Keeping It Simple
August remained busy 317 jobs big and small, we delivered over 23,000 man hours slowing down but still at a steady pace.
Our Product Crews were out doing a mixture of seating, marquees and flooring from North Wales down to the South West and into London and the surrounding areas, we now have three self-sufficient teams of six with their own vans, tools and equipment, two teams already booked out for 2018 so really a strong growth in this area for 2017.
Festival Crews were in full swing at Creamfields, Reading, Leeds, SW4, Beautiful Days, Green Man, V South, V North Boardmasters and Wilderness. Good weather on the whole made our lives easier but with the bombing in Manchester in May special attention was put on crowd safety and safe zones from the threat of vehicles. We were quickly able to adapt our own post knocker with a hydraulic drill attachment that could drive in over 100 putlocks an hour. So when 1000m of heras and 2000m of pedestrian barrier needed reinforcing we were in a good position to deliver.
Production Crew were out covering the festivals and one day events now with a full camping set able which reduces accommodation costs whilst keeping travel to a minimum. Wherever possible we try and stay on site and have some exciting possibilities for next year.
Overseas crew were finishing off in Turkmenistan with a team working for new production company Far and Beyond Events going over to Gibraltar to cover build, running and break of the two-day MTV Spectacular set beside the famous Rock with performances from Craig David, Tinie Tempah, Bastille to name a few. All in all an eventful summer, some great diversity and a lot of new friends.