Showforce expands its footprint in Liverpool

Showforce is readying itself for a busy year ahead with the expansion of its Liverpool offices amid Eurovision fever and the build up to the 151st Open Championship.

Showforce expands its footprint in Liverpool amid a busy calendar.

Over the past 15 years, Showforce’s Liverpool office has built a reputation in the live entertainment sector with its key personnel and crew regularly called upon to provide their expertise on global projects.

Previous major events delivered in Liverpool by the Showforce team include Creamfields each year since 2014, Giant Spectacular, Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, Liverpool International Music Festival, Africa Oye, Neighbourhood Weekender, River of Light, Sports Personality of the Year, Paul McCartney, Stereophonics, UFC, Red Bull Drift Shifters and BBC Radio 6 Festival to name but a few. 

This year, Eurovision fever is set to grip the city amid the build for The 151st Open Championship, which will take place at Royal Liverpool in July.

“Geographically, Liverpool is the perfect location to serve the North West and Wales; it’s also in easy reach of the Midlands and Scotland with excellent transport links,” said Showforce’s Senior Account Manage, Becky Meers. “We’re incredibly proud of our pedigree in the Liverpool office,” she added. 

Showforce Senior Account Manager, Becky Meers.

“We have built an excellent reputation and many of our key crew chiefs and crew are regularly called on to assist with projects not just throughout the UK but internationally.” Showforce Crew Manager, Neil Rodgers has relocated to the Liverpool office and is working alongside Becky Meers. Rodgers will continue to travel to the London office and carry out site visits. Also, joining Rodgers and Meers in Liverpool is Operations Coordinator, Harry McCann. The trio will ensure that the vast swathes of crew required for the upcoming events in the region and surrounding areas will be recruited, trained and prepared for a busy summer season. 

A recruitment drive is well underway to ensure that all crew are inducted and receive SPA Health & Safety certification and specific skills training before they are deployed on site. 

“As a business, we are completely committed to providing crew from the local area, because not only does it drive local employment while improving skill sets with training and development, but it also reduces the need for transport and reduces our carbon footprint,” Meers reported. 

“We are always recruiting for good people; experienced crew chiefs and crew are definitely welcome to apply or anyone who’s looking for a new opportunity. We have an active job board that is updated regularly.”

This article originally appeared in TPi Magazine #274, which you can read here.