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The Music Consortium at Production Park
UK - The Music Consortium is Production Park’s newest tenant, moving its operations from Hull and Leeds to a combined headquarters at Studio 001 within the Park.
The Music Consortium is an event supplier and support services organisation which also acts as production consultant and provides production managers and stage managers to festivals across Europe. Its founder and managing director Spike Beecham explains: “We don’t just supply technical support services, we are also an event production company so we can put on events from any size up to 70,000 capacity. We supply technical production services to the likes of Leeds, Latitude and Electric Picnic for example.”
So why Production Park? Spike continues: “Being here opens up a lot of contacts to us that we wouldn’t normally have had access to, for example Perry Scenic who are just across the park from us. I don’t know anyone in Perry Scenic but I will do by the end of the month.
“Another factor that swung it for us was that we share the same ethos of wanting to raise standards and perceptions about safety within our industry.”
Spike is passionate about raising the bar when it comes to health and safety on site. He explains: “When you come to The Music Consortium for technical support services all the personnel that we supply will have SPA Event Safety Passport as a standard so our clients know whoever we put on site will have a certain amount of nouse in terms of health and safety, not just for themselves but the environment that they’re working in.
“A lot of the companies you could bring in to do that kind of work don’t offer that service. Our aim is to stretch this out further and make sure that people have higher qualifications. There’s not enough toolbox talks going on across the industry so we want to set the standard here at Production Park.”
2nd February 2016
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