Having worked in over 5,000 venues worldwide, a large proportion of those venues will be home to some of the UK and Europe’s most celebrated events. Our primary marketplace is undoubtedly Corporate Events, which encompasses a wide scope of sectors and a varying number of event types. Conferences and exhibitions, AGM’s, seminars, gala’s and award ceremonies are just a small sample of the corporate events that Crewsaders successfully activate on a daily basis.
Over the past decade consumer behaviour has changed when it comes to understanding how a user gravitates towards a brand. This shift in engagement has largely been attributed to a strong and memorable sense of ‘experience’. Crewsaders work skilfully alongside a number of leading creative and experiential marketing agencies to help build pop-up experiences and brand activations within tight timeframes across some of the highest footfall locations in the UK.
Crewsaders work habitually in many TV studios setting up for live broadcasts such as BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Wimbledon, ITV’s Pride of Britain Awards and more recently The Late Late Show with James Corden at Westminster Central Hall.
Within studios such as Elstree and Riverside, we’ve worked on set builds performing necessary tasks such as cable bashing. On outdoor shoots we are seasoned in building large sets for music videos and outdoor broadcasts. In 2011 Crewsaders memorably built the impressive set for English director Guy Ritchie’s hit film, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Event Managers tasked to deliver the most prestigious of private functions come to Crewsaders for a professional service when quality cannot afford to be undermined.
Not only have we been entrusted to work on a significant number of high profile weddings in some of the most iconic settings in the world, but also for countless exclusive functions in private residencies where discretion and privacy is key.
Crewsaders work directly with a number of luxury retail brands in some of the best-known department stores and affluent high street destinations across the UK. Ever wondered how those magical Christmas window displays appear as if by magic? Crewsaders work all year round in assisting store managers and visual merchandise staff in fitting out award winning window displays and help facilitate product turnovers and general works on the shop floor and warehouse.
Crewsaders are proud to have been awarded a number of distinguished in-house contracts over the years, enabling us to provide a distinctly bespoke and seamless service to clients with whom we build long and lasting relationships.
Our ability to fully integrate and become a vital component of in-house routine allows us to best understand the needs of our clients and provide a consistently reliable and invaluable service.
For over a decade Crewsaders have been expert in providing the UK and international events arena with premium corporate crew.
We largely pride ourselves on being able to supply our clients with the skills they need, when they need them. Our bookings and operational teams work seamlessly to enable a speedy, flexible and consistent process when requesting and securing crew. By building a personal rapport with all clients and tailoring working processes to mirror the demands of each client sector, we are able to record bespoke crew preferences and venue regulations to deliver the most comprehensive and trusted service with ease.
Our collective crew and crew chiefs harbour a vast amount of experience in all main aspects of event production, with many trained and certified to assist producers and production managers with specialist skills onsite.
Our main services include the provision of general crew for loading, packing, lifting, distribution and routine event support.
Specialist skill-sets range from experience with tech, AV, lighting, set building, rigging, driving skills and licences, production running, stage management; stage hands, follow spot operatives and ushers.
Many events that we crew for are publicaly high in profile, sensitive to launch or subject to high security detail due to the nature of the event itself. Often in these cases event managers wish to issue Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s) and keep the production supply chain to a minimum, in order to contain maximum confidentially.
In these instances we are able to source expert event security solutions to help manage, monitor and safeguard installations, equipment and all aspects of your event.
Similarly, public spaces are often in need of dedicated security measures where pop-up events and brand activations have been installed, especially during unsocial hours where restricted access to the general public may not apply. Our 24-hour security services cover all key security requirements and are available 365 days of the year.
From brand ambassadors to promotional models and event managers, we offer you experienced, enthusiastic and professional staff from all over the UK to host your unique event.
The demand for promotional staff covers a wide breadth of activity including: experiential, field marketing, live marketing, event managers, retail and in-store activations.
When it comes to corporate events, experienced trade show and exhibition staff can support with tasks such as event registration, data capture and lead generation.
We provide staff to cover all major UK exhibition venues as well as private functions.
From intimate settings to all large-scale functions, our experts are on hand to alleviate the stress and uncertainty of Health and Safety, so that you can concentrate on delivering your standout events.
Our Health & Safety solutions are tailored specific to your requirements, removing the generic approach and concentrating on the detail whilst remaining compliant with lawful Health and Safety legislation; guaranteeing the groundwork for first-rate Health and Safety Management.
Event Safety Advisors
Our highly qualified Safety Advisors can provide operational support throughout the planning and execution project phases. With over ten years of experience within the live event and exhibition industry, our team has the knowledge to help develop practical and workable solutions to keep your workforce safe and keep your event running.
With our hands-on approach we guarantee realistic risk management and delivery of onsite safety inductions, workplace inspections and contractor performance. We will constantly monitor your project to ensure that the standards you expect are being achieved and maintained throughout.
We’re passionate about making your creative vision a reality. So much so, our Site Managers can act as an extension of your team, helping to oversee on-site logistics and ensure that scheduled works are delivered in a timely fashion to the required contractual standards. From set up to de-rig and everything in-between we work alongside you with the sole purpose of making your event a great success.
Our team of licensed stewards can assist in delivering an enjoyable and safe experience for delegates and audiences alike. Our Stewards present themselves in a positive and professional manner at all times and help to maintain a high level of customer care in addition to practical and pragmatic assistance both inside and outside of the venue.
Set and stage build
Building set and stage is one of the more familiar jobs that a crewman will be tasked with. Crewsaders supply experienced crew to assist clients in the set up of portable, multi-level staging as well as tiered seating solutions for events of all sizes.
Loading / Unloading
Loading and the unloading of trucks, lorries and containers is an essential part of event crewing. Often with technical equipment being stored in flight cases, along with props, set and stage in tow, it is crucial to load / unload with caution, care and process on each and every job.
Many corporate, experiential and broadcast events demand a high level of creativity in order to deliver the vision that is intended. Crewsaders work closely with leading Event Tech companies to assist in the installation of permanent and non-permanent lighting rigs, ranging from LEDS to PAR cans and moving heads.
Crewsaders work fluidly with technicians, freelancers and audio specialists in assisting with the set up of audio in all event areas, including large festivals and concerts. Whether it’s assisting with the provision of additional microphones, the set up of audio support or helping to prep for the installation of a new sound system, Crewsaders are on hand to make lighter work of it.
Rigging is one of the most important aspects of setting up for any type of technical event. Crewsaders are extremely competent in erecting safe and reliable rigging sets, enabling expert teams to access and assemble key lighting, audio and video equipment.
Power Set Up
Behind every event is a host of services and the supply of power is vital. From generators to power lock cables, Crewsaders work alongside expert engineers in assisting with the install of internal and external energy storage solutions, in order to power up your event.
Provision of Skilled and General Crew
At Crewsaders we provide general labour to assist in the delivery and execution of all event production duties. In addition to this, we also provide specific skilled crew to work under the guidance and instruction of qualified supervisors.
These skills include: crew adept with tools, senior crew chief expertise and crew with PASMA, Plant, Counterbalance, IPAF and TELE licences, to name but a few.
Provision of onsite Health and Safety Officer
Our highly qualified Safety Advisors can provide operational support throughout your planning and execution project phases. With our hands-on approach we guarantee realistic risk management and delivery of onsite safety inductions, workplace inspections and contractor performance.
We’re passionate about making your creative vision a reality. So much so, our Site Managers can act as an extension of your team. From set up to de-rig and everything in-between, we work alongside you with the sole purpose of making your event a great success.
Over the years Crewsaders have been awarded the privilege of working on hundreds of live events and broadcasts. As a result we understand the complexities that producers face when bringing all aspects of an event together.
We have a wealth of experience with all show call duties, including the provision of Follow Spot operatives, Stage Hands and Production Runners.
Bespoke exhibition and installation prep
Whether it’s for an exhibition stand or pop-up experiential build, Crewsaders work with creative agencies and design teams to build and finish bespoke units to their intended specification. This may include the provision of basic carpentry, painting, flooring and any other requirements as agreed on a case-by-case basis.
The logistics of transporting kit between venues and locations can be challenging for event managers working under strict budgets and tight timeframes.
We can help ease the load by providing skilled drivers with licences that enable them to drive vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes.
Subject to availability and the location of the job in hand, we may also be able to hire a vehicle on your behalf up to the size of a 3.5 tonne Luton Box van. Parking must always be made available and overnight park ups are assessed on an individual basis.
Crowd Control and Event Barriers
Heras fencing and event barriers are often a prerequisite for large-scale public events where security is required and containment and public safety is key. Events such as the London Marathon and film premieres are prime examples of work whereby heras and event barriers are imperative.
Film / Photoshoot Set Support
We have been fortunate enough to play our part in some very exciting film and photography projects over the years. And as a result Crewsaders expertly assist in all aspects of on-set build including the installation of cameras and AV equipment. We regularly provide our clients with follow spot operators as well as perform essential duties such as cable bashing and production running.
Marquees and temporary structures
Crewsaders have experience of working alongside leading suppliers of event marquees and temporary structures of all sizes and functionalities.