Light It Up- The Latest Event Trend

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Blog
Light It Up- The Latest Event Trend

If you follow us on Twitter and Facebook, you may have seen that recently we’ve been using large illuminated letters to brand events. Last month we installed LED letters at a gala dinner in Madrid and awards ceremonies in Solihull and London. This new event trend has become increasingly popular over the last year and we […]

Getting from A to Z

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Blog
Getting from A to Z

We spend our life on the road. Venue to venue setting up AV kit. We’ve been doing it for years. In fact we’ve been working in some venues for over 30 years. So you’d think we’d know how to get there…. In the good old days we’d have an A-Z. Blimey, do you remember them? […]

When Opportunities Come Knocking

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Blog
When Opportunities Come Knocking

A Blog Post from Managing Director Neil Sayer: All you ever want when running a business is new opportunities. If you’re good at what you do for a living then the delivery should be straightforward. Getting a new opportunity is the hard bit. I’m currently looking for a tradesmen to do some work at my […]

Behind the Scenes at TBNS 2016

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Blog
Behind the Scenes at TBNS 2016

If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter you would have seen that we recently delivered ‘The Business Networking Show (TBNS) 2016‘ at Wolverhampton Racecourse. TBNS is the UK’s largest networking event and this year’s event was the biggest ever. If there’s always something you can rely on as an attendee at this event it’s the […]

Catchbox- The Throwable Microphone

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Blog
Catchbox- The Throwable Microphone

A great addition to any event is the Catchbox, the world’s first throwable microphone. Whether you’re planning a conference, AGM or even a small meeting, Catchbox is a fun and interactive way of engaging with your audience, making their experience more enjoyable and most importantly, your event more memorable. Catchbox is lightweight, robust and can […]

Conference Music- Making the Right Choice

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Blog
Conference Music- Making the Right Choice

You should never underestimate the power of music at your event. Choosing the right songs will create energy at your event and memories that your audience will have forever. Here are some of our favourite tunes we’ve played at our events over the years. Back in 2001 HSBC chose ‘Basement Jaxx ‘Bingo Bango’ as the theme […]

Top 20 Songs Used at Awards Ceremonies

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Blog
Top 20 Songs Used at Awards Ceremonies

For many companies, an awards ceremony is the highlight of the year. It is a time to recognise individual and industry achievements and essentially award people where credit is due. Gone are the days a presenter will walk up to ‘Simply the Best’, although sometimes it does still happen. Sigh. We always arrive onsite with […]

The Istead Way- 10 Golden Rules of an Istead Technician

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Blog
The Istead Way- 10 Golden Rules of an Istead Technician

We have this thing. It’s the thing that keeps our clients returning year on year. It’s the thing that helps our events run smooth technically. That thing is The Istead Way. It’s the way we conduct ourselves throughout everything we do. From the way we behave, to the way we think. Here are our 10 […]

7 Problems at an Event to Avoid

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Blog
7 Problems at an Event to Avoid

There will always be unexpected and unforeseeable issues that can crop up last minute whilst planning your event. It’s always important for event planners to think on their feet and have a plan B and C in place. However, expect the unexpected as the unexpected often happens. Some things you just can’t control but with […]

EU Referendum- How Brexit Impacts Us

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Blog
EU Referendum- How Brexit Impacts Us

Being part of the EU was a great thing for us. We deliver a number of events throughout Europe with us already working at 4 European events this year in Cannes, Prague, Paris and Frankfurt. There were worries for small business owners that if the UK voted to leave the EU, SME’s like ourselves could be […]

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