If you are a fan of cricket’s new The Hundred format and enjoyed the live musical interludes – or have ever seen the pods of the London Eye lit to mark New Year’s Eve – you have witnessed SLX at work.
Its skills with lighting and sound to transform a space for any occasion have built it an enviable reputation over four decades and see it in demand in the West End, television and the corporate world.
And now the team that can bring atmosphere, style and theatre to any space will be transforming Weston Aviation’s Staverton airport hangar for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2021, an event made possible by a host of sponsors, including GFirst LEP and The Growth Hub.
‘We are really looking forward to it. It will be great to have people all together in a room again having fun,’ said chief executive officer at SLX, Alastair Currie, referring to the hiatus in social events caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
‘It is about helping create an atmosphere, not just using lighting but getting the sound right as well so everyone can enjoy themselves, hear what is being said, hear who has won, and move around and network too.’
The roots of SLX go back to 1979 when Maurice Marshal MBE and David Whitehead founded Stage Electrics.
Four decades on their vision remains for the Bristol business, to deliver the very best quality and service for customers – be they in television, theatre, stage, live concerts, corporate events or staging a major celebration.
And in Gloucestershire, celebrations will not come much bigger than the inaugural SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards.
Judges had the challenging task of picking the winners for the 17 SGGBA awards – as well as the Outstanding Contribution to Business in Gloucestershire award – from 421 nominations.
Winners will be revealed at the event itself on Thursday 9 September 2021.
By Andrew Merrell