10 Must-Haves at Your Awards Evening

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Blog
10 Must-Haves at Your Awards Evening

With so many different elements to think about when organising an awards ceremony, it can feel a little overwhelming. To help take off some of that pressure we’ve put together a list of 10 things you should definitely consider having at your awards that will give your guests and winners a night to remember! 1. […]

Our Autumn Collection

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in News
Our Autumn Collection

Last year we gave you our take of the Mannequin Challenge, if you missed that you will definitely want to check it out here. This year we bring you some world-class Supermodels showcasing the Istead AW17 Collection. What’s not to enjoy?! Istead AV, coming to an event near you soon…   We are an audio […]

100 Mile Cycle for Myton Hospice

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in News
100 Mile Cycle for Myton Hospice

On Sunday 6th August, our designer Brett Wright will be taking part in the Warwick Myton Hospice Cycle Challenge. There are three different routes designed for cyclists of all abilities, but Brett will be facing the most grueling course, the 100 mile route for advanced cyclists. Although he will get to ride through the pretty villages […]

Don’t Forget Your Dongle!

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Blog
Don’t Forget Your Dongle!

If you are a presenter at an event and you want to use your own laptop, that’s fine. Any good AV team will make sure there’s a HDMI/VGA cable ready for you. However, please DO NOT expect the AV guys to have a specific display adaptor for YOUR laptop. If we carried every available adapter/dongle, […]

What We’re All About…

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in News
What We’re All About…

We’re always so grateful for any feedback we receive following a client’s event but how’s this for a thank you?! We’re truly blown away. It really goes to show that we aren’t just your average AV team. If you have 5 minutes have a read of this, we’re so proud of this testimonial! #TeamIstead “Well […]

Creative Technical Excellence

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in News
Creative Technical Excellence

This week saw our resident Cameraman and Video Editor, Dan Plant, mark his 19th year of working at Istead. Over the years Dan has been involved in thousands of events all across the UK and Europe but three memories in particular stay at the forefront of his mind. 1. In 2000, Dan was asked by Avondale […]

The Leamington Business Awards 2017

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Blog
The Leamington Business Awards 2017

The Leamington Business Awards is a non profit awards ceremony designed to celebrate local business success in the area. Now in its fourth year, The Leamington Business Awards celebrates the fantastic work being done by businesses and individuals within Leamington. Not only that, the event also raises money for local charities. This year’s chosen charities […]

Doing Our Bit

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Blog
Doing Our Bit

  We were recently recommended over Facebook to a local school who were on the look out for technical help with their school production. It was a bit of a cry for help as reduced funding has left the school without some equipment they have previously had access to. Hearsall Community Primary School, located in […]

How Our European Events Could Be Affected by Brexit

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Blog
How Our European Events Could Be Affected by Brexit

This month we packed up our equipment and headed over to sunny Geneva to support a client’s awards evening. Exciting times! However as Switzerland is outside of the EU, things aren’t as straightforward for us when it comes to delivering AV production. With any movement of services/kit in and out of non-EU countries it is […]

Istead Recognised for Long Service

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in News
Istead Recognised for Long Service

Istead and our director Stuart Walker were recognised recently with a special contribution award at The Digital Forensics Conference, celebrating 10 years of audio visual production and technical support at the event. The conference is attended by global police forces and intelligence agencies to discuss emerging communication technologies. Amidst tight security, due to the nature […]

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