WHAT WE DO

If you are organising a live event, it doesn’t matter how many people are watching in the audience, the demands are still the same to deliver the perfect performance and there are no second chances. It’s the adrenaline rush of delivering on the big day that gives our staff the greatest job satisfaction, so you can rely on them to take the pressure off.

If you’re looking to visually enhance your event, then explore our website for inspiration and ideas, or if you’re looking for something very specific then contact one of our experienced team members on 01707 269566 to talk through your project.

 

CHOOSE YOUR EVENT TYPE

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SPORTS EVENTS

We love the excitement of a sports event – at a major cup final the tension is palpable! All the preparation has been done, everyone’s ready – the players, the manager, the spectators and of course us. We’re calm and waiting to press our flashing red button to introduce the team to the pitch, here they come…

It’s not just the big games, we love working with small sports clubs who are experiencing special effects for the first time, as they really appreciate the excitement and buzz our products provide.

EVENTS INCLUDE

FOOTBALL – We cover major competitions, both domestic and international. Our client list includes many prestigious names including Wolves, Arsenal, Leeds, Liverpool, Chelsea, Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen, Scottish FA and English Football League (EFL).

RUGBY – Again, we supply both domestic and international clients across Union and League codes. A few examples include the 6 Nations, Challenge Cup, Pro 14 as well as work for Saracens and Harlequins.

DARTS – We’ve worked with the Professional Darts Association for three years covering the world Championships, Premier League and Champions League of Darts across the UK and Europe.

OTHER SPORTS – Including athletics, netball, badminton, swimming, e-sports, sailing and even Strongman events.

SUITABLE PRODUCTS

FLAME JETS Huge jets of fire up to 15 metres tall. They can be synchronised to a music track as part of the team entry to build the atmosphere in an arena.

PYROTECHNICS Are clearly visible in the daylight when fired from a pitch, and during darkness, they can look absolutely spectacular when fired from a roof.

SPARKULAR CYCLONE This product was specially designed for arena shows, creating a huge 10 metre tall jets of sparks.

STREAMERS AND CONFETTI Perfect for a trophy presentation to capture that picture-perfect moment.

SPORTS CASE STUDIES

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LIVE EVENTS

If you are organising a live event, it doesn’t matter how many people are watching in the audience, the demands are still the same to deliver the perfect performance and there are no second chances. It’s the adrenaline rush of delivering on the big day that gives our staff the greatest job satisfaction, so rely on them to take the pressure off.

EVENTS INCLUDE

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS – Winter walks and seasonal trails are becoming more and more popular. Our dancing fountains have featured as a key attraction in several of these installations including Canary Wharf, Enchanted Forest, Kew Gardens and Edinburgh’s Royal Botanical Gardens.

PUBLIC EVENTS – Often run free of charge by local councils, public events are becoming more and more elaborate, much like the Spooktacular Paisley Halloween Parade for example. We’ve also worked with Bedford Council to provide special effects for the Christmas Lights Switch On’s and Summer River Festivals, as well as numerous bonfire night firework displays across the country.

THEATRE – ‘Ohhh yes we do’ also work with a number of theatres, particularly at pantomime season – most notably, the World’s Largest Pantomime!

SUITABLE PRODUCTS

DANCING FOUNTAINS The fountains are at their most impressive in the dark when they can be illuminated.  The pulsing jets and colour changing lights can be synchronised to a music score to deliver a contemporary and dynamic feature.

PYROTECHNICS & FLAMES  – Shows and productions are becoming more extravagant – they are huge entertainment productions. For example, The Paisley Halloween Festival included acrobats suspended high in the sky from a huge crane, a mechanical elephant and a guitar flame thrower.

FIREWORKS Despite the often freezing conditions during firework season, the crowds are always out in force to see our displays which have incorporated our full range of products. These include huge inflatable Snowmen, exciting Santa reveals, dancing fountains, flame shows and snow effects.

LIVE EVENT CASE STUDIES

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LAUNCH EVENTS

If you’ve got something new and exciting to share with the world then why not let us help you shout it from the rooftops? We have a wide range of products to aid you in drawing attention to your subject. We’ve also completed a number of dramatic reveals to launch new products to the media.

EVENTS INCLUDE

BUILDINGS – One of our more memorable firework displays was to mark the completion of a new accommodation block by Unite. All our equipment had to be lifted onto the roof of the 20-story building by a crane.

NEW PRODUCTS – We’ve helped launch all manner of new products from watches, cosmetics, clothing, drinks, mobile phones and even the new waterproof banknotes for the Bank of England!

SPONSORSHIP DEALS – We worked on the media launch of a new Formula 1 Car. Martini and Williams were reigniting an old partnership and we helped reveal the new livery on the car.

SUITABLE PRODUCTS

RAIN CURTAINS This product is extremely versatile and has been used in a variety of formats. The most striking rain curtains are utilised as display units, in which new products are displayed either in or behind the falling water.

BUBBLE TUBES Also great for displaying products. We can suspend a fishing line down the centre of the tube which is virtually invisible. We then attach products to the wire so that they stay in place rather than floating or sinking to the top/bottom.

FIREWORKS If you want to make a big impact then there is no better product.

LAUNCH EVENT CASE STUDIES

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CORPORATE EVENTS

Have you had a successful year and want to show your colleagues and team some appreciation? Or are you celebrating a major landmark? Whatever the occasion, let us help you make it an event to remember.

EVENTS INCLUDE

SUPPLIER CONFERENCES – Many clients like to combine business with pleasure, so at the end of a long day of presentations, a gala dinner is a great idea, finished off with some exciting entertainment. Read our Major UK Retailer case study below for example – they really went to town!

CELEBRATIONS – If you want to mark a special occasion or simply show your hard-working team some appreciation, then throwing them a party is always well received. We’ve worked with EasyJet, Next and Virgin Atlantic on such events.

AWARD CEREMONIES – These are becoming more extravagant and are now about much more than just receiving a trophy on a stage. They are huge entertainment productions with the opportunity for companies to showcase their talents.

SUITABLE PRODUCTS

We believe that all of our products have likely been incorporated in these events over the years, but the classic options remain as:

CONFETTI Corporate clients often want to create a media moment to capture a key moment in an event, be it a product or an award. There is no more effective way than a shower of beautiful coloured confetti. Easy to colour co-ordinate with the business as well.

SPARKULAR Becoming increasingly popular for stage shows, due to its safe operation in small spaces. We recently used 16 units (8 standard and 8 falls) for a 360 degree stage coverage for a very well known UK institution.

CORPORATE EVENT CASE STUDIES

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TV & MUSIC EVENTS

You often have time to rehearse, but when the clapperboard drops for the live take you need to know who you can rely on, especially if you’re working with water in a film studio. It’s the pressure of delivering on the big occasions that gives our staff the greatest job satisfaction, so rely on them to take the stress off.

EVENTS INCLUDE

TV – Three of our most notable and enjoyable jobs have been at The BRIT Awards providing rain effects for  Paloma Faith, Stormzy and water projection for Pink. We’ve also featured on Strictly Come Dancing with Take That, The MOBO Awards, Splash and multiple episodes of Midsummer Murders.

LIVE MUSIC  – We’ve provided SFX for a range of music events including a unique performance by Will Smith as the Fresh Prince (with Jazzy Jeff of course) at Livewire Festival. We’ve worked with Rudimental at Twickenham Stadium and small intimate gigs with Lewis Capaldi and Katy B.

VT’S – We’ve twice provided water effects for Little Mix, once for a music video and the other for a Tour VT. We also recently worked with an up and coming star James Smith providing Sparkular Falls for a music video.  We’ve also made VT’s for the BBC’s coverage of the 6 Nations and Budweiser Dream Goal.

SUITABLE PRODUCTS

RAIN EFFECTS We can make the rain fall directly on the performers or behind them as a backdrop. The rain can be in one solid line for maximum visibility or spread over a wider area to showcase a more natural feel. The water can also be heated for the comfort of the performers.

SPECIAL EFFECTS  – Our entire range of SFX can be used as part of a music act. Flames, CO2 and pyro can all be fired in time with the music. We did an amazing reveal for Will Smith as he rose up through a hole in the stage, ‘BOOM Shake, shake, shake the room. Tick, tick, tick, tick BOOM!!!’ We chased pyro along the whole length of the stage – 64 products in 2.5 seconds. It certainly opened the show in style.

TV & MUSIC CASE STUDIES

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PR EVENTS

Many of our most exciting projects have resulted from our clients extravagant and flamboyant ideas. We’ve broken Guinness World Records, floated Super Cars on water and made it rain in Regents Street. We love the creative challenge of turning your vision into a reality.

EVENTS INCLUDE

PRODUCT LAUNCHES – We’ve helped launch all manner of new products, most commonly products which have a link to water such as drinks, waterproof features of an item or a moisturising element. Clients include Volvic, Samsung and L’Oréal.

MARKETING STUNTS – We once broke a world record by building the World’s Biggest Sprinkler for Innocent Drinks and had an amazing weekend in Victoria Park with thousands of people cooling off and partying in the cool water. We also made it rain in Regent Street for a surprise dance act to mark the opening of Hunters first ever store.

PRODUCT ACTIVATION – We’ve provided features for many shop windows and in store P.O.S. in exclusive stores including Selfridges and Harrods for companies like Tom Ford and Speedo.

SUITABLE PRODUCTS

RAIN CURTAIN – We can display products within our features and add vinyl branding to create a strong visual image.

CUSTOM BUILDS – The majority of the work we complete in this sector is a bespoke design, so any ideas you may have we’d be delighted to hear them.

– We’ve floated a Supercar for Lexus

– We made a Rosé Fountain on the Southbank for Campo Viejo

– We went on a UK tour with Sony to all the Tough MUDder events

– We made in rain in Regent Street for Hunter

PR EVENT CASE STUDIES

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WEDDINGS

If you’re looking to add some extra sparkle to your wedding day or to include a unique standout feature, then have a look at some of our case studies for inspiration.

SPECIAL MOMENTS INCLUDE

Our clients like to enhance the following moments during their big day:

ENTRANCE FEATURES – Bride and Groom arriving at the venue or into the dining room as a married couple.

CAKE CUTTING – We’ve worked with some very elaborate cakes and have even had them positioned in the middle of our fountains.

FIRST DANCE – An iconic moment and our products can really enhance this key photo opportunity.

ENTERTAINMENT – SFX ‘s can also be added to bands and DJ’s, to really get the party going.

SUITABLE PRODUCTS

FLAME JETS We’ve positioned flames at the entrance for a wedding to be fired as a parade of supercars entered the venue and then posed for photos with the jets of fire as a background.

SPARKULARS Currently the most popular choice for a bride and groom thanks to its excellent safety features and ability to be used in small spaces. This product also offers great value for money as it can be used for all the special moments listed to the left.

FIREWORKS Despite varying trends, weddings remain very traditional at heart and what’s more conventional than fireworks to mark your big day?

WEDDING CASE STUDIES

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SOCIAL EVENTS

If you’re organising a social event or party, the pressure to deliver for your guests can be stressful. Whether you’re a professional party planner or taking the task on yourself, employing us will give you one less thing to worry about as our experienced team can be relied upon to deliver a quality service.

EVENTS INCLUDE

PARTIES – Over the years we’ve provided SFX products for some very spectacular parties, some of which have taken us to remote Italian and Greek Islands, cruise ships and spectacular mansions.

UNIVERSITY BALLS – These annual celebrations can become very competitive, with different colleges trying to gain bragging rights over their neighbours.

CORPORATE EVENTS – Employee and supplier parties can be huge upscale events. We recently worked for a well-known UK company who had The Kaiser Chiefs kick off the party.

SUITABLE PRODUCTS

BUBBLE TUBES A very cost-effective option to dress a room, especially a chill-out zone or VIP bar.

RAIN CURTAINS A creative option for a centrepiece room divide. They allow the guests to get a glimpse through to another section of the party, like the dancefloor or dining room.

FIREWORKS  If you’re celebrating a special occasion like the Queens 90th Birthday then nothing but fireworks will do to mark the occasion. We provided a display at the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh as part of their celebrations.

SOCIAL EVENT CASE STUDIES

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