Spotlight – Our Brand New Events Newsletter

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in News
Spotlight – Our Brand New Events Newsletter

With our wealth of experience gained over many years of conference and awards production, we wanted to think of a different way to share our knowledge with you all. We already have our blog and our regular emails for our subscribers but we thought there was something else we could do to share our event […]

Top 10 Stings Used at Awards Ceremonies

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Blog
Top 10 Stings Used at Awards Ceremonies

On the back of the success from our last awards music blog post, we have decided to bring you a new list of popular songs we have been using recently at awards evenings. The power of good music at any event should never be underestimated. It can instil emotions in your audience and help to […]

It’s a Date!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Blog
It’s a Date!

As our event diary is already stacking up nicely for the year, we have been thinking about some dates you may want to avoid for your 2018 event…. It’s important you plan your conference for the right date as there are days that you simply shouldn’t run events on. OK granted, holding an event on one […]

Local Awards Evening Ends in a Bang

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in News
Local Awards Evening Ends in a Bang

We recently supported the annual Leamington Business Awards on Friday 10th November at the Royal Pump Rooms. The event celebrated some of Leamington’s best business success stories, whilst raising over £5,000 for a local charity. The black-tie ceremony was presided over by Master of Ceremonies, Dave Sharpe, and featured a three-course dinner, with entertainment and […]

Why You Really Need a Gobo

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Blog
Why You Really Need a Gobo

Event branding and theming is key to a successful event. Venue signage, literature and a branded set are the obvious options. But have you considered branded lighting effects? Here are some examples of how a Gobo can illuminate your branding. If you have never heard of a Gobo the chances are you have probably seen […]

We’re Hiring

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in News
We’re Hiring

FULL TIME EVENT AV TECHNICIAN Full-Time Event Audio Visual Technician to join a small, vibrant, audio visual company in Coventry. We are looking for a hard-working, energetic individual who is competent with all audio visual fields, i.e. audio, lighting, projection, etc. and has live event experience. The Role of Event AV Technician: Pre-event equipment preparation […]

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, […]

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