Today is Broadsword’s birthday!
Our fantastic Event Production Agency was incorporated on 1st August, 2006, by Founder, Bruce Teggart which makes us an incredible 13 years old. Was the name ‘Broadsword’ chosen as a reference to the film ‘Where Eagles Dare’ or a discussion in the pub about medieval weaponry? As Trebuchet was also considered then that might be a give-away!
In the same year, Justin Shaw joined, followed by Martin Walton in 2011 and Anna and Matt Green in 2014. A very happy family, over the years Broadsword has been built on creativity, customer care and a one team approach. All of the directors are very much involved in the day-to-day running and the entire team, which now numbers 36, care deeply about the quality of our service.
It’s been a lot of fun! Our history includes thousands of live events and many high-profile highlights, including numerous General Election campaigns, the Naming Ceremony for the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier and Tim Peake’s Launch event at the Science Museum. We have worked with animals and children, ventured onto an island that can only be accessed by a tidal causeway, elevated an entire meeting room and filmed our favourite conference opener at Silverstone. (Any bets on who drove the Ferrari?)
Broadsword now runs as a full service ‘Event House’ with three distinct services: Event Design, Event Planning and Event Production and we’re pretty well-travelled, managing projects all over the globe. We have a Creative Studio in Somerset House, offering all aspects of event design, motion graphics and film production, as well as a Production Hub, Scenic Workshop and Technical Warehouse in Beckenham and have recently opened an additional Production Office in Manchester.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our clients, venues, staff and suppliers. We are incredibly proud of who we are and what we do and know that Broadsword’s success is due to all of these fantastic partnerships.
Here’s to many more birthdays, brilliant shows.…. a bit of bubbly, candles and cake!