Star Events invests £500,000 in new kit ahead of season 2016

Star Events, the largest supplier for stages, bespoke temporary structures and high-level rigging services in the UK, has committed to a £500,000 investment that is to bring Star Events’ next generation products and initiatives on stream ahead of a busy summer.

The money will provide for PA / screen support towers, substantial upgrades to the Orbit and VerTech stage ranges, and state-of-the-art health and safety equipment for the Star crews that build structures and the production teams that work on them.

Less visible will be the enterprise and stock management systems that are coming on line to improve the accuracy of what Star sends to site and when.

The money will also see the company introduce over 700 new equipment stillage, to make its many types of kit fully stackable with each other, improving the speed and safety of handling on and off site.

Andy Moss, Star Events’ Operations Manager, said: “The use of forklifts and telehandlers on outdoor sites continues to be a source of serious accidents, so re-designing stock for safer handling is not only a good idea, it is a legal necessity for us and our clients.”