With Summer almost over, we’re in the midst of one of our busiest seasons ever at Aspen. With several big projects wrapping up and more on the horizon, we thought it would be the perfect time to give you some insider details on some of the exciting work we’re doing for some big clients.
This month, we’ve been feeling the festivities in Edinburgh! We were asked to provide our services to “BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals” – as part of The Fringe and The Edinburgh International Festival.
Seasoned Edinburgh festival go-ers might be familiar with the set-up, which has been a mainstay every August for a decade now. The BBC created a pop-up, bespoke festival venue at High School Yards in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
In the morning, they are a broadcast venue for BBC Radio Scotland, broadcasting regular shows like ‘The Afternoon Show’ and ‘Breaking the News’ live and in front of a small audience. In the evening, they host live festival performances to a ticketed audience.
Maybe it’s not the first thing many would think of when it comes to provisions for a live media event, but a faulty printer could have catastrophic implications for something like this! A lot of the communication and administration of events like this go through printed agendas, notes, and call sheets. Hosting a live event over several weeks at one of the biggest arts festivals in the world is definitely a daunting task in and of itself – let alone for one of the biggest names in media! We understood that the level of IT support needed to be top-notch so that the team at BBC could focus on what they do best. This requires top-of-the-line products and the kind of people who are ready to handle any questions or concerns with a calm and quick response. Enter Aspen Solutions!
Delighted with our work at the 2019 edition of the festival, they came to us again to support them with their return to the Fringe.
The BBC team required 2 photocopiers to be delivered to the BBC pop-up site in Edinburgh. The copiers needed to be able to handle 24-hour printing and the BBC team required our remote support to ensure no print downtime. There were also some unique health & safety requirements we needed to be aware of and adhere to. Our team has always said it is the diverse challenges they’re given every day that makes the job so exciting – so we were more than happy to get involved.
Our own John Clark spearheaded the majority of this project with the BBC team – and executed it flawlessly. We’re thankful that the BBC team came to us to provide them with our services, and loved being a small part of the magic of the Edinburgh festivals. Having been put on hold in 2020, it was even more special to be able to support their success this year!
We can’t wait to share more of the incredible projects we’ve been lucky enough to work on over the next few months. As always, keep your eyes on our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to keep up to date with all things Aspen.
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