A BUSY START TO THE SUMMER FOR UK RIGGING
Congratulations to Jessica who is expecting another baby in January 2018!
UK Rigging welcomes new apprentice Ben Porter to the company. Ben started in May and has already been on site on several events and attended the Three Day Rigging course.
Rigging Projects and Equipment Hire
UK Rigging has invested in a new stock of 500kg and 1,000kg EXE-Rise chain hoists. These compact hoists have a 30m height of lift, double brakes, a 4 position limit switch and a safety factor of 8:1. They are due to be available to hire in August 2017.
UK Rigging supplied the complete rigging service to Capital’s Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, the new TRSNMT Festival at Glasgow Green, TV shows at dock10, MediaCityUK including BBC’s A Question of Sport and Watchdog Live, Allam British Open Squash Championship, Hull, ground supported truss in Mykonos, Greece and a number of large and confidential AGM conferences.
Once again, UK Rigging was involved in the original and arts inspired Manchester International Festival. The full rigging service was supplied for What If Women Ruled The World? at Mayfield Depot, Available Light at the Palace Theatre and Cotton Panic! at Upper Campfield Market Hall. UK Rigging also supplied equipment and riggers at Old Granada Studios for New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes.
Installation projects have included the second phase of the Celtic Park speaker installation and a truss installation at Manchester Arena.
UK Rigging also supplied dry hire of equipment to the ACC Liverpool, Adlib, Britannia Row, DLM Events, Core Event Services, Liverpool Philharmonic, PRG Europe, Nitelites, dbnAudile and rigging packages and spreader trusses for the Take That Wonderland tour.
Training Centre and Shop
A full refurbishment of the training centre and PPE shop took place, creating an open plan refreshment area, privatising the classroom and modernizing all furnishings throughout.
Courses have been busy, in addition to the regular Three Day Rigging training course and One Day Work at Height course, some NRC qualifications have been held. Specific rescue training courses were delivered for a group of individual riggers from Lincs Inspire and Manchester Grammar School who grouped together after carrying out their NRC at UK Rigging.
UK Rigging are now a supplier of Edelrid equipment including the very popular Edelrid Vertic Easy Glider Harness, which is also available as a full kit option.
Production and Venue Rigging
The crew booking department witnessed one of the busiest ever periods in May and June. Riggers were supplied for several outdoor events including the Take That Wonderland tour, Radiohead, The Courteneers and the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Lancashire County Cricket Club.
UK Rigging also supplied riggers to; Strictly Come Dancing, The XX, Olly Murs, Andre Rieu, You Me at Six, The Cranberries, Russell Howard, Thunder, Slam Dunk Festival, Adnan Sami, T-Mec, Paul Weller, WWE Live, Adam Ant, Diversity rehearsals, Little Mix rehearsals, Frankie Valli, Shawn Mendes, Joe Bonamassa, Professor Brian Cox Live, Boxing events, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Hans Zimmer.
Despite being so busy, some excellent feedback was gladly received from our clients.
Following the heart breaking and tragic events that took place at Manchester Arena, it has been closed for renovation work and the arena is aiming to re-open in early September.