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Al Laith Launches Events Services Division

PLSN Staff • International News • March 29, 2010

DUBAI – Al Laith Events Services, a new division of Al Laith Scaffolding, a provider of staging and roofing solutions for special events, is headed up by Jo Marshall, who previously served as a technical production director and executive producer during his five years at HQ Creative. "The time was absolutely right to start a new venture," said Marshall, who was previously a client of Al Laith Scaffolding while at HQ.


Al Laith, founded in 1995 by Tony Nobbs, have been involved in various elements of the event industry for many years. Resources include 2.5 million cubic meters of scaffolding, 400 meters of Mojo barriers, 1,500 Steeldecks, 14,000 grandstand seats and various types of access vehicles, plus extensive workshop and engineering facilities and a skilled workforce.


Al Laith Events Services is linked with U.K.-based Serious Stages and Atlantic Enterprises, who have sent a quantity of equipment to Dubai to help facilitate the new operation. Specialist rigging teams from these companies will also be sharing their skills and experiences in training up the Al Laith crews to work on their range of modular high weight loading, wind resistant staging and roofing systems.


Marshall has access to 300 scaffers and riggers at Al Laith who will be coordinated by a four-person project management.


The first show for the new company was a concert by Sting at the newly re-launched Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, where they designed and built a 34 meter roof with 19 meter cantilevered front section that traversed a 100 meter wide by 11 meter high permanently-installed LED screen behind the stage.


Events Services stages and roofs were also used at the Wakestock Festival in Abu Dhabi. Upcoming events include an Il Divo concert and the Ultimate Fighting Championships, also being staged in Abu Dhabi.


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