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UK Rigging Are Recruiting!

26 May UK Rigging Are Recruiting!

UK Rigging are recruiting in several departments. Applicants must be keen and enthusiastic with a great working attitude and should enjoy working in a fast paced, busy environment. Positions available include: Administration Training and Assessment centre staff Crew Bookings personnel Rigging Project Managers CAD / AutoCAD technicians The positions are based in Bolton and are […]

UK Rigging Increase SMD Hire Stock

26 Feb UK Rigging Increase SMD Hire Stock

UK Rigging Increase SMD Hire Stock With increasing demand for UK Rigging’s ground support structures, as well as the need for stronger truss capable of doing larger spans, UK Rigging has recently increased its stock of Total Fabrication Limited’s Serious Medium Duty Truss. Diagonal bracing on all 4 sides allows it to be used in […]

UK Rigging Called to Assist at Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Pantomime | Newcastle

16 Feb UK Rigging Called to Assist at Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Pantomime | Newcastle

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Pantomime | Newcastle Bill Kenwright Ltd approached UK Rigging to assist in turning Newcastle Arena into a temporary theatre for the 2017 pantomime of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ starring Joe McElderry. With the main stage requiring a temporary theatre grid for the various set pieces and props […]

Autumn and Winter News 2017

26 Dec Autumn and Winter News 2017

General UK Rigging returned from a very successful exhibition at PLASA London. It was the first opportunity for people to see the new orange truss stand. Staff were kept busy throughout the three days; there was lots of interest in the Three Day Rigging Course, of which bookings can be made here. A large number […]

Liverpool Philharmonic – Training Day

16 Oct Liverpool Philharmonic – Training Day

UK Rigging recently visited the  1939, Grade II *listed Liverpool Philharmonic Hall to deliver venue specific training. UK Rigging worked with closely with Liverpool Philharmonic’s Technical and Production team  to design the syllabus, including a site visit, to ensure that the training offered suited their requirements.  As all participants had previously attended UK Rigging’s Three Day Rigging […]

UK Rigging visit Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

04 Oct UK Rigging visit Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

UK Rigging’s Project Manager, Ken, recently attended the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) over two days to deliver sessions as part of an Essential Production Skills Module for first year students, required as part of their BA(hons) Theatre and Performance Design and Technology courses. The two day presentation contained practical demonstrations and PowerPoint covering a range of areas including: An introduction to Rigging Equipment; […]

Ground Support at Leeds and Reading Festival

30 Aug Ground Support at Leeds and Reading Festival

Ground Support Structures at Leeds and Reading Festival With the festival season reaching its peak on the August bank holiday, UK Rigging was busy constructing two self-climbing ground support structures at two of the UK’s largest outdoor festivals. Reading festival received a 6 legged structure on its NME /  BBC Radio 1 stage, which hosted […]

A BUSY START TO THE SUMMER FOR UK RIGGING

01 Aug A BUSY START TO THE SUMMER FOR UK RIGGING

Employee News 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 […]

ABTT Theatre Show 2017

01 ABTT Theatre Show 2017

For the first time, UK Rigging exhibited at ABTT Theatre Show. The show was held on 6th – 7th June at Alexandra Palace in London, where UK Rigging occupied stand E12. In contrast to previous exhibitions, a wider range of PPE was available to passing visitors to try on, including various hard hats.  Our new display […]

THE RIGGERS FORUM AT PLASA FOCUS

13 Apr THE RIGGERS FORUM AT PLASA FOCUS

In addition to exhibiting, UK Rigging are looking forward to once again being part of the Riggers Forum and presentation at PLASA Focus in Leeds on Tuesday 9th May 2017. The Riggers’ Forum is aimed at working riggers who rarely have an opportunity to discuss their opinions outside the workplace. These Forums have been run […]

UK Rigging Win TPi Award ‘Favourite Rigging Company of the Year’ 2017

07 Mar UK Rigging Win TPi Award ‘Favourite Rigging Company of the Year’ 2017

Once again, UK Rigging were the winners of the TPi Award ‘Favourite Rigging Company of the Year’. The popular magazine held the award ceremony on the 27th February at London’s Battersea Evolution. Multiple awards were presented across various categories such as ‘Rigger of The Year’ and ‘Favourite Sound Rental Company’. The award was presented to UK Riggings’ Paul Tilbury, […]

Litec QX30SA 2017

14 Feb Litec QX30SA 2017

Following a busy 2016, UK Rigging has added another brand of truss to it’s hire stock with the purchase of over 200 linear metres of Litec QX30SA lightweight truss and corner blocks. With loading capabilities greater than that of 12” (305mm) plated truss and at just over half the self-weight, it is ideal for weight critical scenarios, […]