January 2017 Update

The start of the year is always a quieter time across the events industry, at least on the face of it. However, behind the scenes here at Salima the office team has been busy with client meetings and quoting up coming jobs for various clients, new and old! After a very relaxing break for most of the team over Christmas we’re all fired up and ready to work together with our site based crew to help deliver a very productive, successful and most importantly, safe 2017.

We have already secured several significant jobs to kick off the year and February will see 2 teams fly out to Berlin to work alongside one of our long running clients, Thorns at Messe Berlin exhibition centre. The level of organisation and planning involved in getting 28 crew to another country is significant and requires a keen eye for detail to ensure the project is successful and completed on budget. This is something we pride ourselves on at Salima and we strive to cater for any project no matter the size or budget.

Our crew is strategically placed to be able to cover events nationwide. However they have been getting about a bit in the last few months. Recently we have operated in Barcelona, Amsterdam and Berlin!

Congratulations to Star Events for winning a Festival Supplier Award recently for their work on the Samsung Cube VR experience. Salima are proud to be associated with this project supplying a mixture of skilled and general crews to assist with the construction of the structure at multiple locations throughout 2016.

Finally, on behalf of everyone at Salima I’d like to wish our clients and crew a very productive 2017.

Salima Wins New Contract with Lodestar!

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Salima Ltd are pleased to announce that we have been awarded another major contract with renowned production company Lodestar. Salima will be supplying specialist event crew all over the UK and Europe. The contract follows on from a previous two year deal and further strengthens the ties between the two companies.

Jason Ward, Lodestar’s Project Director commented; "Having worked on site with the Salima team for the past two years I have been able to witness their dedication to the job and attention to detail. We have no hesitation awarding this contract."

The 3 year contract follows hot on the heels of the successful Fiat 500X launch at The Copper Box Arena where Salima provided Lodestar with production & rigging crew. Mark Campbell, Salima’s Sales Director added; "It’s testament to the crews hard work that we have secured this prestigious contract and we are happy and excited to continue our great working relationship with Lodestar".

Salima Shortlisted for the Event Production Awards

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EPA 15

Salima Shortlisted for the Event Production Awards…. The Event Production Awards are soon approaching, the shortlist has been announced and we are pleased to say that we have been shortlisted for best crewing company.

Held at The Lancaster London on the 1st April, the award entries will be assessed by a judging panel, this includes the Isle of Wight Festival’s director John Giddings, George P Johnson’s vice president of business development Kevin Jackson, EnTEEtainment’s managing director Dick Tee and George P Johnson’s vice president of business development Kevin Jackson.

The categories for awards include; Access All Areas Editor’s Award, Best Admission Control Company, Best Brand Activation Event, Best Concession, Best Crewing Company, Best Crowd Barrier Company, Best Flooring/Roadway, Best Green Supplier, Best Lighting Company, Best Music Event, Best Production Team, Best Plant Company, Best Public Event, Best Security Company, Best Sound Company, Best Sporting Event, Best Staging Company, Best Structure Company, Best Toilet Company and Best Visual Spectacular.

We look forward to seeing you all there on the night!!

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Over the past couple of weeks Salima were involved in the New Fiat 500X launch for Lodestar @ The Copper Box arena

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Copperbox 200115

We helped Lodestar transform The Copper Box into a fantastic theatre space where magician Dynamo gave a performance that blended theatre, illusion and dance where he conjured up a mysterious energy – the power of X – that allowed him to generate a 3D blueprint of the new Fiat 500 X and instantly turn it into a physical car live on stage.

This job has been a great start to the year for us and we would like to pass on our thanks to all of the crew who were involved on this job. Trust me, we appreciate your hard work and flexibility, it doesn’t go unnoticed.

So well done gang, keep up the good work…

New additions to Salima!

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Rachel

Salima are happy to say in the past few months we have taken on 4 new recruits! - Rachael O'Hara

Rachael joined Salima in April and is responsible for adding to our ever growing customer base in all areas of the industry especially within the North.

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- Chloe Brind

Chloe, the crew coordinator, joined mid September and they will be there to help with bookings, organising the crew and any other tasks that may come her way.

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- Liz Fisher

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Jenny

-Jenny Bates

...And last, but by no means least, we would like to welcome Liz & Jenny to the accounts team, here to make sure everything runs smoothly!

The Winter Season Is Upon Us!

Last day of a 10 day build for the Salima boys at the Lord Mayor's Show in London. Tickets are free! Go and have a ganders!.... And now the boys are on their way to Minehead to start the build for the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals... Where Phil 'The Power' Taylor will be looking for revenge over Michael van Gerwen who beat him in last years final!!

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