visionevents success with scotland house 2014

Most of our blogs in visionews are educational; either informing readers of new team members, equipment, the ever popular ‘Top tips’ or our innovative design and technology posts. In a one off change of style, this blog is a summary of an incredible event we were involved with this summer, and we make no apologies for slightly showing off!

The event: Scotland House at the Commonwealth Games
Location: The Old Fruitmaket, Glasgow
Duration: 2 Weeks

As the Commonwealth Games is a complete one off for the city of Glasgow, it was a very proud moment for the visionevents team as we supported ‘Scotland House’ throughout the games as the official AV equipment supplier and Event production partner.

Scot house - croppedScotland House was a hub to celebrate Scotland’s sporting success, culture and business potential during the Commonwealth Games. It hosted a range of events to capitalise upon and exploit the international and domestic business opportunities presented by Scotland hosting the Games.

Based at Glasgow’s City Halls and Old Fruitmarket, Scotland House was a partnership between Commonwealth Games Scotland, the Scottish Government, sportscotland, Glasgow City Council, VisitScotland, Scottish Enterprise and Creative Scotland.

from sportscotland 7It hosted key events such as Team Scotland’s Flag Bearer Ceremony, Queen’s Baton Relay, medalists’ nights and the Team Scotland closing celebration, as well as a huge range of business events, meetings and other activities to maximize business opportunities.

Having successfully won the tender, our team worked closely with the VisitScotland team and partner organisations to plan this monumental project. Malky Todd, who heads up our Glasgow Branch, was the main lead from visionevents, managing the large production team throughout the project, the event logistics, equipment and all the onsite nitty gritty. On-site, he oversaw our expert team and was the daily contact for all events.

Key facts over the two weeks period:

1. Guests attending events = too many to count!
2. Venues used = 3: Fruitmarket, City Halls, Inovo Building
3. Business meetings delivered (breakfast/daytime) = 90+
4. Emails sent by Malky = 1,020
5. Emails received by Malky = 1,200
6. Phone calls to/from Malky = endless!
7. visionevents’ technical on-site team = 6 rotating
8. visionevents vehicles used = 3 x 17t trucks, 8 vans
9. Brand new equipment used = 1 impressive new LED iMPOSA display screen

Malky Todd, Project Manager:
Scot house show control“It’s so satisfying producing multiple and simultaneous events on this scale – to have clients thank you afterwards makes all the hard work during the build up and on-site all worth it. We were so proud to be involved with such an amazing, international event and I can’t thank the team enough for their passion, helpfulness and long hours. Needless to say we are all taking long holidays to catch up with our families and sleep!”

Client feedback from various organisations who held events at Scotland House:

“The guys did an amazing job! Thanks for all of their hard work. You’re new LED display screen which was in the Fruitmarket was a huge hit too – stunning.”

“…thank you to all your team for helping us to successfully deliver 15 events at Scotland House over 8 days! The venues looked and sounded great and our event teams all benefited from your expertise and professionalism.”

“Thank you again for your help – please pass on my thanks to your team.”

“We were really impressed with the level of support we received from VisionEvents. The team were the epitome of calm which helped us enormously during the day. Everything was superb and we couldn’t have asked for a slicker day. Thank you all.”

“…a HUGE thank you to your team for all your efforts in making our event such a great success. We have had lots of positive comments from the speakers about how well organized it was. It’s great to have the technical backup that you provided that makes it look effortless!”

If you are planning an event, or would like to know more about visionevents, feel free to contact our team via projects@visionevents.co.uk or pick up the phone and say hello on 0131 334 3324.

Edinburgh: 0131 334 3324
Glasgow: 0141 334 3324
London: 0207 936 9800
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