Timeline

1991 – London office opens

January 1, 1991

1991 – London office opens

Opens first flagship office in Stratford London, with a small business grant from Newham council allowing Showforce to become a fully operational event support company.

1991 – John Major Conservative Tour

May 1, 1991

1991 – John Major Conservative Tour

Goes on tour with the Conservative party for the pre-election campaigns across the UK.

1992 – Queen’s 40th Anniversary

January 1, 1992

1992 – Queen’s 40th Anniversary

Supplies crew for the Q40 celebrations at Earls Court.

1993 – Gladiators

January 1, 1993

1993 – Gladiators

Wins contract to supply crew to Granada for national hit TV show Gladiators for seven series.

1994 – Channel Tunnel

January 1, 1994

1994 – Channel Tunnel

Supplies a large team to Imagination for the launch of the Channel Tunnel. Crew worked on both sides of the tunnel in the UK and France.

1998 – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 50th

January 1, 1998

1998 – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 50th

Works at the Royal Albert hall for the install and de-rig of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 50th birthday celebration. Performers including Sarah Brightman, Michael Ball, Glenn Close, Antonio Banderas and Elaine Paige pay musical tribute.

2000 – Millenium Celebration

January 1, 2000

2000 – Millenium Celebration

Another 1000 years passed! Supplies crew to BT for the TalkZone and the New Year’s Eve celebrations at the Millenium Dome.

2004 – Athens Olympic Games

July 1, 2004

2004 – Athens Olympic Games

Supplies over 450 local crew to work alongside our project managers  in Athens at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens Olympics and Paralympics games. Specialist crew flown in from London to help deliver the 3 month project.

2006 – Liverpool Office Opens

May 15, 2006

2006 – Liverpool Office Opens

Due to a significant rise in Showforce’s reputation and the need for reliable event support, the company expands to Liverpool, to cover the midlands and North England.

2008 – Red Bull Air Race

May 15, 2008

2008 – Red Bull Air Race

Innovision hires Showforce to supply crew, transport and plant drivers to the Red Bull Air Race at London Docklands.

2009 – Dubai Office Opens

February 2, 2009

2009 – Dubai Office Opens

Showforce opens their first UAE office to support the growing needs of the Emirates, after six years of working in the Middle East from our UK office.

2009 – FIFA Club World Cup UAE

June 1, 2009

2009 – FIFA Club World Cup UAE

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2009 – Showforce win TPi Award

August 5, 2009

2009 – Showforce win TPi Award

Wins Favourite Crewing Company at the TPi Awards for the first time. Goes on to win the same award three consecutive years.

2010 – UK Appointed ISO 9001

January 1, 2010

2010 – UK Appointed ISO 9001

Obtains 9001 Quality Management status for ability to consistently provide services that meet the need of our customers.    

2010 – Papal Visit

July 1, 2010

2010 – Papal Visit

Supplies crew and technicians to Cofton Park in Birmingham for the official beautification of Cardinal John Henry Newman at the Pope Benedict’s homily.

2012 – Qatar Office Opens

January 10, 2012

2012 – Qatar Office Opens

Opens a fully operational office in 2012 to cater to the country’s growing event support requirements.

2012 – Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

June 1, 2012

2012 – Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Royal family celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee, Showforce supply crew for the entirety of the celebrations including the Concert on The Mall.

2012 – London Olympic Games

July 11, 2012

2012 – London Olympic Games

Showforce were honored to be appointed as crew providers to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies. Some 530 crew members assisted with various elements of the production in both the rehearsals, build- up, breakdown and during the ceremonies themselves.

2012 – Dave Bellamy – Employee of the Year Award

September 13, 2012

2012 – Dave Bellamy – Employee of the Year Award

Dave Bellamy, Showforce’s General Manager, was awarded the prestigious accolade of “Best Employee” at the Event Production Awards. The award ceremony held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, February 5th 2013, recognised the achievements and successes of a fantastic year of events in the UK.

2012 – COP18 Qatar

November 26, 2012

2012 – COP18 Qatar

Showforce works on an exclusive contract with the QNCC in Qatar to supply technical staff for the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 18) and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol

2013 – Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

October 1, 2013

2013 – Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

Showforce supports the delivery of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, working with the team at ADMM our work at the Yas Marina Circuit begins nearly 12 months before the race weekendwith a small team of crew assisting with the groundwork for the temporary infrastructure that the event requires. Then in the weeks leading up to the event we supply as many as a hundred crew members a day.

2014 – Tour de France

January 1, 2014

2014 – Tour de France

A team of more than 600 Showforce event and site crew amass an impressive 6000 man hours working with Eve Trakway and innovision for the Cambridge to London leg of the Tour de France.

2014 – SES Disney On Ice DXB & QTR

February 1, 2014

2014 – SES Disney On Ice DXB & QTR

“Disney on Ice Rockin’ Ever After” makes it UAE and Qatar  debut, the Showforce team works ‘behind the scenes’ at the Dubai World Trade Centre and QNCC, installing the spectacular ice rink and rigging all the set and equipment for the main show.

2014 – Sochi Winter Olympics

May 15, 2014

2014 – Sochi Winter Olympics

Showforce crew spends five months working on the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014, amassing an impressive 6,300 man hours on behalf of logistics service provider, DB Schenker. Works across ten separate venues in the Russian city, supplying expert crew to fulfil detailed briefs and technical specifications.

2014 – NYE Fireworks Dubai

December 31, 2014

2014 – NYE Fireworks Dubai

Showforce supports the preparations for Dubai’s firework display and record breaking LED-illuminated facade held at the Burj Khalifa. 14 teams of crew managers, stage crew, electricians and forklift drivers assist the 70 build and rigging of the display.

2015 – ADMAF DXB

February 10, 2015

2015 – ADMAF DXB

Showforce supplies three crew chiefs and over 40 crew to Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Festival.

2015 – Showforce sign partnership with BeA Models

May 15, 2015

2015 – Showforce sign partnership with BeA Models

Showforce  and Italy’s premiere event and modelling agency BeA Models, signs agreement that will see the two companies working closely together in the Middle East.

2015 – Rugby World Cup 2015

October 11, 2015

2015 – Rugby World Cup 2015

2016 – Showforce celebrates its 25th anniversary

March 1, 2016

2016 – Showforce celebrates its 25th anniversary

2016 – Rio Olympic Games

July 1, 2016

2016 – Rio Olympic Games

2016 – UAE 45th National Day Celebrations

December 1, 2016

2016 – UAE 45th National Day Celebrations