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PR: Showcase AVI announces successful management buyout

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Award winning technical production company established in 2014, has announced that Sales & Operations Director Ben Collings has successfully completed a management buyout from Showcase Interiors Ltd.

 

Showcase AVi Limited provides exciting and diverse technical production for events. Their creative approach enhances all events, both indoors & outdoors.  Renowned for delivering the very best service, using the latest technology, innovations & creativity, bringing events to life in the UK, Europe, UAE & Asia.

In 2014 Nigel and Bens vision was to build a business that allowed its clients to receive a different service and delivery for technical production. Ben started the business with over 20 years’ experience, extreme passion and an enthusiasm for all things events.

Ben devised a business plan, and in the last 5 years achieved all and more, his dedication and energy has made the business what it is today.  This was all possible due not only to the investment that Nigel, Showcase Interiors Ltd believed in but also Nigel’s desire for anything Tech

Over the years Showcase AVi Limited is proud to say they have been nominated for and won multiple industry awards. It’s an amazing achievement to be recognised for the work they do, with 100% of clients saying they would recommend them.

This deal is an important and significant milestone for all parties, Showcase AVi Limited 5th birthday felt to be the right time to become independent.  Ready to start an exciting new chapter, Ben plans to take the business further into the event sectors, and other new areas that the teams skillset, knowledge and service has to offer across the globe.

Ben Collings is delighted with the deal and is thankful to his co-founders Emma & Nigel Boreham for all the support over the years and for this opportunity.  Ben will continue to build the business from strength to strength.  Ben also gives thanks to his loyal and passionate team as well as his trusted clients and suppliers who have all played a significant part to its success. “It‘s been an incredible 5 years leading the team, I look forward to continuing to lead such a talented team in bringing their client’s visions and brands to life and welcome new additions to the talent pool we currently have”.

Co-Founders Emma & Nigel Boreham share their excitement for the new buyout, “we wish Ben all the best for the business and his plans for growth, we will still have a vested and personal interest in its progression, may his success long continue”.

Clients who already have contracts and agreements in place with will not be affected by this change and business will remain as usual, Showcase AVi Limited looks forward to continuing these great relationships.

The agreement was completed on 1st July 2019.

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Summer Company Conference held in Brussels

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Showcase Interiors holds its Annual Company Conference this year in Brussels the centre of European Culture.  The meeting was held at The NH Collection Grand Sablon Hotel.  53 members of staff travelled via Eurostar to Brussels to be part of this integral trip.

The conference kicked off with welcoming our new starters to the Showcase family, Directors shared the businesses successes over the last year and presented the businesses vision and strategy for 2019/20.

Each division shared what great work and projects they have been involved in, sharing learnings throughout.

Short interactive sessions took place in between presentations where teams worked on interactive activities – as always there was plenty of laughs along the way to break up the detail of the presentations and updates.

The second day we had an amazing day taking part in a 2CV Rally, everyone had a blast whilst taking in the beauty of Brussels in a classic car.

A massive thank you to our Directors and all the staff that attended making it another fantastic trip bringing our team together.

Interested in joining the team?

Current Vacancies below, please contact Emma Collings for more information emma.collings@showcase-interiors.co.uk

  • Senior Finance Assistant
  • HR & Compliance Assistant
  • Project Director

Annual Company Conference & Charity Event

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On the 7th December Showcase held their Annual company conference at the Mondrian Hotel in Southwark London.

Now with 58 employees the senior management team shared the years successes & leanings, as well as the businesses objectives for 2019.

With not a dull slide in sight, it was a fun, and interactive day for all.

In the afternoon in true Showcase fashion everyone took part in a heartfelt charity team build.

In teams our creative bunch had to design and make a festive sack, filling it with age & gender specific Christmas gifts following a list of criteria & challenges along the way!

Each team was whisked off to the oldest and largest toy shop in the world ‘Hamleys’ where they returned with 100’s of wonderful gifts guaranteed to make any child smile.

All the beautiful sacks were filled with presents, each for an under privileged child who otherwise wouldn’t receive a gift this Christmas.

Showcase worked closely with its local charities, and The Salvation Army in Chelmsford to help make Christmas wishes come true.

Showcase Directors Emma & Nigel Boreham were incredibly proud to see their team work so hard to achieve this, another great day.

Annual Company Conference takes place in Barcelona

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This year’s annual company update meeting was held at The Melia Sky Hotel, in Barcelona over 2 days.
49 members of staff flew out to Barcelona, where we kicked off with an afternoon conference, where the previous financial years results were presented and the Directors communicated the businesses’ objectives for 2018/19.

Each department head had an opportunity to present the work their teams over the last 12 months as well as interesting developments and plans for the year ahead. Short interactive sessions took place in between where teams worked on activities including elevator pitches and quizzes on knowing your fellow team colleagues – as always there was plenty of laughs along the way to break up the detail of the presentations and updates.
The second day there was two team building activities, the first being cracking the Gaudi Code and the second bonding on a 2 hour sail along the coast line of beautiful Barcelona. A big thank you to our Directors and all the staff that attended making it another memorable trip.

Showcase features in the Telegraph as part of Great British Businesses campaign

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Natasha Kaplinksy one of the UK’s leading broadcasters interviews Emma and Nigel to understand the importance of adding value to businesses via the design and creation of fabulous spaces.

Emma and Nigel talk about their business and the journey it has taken, the professional Consultancy, Strategy and Procurement service they provide for clients, and the amazing team behind them that makes Showcase the successful British business it is.

For the second year running Showcase gets a place on the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100

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In 2015, for the first time Showcase was placed in position 87 on the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, now this year they have jumped a whopping 43 places and have now been ranked number 44 in the UK’s fastest growing companies.

Fast Track 100 looks at private companies and ranks those with the fastest growing sales.

It was Showcase’s growth from 2012 to 2014 that first caught the eye of the Fast Track 100 research team. From 2012 to the end of 2014’s financial year the business grew by a phenomenal 319% from £4.6 million pound turnover to £14.7m. Turnover at the end of 2015 came in at £24.2m a growth of 64% on the previous year.

Nigel Boreham, Managing Director of Showcase comments “Last year it came as something of a shock to receive the call from the Fast Track team to tell us that we were being considered for a place in the top 100, and I have to say I will never get tired of receiving that sort of telephone call. This year we are equally excited to have been ranked again and to have jumped up so significantly. This year has been a big year for Showcase we have completed gutted and fitted out a new Head Office for ourselves in Essex, moved to larger office premises in London and recruited no less than 10 new personnel in every role from Accounts and Admin to Project Management and CAD Design. We look forward to continued success and growth in 2017.”

Showcase Interiors Head Office:
Paslow Hall Farm Estate
King Street
High Ongar
Essex CM5 9QZ

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