||Min Budget||ULTRA Min|
|Runners, 2 day shifts||£520.00||£260.00||£260.00|
|Groceries (Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Tea)||£3,000.00||£2,000.00||£1,000.00|
|Ticket Payment System||£12.89||£12.89||£12.89||£12.89|
|VAT due Q2||£2,310.00||£2,310.00||£2,310.00||£2,310.00|
|VAT Q3/ Q4||£7,000.00||£3,000.00||£3,000.00|
How does that compare to previous years? In 2015 our budget was £67,870.90 and the last year at Bletchley Park our budget was £100,826.12
Can you be our hero? Then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org