May the Force

Spring has finally sprung and with it a flurry of new business opportunities for Adamantean.

We started the month departing a drizzly London for a surprisingly sunnier Leeds for the annual PLASA Focus tradeshow which is always a favourite in our calendar. Stand space is limited so exhibitors focus (see what they did there!) on key kit; but overwhelmingly the real focus of the show is on the networking opportunities afforded by the quality of attendees year on year.

In True PLASA style we both worked and played hard with a number of Line Array and Lighting systems under discussion and the opportunity to support interest-free finance at a console supplier open day later in the month.

The Sunny start continued to brighten our month as the warm weather turned thoughts to summer, and many of our customers started to gear up for the busy summer shooting and festival seasons.

Our Broadcast division saw us almost hit double figures of Sony Venice cameras, with three more delivered into our Pinewood customers, along with 20x PTZ cameras headed to observational documentaries, and another Arri Alexa LF.

The Post Production community also had an eye on the shooting season ahead with investments in transcoding software and Storage, as ever more productions are shooting 4K.

In the AV market we’ve been excited to get involved with cutting edge see-through LED screens that will – rather unconventionally– be mounted front of stage at Hyde Park this summer. We also funded hire stocks of Martin Professional Lighting and Martin Audio Line Arrays.

Add to all of that a complex refinance deal to facilitate one business buying another; new photo-bearing business cards for the upcoming Media Production Show; and our first own-book deal, and you’ll see it’s not just the sunshine giving us something to smile about!

Long may the sunshine, and the varied opportunities it brings, continue!