We are normally unaware which tour our equipment is used on as the rental companies will send out a various different types of equipment for each tour. However, there are occasions that we have specifically designed products for certain tours. Recent tours that we know our equipment has been powering include Muse (the Resistance Tour 2011 and the 2nd Law Tour 2013), U2 (360 degree tour 2009-2011), Beyoncé (The Mrs Carter World Tour 2013), Rihanna (Diamonds World Tour 2013), Roger Waters (The Wall Tour 2012-2013), and Rod Stewart (Time Tour 2013). As well as individual tours we have also provided equipment for festivals every year including the Isle of Wight Festival, Glastonbury, V Festival, Download, Reading and Leeds, and Creamfields.
The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival
For TV the equipment used is similar to that used in the film industry, particularly with major drama productions. We have designed and manufactured equipment for all of the leading lighting and sound rental corporations, who in turn then supply the equipment to the production companies. We are sometimes unsure of where the equipment is used, but there is certainly some of our products currently being used to power the production of Doctor Who, Upstairs Downstairs, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Casualty, Waterloo Road, A Touch of Frost, and Downton Abbey to name a few. Over the years we have also been involved with the refurbishment and construction of new studios for a number of leading companies.
The Chase studio, at ITV Teddington
Within installed products we design and manufacture equipment for various industries, including conference centres, theatres, universities, and opera houses. Our customers in this catagory are within the UK, as well as in Europe and worldwide. Unlike some of the other sectors (eg Music, film or sports) we generally are aware of where are products get installed. This is because most of the equipment is individually designed to the specification of the customers needs at those venues. Within the UK our products are currently installed at: Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), the National Skills Acadamy (NSA) in Norfolk, Westminster Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Westfield Shopping Centre (Stratford), and The Royal Festival Hall in London. Outside of the UK our products have been installed in: the National Malta Opera House, The Ballina Arts Centre (Sourthern Ireland), and The Bodo Kulturhus Arts Centre in Norway.