What We Do
Comtec have over 30 years experience in producing events around the globe, we are best known for our creativity, customer care and the delivery of the highest quality event services. We enhance all aspects of events visually and technically. We are specialists in innovative budget solutions, maximizing the profile, profitability and productivity of all involved at an event.
One World Broadcasting Trust
One World Media rewards is the most outstanding media coverage of the developing world; our brief was to assist in recognising the unique role of journalists and filmmakers in bringing the divide between societies and raising awareness of the developing world.
What We Did
We researched new materials that would provide the best print and hanging capabilities for the backdrop, which was easily positioned within the Hall. A bespoke design was created encompassing the message of the awards. With the event logo placed where the cameras could frame each shot promoting the One World brand worked perfectly for our HD record footage and the live web stream. With various lighting states the backdrop would subtly change to suite each section of the ceremony, custom gobo lighting effects circulated the auditorium at different intervals of the evening.
BAE Submarine Launch
Over the last 2 decades we have been fortunate to work as a partner with BAE SYSTEMS on some fantastic events which have included the launch of The Eurofighter and 2 Astute Class Submarines, soon to be a third. We have also hosted the Chairman’s Awards and successfully executed a wide spectrum of employee communication conferences and road shows.
What We Did
For ‘Astute’, we provided and constructed the official launch as well as hosted a full celebration and party for just over 7,000 staff in the evening. Within the Devonshire Dock Hall, a purpose built indoor shipbuilding facility, we fully constructed 3 stage areas for the use of a number of bands that played after the launch. We created an enclosed environment over the 97m long boat to hide it from the view of all dignitaries and attendees; we projected a large widescreen image over the expanse of the boat, combined with amazing lighting and laser effects. !
Elekta Product launch
We were asked to provide ideas and concepts to produce a worldwide launch, the very first VersaHD Linac Machine. The first target was to make sure that this event was kept ‘TOP SECRET’ until the day of the launch, very hard to do! We started work on this event in February 2012 and the event took place on the 1st March 2013.
What We Did
We created an emotive, comfortable space for the guests to relax and wait in anticipation for the launch of the new machine. The stage area was constructed in three areas, a central and two side spaces. At first the guests could only see one large screen area above the central stage, but this was to change! After the all-important speeches, we came to the point of launching the machine to the audience and the rest of the world!
The result of this inaugural Launch of VersaHD Linac machine was a great success, our collaboration with our American partners was faultless, our client had a fantastic time, at times even wanted to be involved and help.
Hawker Publications The National Care Awards
Comtec have worked alongside Hawker Publications for 9 years, we have formed a great partnership and every year we strive to exceed our client’s expectations.
The National Care Awards Gala Presentation Night was a big birthday party held in late November. It was the 15th consecutive year the longest established and most respected care awards have been held and, with almost 750 people attending, joyously celebrated the very best people in the long-term care sector. The glittering evening was sponsored by Christie + Co who have been sponsors for 15 consecutive years and held at the London Hilton Metropole Hotel.
What We Did
For the Care Awards 2013 Comtec worked on 3D visuals and presented 3 optional set designs, each carefully considered. A design was chosen where upon the bespoke set was built by our Technical department. We designed the set around twin projection with portrait screens, this worked brilliantly, capturing full length shots at lectern for keynote speeches and great winner shots for live on screen feeds. The portrait projection gave the set a sleek sophisticated feel and wowed our client and their audience.
Hawker Publications are always a great pleasure to work with. The familiar faces of each of the Comtec Crew fill them with confidence, we endeavour to utilise the same crew each year therefore allowing us to better our knowledge of the event year after year, instilling more and more confidence and building on this already great working relationship.
North of England Excellence Awards – Leeds Armouries
Established in 1995 the North of England Excellence Awards recognise organisations that achieve and maintain superior performance. An organisation entering the Awards receives a benchmarking visit to a recent Award winner, valuable feedback from our Assessor Teams, a way of differentiating itself from competitors, enhanced reputation, detailed benchmarking data, widespread recognition and publicity and most importantly, positive motivation of employees at all levels. Applicants come from industry, commerce, education, public utilities, local government, education and the voluntary sector.
What We Did
The Comtec media team delivered spectacular graphics and animation adding a creative flare, falling in line with the NOEE brand and award categories. The opening sequence offered a special personal feel featuring a selection of the nominees, the category animations and impressive closing edit rounded off the visual experience of the evening.
The client and guests were overjoyed with the production, look and feel of the awards Comtec completed the brief by “bringing something new and exciting” to the awards, with successful ideas and a “can-do” attitude. Overall the project was on budget and on time with meticulous planning and execution of each individual element of the evening, Post awards highlight videos and information have been used to gain more interest and nominations for the future awards ceremonies, where we will strive to bring yet more new and exciting ideas to the table.
Birmingham Airport Exhibition
This client contracted Comtec to provide her with an Exhibition Stand that could be multipurpose and modular to use within various floor spaces at numerous exhibitions throughout the world. They wanted a cost effective solution that met all budgets and looked great. Birmingham International Airport had created a very strong brand that had to be carried through the stand design.
What We Did
We provided our client with a modular panelled stand that can be used on various sizes of floor space, ensuring that all promotional material is clearly visible to all the guests attending the exhibitions.
The Exhibition Stand has now travelled to Vancouver, Berlin, China and Abu Dhabi and has succeeded in attracting a great number of delegates and footfall to the stand.
At Comtec our people are at the core of all we do, time after time clients thank us for our “can do attitude” . We love events and getting to know our clients’ and their needs gives us that crucial insight, creating powerful partnerships, that maximize the profile, profitability and productivity of Live Events.
I would like to thank you, both personally and on behalf of our company, for the professionalism, support and friendly cooperation yet again experienced during the planning and intense preparation for the 8th June Launch, Concert and Saturday Kids Concert. That you achieved so much in an extremely safe way is in itself a huge success. I and my team truly enjoy working with you and yours.
One or two of our DDH Team created a few problems for you, but as usual, you beat them at every turn, all with a smile on your face. You know exactly what to do, how to do it and it is great to know that we can leave you to get on with your part of the job so we can get on with ours. Once again, a huge thank you and I cannot wait to work with you again on the next Boat.
Everything ran smoothly, the guys were exceptionally helpful and did anything that was asked of them. Birmingham International Airport and Marketing Birmingham were extremely happy with the stand and they felt that it was so open they managed to get over 100 people on the stand for the curry, when other stands as fantastic as they were, could not accommodate the number of people that they were attracting.
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