Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hire Audio Visual Equipment

If you hire audio visual equipment, it is important you have your audio rental equipment from a company that stocks quality, well serviced, first class equipment. But not only should your AV equipment be hired from a reputable AV equipment company, you should always ensure they are happy to set up the equipment at the venue of your choice and collect again afterwards. Conferences and Events UK will always set up your equipment prior so you’re ready to go as soon as the meeting starts. So whether you’re looking to hire a projector, screen, plasma, laptop, PA system, staging or lighting, we have everything you need for your audio equipment hire.

Of course, it is possible to set up the audio rental equipment yourself, but without the proper technical knowledge you won’t get the best from your AV equipment and if you want to make a lasting impression at your event, it’s best left to the experts.

If you choose to buy your own AV equipment rather than opting to hire audio visual equipment, then we have options available for purchase. We can show you how to set it up at your event and what you need to do to look after it. It is also possible to hire one of our technicians to operate your purchased AV equipment on the day of your event. Contact us for full prices.

What Is Audio & Visual Equipment Used For?

Audio & Visual equipment (AV equipment) is generally used in events, such as conferences, shows, balls, and other staged events. Audio visual equipment is also commonly used in meetings, especially projectors and screens. AV equipment is also used in more personal events, such as for a display at a wedding. The purpose of the equipment is simple – to provide audio (sound) and visual displays. For example this could be a presentation with a video via a projector and laptop, or it could be displaying images while you speak over a microphone.

What Is Included With Audio Visual Hire?

In the modern day, there is lots of new technology and generally when you rent audio & visual equipment, you’ll be hoping for first class quality and the latest in technical advances. Think video conferencing, remote control systems, plasma and projector screens, lighting control systems, and more. It is clear there are far more benefits in hiring an AV system than if you buy one yourself, as it’s hard to keep up with technological advances and no sooner may you buy your system and it could quickly be out of date, leaving you with a product that doesn’t appear as professional or capable as that used by your competitors.

Today you can also have almost everything from your AV system controlled by remote, including video, audio, digital signage, lighting and more, so you can provide a professional and high quality presentation to an audience without having to fiddle about with buttons and equipment.

Get An AV Equipment Hire Consultation

It’s always a good idea to phone your chosen AV company before you hire audio visual equipment so you can discuss your needs with a technical expert and plan out a system that would work best for your specific needs. This ensures you will get the best out of our audio visual hire and have the right equipment for the perfect event.

Lighting Equipment Rental

The correct lighting is vital to set the right mood for your event. Whether your event needs to be  motivational, romantic, inspiring or simply functional, it’s vitally important the right mood is set by the use of effective lighting equipment hire. Conferences and Events UK has all the lighting equipment rentals you could ever need to ensure your event is a complete success.

It is far easier to hire lighting equipment for your event than buying it, as this can cost far more money and you probably won’t need to use it very often. In this article we talk through LED, intelligent lighting and spotlights to give you a better idea of which option might be best for you before you agree to any lighting equipment rentals for your event.

Obviously, when you hire lighting equipment, the company you use will be able to advise you on the right lighting equipment hire for your event. However, the main purpose of this article is to help you be more involved in the lighting design, so you can create the exact effect you want.

LED, intelligent and spotlights are the three main lighting types used for event lighting and usually one of these will be used when you opt to hire lighting equipment for an event such as a conference, for example.  Specialist lighting equipment rental companies like Conferences and Events UK have a good understanding of the uses of these types of lighting and how they can best be used to create the desired effect.

LED Lighting

LED lighting has progressed hugely in terms of technology in recent years and today, it is used to create stunning special effects. LED lights are great for creating vivid and soft colours on sets and are now widely used for a variety of events such as conferences, award ceremonies, events, shows and DJ sets. LEDs are very powerful, long lasting and are efficient on power making them the most environmentally friendly option for your lighting equipment hire.

LED lighting is not suitable for everything though, and this is where the expertise of our lighting team comes in. LED light doesn’t produce full spectrum white light so it’s not the best option for lighting up human skin and artwork, or items with a deep colour.

We can advise on exactly the right type of LED lighting for your lighting equipment hire, set it all up for you prior to your event and even stay and operate the lighting throughout your event for complete peace of mind.

Intelligent Lighting

Intelligent lighting equipment hire can be a great help in making your event a success. Intelligent lighting can be programmed by AV technicians to do many different tasks during the course of your event. For example you may want your lighting equipment rental to shine a spotlight every time someone takes to the stage, you may want the ceiling bathed in colour or you may want your logo projected on the dance floor. Whatever you want your lighting equipment hire to achieve, intelligent lighting can be programmed to do exactly what you need to create the right atmosphere.

As intelligent lighting is generally a more difficult lighting equipment rental to use, we would recommend you also hire one of our trained technicians to ensure all of the lighting is programmed correctly and there’s no problems running your lighting equipment hire throughout the course of the event. Your Conferences and Events UK technician will ensure your lighting choices operate at the correct time and create exactly the desired effect throughout.


Spotlighting rental equipment is perfect for award ceremonies, conferences and events where you want to ensure the main speaker, or award receiver gets all the attention he or she deserves.

Spotlights are operated by a trained AV technician who would be there throughout the event to ensure your lighting equipment hire was used effectively. Whenever your speaker appears on stage your technician would ensure the spotlight was used to ensure your message is clearly conveyed.

Lighting equipment hire is a cost effective way to ensure your event has exactly the right atmosphere and your message has been conveyed in the most effective way possible. Lighting equipment rental isn’t as expensive as you may think, so ask Conferences and Events UK for a free no obligation quotation and we’ll help create the day of your dreams.

Looking for a creative, cost effective AV company to run your conference or event in 2013?

Organising a conference or event can be a really tricky business, there’s just so much to think about! There’s organising the venue, bedrooms, catering, AV hire, set, staging, event packs, marketing and so on and so forth, the list is really endless. That’s why

A simple, yet effective conference set for ABB

many organisations turn to companies such as Conferences and Events UK, so the AV hire, set, staging, all the technical details and even some of the organising,can be handed over confidently to a team of specialists who can handle it all for you, leaving you free to concentrate on the rest of your list!

At Conferences and Events UK we believe in helping you create the conference of your dreams in Birmingham, London, Manchester or wherever you’re holding your event. We offer a first class service at all times, specialist technical knowledge and creative solutions that will make your event one that will remembered for a long time to come.

We understand in this financial climate, its not just about the service and the smooth running of your event, it’s also about getting everything you need at a price you can afford. That’s why Conferences and Events UK always works within your budget, without scrimping on creativity or quality!

We work with many companies on their conferences including Jaguar Landrover, Biffa, ABB, Siemens and Veolia to name but a few. Why not give us a call today on 0845 370 7310

One of our conferences for motor giant Jaguar Landrover.

for a free no obligation quotation? We’re                 confident you won’t be disappointed!



PA System Hire

PA system hire is a vitally important piece of equipment for any larger meeting, conference or event. It is crucial that the people you are addressing can hear what is being said and don’t miss any important information. Therefore it’s always a good idea to seek out companies offering ‘PA system hire Birmingham’, ‘PA hire Coventry’ or wherever in the country you might be. Conferences and Events UK offers all of the PA system rental that you will need for your meeting, conference or event. There will always be someone nearby providing the service of PA systems hire that you can take advantage of, to give those that you will be addressing the best experience possible. Be sure to contact Conferences and Events UK though for a free quotation.

PA rental is a great way to get the use of a high quality PA system without having to buy the gear, which can be costly. By going down the route of PA system rent, you can have all the latest technology at your meeting or conference without having to buy all of the equipment. You can choose whichever microphones are suitable for your event. There are handheld cabled microphones, roving cable free mics, lapel mics or lectern mics. All of the are available for microphone hire, along with your PA hire.

Technical Help With PA Hire

One of the other great things about opting for PA hire Birmingham or wherever you are, is that along with the system you’re hiring, you get guidance from the experts at Conferences and Events UK. A trained technician will set up the system, ensuring all levels are adjusted perfectly so your PA rental equipment is ready to go when your event starts. Then when your event is finished we’ll be there to collect the equipment.

If you’d prefer technical support throughout your event, that’s available for a small extra cost along with your PA system hire. You can hire one of our trained technicians for an hour or two, half a day or even for your entire event, if you’d like the peace of mind of knowing support is at hand to ensure your day runs as technically smooth as possible.

If you had bought your own system, not only would you have to pay the high costs of purchasing, you may also have to rely on your own knowledge or that of your staff to ensure the equipment works correctly all day. This can be very difficult if you’ve not had specific training, as sound quality can be affected by many issues, including the environment and user error. That’s why Conferences and Events UK thinks its extremely important that all equipment is serviced regularly and set up correctly, as it would not give a good image of your business if you had technical issues throughout the conference, meeting or event.

With technical teams who understand the workings of a good PA system rented to you, your PA hire experience will be an excellent one. All of the equipment you’ve hired from Conferences and Events UK will be set up and fully tested prior to the event commencing, and there will be people on standby to assist should any problems arise during the event.

Other Benefits

Generally, companies offering PA systems hire also provide a range of other services that allow you to rent out lighting, AV and other equipment such as projectors to make your event complete. You want to create an event that won’t be forgotten in a hurry and all of these things are important in making a lasting memory for those attending your event.

For all your PA systems hire needs, ensure you opt for a reputable company, like Conferences and Events UK, who have the most up to date technology on offer, as well as the expertise, knowledge and support teams to back up their service to you. PA rental is the most cost effective option for your event, so it’s something that should seriously be considered.