LS-Live supplied the staging for the production industry’s annual celebration, the TPi Awards, for the third year running at the Novotel London West in Hammersmith on Monday 10th February.
Presented by Fun Lovin’ Criminals frontman Huey Morgan, the event awarded the Arcadia Stage at Glastonbury with Live Production Of The Year, whilst Misty Buckley graciously accepted the newly named Mark Fisher Set Designer Of The Year award, in honour of the Stufish architect’s 40-year legacy in rock ‘n’ roll stage sets.
LS-Live sponsored the Tour/Production Co-Ordinator Of The Year award, which was won by Helen ‘Hels Bells’ Smith, whilst our in house rigging company Knight Rigging Services picked up Favourite Rigging Company.
The 1,500 capacity corporate event brings together the biggest names in live production talent - from tour managers and sound engineers to manufacturers and suppliers - so the project came with the added pressure of being in front of peers and clients.
TPi Award organisers placed their confidence in us for the third year running. The event’s Production Manager Liz Madden was happy with the format from the previous year, but required further staging in the after-party bar for a bespoke VIP suite for sponsor XL Video.
The installation was managed by Tom Richter, Project Technical Support, who was taken on in January 2013 after graduating from Backstage Academy’s FdA Live Events Production because Director Ben Brooks was so impressed with his performance during work experience at the company.
He managed a team of two freelancers to install the main stage, catwalk and B stage for the awards, and VIP areas and multi-tiered staging in the downstairs bar for the after-party. Built using our industry standard staging components from our rental stock, we provided a cost-effective solution that was quick to assemble on the day, finished with black marley for a professional look. We also built an underlit TPi Awards logo into the B stage once again.
Said PM Liz Madden: "As always, the LS-Live crew were a pleasure to work with. Their attention to detail and professionalism make them a perfect supplier for the TPi Awards."
Photos: © Louise Stickland