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Star Events Group: an Olympic Legacy

Recent Event Production Awards’ ‘Best Supplier’ winners, Star Events Group, has started the year with formal recognition of their approach to training, development and safety following the successful renewal of their Investors In People (IIP) status and Contractors Health and Safety (CHAS) accreditation.

Further recognition arrived recently, following the London 2012 Olympic Games, with Star Events Group granted a licence under the Supplier Recognition Scheme, allowing them to promote their significant contribution to some of the highest profile aspects of the Olympic Games under the title of "Supplier of staging, structures and seating (Ceremonies and Torch Relay) to the London 2012 Games".

One of those contributions, reached hundreds of thousands across the UK, almost 10 weeks before the games started. Star Events Group provided two of their 11m mobile stages along with full tour and production management to stage the epic Olympic Torch Relay, which saw the two stages leap-frog each other to 64 separate venues across the country in only 69 days. In addition they staged the four-venue, Paralympic Torch Relay from Edinburgh to Stoke Mandeville.

Star Events Group also tendered successfully through LOCOG to supply over 6000 of their free-standing, folding seats for the athletes during the Paralympic Games’ Opening and Closing Ceremonies, with every seat installed and removed a matter of hours before and after each ceremony.

Star Events Group was also contracted by M-is plc to build what became the second most visited venue in the Olympic Park; the British Airways sponsored ‘Park Live’ venue. This free-standing structure stood for the duration of the games in the River Lea, supporting two huge video screens, giving visitors the chance to watch the games from the riverbank. The method of building this innovative structure was designed, engineered and executed entirely by Star Events Group’s in-house team. It was built almost entirely from standard rental equipment and achieved almost ‘zero to landfill’ following the games.

Following such a successful Olympic year, Star Events Group is looking onwards and upwards to a much busier than expected 2013.

5th April 2013

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