THE STAYIN' INN
The catalyst for launching Big Hand Media, The Stayin’ Inn started as a way to bring fun and continue connecting with friends at the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Since then, it has grown to be an award-winning online community, with almost 20,000 followers on Facebook alone!
On March the 17th we went live for our first ever quiz to test out livestream equipment for a Community Awards event we were running with Big Hand Events on our own personal Facebook profile and the following day, Glasgow Live got in touch and ran a piece on what went down (you can read that article here).
Following the success of that quiz, we got in touch with our good friends at Gigs in Scotland and held a similar event on their platform - The Nae Pub Quiz - which was a success with a couple of thousand people tuning in to take part. The next day, we took a call from someone at the BBC asking us to appear on the One Show to present a quiz to former MP Ed Balls and the Pub Landlord himself, Al Murray!
At this stage we knew we had to move forward with our quizzes and that is when The Stayin’ Inn was born! Since then, we have hosted well over 200 live events for the public as well as clients such as the Beatson Cancer Charity, STV, Glasgow Airport, Bacardi and more!
That's not all though - we have created a thriving community group, raised well over £100,000 for charity and have also recently launched our own merchandise range which can be found in our shop - alongside tickets for upcoming live (in-person!) events! Due to the fantastic work of our Community Group, we recently launched our very own Honours & Awards programme, which will see us celebrate those members who go over and above to support other members and the causes we support. You can view all the details of this programme here.
THE STAYIN' INN merchandise
Since March 2020 we have hosted over 100 charity events fundraising for various causes. Below is a running total of our fundraising efforts and who has benefited.