Saville Audio Visual appoint Rob Morrison as Head of Sales (South)

UK audio visual company Saville Audio Visual, has announced the appointment of Rob Morrison asrob_morrison Head of Sales (South) for the Conference & Live Events division. Rob has been successfully involved in the creative live events and communications industry for over twelve years during which time “he has had the privilege to be involved in some truly exciting, memorable and world class events including a position as the Corporate Hospitality Manager where he led the hospitality sales for the FIFA World Cup in 2006.” As an established and successful sales professional, he has a complete understanding of the requirements of balancing the need for technical, creative and innovative solutions for clients, matching their expectations whilst adhering to event budgets.

Based primarily with the team in Guildford, he will build on the foundations he has established from working alongside Saville for the last six years, to develop the company’s’ solid reputation within the industry and explore new market opportunities and deliver growth across multiple sectors.

Digital projection boost for British Library

sav_libraryAudiences at conferences and film screenings in the British Library will now enjoy powerful digital images, delivered by a new Panasonic projector installed in the Library’s 255-seat Conference Centre auditorium.

Supplied and installed by AV integrator Saville Audio Visual, the 3-chip DLP PT-DZ21K projector has significantly upgraded the venue’s projection facilities, with 20,000 lumens of brightness and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Partnered with a 24ft wide adjustable, multi-format projection screen, the solution provides a unique, state-of-the-art presentation facility in central London.

Saville Voted Best AV Conference Supplier

sav_awardSaville Audio Visual has been named Best Conference Production & AV Supplier at this year’s Conference Awards, beating stiff competition from some of the industry’s biggest names.

Designed to celebrate success and champion excellence, The Conference Awards ceremony was staged at The Brewery in London and hosted by TV comedian Jo Brand. With a sell-out audience, the event has established itself as one of the most significant annual events for the conference industry and raised a major sum for the Macmillan Cancer Charity.

LPG at Events

Lack of information and guidance on the use of LPG at events has become an increasing safety concern for some time.   As a result of these concerns, the Nationwide Caterers Association has produced two guidelines which have been agreed with the HSE, Gas Safe and the UKLPG. The guidelines will also be referenced in the new ‘Purple’ guide when itis published.

TESA Members can also view the guidelines in our Guidance Notes section.

The magical Merlin Major uncovered on YouTube
Assembling a Merlin car turntable from Movetech UK has been made easier with a new video now available on YouTube.

From unpacking the crate, assembling the turntable to positioning the car on the unit, the YouTube video also shows ways in which the revolve can be used - in the showroom, at exhibitions or at outdoor events and on the forecourt.

Greener Festival Awards

greener festival awards46 festivals across the UK, Europe, Australia and North America have been awarded the prestigious Greener Festival Award for their green efforts in reducing their environmental impact 2011.

The Awards are made by environmental campaign and advice group A Greener Festival and to achieve the Award each festival must complete a detailed 53 part questionnaire, submit relevant information such as a carbon footprint, traffic plans and waste and recycling management schemes.

They also need to have an independent environmental audit to complete the Awards scheme.

Organisers said they were extremely pleased with the results which took place against “very difficult financial pressures in some parts of the festivals sector” and “challenging summer weather” in both hemispheres.

Birmingham: top events spot for third year in a row

birmingham top events spot for third year in a rowBirmingham has been selected as the top UK events destination outside London for the third year in a row, according to an in-depth study of the views of more than 600 British event organisers by The British Meetings & Events Industry Survey 2011/12 (BMEIS).

Nearly half of organisers, both in the corporate and association sectors, have used Birmingham as a destination for a conference, meeting or business event in the last twelve months, ahead of Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.

The survey also revealed that many organisations are favouring smaller, shorter and more regional events, with city centre hotels topping the preferred venue type, “value for money” influencing venue selection and social media playing a significant role in event organisation.

Ian Taylor, Commercial Director at Marketing Birmingham, the city’s strategic marketing partnership which operates Birmingham’s business tourism programme Meet Birmingham, said: “This year’s survey findings confirm Birmingham as the UK’s natural meeting place.

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