We understand how planning a virtual event can be a shift outside of the norm. From digital design and technology platforms to engaging your audiences in new ways, virtual events open a whole unique set of challenges.
Whilst you might be used to seeing our tech deliver incredible event experiences, did you know that it can also help in the fight against COVID-19? Usually used to handle large-scale video content, the CPU and GPU power from our media servers has been put to work assisting with the Folding@Home project.
As concerns of COVID-19 continue and the events industry continues to feel the drastic impact of the virus, it can be an unsettling time for event professionals. Being concerned about the news is understandable, but for many people it can make existing mental health problems worse. Our Project Director James Hunter, a mental health first aider, has shared some tips about how we can all protect our mental health during this time.
Limit the news and be careful what you read
In recent weeks, there has been growing concern surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact that it is having on the events industry.
Hundreds of television buyers from across the globe headed to ACC Liverpool on 9 – 11 February for BBC Studios Showcase 2020, the world’s largest international television market hosted by a single distributor. The event brought together top producers, talent and BBC executives as well as Britain’s most successful creatives. For the 14th year running, we supported the distribution powerhouse to showcase its premium programmes, delivering two hotly anticipated evening events.
We’re delighted to announce that we've been shortlisted at the Event Production Awards 2020.
The Event Production Awards recognise the various individuals and teams behind the successful delivery of outdoor and live events. From companies who play a key role in the supply chain to the production teams responsible for delivering the events, the EPAs put those delivering excellence in the industry, centre stage.
With Christmas just around the corner and 2020 on the horizon, we thought this would be the perfect time to look back over another busy year at Hawthorn. From delivering the wow-factor at incredible events or supporting legendary music acts as they head out on tour, read on to find out more about our top ten standout moments of 2019.
We’re very proud to announce that James Hunter, one of our incredible Project Directors, has been named on the miaList 2019.
The miaList recognises industry people who go above and beyond the call of duty and showcases those who play an instrumental role in making the organisation they work for so successful.
The final list was announced on 28 November at a glamourous ceremony at Riverbank Park Plaza, London. With 44 nominations whittled down to a shortlist of 20 candidates, we’re thrilled that James was one of the 10 individuals to make the list.
We’ve once again been out on the road with iconic rock band Squeeze for their latest UK tour ‘The Difford and Tilbrook Songbook 2019’. The tour, which marked their 45th anniversary, saw the South-London legends play their extensive list of hits as well as some rare, lesser known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers. Having supported the band previously, we were once again chosen to supply lighting and video equipment as well as rigging, power and draping.
Billed as the world’s most beautiful and innovative conference for cloud accounting leaders, Xerocon London 2019 returned to ExCel London on 13 - 14 November 2019. Bringing together accountants, bookkeepers, ecosystem partners and industry leaders, over 3,500 delegates gathered to find out the latest news and updates from cloud-based accounting software company Xero. We were chosen by agency Taylor Bennett Partners to deliver the full technical design and production for the two-day event.