Every year, thousands of corporate events take place across London. During the months of October, November and December in particular, all kinds of events, such as conferences and awards dinners, take place in dedicated venues such as conference centres as well as some of London’s most prestigious hotels.
If you’ve ever been involved in one of these events, you’ll appreciate just how much planning and equipment goes into pulling off a successful occasion. That’s why we offer a broad spectrum of corporate event services to allow you to hand off as much of the heavy lifting as possible.
So what types of events fall under the “corporate umbrella”, and how exactly can we help you with our numerous hire and support services?
Which Corporate Events Benefit from Equipment Hire and Event Production Services?
The short answer is quite a few! If you’re in the corporate events industry, then you’ll be well aware that conference-style events take top billing with conference season in London ramping up in the autumn and winter months.
The name “conference” is often applied to many events that others might describe as seminars, industry panels, symposiums, networking events, and so on. The point is that pretty much all of them require audio visual hire services and a significant amount of accompanying services such as stage hire and set design. But more on that later, let’s stick with the events for now!
Once the evenings draw in, many hotels become hives of corporate events. We’ve found that one of the most popular types of events to take place during this period is awards ceremonies. Whether they are a single company event to reward employees for their hard work or an organisational affair such as those hosted by the London Chamber of Commerce, once the year begins to come to a close, these events spring up all over London, from Mayfair to Heathrow.
Another popular event around this time is gala dinners. Again it could be a corporate fundraising dinner for a local charity or a more formal way to celebrate a successful year. Either way, these black tie events always require a helping hand on the technical side.
Last but not least, there are the countless London Christmas parties that take place in December. Being the capital, literally thousands of office parties happen during this short window, meaning we are absolutely flat out right up until the big day itself!
But enough about the different types of corporate events. We’re sure you get the picture, and if you’re involved in this industry, we’re sure that you are already well aware of the types of events that require corporate event services.
With that in mind, let’s get into the nitty-gritty and talk you through our equipment hire and support services that fall under the umbrella of corporate event services.
Corporate Audio Visual Hire Services London
Irrespective of the specific type of event you’re planning, almost all corporate events require audio visual (AV) equipment hire. Whether you have a product launch or a national-scale industry conference event, you are going to need to invest in AV equipment such as projectors and screens or large TV screens to convey your media to your audience.
Fortunately for you, providing AV hire and support services is how On Tour Events cut its teeth all of those years ago, we can provide anything you need in this space. It doesn’t matter if you simply need a projector-screen combo for a pitch to investors, or you need full-blown LED screen hire to blow your conference delegates away. There’s no AV installation that we can’t put together for you.
We can be flexible to meet your needs too. It’s not simply a case of turning up and setting up a projector and screen or a 110” conference TV. We can tailor our AV services to meet your requirements.
For instance, let’s say you’re hosting a Question-Time-style debate with some of your industry’s biggest hitters as guests. We can also supply personnel to run the mixing desk for the microphones and the boom mics for the audience Q&A session.
Our focus when it comes to ANY of our corporate event services is providing you with an all-inclusive, hassle-free service. None more so is this the case than with our corporate AV hire services.
But let’s keep going. How else can we help you put together a successful corporate event?
Corporate Stage hire and Set Design Services for London Events
Is it really a corporate event if there isn’t some kind of stage or set? Whether it’s an awards dinner or an annual corporate company bash, events of all shapes and sizes need a stage to provide a central focal point. In fact, we would argue that your stage sets the tone for your whole event, and it’s often the first thing your attendees will see when they walk through the door.
So what do we have available? First and foremost, if you don’t have the biggest budget in the world, then we have a vast selection of modular stages and sets from which to choose. The best part is that we can completely customise these prefabricated, panel-based options with your branding and logos, so no one will ever know that it wasn’t a custom design.
If you need just your standard carpeted conference stage, then this might be the way to go. But what if you need something a little more attention-grabbing? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there too!
We can design any stage or set from scratch. Our design team has been designing custom sets for decades, and we also have the ability to manufacture what you need, including those tiered stages which are so popular at award shows.
We can even use our state-of-the-art 3D rendering software to show you precisely what your stage production will look like before starting work, guaranteeing peace of mind.
Professional Sound Equipment and Event Lighting Services for Corporate Events in London
In most cases, AV equipment on its own is not enough. You need more to bring your event production to life – enter professional sound equipment and event lighting fixtures. Professional sound equipment is perhaps an obvious requirement. If audience members can’t hear what those on stage are saying, or the sound is “tinny” and one-dimensional, then your event is going to fall flat on its face.
Moving on, your lighting choices are arguably just as vital. There’s nothing worse than a dimly-lit stage, with the mistake of not hiring spotlights becoming very evident, very quickly. But lighting is so much more than that.
For instance, wireless LED uplighters can completely alter the look and feel of a venue. By contrast, moving head lights can deliver some incredible aerial effects and allow you to beam your company branding around a venue when used in conjunction with gobos (stencils that fit over a lighting fixture).
Another reason you need to get your lighting right is if you are filing or live-streaming your event, which has recently graduated from “nice to have'' to imperative for corporate events. So let’s talk a little bit more about that before wrapping up.
Live Streaming and Live Broadcasting Services for Corporate Events in London
While there’s no question that virtual and hybrid corporate events were born out of the pandemic, with the public health concerns now receding, it’s no coincidence that the live-streaming or broadcasting of events has remained a vital feature all the same.
This is because event organisers have realised just how many benefits live streaming can bring to in-person events. You can save on venue-associated costs, you can dramatically increase the number of attendees by lowering travel and cost barriers, and you can even turn your event into an on-demand resource for use later down the line.
We have a broad range of corporate live streaming services available. From conference streaming to packages explicitly aimed at live broadcasting talks and seminars, we have something for your in-person event.
The best part is that we have a purpose-built live-streaming studio that we can configure any way you’d like. So if you feel the expense of hiring a conference suite at a London hotel is unwarranted, you can opt to choose a done-for-you virtual or hybrid event package from On Tour Events directly! How does that sound for turnkey corporate event services?!
Why Choose On Tour Events for Your London Corporate Event Services?
With a bit of luck, we’ve successfully demonstrated that we can handle every technical aspect of your corporate event here at On Tour Events. It doesn’t matter whether you are hosting an intimate product launch or you’re trying to pull off the biggest and best company Christmas party of all time. The point is we can more than handle your requirements.
In many ways, that’s what makes us unique as your events partner – the fact that we can handle all aspects of corporate event services under one roof. And guess what? There’s no “subbing in” here. Everything we supply is owned and operated by us, from the dancefloors to the industry-leading 3.9mm pixel pitch LED screen panels.
We’ve invested heavily into the latest equipment over the years, which has paid dividends as we’ve built our reputation as London’s number one provider of corporate event services.
In fact, it’s the sheer depth and breadth of equipment and personnel that allow us to supply our services to numerous events simultaneously, which is crucial during the busy run-up to Christmas. You need an outfit you can rely on at the peak of the corporate event season, which is why you should choose us and our three full-size warehouses of equipment.
Lastly, we cover all technical aspects, meaning we can provide you with an all-inclusive or “turnkey” event solution. All you have to do is specify what you need, and we’ll handle the rest, including setup, delivery, and disassembly.
For one transparent price, you can relax in the knowledge that we are working hard to bring everything together while you focus on other crucial aspects of your occasion.
So whether you’re putting together a critical industry symposium or you are an FTSE 100 company planning an awards show for your firm’s top performers, make sure to choose us for your corporate event services.
Feel free to pick up the phone and give us a call on 020 8058 0093 if you want to learn more about our event services or receive some obligation-free advice. We look forward to working together in the near future!
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