New venture for former Xtreme AV man - PSNEurope

New venture for former Xtreme AV man

UK: Craig Wiggins has established a new company, MRL Productions, reports David Davies. Having previously run installation-oriented Xtreme Audio Visual, Wiggins has partnered with Essex Sound & Light's Mike Glover to establish the new company, which will specialise in providing a complete technical service - encompassing sound, lighting, video and staging - to the corporate event, theatre, fashion show and concert sectors.
Author:
Publish date:

UK: Craig Wiggins has established a new company, MRL Productions, reports David Davies. Having previously run installation-oriented Xtreme Audio Visual, Wiggins has partnered with Essex Sound & Light's Mike Glover to establish the new company, which will specialise in providing a complete technical service - encompassing sound, lighting, video and staging - to the corporate event, theatre, fashion show and concert sectors.

The company - which has already provided sound and lighting for a number of corporate functions at newly-opened UK racecourse Great Leighs - has established an extensive hire-fleet that includes KV2 and Electro-Voice loudspeakers; consoles from Midas, Allen & Heath and Yamaha; Klark Teknik processors, and Sennheiser radio microphones. MRL Productions also possesses equipment from Martin Professional, Panasonic, Sanyo, Kramer, Avolites and many other high-profile manufacturers.

"Our long-term objective for MRL Productions is to be the first choice for companies wanting a 'one stop shop' for all their face-to-face events, whether it be an annual AGM or a product launch to their clients," Craig Wiggins, pictured here to the right of Mike Glover, tells PSN-e. "We can supply from stock sound, lighting, AV staging and also custom stage sets, and with a dedicated team of technicians and designers we can respond quickly to clients' requests. Along with a nice selection of venues that use us as their preferred AV supplier, we have a good steady flow of work already."

MRL Productions is hoping to add a further sound system to its inventory during the next 12 months that will enable it to handle larger concerts. "It will still need to be modular enough for our conference needs as well," notes Wiggins.

Web » www.mrlproductions.co.uk

Related

New home for former Arbiter-distributed brands

UK: London-based 2twenty2 will tackle the tricky MI business, writes David Davies. The newly established music technology sales agency is headed up by directors Stephen Parker and Greg Prendergast, and operations manager Cedric Coudyser, all of whom previously worked for Arbiter Group, which entered into administration in late January.

New sales/marketing agency from former Peavey man

UK: QMS Music has responsibilities for pro-audio and MI manufacturers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The current portfolio features a number of US guitar amplifier manufacturers, including Jet City Amplification, ZT Amplifiers, Soldano Custom Amplification and Piranha Cables.

AV equipment sale website goes live

Audiovisualbay.co.uk is a new website designed to help companies offload equipment they no longer require, writes PSN-e. Equipment available through the site - the brainchild of Hertfordshire event production company Universal Event Production (UEP) - includes sound, lighting, data & video, rigging and more. Both sale and purchase are conducted through the site's administrative team.

Midas/Klark Teknik appoints new Austrian distributor

AUSTRIA: Eltner GesmbH has become the new Austrian distributor for Midas and Klark Teknik. The brands will be added to the company's 'e.tainment - sound, light & media solutions' division in a move that Midas/KT international sales manager David Wiggins describes as representing "something of a new beginning for Midas and KT in Austria", reports David Davies.

Prism Sound acquires former SADiE HQ

UK: Prism Sound is consolidating its operations in Stretham, Cambridgeshire, writes David Davies. The move to SADiE's former HQ, The Old School House, follows Prism Sound's acquisition of the SADiE brand in April. Beginning life as a Victorian village school, The Old School House has in recent years been transformed into a modern facility with a fully-equipped demo room that can be used to test both Prism Sound and SADiE products. It also houses offices and R&D facilities for both brands.

Mike Henden returns to head up Leisuretec Distribution

UK: Audio, lighting and ancillary products distributor Leisuretec has announced that founder and former CEO Mike Henden has returned to the helm following the surprise departure of managing director Nick Spalding. The company - whose audio portfolio includes AKG, Audio-Technica, DAS Audio, Sennheiser and Trantec - has also been joined by a new operations manager (Cliff Dounting) and logistics team leader (Bill Daniels), and is now recruiting further personnel to bolster its logistics team, writes David Davies.

Martin Audio's AQ series tapped for new education Academy

UK/BELGIUM: The main assembly hall and dance/drama studio at Reading's John Madejski Academy - the latest in a series of dedicated training establishments in England, this one specialising in sport - have been equipped with Martin Audio AQ series products by Leicester-based Hawthorn Theatrical, writes David Davies.