One of the most Spectacular Corporate Anniversary Events of 2015

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DFA Productions, an Event Management and Communications Agency were approached by adi Group to pitch for a very exciting 25 Year Anniversary Event to around 500 employees.

The event had to have the ‘WOW’ factor, must engage all employees and above all motivate the team and BE SPECTACULAR and MEMORABLE!

Following a number of meetings with adi Directors DFA Productions was awarded the very prestigious project.

adi Group were basically looking to engage with one company that could manage and produce the whole and complete event. They wanted one company to take responsibility for all the elements to make a hugely successful event, which included creative design, the messages to colleagues, (vital for the success of an event), video production and editing, set and stage design and build, Lighting and AV requirements, delegate management and special effects.

The day event was spent looking back over the last 25 years, how the company had evolved using video footage and stills from the past and present. A number of awards were given to individuals who had made a huge difference and contribution to the business over the past 25 years.

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This was followed by outdoor team building activities and a fabulous Gala Dinner in the evening with pole dancers, stage dancers, lighting displays, lasers, pyrotechnics and a fashion show.

adi Group also wanted to launch the new work wear range to all their staff in a dynamic style so DFA Productions worked closely with a dance school and a choreographer created a fabulous fashion show using a cat walk to reveal the new work wear, which utilised Intelligent Lighting, Lasers and Live Cameras.

A Pro HD multi-camera PPU handled the live content for each screen and three screens were constantly switched between, from split live camera, VTs and graphics.

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Lighting the event, we rigged a 40 metre truss close to the downstage edge and a catwalk truss with various fixtures including moving heads, LED Sharpies and five lasers. Control of this was via one of our Avolites Pearl lighting consoles.

Audio – due to the width, orientation and pure size of the stage we designed a dispersed audio system comprising of D&B Q series speaker cabinets and E8s. Countryman headset microphones on Sennheiser radio body packs were used for the presenters along with a lectern microphone kit. Audio control was via one of our Yamaha LS9 digital consoles.

To find out more about this and other events please visit our website.

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Doncaster Airport 10 Year Anniversary Event

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DFA Productions an Event Management company were asked by Doncaster Airport to produce and manage their 10 Year Anniversary Event for around 350 guests.

The venue was the home of the Vulcan Bomber, the only remaining one that can still fly, which is based in a huge airplane hangar at Doncaster Robin Hood Airport. The task was to section off part of the hanger for reception drinks and canapes, build the staging, lighting and AV – showcasing the magnificent Vulcan plane.

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DFA was also asked to help reveal the new Thomas Cook Aeroplane which took place after dinner when it was in complete darkness outside.

The event was challenging due to the size and scale of the hanger, there were daylight issues and owing to the size of the Thomas Cook aeroplane, we lit it with four huge film HMI Exterior lights to create the impact sought.

The event started with reception drinks with guests enjoying the sound of a String Quartet creating a relaxing ambience, followed by a number of presentations from Doncaster Airport and Thomas Cook, followed by a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

We then revealed the new plane as per the pictures, followed by cocktails and a band.

The event was magnificent success and we wish Doncaster Airport continuing success going forward following the event.

If you would like more information about this event or any other Event Management projects DFA Productions could help with please visit our website


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Executive Launch Event and Venue

DFA Productions was  approached to produce and manage an Executive Launch Event for a Multi Million pound venture to showcase their impressive new building to prospective customers. This launch event was designed from a blank canvas,  the clients brief was to create the ‘WOW’ factor. In total 250 Delegates attended, DFA was responsible for the Set, Staging and Lighting, an LED Champagne and Cocktail Bar, Video Production, Casino Evening, Delegate Management, Door Security and the lucky Casino Winners won prices which money couldn’t buy!

Please click on the Casino Table icon on the right to view the short video!

Or Contact or call 0800 644 0662

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Event Management Companies are always looking to give clients real related feedback from there delegates and audiences

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DFA Productions is an Event Management Company helping businesses and organisations to find compelling ways to connect with audiences, build active relationships, delivering excellent results and has been a business partner of IML for over 10 years, so we thought we would share some information with you.

IML,traditionally known for their voting technology, now have an entire suite of interactive solutions, ranging from the IML Click for everyday meetings to the IML Connector and Tablet solutions for more comprehensive, content-rich meetings. This allows you to capture and make sense of the rich content, discussion and interaction that is generated at meetings and events, gaining real value from the event.

Through collaboration, the intellectual capital in the room has the ability to drive change, create insight and facilitate more informed business decisions. To achieve this and to maximise the effectiveness and ROI of these events, it is essential to create an environment that actively promotes audience interaction, by taking advantage of strategic yet simple-to-use solutions that help capture and make sense of all the rich content that is created. That is how IML can help. They call it Harnessing Audience Insight.


IML works in partnership with its clients to understand the purpose of their event and what a successful outcome is. They gather information and determine the best course of action to meet your objectives.


Next IML implement the best solution for you, ensuring the right tools are used for the right job and that they are leveraged appropriately for the audience.


The role is then to take the generated content and analyse it to create insightful information and actionable insight in the form of a report, helping you achieve measurable results and increasing your return on investment.

IML’s suite of interactive solutions enables maximum return on investment in any event. IML engages annually with over half a million people at more than 2500 business conferences, AGM’s, charity auctions, training workshops and market research sessions – ranging in size from ten to ten thousand participants.

DFA Productions offers you a complete in house event management solution, production and logistics’, from taking the initial brief, to finding you a venue, dedicated designed Delegate Management Services, set design, staging and staffing.

To discover more about us, just ring us on 0800 644 0662 or email and we can chat about your thoughts and ideas.

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Delegate Management System designed with only your Delegates in mind.

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More companies organising Events are looking to find ways to be that little bit more efficient for less cost, but also adding value.

This is where DFA Productions an Event Management Company can help!

Improving the efficiency and increasing the value of your conferences or events are two primary drivers
that help distinguish successful event companies from the rest.

Have you considered giving some of the responsibly to your delegates?

Allowing your delegates to manage some of their own event experience, you are making them feel in control, having ownership and involvement within your event.

By using a bespoke Delegate Management Company who can design you a branded cost effective online delegate management system, where you’re delegates can register online, manage their contact information, dietary requirements, selection of courses or master classes and book there own accommodation.

Taking all the hassle any from the individual sending out emails and collating the delegates on a XL sheet.

As the Delegate Management System is online, delegates can access their profile and information
24/7  from any location, making this extremely convenient and easy to update.

We also offer a fee Venue Finding Service all over the globe, we are IATA registered and accredited, very experienced in coordinating group and individual International Travel.

To find out more about our Free Venue Finding and Travel Logistics or Event Management please visit out website.

To discover more about us, just ring us on 0800 644 0662 or email and we can chat about your thoughts
and ideas.

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Could Virtual Conference Training save your Business Time and Money? Would they work for YOU ?

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We are a Video Production Company, just completed the production of some brand new Virtual Conference Training Videos, focussing on key factors the client deemed necessary to be communicated. Our client was The Cabinet Office, who asked us to help put together a sequence of training modules regarding the implementation of Building Information Modelling, known as ‘BIM’, on behalf of the BIM Task Force.
The challenge was to ensure the programmes didn’t last any longer than eight to ten minutes, the presenter needed to be positioned live on screen, and with the use of graphics to bring the modules to life.

Director of Building Information Modelling David Philp Head of BIM Implementation at the Cabinet Office

These types of video modules can be used by a wide variety of companies – from Virtual Conference Training Programmes, Customer Support Aids, Skill-building, Product Demonstrations and Health and Safety videos.  They can all be downloaded to watch at leisure, and the viewer can pick and choose just one, or two – or watch all of them.  Using this method of communication ensures clear, concise messages with continuity are delivered which also importantly, drives down unnecessary costs for most businesses.

For more information on Virtual Conference Training for your business please visit our website.

Call us on 0800 644 0662 and ask for Damon or email

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Balfour Beatty Plc engaged DFA Productions to produce, manage and direct the BIM EXPO 2012 Managers Conference

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The Challenge was to showcase the technical benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM) using 3D and 4D technology within the industry.

As a Business, Balfour Beatty is extremely proud of their technical capability and are at the forefront in the industry with the usage of 4D modelling throughout the whole of the building process. DFA Productions the Event Management Company took the brief to hold an informative, yet interactive and enjoyable event –bringing many Senior Manager’s together under one roof to learn about the benefits of BIM and 4D planning.  The solution was to hold an event with easy logistical access, the event ran over two days with videos being used to help communicate the key benefits for this technology.  The first day concluded with a Gala Dinner and a motivational speaker.

Balfour Beatty Managers Conference Balfour Beatty Managers conference pictureOn the second day the audience attended 14 interactive workshops – each repeated three times during the day.

In total 42 workshops were held in just the one day! This ensured that each of the 175 attendees were able to attend as many of these informative sessions as possible. If you would like more information about this Balfour Beatty Production or if you would like to find out more about the services we can offer you, please contact us! We have over 20 years experience helping companies communicate to their colleagues.

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We are  friendly team of people and if you have a question or would just like clarification on a point you may have, just give us a call on 0800 644 0662 and ask for Damon or contact us through our website.

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Video Production Companies are now being asked to produce more online content than ever before!

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Online video is an ever increasing way for internal communicators to engage with their employees. New software can now encode your videos to smaller file sizes, keeping better image quality, so businesses can now convey key internal communications in a more informative, emotional and effective manner.

Video is a great way to immediately engage with your employees in ways you can’t do with written material.Video has great potential to reach people on an emotional level, which also gives you the flexibility to communicate more sensitive or complex communication issues.

Whilst emails and intranet sites can be used to inform employees, this format doesn’t have the engaging power that video offers.
Speaking straight through a camera lens means business leaders are more likely to rally the workforce around their passion, vision and values than ever before.

Your colleagues also have the flexibility to watch the programme at a convenient time, either on their smartphones, at their desks or at home.

Companies have been increasingly using video to share ideas, messages, news and training as well as getting employee voices out there through their internal communications.

Video is a great way to share the passion and enthusiasm from a company’s perspective or employees, talking about the processes they’ve improved or the products they’ve worked on.

In a recent story on the topic, Cisco reports that a UK-based research firm found that 93 percent of internal communications teams see video as an important tool.

If you would like to find out more about online video, DFA Ltd is a Video Production Company with over 20 years experience helping companies communicate with their colleagues. We are a friendly team of people and if you have a question or would just like clarification on a point you may have, just give us a call on 0800 644 0662 and ask for Damon or contact us through our website.

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An Event Venue with Grace and Distinction – Broughton Hall Estate Yorkshire

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Broughton Hall Estate Yorkshire – The historic Broughton Hall Estate near Skipton, is situated in some of the most stunning countryside in Yorkshire and is set within 3,000 acres of secure and extensive landscaped grounds with great road networks.

The location and venue lends itself to Event Management Companies to think outside the box with so many corporate possibilities available, like golf courses and shooting on your door step to list a few, also offering excusive weddings and private dinners.

Also situated centrally within the restored walled garden is the prestigious, contemporary UTOPIA conference function room. There is also the possibility of hiring the Great Hall with a private viewing of the stately home, with a drinks reception within the Hall accompanied with a marquee of your choice. Using a Marquee gives you flexibility on the number of guests you would like to invite to your event. This can be combined with also using The Great Hall and gardens to give you that unique and distinctive feel.  The Hall, Formal Gardens and Parkland are available for your events, functions, dinners or weddings. Please see pictures.

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The Hall has a number of fabulous bedrooms that are being refurbished at the moment and will be available from late July 2012. For smaller business meetings you could hire the hall and use the dining room for a private dinner for up to 10 – 16 people.
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Team Building & Corporate Events – Team Building possibilities within this area are fantastic due to the location, you will have a huge choice of options and here are just a few ideas. Clay Pigeon Shooting, Dambusters, It’s A Knockout, Giant Scalextric, High and Low Ropes Course, Honda Pilots and Rage Buggies, Off Roading, Rafting, Treasure Hunts and so on! – For more information re Team building ideas contact us directing to find out more.

DFA Productions is an Event Management Company, we can manage your whole event from private dining to a large scale events for 500 guests at Broughton Hall, we also have good contacts within the area for overnight accommodation and all those special requirements you may have. We would recommend The Box Tree as caterers for your event, the famous Michelin Star Restaurant.

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The Box Tree is set in an old Yorkshire stone farmhouse cottage which dates back to around 1720 and has been well known for its high standard of food and service for over 40 years. With the extensive award winning wine list and menus to choose from food lovers will be able to create their own unforgettable meal for their memorable day. At DFA Productions we can manage the entire event, and we have over 20 years experience helping companies communicate with their audiences.  We area a friendly team of people experienced in all aspects of Event Management. If you have a question or would just like clarification on a point you may have, just give us a call on 0800 644 0662 and ask for Damon or contact us through our website.

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Using an Event Management Company for Your Annual Event ?

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Today, event management companies play an ever-increasing and important part of our business marketing and communication activities.

They can encompass anything from a celebration, to a Sales/Managers conference, product launches, team building and exhibitions – just about anything can now be turned into a conference or event. Events do not only bring a variety of benefits to the host organisations but also to those who participate in them, the audience.

Events however, like many things in life, seem in essence quite simple but are in fact, a little more difficult to actually deliver than most people believe.

Organising and managing, designing and planning, video production, hotel accommodation, venue finding, delegate registration, travel logistics so on.

Also not forgetting the vital part delivering the desired messages that everyone understands, takes a person or organisation with knowledge and experience within this arena.

Those of you who’ve been involved in Conference Event Management will no doubt have discovered that they tend to become all consuming, taxing, frustrating, they miss deadlines and budgets set and sap all your enthusiasm, determination.

Your audience is expecting great things from your event, they a have been talking about it for weeks and the job of the event manager is not for the faint hearted.

I guess nobody said this was going to be easy and I suspect you know that too, but surely there must be an easier more cost effective way!

Our suggestion is to use an experienced Event Management Company, ask if they have worked within your area of expertise, ask for testimonials and numbers of their passed clients for YOU to call. See if they have won any recognised awards, not just for event management but for adding communicational value to an Event!

At DFA Productions we have over 20 years experience helping companies communicate with their audiences, we are a  friendly team of people experienced in all aspects of event management. If you have a question or would just like clarification on a point you may have just give us a call on 0800 644 0662 and ask for Damon or contact us thought our website.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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