• Exceed Awards 2018

Exceed Awards 2018

The Event

December saw us transform the Maher Centre from large empty room to into an exquisite, shimmering Awards night for 500 guests.   This event is Everything Branded’s Annual Awards and Christmas party night where employees, suppliers and clients are invited to celebrate the success of the year, award outstanding employees and raise money for three fantastic Charities.

The evening was hosted by the fabulous Rylan Clark Neal from Big Brother, This Morning and X Factor fame, with special guests S Club and Chesney Hawkes performing their hit songs to the crowd along with The Catalogues and DJ Chan.

What we did

Using the whole 35m width of the room, this year we built a twin screen LED Video Wall Set on a large 64m truss frame with the height coming in at just under 6m, 90 panels of our LED video wall were hung from the truss as well as 15 moving heads and 10 pixel storm batons.  10K of QSC KLA active PA speakers ensure the live acts could be heard perfectly around the vast space.

A 6mx8m stage was set up at the back of the room for the VIP tables, complete with barriers, carpet and fridges, our own Antique gold glitter table cloths covered these tables with matching runners on the rest of the tables in the room as well as our brand new LED table centre numbers.  Giant LED Letters completed the stage set with our Spark Streams at the front of the stage poised for the entertainers and award winners.

The full kit list is too long to list on our blog however we’ve listed some of the main items, our team of experienced technicians and event manager’s ran the evening from start to the very late finish with the whole set being removed that night, ending in a 6am finish for all of the crew.

What They Said

“ The Exceed Awards 2018 is the 3rd Event that Hybrid AV have done for us and we continue to chose this company as they are a joy to work with, extremely professional and go the extra mile to ensure that your event is the huge success that you want it to be. From the moment myself and Paul walked into the venue on the afternoon of the event we were overwhelmed at just how incredible it looked. The whole team are so dedicated and passionate and worked closely with us and our amazing event planner Louisa to create a wonderful space to showcase our awards for 2018. The staging, the led screens, the lighting, the dressing all worked so well and the bespoke giant letter lighting just added an extra touch to the look of the room. We cannot thank you enough for another incredible event and are already looking forward to working with the team for the Exceed Awards 2019 which we have already started planning.” – Jen Rowlett, CFO Charles Alexander Distribution.

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  • Hybrid Av have been supplying audio visual equipment to Leicester Tigers for over 25 years. I have personally been involved for the last 17 years on the events side of the business and have always had a good working relationship with their team. In addition to the general conference business that Hybrid Av support, we hold two end of year award dinners, one for our sponsors and one for our supporters, where Hybrid Av manage the AV side of the night.
    This year we have an additional commercial dinner which again we will bring Hybrid Av on board.

    Head of Logistics, Leicester Tigers Rugby
  • Without exception, the feedback we have had is that it was the best event yet. We threw a number of extra challenges at you and the team this year which you responded to calmly and without issue.
    There were many, many things that could have gone wrong with an event that becomes more complex each year and the important thing is that we can have absolute confidence that should something happen, it will be dealt with and resolved quickly and without fuss and your team give us that confidence.

    Event Organiser, Tourism Awards
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    The event was a massive success and I have received many messages from people saying how much they enjoyed the service.
    What we did this year was very successful and we hope to repeat it again next year.

    Direct Marketing Manager, Registered Charity
  • Thank you so much for your help and support with the event last week. As you know it was a new client for us so we were keen to get it right!! The client was thrilled with all aspects of the service received, and your company really helped to elevate the image and professionalism of their event which is fantastic news!
    We are hopeful that we will be offered the opportunity to work with the client again next year so fingers crossed you will be part of all of that!

    Managing Director, Event Management Company
  • I cannot fault the fabulous customer service I receive from your organisation. I organise some very large events on a bi-monthly basis and one thing I do not have to worry about is AV and IT. The Technician (and I have to pay special thanks to ‘Jono’) is superb and we ask for him personally due to his knowledge and unflappable nature. I would also like to thank ‘Janine’ in the office – always extremely helpful.

    Business Administrator/PA, NHS
  • I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for the work and efforts you put in last week at the Belfry.
    As per usual you were fantastic and provided a fabulous set both for the conference and gala dinner.
    I also wanted to say a big thank you to your team for helping with setting out the breakout rooms as the Belfry split down the room!
    I look forward to working with you again in the future 
    Speak soon!

    Event Executive, Event Management Company
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