Since 1998, Icon has established itself as one of the UK’s leading Audio Visual support companies.
In that time, we’re very proud to say that we have become preferred supplier to three of the world’s largest banks and we provide Audio Visual Installation services for one of the kingpins of international entertainment. There isn’t a leading UK hotel venue or European capital we haven’t worked in. And it’s fair to say we’ve met and worked with hundreds of members of the ‘Great, Good and Powerful Club’ along the way.
To follow is a list including many of our clients from past and present.
■ Barclays Capital
■ Countryside Properties plc
■ Credit Suisse
■ Deutsche Bank
■ Filtronic plc
■ Goldman Sachs
■ Jimmy Choo
■ Matrix Chambers
■ Redcow Creative
■ Royal Bank of Scotland
■ Royal Mail
■ Sony Music
■ SixStar World
■ Warner Bros
■ WH Smith plc
“Hello. Big Bank here. Another roadshow for you next week in Madrid, Vienna, Brussels, Frankfurt and Paris. We’ll email you the presentation. Also, we need to have a video link setup to a client who can’t travel to the live event.”
“No problem. We’ll get on to it straight away.“
After organising many presentations in Europe, we thought there had to be a more efficient way of running small roadshows on a budget.
For smaller shows, it’s not cost effective to send a crew from England. We’ve also found that the service from local and hotel technicians can vary considerably. Then you may have language difficulties with local suppliers.
Our unique European network enables us to offer a central point of contact and a standard quality of service across Europe.
We already provide this unique Roadshow support service to three major banks. They find it saves them valuable time as they no longer have to arrive at the venue hours in advance to make sure everything is set and ready to start. As a result, they can fit more presentations into a day or make cost savings by travelling on scheduled flights. Previously, they often commissioned a private jet to travel from city to city.
Ready, set, go! Six venues in Europe next week. No problem.
When China’s largest commercial bank decided to hold an event to celebrate the opening of their new London office, they needed to find an events company who really understood and responded to their needs.
We were first introduced to the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China management team when we co-ordinated an event for the Republic of Korea at Gibson’s Hall. They were so impressed with our efficiency and customer service, we were first on their list when they went on to organise their own launch party.
Our sensitivity to cultural issues was to prove an important factor in the smooth execution of this job. For example, the positioning of the corporate banner at the entrance to the event was of grave importance to the Chinese. Chinese tradition specifies that the company name should appear over the entrance. However, the venue, being Grade 1 listed, would not allow graphics to be attached to any part of the building structure. Through mediation, we found a solution that would please both parties.
Our response was to build a free-standing frame that would hold the company graphics and lighting above the door. We also arranged for the florists to produce large traditional flower columns that would conceal the frame at both sides of the entrance. This option was happily accepted by the client and the venue.
For the event, we also provided a ten metre wide, white, free standing corporate graphic, raised on staging. The central graphics panel was produced in close consultation with the ICBC’s team, ensuring accurate Chinese character replication and adherence to brand guidelines. At the opposite end of the room a front projection set was installed, along with full sound system and creative lighting. Additionally, a traditional Chinese chamber group was organised to perform the background music in order to create the perfect atmosphere. The build-up time was very tight but with a fully briefed team the whole installation went without a hitch.
We want to run a 2 day conference in Rome for 250 at a 5 star venue for our EMEA Private Banking division. Can you provide the Audio Visual support we need without the need for a UK crew?
Unlike many of our UK competitors, Icon can offer the best of both worlds by managing a job like this from the UK with the support of one of our local European Network partners.
When this booking came through, we were immediately able to liaise with our Italian partners, and our UK producer was the only person who needed to fly out from our London office to manage the live event production.
This solution gave additional confidence to our client, as our senior producer has had a long standing relationship with the bank and has a deep understanding of what’s required for this type of presentation.
It’s also a very cost-effective way to deliver the job, as no set and equipment haulage costs or crew accommodation expenses were incurred.
The result was a very successful conference, ably delivered by our local crew and singly managed by our experienced UK producer.
Matrix Chambers invited Icon Presentations to supply and install a new AV suite that was sensitive to the minimalist look of their new boardroom.
We planned and implemented a design that enabled the projector and screen to hide from view within the room’s false ceiling. The control equipment was stored within a wall cupboard with all cabling and connection points also fitted discretely out of view. The end result is a system that is completely invisible to the eye when not in use.
The design and acquisition phase lasted 4 weeks. In order to minimize any disruption to the firm’s business, the final installation was implemented over one weekend. The original installation included video projector, screen, sound system, dedicated PC and laptop inputs.
During the design phase, the layout was also future-proofed to allow for video conferencing at a later date. Eighteen months later, we have just returned to complete a hitch-free video conferencing installation.
Elizabeth Walker, Book Awards Manager, WH Smith PLC
“Mr Kang Pan has asked me to thank you and your entire team for the tremendous effort put in to make our event a success.” Denise Hill, PA to the Deputy Managing Director,
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
“Events like this require a huge amount of teamwork and the success of this conference was due entirely to having a great team behind me, so I am really grateful for your efforts.”
Susie Blaney, British Safety Council
“I have received numerous messages of praise from our Directors, many of whom mentioned the quality and professionalism of the conference presentation on Friday and Saturday.”
Alan Cherry MBE, Countryside Properties
“Your set design was impressive and beautifully crafted.”
Helen Wood, BAFTA Interactive Awards
“I couldn’t have asked for a more friendly and understanding group of talented people with a fantastic team spirit.”
Marc Baker, BAFTA Children’s Awards
“It was a pleasure working alongside you and your team; I was most impressed by your teamwork in finding the right solution to video and audio link from No.20 to No.18 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. I am sure we will be in touch again and will certainly recommend you to our clients using our facilities.”
Frank Villaz, Director, The Lincoln Centre
If you’d like to find out more about how we’ve helped these and other clients, take a look at our case studies.
Our Audio Visual presentation suite installations have hit the spot with everyone from X-Factor judges (naming no names!) to board members and important clients who need to be impressed.
We can advise on, design and install a wide range of solutions and we’re experts at finding ways of solving the presentation problems that are spoiling your image.
Our solutions range from the supply and installation of a single flat screen display to a fully integrated 3D tele-presence videoconferencing suite.
We can source and supply equipment from all leading manufacturers such as Denon, Extron and Crestron, and we provide on-going maintenance.
We are also Ceelab videoconferencing dealers and a Sony Specialist Dealer for screens and projectors.
If you simply need assistance on choosing the right equipment, we can provide independent advice on all makes and manufacturers.
To find out more call us on +44 (0) 20 7253 8988 for a no obligation quotation.