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Now Recruiting Trainee Project Managers

20 Jun Now Recruiting Trainee Project Managers

What does a Trainee Project Manager do? A Project Manager is responsible for planning and implementing entertainment rigging projects for a wide variety of shows, venues and installations. A trainee project manager will learn the role through a mix of on-the-job experience and training courses. This job is for someone who… …has great planning and […]

Now Hiring Project Managers

20 Now Hiring Project Managers

What does a Project Manager do? A Project Manager is responsible for planning and implementing entertainment rigging projects for a wide variety of shows, venues and installations This job is for someone who… …is an experienced entertainment rigger, ready to take their skillset to the next level …enjoys taking on responsibility and seeing a complex […]

05 May IPXX Scale

  Water-proof Ratings If you’re looking at buying waterproof or dustproof gear then you may need to know about the ingress protection (IPXX) scale. Although lots of kit bags and tool bags are made of water-resistant material such as PVC, they’re not all rated against the Ingress Protection scale. If you want to ensure that […]

05 Weather-Proof Working

Working Outdoors As the British summer approaches, we hope it will be gloriously sunny, but we know that rain is inevitable. If you’re working in the entertainment industry like us, you’re probably preparing for Festival season, building stages in muddy fields, working on an outdoor TV set or getting covered in dust on an industrial […]

JOB VACANCY – IT TECHNICIAN

23 Mar JOB VACANCY – IT TECHNICIAN

UK Rigging is a Bolton based company who provide rigging services to the entertainment industry. We are looking for a new IT Technician to join the team. The role will involve maintaining existing computers, network and VOIP phone systems, supporting staff where needed and to expand the network and infrastructure under the direction of the […]

UK Rigging – Open and Operational

18 Mar UK Rigging – Open and Operational

Corona Virus Update Although COVID-19 is having a huge impact on the events industry, UK Rigging remain open and operational. Precautionary measures have been taken in line with government guidance, therefore training and assessments will not be taking place during this time. The PPE shop remains open, online only, although some stocks are limited due […]

The Election has to fit in somewhere…

19 Nov The Election has to fit in somewhere…

Venue: BBC Broadcasting House Dates: November/December 2019 With the country focusing on the upcoming general election, UK Rigging were brought on board by a production company to supply a structure for BBC Broadcasting House. This structure had to be a perfect fit for the main broadcasting hub of BBC broadcasting house, down to the closest […]

Building on a solid foundation – Leeds and Reading BBC Radio 1 Stage

28 Aug Building on a solid foundation – Leeds and Reading BBC Radio 1 Stage

Venue: Leeds and Reading Festival Dates: August 2019 Over the course of the last 3 years UK Rigging has supplied the structure for the Radio 1 stages at Leeds and Reading festivals. Making use of UK Rigging’s new Slick GS Ground Support masts, we introduced a new design in 2017. Capable of a capacity of […]

Big and Curvy – Supporting Creative Technology and Festival Republic through the 2019 festival season

27 Aug Big and Curvy – Supporting Creative Technology and Festival Republic through the 2019 festival season

Festival organisers strive to push boundaries and increase the ‘WOW’ factor every year, so it was no surprise that the 2019 festival season was bigger and better than ever before. In response to this, Festival Republic joined forces with Creative Technology, Serious Stages and UK Rigging to create some of the largest screens ever used […]

JOB VACANCY – CLEANING OPERATIVE

28 Jun JOB VACANCY – CLEANING OPERATIVE

Job Vacancy: Cleaning Operative UK Rigging is a Bolton based company who provide rigging services to the entertainment industry.  We are currently looking to recruit a cleaning operative to join our friendly team on a permanent basis. The position available is part time, minimum 8 hours per week, plus flexible overtime as and when required. Shift […]

Take That – How do you hang lights in a venue with no roof?

12 Jun Take That – How do you hang lights in a venue with no roof?

Venue: Various UK Stadiums Dates: May/June 2019 During the Take That tour in early 2019, UK Rigging were brought on board as rigging consultants to provide a bespoke solution for each stadium visited to suspend additional lighting trusses around the perimeter of the stadium roofs. After visiting 7 stadiums across the country in 4 days, […]

Rising to the Challenge of Theatre

06 Jan Rising to the Challenge of Theatre

Posted: Jan 6th 2019 Venue: Hull Truck Theatre Dates: December 2018 When UK Rigging were approached by Hull Truck Theatre to assist in their production of Oliver Twist their concept was in the process of being fleshed out and their designs finalised alongside creating an acceptable working budget. Through discussions and a site visit it […]

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

As the coronavirus crisis develops, we are constantly assessing our working practices as the safety of our employees, business partners and visitors is paramount.