Staging Rentals and Construction have been a fantastic supporter of the Awards for many years as a Project Delivery Partner, and we’re proud to share many of their values as outlined by their Managing Director, Meri Took. Read more about what makes this stalwart of the industry unique.
In 1990 we started the first ever staging company to seriously invest in staging, risers and drapes. We developed construction capability shortly thereafter and our package offering combining staging, drapes and set construction was well received by the industry and continues to be so. We are proud of some of the incredible results we have delivered for our clients and our problem-solving ability.
However, it is our belief in the power of the live event environment that makes us stand out. We truly believe in what the event producers are doing and trying to achieve for their audiences. We (still) get really excited about working out new ways of doing things and pushing the boundaries of what people have seen before.
SRC’s values hold true today as they have always done. We believe in Integrity, which means to us delivering on what we say we will do; having clear and transparent communication with our clients; always striving for excellence; supporting each other through strong teamwork to deliver results we can all be proud of and creativity – pushing the limits for new and exciting outcomes.
We believe it is important that excellence in our industry is recognised. It continually raises the bar and inspires us all to be better at what we do. The AEAs fulfil that need with rigorous systems and a commendable judging process and recognises the industry at large.
This year we introduced an energised and improved management structure. We’re reinvesting in, and revamping, our rental products – our AllySTAGE decks have all been refurbished and are beautiful and shiny! We have reinvested heavily in our drape range and implementing a lot of innovative thinking across our operations, logistics and construction procedures to ensure we deliver a better product and service to our clients.
SRC has been proud to work on many exciting events in the past year, like every year. It’s too hard to pick one – but I can keep it to four. The Milwaukee New Product Symposium in Melbourne was a huge custom-build and project management adventure; we provided 7.5m tall fabric-covered flats for Qualtrics at the ICC in May, a challenge that really pushed our team but we were very proud of the end result; in July we provided custom staging, flats and a tiered seating platform for the Toyota National Dealer Meeting in the Hunter Valley that looked incredible; and just recently we provided the staging for the NRL Grand Final. The list could continue indefinitely!
A valued client once told me, “don’t be a victim of your own ambition” and I’ve never forgotten this advice. Clients that want so much without a matching budget are destined to be disappointed. Don’t create expectations for your clients if you can’t deliver.
My favourite thing is the creativity and that every day is different – it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing it. I see the greatest challenges as lead times and budget expectations – people think you can produce everything for nothing tomorrow.
For me personally, it would be when I had the honour of reading the citations for two very dear friends (and clients) – Peter Rix and Lena Malouf – as they received their Lifetime Achievement awards.
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