PLASA 2012 is the largest international event for entertainment and installation technology professionals in the UK. Taking place at Earls Court in London, PLASA has been at the centre of the entertainment technology industry for 35 years and is the place to see new technology for live concerts & tours, theatres, nightclubs, permanent installations and leisure attractions. No other show offers such a comprehensive mix of audio, lighting, AV and stage technology products. This year the show begun on Sunday 9th September and ran until Wednesday 12th September 2012.
At the start of the Plasa weekend Paxt attended the annual Allen & Heath distributor meeting, which was held at The Arts Club located in Mayfair, Central London. The Arts Club was founded in 1863 by men of vision in order to provide a haven for those people who had professional or amateur relationships with the Arts, Literature or Sciences. The Club has provided this hospitality and friendship ever since, having survived two world wars including a direct hit on the building during the Blitz in 1940, as well as the fluctuations in the economy over the years.
The Allen & Heath meeting opened with Debbie Maxted, Sales Manager for Allen & Heath, focusing on the sale figures for each territory and how they are performing. Debbie was pleased with the positive start to the current year and the growth across each of the vertical market sectors. She also said, the current outlook was that this pattern would continue over the next six month leading to futher Allen & Heath growth.
It was then the turn of each product manager to announce and explain the new products being launched during the Plasa show. Finally the meeting was concluded with the presentation of distributor awards.
Paxt were pleasantly surprised, but delighted to receive the award for Recognition of Excellent Growth in Africa and the Middle East 2011-12, which was presented to Tim Pollard, Managing Director of Paxt, by Glenn Rogers Managing Director of Allen & Heath.
Debbie Maxted, Sales Manager for Allen & Heath said, “PAXT has done a great job for Allen & Heath in Africa and the Middle East recently and have supported our customers in these territories well, not only with existing lines but also in the introduction of new products. We are happy to make this award to them and look forward to further sales growth.”