Below is a selection of the testimonials we have received for our services
PKL Group Ltd
“I just wanted to provide you with some positive feedback regarding the team of guys you sent to us at Frieze in Regents Park.They were invaluable in us getting the job done efficiently and required a minimum of supervision. They worked tirelessly and were always keen to get more tasks. In particular a special thank you to James, who I had also had on the build-up. A definite credit to Showforce and please pass on my direct thanks.
Look forward to working with James and Showforce soon.”
“I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for providing such a lovely team for us onsite. The crew were all lovely, reliable and efficient with every task that was thrown their way. I am fully aware our event isn’t that exciting to work on compared to large arena tours for example but your team were so lovely and happy to get stuck in with any task, it was a real benefit having them there.”
“”Just want to extend a HUGE thank you from Innovision and our client Netflix who where extremely happy with your work and patience on their Crown activation at L/E.””
“Last day in Rio…:(
Today we finish our process with you guys with a very good feeling about what was done.
I would like to thank you and the rest of your team for all the hard work, professionalism and seriousness with what they have carried on this “adventure”.
The group has been always ready to face any and/or all the challenges and eager to help with the required flexibility and adaptation to the certainly random tasks that this sort of event require: and always with a smile and good attitude!!!
Thank you and your management/office team for all the support and good attitude towards the constant changes and needs for crewing in this project. Please put this forward to AMG and any 3rd party that you think had been a part of this life changing experience.
Thanks again for all your help!
It was a real pleasure working with Showforce in Rio2016’s Olympic/Paralympic Ceremonies.
Hope to see you again in future projects. ”
“I just wanted to write a quick mail to thank all of your guys for their hard work on Stand up to Cancer.
The load in as you know went very well. The load out went extremely well. The night crew really worked hard to get all the set and a truck full of steel decks out of the front doors overnight. The day shift followed that up by loading out all of the LX and rigging, clearing the roof stage and then helping us to clear the venue and return it as we found it.
All of the crew worked extremely hard, and big thanks to the crew chiefs, Dave, Richard, Craig, Bogdan, Tomasz, Tito and anyone I missed.”
“We, at Sphere Events, have had the pleasure of outsourcing our manpower needs to Showforce for a couple of years now. We could not be happier. A highly efficient and dedicated team of professionals that know the true meaning of customer service. We have come to heavily rely on them for a lot more than what they promise, and they constantly deliver. No complaints, no excuses – just results.
To us, Showforce is no longer an agency, but a true extension of our team. We believe that this is a successful relationship and hope to continue to grow and develop this relationship over the years.”
“On behalf of the Production Management Team and Imagination, I just wanted to send a quick email thanking you all for your hard work and superb efforts in delivering a truly amazing launch of the new Discovery.
The JLR Snr Management are over the moon with the outcome and already it’s all over social media and reaching the PR world which was of course the main purpose.
We really couldn’t deliver such an exciting, crazy event without each and everyone of you along with all your talented crew.”
“Your guys, as usual, may as well arrive wearing their pants on the outside and capes – absolute superheroes!”
“The team were a pleasure to work with. They went above and beyond throughout the event period and having Richard as a crew chief onsite is a huge bonus. He shows strong leadership and co-ordination of his team across multiple areas around the site and they all did a great job. THANK YOU!”
The Total Event Company
“The best crew company we’ve ever used. We will be booking you again!”
“This was a massive task that was taken on by the Showforce team and my colleagues could not speak any higher of the crew on site. The job was extended multiple times and everything from the office to the crew on site was done with efficiency and speed. Cannot recommend your team enough.”
“I was responsible for the install and de-rig of Pulse’s kit across all of the RWC stadiums and used Showforce crew to assist throughout. From the team in the office to the guys onsite I was really pleased with the service that I received. Having a dedicated point of contact to deal with any issues or last minute changes was really helpful. We had a lot of crew, often 12 guys at a time on rotation – the crew chiefs were great and controlled their teams well – they were well chosen. The guys were strong and hardworking, there were no issues with punctuality and everyone was willing to stay over if we were running late. I would say everyone went above and beyond so 10/10 and I’m looking forward to working with them again soon.”
“I have used Showforce for all the Michael McIntyre theatre based TV shows produced by Hungry Bear Media, both at the London Coliseum and now at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. With a severely restricted schedule every minute counted. We had just 24 hours to get in everything overnight, then have a full rehearsal, record the show that evening, and then turn everything around ready for another performance of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ the next day.
Showforce provided a consistently excellent service with highly proficient crews, and we will definitely be coming back for our next series in the summer.”
Henley Festivals Ltd.
“The Showforce crew went above and beyond what was required. Throughout the build and derig of the Henley Festival, they were helpful, flexible, adaptable and got on with the multitude of tasks needed to be done in a friendly and jolly manner.”
“America is just waking up and all we are getting is huge thanks from Plumbago and also more importantly EA. This was a big step for EA to try doing a combined simultaneous show both side of the Atlantic and as such they have been understandably nervous about how it would work. All the feedback I am getting from the US is they are ecstatic. The general option was that the UK part of the show had more energy from the presentation and audience. Also EA have been very compliantly on how relaxed and helpful your crew where and what a pleasant site it was.
Because of challenges the US was having with the LA show I was pretty much left to look after the show in the UK. This I would not have been able to have done without the support of you lot, I was given free reign to use the supplier and Freelancers I wanted and as expected you did it for me and made it very easy for which I am very grateful. Once again thanks for your support!”
“Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. have worked with Showforce for more than 10 years, in a large variety of capacities, from setting up our new Storage Facilities, loading Sea Containers for various Productions sent overseas, to providing Crew to support our Touring Shows around the UK & Ireland and in the West End.
They have great understanding of our requirements and we are always provided with the appropriate personnel to suit each job. In particular, we always appreciate the ability to call upon a Crew Chief, invariably of our choice, who is fully trained in the Theatre environment.
We look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with Showforce well into the next 25 Years! Many Happy Returns!”
George P Johnson
“Showforce have been the crew I have relied on for years. They have dug me out of holes (sometimes literally) and made GPJ’s delivery on site possible.
Whether it was impossibly tight load ins to livery halls for Imagination, building hospitality structures on the roof of Westfield shopping centre or taking local crews in hand in Milan, Singapore or Berlin to get the job done Showforce have been there and always exceeded expectations.
Showforce should produce a wedding album of Production Managers weddings they have worked on – for my own I had 3 vans, 12 crew and Mic Murphy as chief to get everything ready for my big day – you never forget that kind of help.”
“Imagination has been utilising the services of Showforce ever since their inception 25 years ago, they have consistently provided us with highly experienced and qualified crew.
The work we have asked of the crew is always so varied, from Motorshows to working at our offices at Store Street – their teams have always arrived on-site with the right attitude to get the best possible results.
Being there from the very beginning, it’s been great to see the progress of Showforce over the years, they are friends as well as colleagues – which is a testament to the great work they do.
Here’s to another 25 years, well done guys!”
“I always remember Ian striding into the production office in Athens in 2003, long before any of us knew what the scale of an Olympic Ceremony really meant (huge crews coupled with huge ambition and huge pressure) and confidently telling us he could supply all of the crew we would need.
They soon arrived from all over the UK and stayed in Athens for months, helping us deliver something monumental. Ian and the team stuck with us through some tough times (scooters, catering and delays) and the good times (the weather).
This was the start of a relationship that has lasted for over a decade and hopefully for another 25 years. Showforce became part of the skilled team that delivered the London 2012 Ceremonies.
That relationship becomes a partnership – no longer supplying nameless “crew”, but supplying skilled people who we wanted to work with again and again and most importantly cared.
These kind of shows demand 24 hour attention over long periods of time and so you really get to understand how a company works, and the Showforce team have always been there for us.”
“Just a quick email to say thank you to the two lads you supplied for the collection and delivery of the SEM car from The Shell Centre to Westminster Bridge.
They arrived early every morning, were very polite, helpful and always willing to help.
I have used Showforce many times and your crew are always great, I just wanted to let you know that Paul and Tommy stood out to me as top of the pile, I enjoyed working with them and would happily use them again.”
The Presentation Group
“The lads working with us on our event were first class. It’s the first time in a long while that I haven’t had to spend time supervising the local crew members. I can’t speak highly enough of them. They would be welcome on any of my events. Thank you.”
British Fashion Council
“I just wanted to drop you an email as I wanted to pass on some feedback about the crew we had working on LFW with us.
They were a really good team and really well led by Mark and we’ve had some really lovely feedback from the designers that they were helping who have said they were so helpful and worked really well with them.”
“To the show crew, I know that this wasn’t a normal “incredible” show. Comms were stressful at times and direction confused. There were a lot of voices! But through it all you lived up to our highest standards and delivered the best show possible and for that, I am forever thankful.
Thank you all for your professionalism and your perseverance to help us see the show and load out through the terrible acts of terrorism that surrounded the city.
We look forward to our next opportunity to work with you and your extended teams!”
“We hope you have all had a good restful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year.
We just wanted to put in writing our thanks for all your help and hard work on the recent Porsche events. The client was delighted and wrote: “The feedback from the event managers has been great – I know it was a real challenge to supply crew for 7 circuits but as always they were all so helpful and a pleasure to work with.”
We will be meeting up properly in the New Year to have a fuller debrief but please pass on our thanks to all your crew for their hard work.
A very Happy New Year from all at Keyteq and we look forward to working with you again in 2016.”
“I’m very happy in the way this is progressing, your team were outstanding, they really helped salvage what could have been a disastrous set-up. They were praised not only by me, but also the hotel, which shows that they really can be an extension of the PSAV service”
“London Stadium 185, the new operators of the Olympic Stadium, asked Loudsound to deliver a compelling fanzone experience in the shadow of the Acellor Mittal Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for this year’s Rugby World Cup. We were pleased to bring in Showforce as our trusted crew supplier to support our team and contractors. Responsive and reliable, Showforce were a great asset to the production team.”
“The YMC is providing us some of your teams and on behalf of Publicislive I would like to thank your team for the excellent job they have made up to now.
I am not able to list all the names of your team but I would like to highlight the excellent relationship that we have with Tony Holland. It is a great added value for us to have reliable hard workers like Tony and your team.
The job is not complete, we still have two days of Summit and the dismantling but I wanted to let you know that I will recommend to our Dubaï office the Show force services.”
“I would just like to say thank you to you all for all your help and support over the last year and the past seven weeks of the tournament. I know it has been extremely painful at times but we finally got there and it was a great success, with great feedback from all the partners. Thank you for such a speedy get out of the stadium, I wasn’t sure it was going to happen but it all got out in less than 48 hours and it almost looks like the whole thing never happened!
Thanks again and I look forward to working with you all again on the next fun project.”
Masters of Dirt
“I just wanted to drop you an email saying thank you to you and your crew which were really helpful and working hard to make our Project Masters of Dirt in Dubai happen. It was a pleasure working with your crew and I hope to see you again next year.”
Capita Events Safety Team
“As an industry we are very quick to criticise others, while often not recognising the times when we notice colleagues (from other suppliers) working beyond the level that would normally be expected. This week is one of those cases. The incredible effort made by your team out here in Cannes has been truly inspiring. Dave, Bruce and Johnny have done exceptional work in very difficult conditions. Your managers attention to health and safety management on site has also been outstanding. Briefings, Tool Box Talks, Planning, Welfare and your teams overall professional look and attitude have all been overviewed with great diligence.
The commitment from all your guys in all aspects of their work this week has been simply incomparable.
Great to work with you again!”
“Thank you and all your crew from yesterday – it was a long hard 2 shifts but they were as professional and helpful as ever – they were a real credit to the Showforce company and went above and beyond helping EVERYONE. I did thank them all but please pass on my regards and appreciation of all they did again.”
Sport & Entertainment Solutions
“As the Production Manager of Dubai based Sports & Entertainment Solutions FZ LLC, we contract Showforce as one of our suppliers for all crewing, technical crewing and event staff. When it comes to Production and hosting shows across the Middle East at times back to back, it is great to acquire all our staffing needs through one supplier. Showforce has always provided us with highly efficient, well trained and reliable professional staff.It is a pleasure for SES to work with the entire Showforce team.”
“A huge thank you to the Showforce team for helping us complete what was a very difficult job at the Airport. Their service and attention to detail was immaculate throughout and I’d like to give special thanks to Mo and Igor for their tireless efforts in the Airport pass process and also being willing to accommodate our needs at very short notice.”
“Just wanted to say a massive thanks for providing crew for the Stand Up To Cancer event. I especially want to thank Craig who was just amazing to have on site. He would get the job done, keep the guys working and polite with it. My client has even commented about how highly she rated him, and Chris especially, who we had throughout. It was not an easy venue to work in but they all got on with it. I will without hesitation look at using you guys on future events – especially if Craig is the crew chief!”
Larmac Live Limited
“Showforce consistently provide us with experienced and quality crew. When it comes to a festival like Sonisphere, where there are numerous backline changes with quick turnaround times and high profile artists involved, things can get stressful so having the right people in place to assist is vital. The Showforce crew not only delivered over and above what was required of them in terms of skill sets but with the right attitude and a smile on their faces. Time and time again they prove they’re adaptable and willing to go the extra mile.”
“The British Gas Swims Britain charity challenges required highly organised, professional crew to install and manage technical sound and PA systems across all the events. The Showforce team was a real asset, they provided seamless logistical support at each venue.”
George P Johnson
“Having a reliable, capable and hardworking team of crew, on an event of Cisco Live’s size and scale, is essential. The team supplied by Showforce undoubtedly played an integral part in the successful delivery of the event. The two multi-skilled crew chiefs we had on standby during the show days became an extension of the GPJ team; having people on hand who are able to help out with any emergency situations is invaluable.”
“The Showforce crews were brilliant, they were fundamental in every area of activation and the backbone of the whole operation!”
London Borough of Newham
“Please pass on our thanks to the crew who all helped at last weekend’s Mayor’s Newham Show. All were a credit to Showforce. They made our task of picking up equipment and info from various locations in the borough extremely easy. They were helpful and friendly, taking control when they needed to.”
Star Events Group Ltd
“Having worked with Showforce for many years now we are familiar with their key staff members, both in the back office and out on site. The benefit of having regular faces who also know our people, methods and equipment cannot be underestimated. With one of the busiest periods of the summer event calendar upon us their teams have become a key resource in supporting our operation at major festivals. Their support has been invaluable in delivering stages and structures to these world class events.”
“This is to thank you for your efforts and contribution to the success of the ME Forum. It was a great pleasure working with you.
We mostly enjoyed your professionalism, positive spirit, cooperation, punctuality in cooperating with us. We will definitely consider working with you again, and I will, personally, make sure to recommend you to others, as # 1 HR agency in Doha. Looking forward to partner in upcoming events.”
“This was an important project for the team and Showforce’s understanding of what was required, coupled with their specialist skill set, ensured that any obstacles we faced were dealt with by their highly capable and experienced employees.”
“Thanks so much to you all for your hard work on the show – hugely appreciated & great to work with you all, and thank you for being so patient with all our changes on site and for sorting so quickly hugely appreciated. I’d be really grateful if you could pass on your thanks to all the team at Showforce from us.”
“Thank you for your assistance, Stephen was a great asset on site and I hope that we have the opportunity to work together in the future.”
“Following a very successful summer period, I feel it is now an appropriate time to write and express my sincere thanks to you and the team for your tremendous support this year. The Crew Chiefs and site teams have been a huge credit to you, almost without exception, arriving on time with the necessary PPE and a keenness to get the job done. I will resist the mentioning of any names, as I would not like to offend anyone I may omit. They have all been excellent and having worked on site with a number of the lads personally over the summer months, I can say that with first hand experience.”
Yas Marina Circuit
“Showforce have provided Yas Marina Circuit with exceptionally hard working and reliable local crew, supervisors and logistics support for over 12 months. The team provides invaluable support for the delivery of over 200 events per annum including the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
I would happily recommend Ian and the entire team for any event or venue no matter the size or scale.”
Cameron Mackintosh Limited
“With over 50 productions currently running around the world, 9 of which are UK touring and West End productons, I’m very grateful to Showforce for all their invaluable assistance in pre-production and technical support and their supply of reliable and hard-working casual staff”
Cirque du Soleil Varekai – European Tour
“I trust that you are well. Paul, Steve and the rest of the guys have been great over the set up. They where punctual, good workers and polite, I had good feed back from all involved.”
Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Festival
“As the dust settles once more on the sands of Abu Dhabi I would like to send my special thanks for all the hard work the Showforce team put in on the Festival this year. The professional conduct of the crew and the understanding of the complications associated with the varying nature of the festival went far to ensuring the smooth delivery for all our artists and patrons – international and local alike. Special thanks to the crew chiefs for leading their teams with such clarity and good humour. They are a real asset to the company. I look forward to working with the team in the future and repeating the success next year.”
African + Eastern Ltd
“Showforce have done the complete design and build and branding of the interior of the dome. Their commitment, professionalism and attention to detail has been fantastic and John, who is one of the main directors, has lead his team by example and delivered a fantastic end product.If you have any potential projects I would highly recommend that you include these guys in any pitches as they have delivered over and above on this project for me.”
“First of all, can I say thank very much for you and your teams efforts over the last 3 days. The client continually mentioned how great the set, staging and catwalk looked and indeed it did. Your support throughout was appreciated highly.”
“As usual Darren and Rob were fantastic. They work so hard and we really couldn’t get everything done without them. They really are a credit to themselves and Showforce. Please pass on my huge thanks to them. I didn’t get to see them much this weekend or even chat really but feedback has been great so thanks again from all at Fast Track.”
“Hannah was a real pleasure to work with, her attitude and attention to detail from the very start was exemplary. Her professionalism along with her ready sense of humour was a significant element in making the day the success that it was.”
Gulf Financial Conferences Ltd
“I just wanted to get in touch to say thank you and to say that your promotional staff Jamie, Lauren and Natalie were all great this week in Doha.I was very impressed with them and they were keen to help, professional and well mannered at all times. It was a pleasure to work with them.”
Heart of Doha
“If I can involve you in any project that I’m involved with or recommend you to others I will. I can never thank you enough for you and all your teams work on the Heart of Doha Project, you turned a challenging project into a walk in the park.”
Jack Morton Public Events
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your work on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. The innovative and efficient manner in which the crew worked is a credit to all. The unilateral passion to deliver the systems is a credit to all, and should stand as an example of how such teams can come together and work successfully on a huge project!”
“I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say how impressed I have been with the promotional girls from Showforce. Your staff exceeded my expectations; we look forward to working with you in the near future.”
AV Planner for QNCC Doha
“As the UPU Congress draws to a close I want to thank you all – Showforce and the QNCC AV team – for your superb help and assistance in making UPU a smooth and successful event. Without your combined enthusiasm, humour, hard work and patience it would not have been possible.”
“The management team at Esprit Regent Street enjoy a professional supportive and friendly relationship with Showforce. The security team is smart, alert, giving the storeteam confidence in the knowledge, we work with a security team who understands the needs of our business. He is only a phone call away, providing a good support service to the store management team. The Showforce guards represent the company to a very high standard.”
Team Projects BV
“I would like to thank your firm for sending me two fantastic hands during load-in and load-out at the Plasa show in Earls Court. In fifteen years of international touring experience I have never met two hands who where so committed to their jobs as these two, it took them a split second to understand what had to be done, and they did their jobs with speed, precision and fun! If all the stage hands where of this quality level, we wouldn’t need techs anymore!”
“I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team of lads in Doha, Qatar for all their outstanding work. As the site manager/crew boss, it can be very challenging at times, but I have to say the team was by far the best I have worked with and thus contributed to two outstanding events, a very well done to the lads and I look forward to working with them again very soon.”
“This was an important project for the team and Showforce’s understanding of what was required, coupled with their specialist skill set, ensured that any obstacles we faced were dealt with by their highly capable and experienced employees.”
TEN – Total Events Network FZ LLC
“It was fantastic to have personally met with yourself for the Fosters Event. It is always a pleasure to deal with professional yet friendly people and it continued with the hostesses you provided.They were delightful, and certainly instrumental in the success in the event. Certainly look forward to working with you again in the near future.”
“Thank you so much for all your help with the Simplicity Event this year. I think we can all feel proud of being part of such a smooth running event, especially when you consider the ridiculous amount of time we had to build and de-rig. Please also pass on my thanks to the team – they didn’t miss a beat.”
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your magnificent support in delivering the 25th Postal Congress.The UPU IB team, delegates and the host country team expressed their happiness in the success of the event and conveyed their gratitude for our (QNCC) timeous and excellent support and services, and they have requested to convey this message to each one of you.Beyond a shadow of a doubt every one worked as a team and put great time and effort for converting the challenges into opportunities and making this event a success.”
“Thank you for your support on the RSA event at ExCel. Your team was great; Hard working from beginning to end. A special mention must be made for Gary Hodgson. Always a pleasure to work with and a real asset in production and throughout the show.”
“May I take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to you and all of the boys who were involved in the job, what a great team of hard working chaps. They reacted to every request that was thrown at them without complaint or question even when fatigued from the long hours involved in this very late job. You should all be proud of what you all achieved in a very short time frame, it looked great. So well done us! I look forward to many more projects together in the future.”
WRG Creative Communication Ltd
“Thank you very much for all the hard work that you and your team did to help make the Beatification Mass at Cofton Park such a success. We have been told that the Pope himself was deeply moved by the Mass and hugely impressed with the arrangements at the park. The Church and the Foreign Office have also said how thrilled they both were by the event. Please pass on our thanks to all of your team and we hope to work with you all again very soon.”