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THE FORCE IS STLL WITH US...
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Looking back over past projects, I was reminded of the work we'd done for Surrey Police about 10 years ago. We’ve always gone the extra mile to make sure any client’s event is a triumphant success, but there’s especial pressure to perform perfectly when we’re putting on a conference for the police. After all, we wouldn’t want to end up in Wormwood Scrubs, would we?
What’s going on here?
OK, that wasn’t a serious risk. On the other hand, any police-related job has genuine security implications, so The Force has to feel absolute confidence in the company they rely on. And Surrey Police chose to rely on Creative Solutions for their Annual Conference.
Mind you, calling it a Surrey Police conference is understating the event. In fact, the 160 delegates represented 32 police forces from across the country. They were treated to seminars on workforce modernisation, workshops tackling police reform and modernisation programmes, thirteen speakers (including Home Office presentations on crime reduction) and a forum for national debate on strategic and operational implications of modern policing.
Not to mention, of course, packs of printed materials covering all of this and much more.
The Force is with us
We ran all the technical and staging aspects of the conference, from designing the presentations, creating the staging area and facilitating both the exhibition areas and seminars to managing the guest speakers. We also supported an evening gala event.
Some events posed particular challenges that we overcame. The seminars, for instance, required a computer in each of four rooms, all linked to the central server system to access conference material. We provided all this, with technicians and AV management to ensure it all ran smoothly.
Besides the staging, audio-visual and lighting, we also produced both the branding and a huge range of printed material for the conference. Every delegate receive a briefing pack, conference summary, presentation notes and biographies — all of it supplied in a branded carry case.
For your eyes only
All the organisations we work with rightly take their security with the utmost seriousness, but as you might expect, this was at a still higher level for Surrey Police. Our management team were sometimes present for discussion about sensitive key policies and so had to be security vetted, with certain personnel required to sign the Official Secrets Act. I could tell you what was discussed — but then I’d need to shoot you.
We were delighted to play a part in helping the police to improve their protection of the public, and it seems that Surrey Police were delighted, too. The success of this conference led to further jobs, helping them to stage AGMs, press conferences for major issues and public meetings to combat terrorism in the community.
You’re reading this because you want something designed. But actually, you want more than that.
You want an agency that’s engaged enough to understand your objectives, experienced enough to turn them into a reality, and creative enough to leave you thrilled with the results. You’ve just found us.