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Pearce Hire has a well-known and unrivalled reputation as a technical production and power supplier for outdoor events and festivals on Greenfield sites, but they have an equally impressive record when it comes to providing technical and temporary power infrastructure for inner city sporting events.
Over the past year, Pearce Hire has witnessed a substantial growth in the demand for their technical production skills and teams to work on a range of running events. During 2016 Pearce Hire supplied up to twenty different running events around the UK in 2016, including the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon (Sheffield) and Marathon (York), almost a dozen 10K runs, the Great Birmingham Run and the Great Bristol Half Marathon.
“Sporting events provide a different dynamic and set of challenges from the outdoor events and festivals Pearce Hire might be better known for”, observes John Huson, Project Manager. “But in fact we have considerable experience providing distributed sound systems for sports events where the PA system needs to cover several hundred metres to provide the necessary information to the competitors, as well as keeping the spectators and supporters fully updated throughout the event.”
These specific audio requirements can be installed by Pearce Hire in conjunction with the necessary event staging infrastructure and temporary power distribution for which Pearce Hire has an award winning reputation. The temporary power infrastructures ensure the substructure underpinning sporting events such as event timing, first aid, race control and any event village all have a stable and reliable source of power, alongside the staging structures for start/finish lines, the podiums and warm up platforms and stages along the route.
Another challenge for these events is the management and delivery of smooth and efficient set up and de-rig schedules within very tight timescales – these urban events are often held on busy public roads and so rapid deployment and removal of equipment is necessary to meet the demands of the local community and in order to minimize disruption. With Pearce Hire’s credentials as production and rental company the entire production solution for these events can all be supplied by Pearce Hire.
The equipment utilised by Pearce Hire for these sporting events are taken from the extensive rental inventory held by Pearce Hire including an extensive stock of L-Acoustics speakers with the KARA line source elements and SB18 sub bass enclosures. These are ideal equipment for these events, stacked on 4’ x 4’ litedeck and spaced out along the start/finish area to provide coverage for announcements and warm up prior to the race and then for commentary and music as the runners cross the finish line.
Commenting further, Huson says, “The events are a mixture of 10K’s, Half Marathons and Marathons and we supply a range of services including Audio, Power, Structures & Staging. Our ability to supply all of these technical requirements from in-house makes Pearce Hire a very compelling choice for sporting event organisers as they only need to deal with one supplier rather than 3 or 4. This approach provides an ease of dealing with only one technical supplier, alongside associated cost-efficiencies which is always appealing to our clients.”
Early April sees the 2017 sporting events season taking off for Pearce Hire, with a new event for existing client Run For All. For the new Lincoln 10k, Pearce Hire will be supplying audio for the start and finish lines, as well as the temporary power distribution for the start, finish and event village area.
As Spring turns to Summer, the next few months look likely to see a growth of technical production for sporting events with 14 events already contracted to Pearce Hire and a steady stream of enquiries on a weekly basis.
Pearce Hire are delighted to be nominated in two categories for the TPi Awards 2017!
Please help Pearce Hire’s chances of being shortlisted by casting your vote for us in the Favourite Power Supply Company and Favourite Lighting Rental Company categories.
Also on of our key freelancers Jake Vernum has also been nominated as Lighting Designer of the Year as well, so please support his shortlist chances too!
Voting closes on 17th November so click here!
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Pearce Hire has confirmed that it will be participating at The Showman’s Show, taking place at Newbury Showground on 19th and 20th October.
The Showman’s Show traditionally provides an excellent meeting and networking opportunity for long-standing exhibitor Pearce Hire and is perfectly timed at the end of the long summer festival season, before the corporate event, touring and Christmas season kicks off.
It also follows a week after Pearce Hire’s participation at the first ‘Production Futures’ event, a collaboration between TPI Magazine and Production Park where the event took place.
“Production Futures and the TPI Breakthrough Talent Awards was an excellent platform to engage with the next generation of technicians and designers for our industry. And we were delighted to have met some students who would be suitable candidates for our intern programme,” observes Shaun Pearce, MD Pearce Hire. “But obviously equally important is nurturing our existing business and making sure we continue to deliver for our current client base, whilst engaging with any new business opportunities for next year. That is what Showman’s Show offers us - the face-to-face contact with our clients to review projects we have worked on this summer, and to discuss how we can enhance and add to our specialist production services for them next year as they begin their planning and budgeting for 2017 events.’
The Showman’s Show also provides Pearce Hire the perfect opportunity to meet prospective new clients and discuss how Pearce Hire can help achieve their event objectives and production requirements. Pearce Hire are a highly regarded production services and rental provider with a varied range of customers including Cambridge Live, Events Unlimited, Forestry Commission, Loudsound, Run For All, Urban Festivals and Warners Exhibitions.
Continuous investment in high quality, energy efficient technology ensures consistent levels of excellent production delivery. Greenfield sites are a speciality alongside urban temporary power and audio solutions. An extensive portfolio of services include dry hire, turnkey technical productions, installations and project management. Sustainable production management and environmentally conscious services underlines ALL Pearce Hire’s work and is reflected in the regular acquisition of new products for their expanding equipment inventory.
Pearce Hire has a strong CSR and prides itself on excellent standards of service and delivery, working in partnership with all clients to offer efficiencies and provide the most sustainable solutions no matter how large or how small a project.
See key members of the Pearce Hire team on Stand 37 in the Exhibition Hall at The Showman’s Show, 19th and 20th October, Newbury Showground.
Photo courtesy of PLASA Media