"I can’t thank you enough for the amazing hard work and dedication you all put into the project over the last few months, we really appreciate it... Everyone has commented on the epicness of the set and the work that went into everything behind the scenes"
Sara Babu - Virgin Media Business
Following on from the success of last year’s event, we were delighted to be commissioned by agency S&S Events to handle full production for this year’s Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016 grand final held at the ITV Studios in London.
Our brief was to deliver an exciting new concept incorporating an innovative environment where this year’s finalists could pitch their ideas to a judging panel, comprising of Sir Richard Branson and American model and television personality Tyra Banks, along with Sarah Blakely, founder of the Spanx brand, Youtube Vlogger Marcus Butler and Peter Kelly, managing director of Virgin Media Business.
The entire set was constructed at our in-house fabrication facility and delivered by our brilliant production management team, which has overseen the entire process, from project management and design, to manufacture and installation. We created a show-stopping set that put the nine finalists on the edge of a precipice, both with the future of their businesses and their pitch itself.
This included the construction of a giant ramp, from the top of which the finalists were required to deliver their pitch – with a sheer drop between themselves and the judges who were positioned above. Dramatic lighting effects added to the theatre of the show with integrated high definition projection onto fabric panels to showcase the finalists showreels.
The nine finalists in three categories had just 120 seconds each to secure their share of a £1 million prize fund. The overall winners of this year’s VOOM 2016 competition were Innovative Plastic Road surface manufacturer, MacRebur and advanced biofuel clean technology company, Bio-Bean.