TechPro has grown quietly away from the spotlight thanks to its determination to be a client-centric business, with the quality of service delivered at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make.
It’s easy to get carried away with all the technology at our disposal and forget it’s all about delivering an exceptional, memorable live event for every client, every time.
This focus on the client is why the UK’s leading event agencies trust us to deliver live events flawlessly. Our technical proficiency is unrivalled and our people share our belief in always performing at our best, whether the event is for ten in one room, or thousands in a large conference ballroom.
Our clients know we’ll always be there for them. With decades of experience and unflappable project managers who have faced and resolved every challenge the sector can throw at them, we are the calming, confidence instilling team that delivers to budget, on time, every time.
We understand the live event industry is a tough, high-pressure environment with last-minute changes and unusual client requests ready to throw an event off course, but we trust in attention to detail, careful preparation and detailed planning. It’s why our clients trust in TechPro.
Please meet the TechPro team. These are the talented, committed individuals who have helped build our reputation as the industry’s trusted partner for the flawless delivery of live events.
In these faces you will see the expertise that overcomes challenges and the experience that meets exacting needs. But you’ll also see the can-do attitude that takes us the extra mile when it really matters.
Pete ThompsonI’m responsible for planning, co-ordinating and overseeing the activities of the operations department, ensuring our equipment stock is maintained and serviced. I also manage the equipment storage within the warehouse, whilst maintaining an effective and safe working environment in line with our health & safety policy.
When I’m not representing TechPro to major customers and professional associations, I help develop and then implement the strategic operating plans that reflect the longer-term objectives of the business. I’m also responsible for directing our strategy towards the profitable growth and operation of the company, whilst maintaining our operational performance at peak levels.
I play a key role within the business, maintaining sales and purchase ledgers, whilst producing sales invoices from our bespoke equipment bookings system. My attention to detail comes in handy when I’m checking purchase invoices and raising queries when they occur. I also usually answer the phones, so if you call the office it’s me you’ll probably speak to.
Working within the Operations team my main responsibilities are maintaining our equipment stock, along with testing the equipment and cables returning to our warehouse. I also carry out deliveries and collections of equipment, whilst maintaining our fleet of vans, which are so critical to what we do.
I’m one of the Operations team and responsible for ensuring all equipment returned to the warehouse is checked for damage and faults, booking it in for repair when necessary. I also stock-check equipment and cables to ensure accuracy is maintained, whilst monitoring the team’s consumables.
I oversee the finance and accounts teams, with direct responsibility for the company’s financial accounts and monitoring the performance of the business. I also ensure our financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth. Implementing and overseeing our ISO procedures is also in my remit.
As part of the Operations team, I’m responsible for preparing and maintaining our lighting equipment, before it goes out to bring the wow to another live event. I also maintain stock of the lighting department’s consumables to ensure everything works straight out of the flight cases.
I’m responsible for preparing all of our audio equipment and cabling for use at live events. I often work with our technical teams at venues to ensure every word or note is heard. I also maintain all our audio equipment to a high standard and monitor the department’s consumables.
I work closely with event agencies and designers to create and deliver project work plans, revising as appropriate to reflect changing needs, before managing the day-to-day operational aspects of every element of our support. I work closely with clients to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project.
It’s my job to help develop and refine the marketing strategy of the business, implementing effective plans to ensure more event agencies understand the benefits of appointing us to support their live events. I liaise with external suppliers and manage the company’s website, social media output and associated marketing collateral.
As a co-owner of TechPro, I share responsibility for the overall performance of the business and ensuring the service we deliver to our clients remains unrivalled. Whilst my day to day focus is on the planning and implementation of our operational processes, I’m also responsible for ensuring we have motivated and successful teams. Managing compliance with all our legal obligations also forms part of my remit.
I support our Project Managers, responsible for coordinating and managing elements of the delivery of our AV & technical support services to meet clients’ event requirements. It’s a varied role, covering everything from interpreting client briefs and conducting site visits to producing 2D AutoCAD plans and ensuring our H&S compliance.
It’s my job to prepare the video equipment and cabling used on the live events we support, which sometimes means overseeing the work of freelance technicians. I also manage and maintain our video equipment to the highest standard, to ensure everything works first time, every time.
Maintaining client relationships and developing new connections is key to our success. I like nothing more than being given the opportunity to explain how TechPro’s flawless delivery is created and how we can help event agencies enhance their own reputation with their clients. Having successfully delivered hundreds of projects for TechPro on the ground, it’s easy for me to be honest and passionate about our service.
We’re proud to be ISO 20121:2012 accredited
ISO 20121 is a management system standard that has been designed to help organisations in the events industry to improve the sustainability of their event-related activities, products and services.
Specifically, it helps any event-related organisation to:
- Become socially responsible
- Reduce their environmental footprint
- Become financially successful.
We’re proud to be ISO 20121 Sustainability in Events accredited.
...but we haven’t stopped there!
While we see the importance of a structured business that adheres to recognised standards, we don’t stop there. We’re also very conscious of the impact we have on everything and everyone around us.
We recognise that we must integrate our business values and operations to meet the expectations of our clients, employees, suppliers, the community and the environment. To support this we’ve put in place a program for sustainable events, and to ensure our processes are continuously evolving to support these aims.