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Storm Launches the Storm Ltd App

Storm Launches the Storm Ltd App

Today, Storm Ltd are very excited to announce the launch of the Storm Ltd App. An app that features a comprehensive rental catalogue with detailed information about each product including; Specifications, Accessories and direct access to Manuals, Datasheets and DMX Charts. The Storm app also includes key utilities used by many freelancers whilst working on productions. Including; DIP Switch Calculator, IP Ratings, Electrical Calculator, 3 Phase Information, Audio Delay Calculator along with many more utilities.

The Storm App has been designed to give users quick and easy access to product information and easy access to on-site utilities to help technicians. The Storm app reduces time spent finding documents and having multiple apps installed. All whilst enabling greater productivity across departments.

Storm Ltd wanted to provide an app that was accessible to all users within the entertainment industry. It was built with both established designers, technicians and crew. As well as those just starting out in the industry in mind througout the development process.

Storm Ltd’s Rental Manager, James says, “Our new app really does offer a new way to interact with us as a business. Giving users 24/7 access, anywhere in the world, regardless of whether the client has internet access or not is a brilliant feature. I know plenty of times I’ve needed to look at a manual or DMX chart, then had to spend the next 10 minutes looking for it either online or in the production drawes. This way, they’re already in your hand without any effort at all.”

He continues, “Adding the most popular utilities used by freelancers whilst they are working on site was another key feature we wanted to include. This makes our app a universal support tool for any designer or technician. Regardless of what project they are working on. We wanted to be able to offer a tool that can be a benefit to the whole industry. From established designers and technicians and to those just starting out. I really do think our app does just that.”

How To Get Our App

The Storm App is available worldwide on the App Store and Google Play Store from 16th June 2021.

For more information on the Storm App, including detailed app functions and how to enter our launch competition visit our dedicated micro-site: www.stormltd.app.

Storm Receives Lifeline Grant

Storm Receives Lifeline Grant

Storm Ltd has been awarded a Grant  as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.

Storm Ltd is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. The £257 million of investment has been announced today. As part of the very first round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England. Further rounds of funding in the cultural and heritage sector are due to be announced over the coming weeks.

Storm Ltd have been an important part of the Creative supply chain for 25 years. This lifeline will enable the servicing of existing immovable Running costs. This aid is a huge help to the continuation of Storm as a Company of which we are truly thankful. It will go a long way to ensure survival of our company. Including our ability to assist with the rebuilding of work within the creative industry.

Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone. The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we can all feel pride in that. 

Now, in these challenging times, it’s our turn to show our support for culture. With an unprecedented investment through the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund. The government is #HereForCulture so it can weather the storm of coronavirus and come back stronger. 

And we are #HereForCulture too. 

#HereForCulture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage. 

We want people to make sure that where they are able to visit local culture venues in their communities, they do so in a covid secure way. Plus, with more and more culture being curated online, there is no better time to support and enjoy all the new and exciting ways culture is available to us. 

By being #HereForCulture, we aren’t just supporting the people in the industry, we’re also supporting communities across the country.

#LightItInRed

#LightItInRed

#LightItInRed is a UK based direct action lighting protest that is scheduled to take place on the night of Monday 6th July 2020 to draw attention to the critical condition of the UK live event and entertainment industry and its need for special government support to see it through to re-starting.

Since early March, the events industry has been mostly without work. All kinds of major events are currently prohibited due to the COVID-19 crisis. Corporate events, conferences, concerts, festivals, weddings, trade shows and theatrical performances are no longer able to go ahead. This is leaving an entire industry dormant, with over twenty-five thousand businesses and over half a million workers throughout the UK directly suffering the ill effects.


About #LightItInRed

Companies from all across the events industry, as well as event locations, (event centres, convention centres, conference hotels, theatres, concert halls, playhouses and nightclubs) throughout the UK are invited to join together on the night of the 6th of July 2020. By lighting their buildings, or buildings in their region, red in order to draw attention to the dramatic situation in the event industry we can make a statement that can’t be ignored. We were the first ones out, and will be the last ones back in.

The #LightItInRed’s campaign goal is to have a conversation with politicians and the government about how the billion-pound events industry can be saved from a massive wave of insolvency and how the preservation of over half a million jobs can be ensured. The events industry is a complex industry made up of many different trades and disciplines. For this reason, the events industry as a whole has no central lobby. Our action is aimed at the general public to draw attention to the dramatic situation of the event. In order to do this we need a large scale campaign that takes place all across the UK and has an extensive media reach. For all those involved in this event the action is to simultaneously light buildings and structures across the nation. The selected buildings and structures will be illuminated in red on the night of the 6th of July 2020. Images and videos of the illuminated buildings and structures can be uploaded and posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter under the hashtag #LightItInRed – so that anyone interested can look at the nationwide installations online and support the movement.​

The events industry urgently needs a bailout until the markets returns, including:​

1. Grants made available to businesses in the events supply chain
2. Furlough scheme extended until the industry is back to work
3. Extension of the self-employment scheme, tailored towards the industry

​Inspired by Germany’s #NightOfLight, Germany have recognised their events industry, now it is time for our government to do the same before it is too late!

Visit www.lightitinred.co.uk for more information. To see the buildings involved, just search #LightItInRed on any social media platform


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Somerset House

Somerset House Announcement
Somerset House in the heart of central London

Storm are delighted to announce our Accreditation as a Production Supplier to Somerset House. We are very much looking forward to having the opportunity to produce creative and unique events within this beautiful venue.

Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge. The Georgian building, which was built on the site of a Tudor palace belonging to the Duke of Somerset, was designed by Sir William Chambers in 1776. It was further extended with Victorian wings to the east and west in 1831 and 1856 respectively. The East Wing is now part of the adjacent Strand campus of King’s College London. Suitable for staging events of all styles and sizes.

Read the full venue information here.

Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College
Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London

Storm are delighted to announce our Accreditation as a Production Supplier to the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. After a completing a thorough accreditation process. We are very excited to work alongside the brilliant events team.

Just minutes away from central London. The Old Royal Naval College is the jewel of Greenwich and the perfect setting for all kinds of events. Whether you seek grandeur or intimacy, you will find it at Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor’s historic masterpiece. Considered to be ‘the finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles’ (UNESCO). With the ability to cater for events, big or small, opulent or intimate. Whatever you are planning, you will find the perfect venue to suit your occasion.

You can read the full Venue information here.

ProPlex Takes UK & Europe By Storm

ProPlex Takes UK & Europe By Storm

Storm Ltd. of the UK has optimized their large inventory of ProPlex Data Distribution units. Installing them in rugged, touring racks, the perfect solution for their work on productions throughout the UK and Europe. To paraphrase a great British statesman. Never in the history of show networking has so much data been distributed by so few devices.

“ProPlex provides a truly versatile and reliable solution for our networking demands,” says Storm’s Rental Manager, James Price. “Much of our work involves ‘rolling’ entire systems in and out of venues quickly. By installing ProPlex in dedicated racks we have our entire networking ‘brain’ in a single package. Some of our racks include the GBS 10-port, Opto-Splitter 2×8, and IQ DMX-Ethernet nodes. We also have IQ Minis for truss-mounting. Everything is wired with ProPlex cable, making our network arsenal ready for anything.”

Storm’s Director, Dave Knapp adds, “The ProPlex software and devices are intuitive and very easy to use. As well as powerful, reliable, and bullet-proof. The flexibility offered by the IQ Two and ProPlex Opto-Splitters makes data routing via both hard-switchable and soft-patched universe outputs extremely easy when dealing with corporate events and other rental applications. We have racks going to Prague and currently at a corporate event in Vienna. As well as on the UK theatre tour of Dirty Dancing. Loving the kit and of course, the support from TMB.”


About Storm

Since 1996, Storm has provided full technical production services including, Lighting, Rigging, Sound, Video, and Staging throughout the UK and Europe. Serving a wide range of events from small conferences to large arena shows and tours. Storm also offers complete project management services. As well as professional and comprehensive advice from initial contact to post-project to ensure the highest quality of service throughout.

ProPlex Data Distribution devices and cables offer a truly integrated, complete data management and networking solution for entertainment production and staging. Products in the range include the 1-Gigabit GBS 10 and 28-port models, plus the 6-port GBS Mini; 10GBS 10-Gigabit switch; EZ-LAN Managed Gigabit switch; IQ One and Two Ethernet-DMX Nodes; Opto-Splitter DMX splitters; SceneSwitch 8 DMX/A/B switcher; ProPlex Software; plus, ProPlex DMX, Ethernet, and Fibre cables, and much more.

Built for extreme conditions with Neutrik™ connectors. Likewise, shock-mounted circuitry, and advanced thermal management. ProPlex devices are available in RackMount, PortableMount, Mini, Micro, and IP Rated formats of various sizes. Also available are various DIN Rail models for permanent installations. ProPlex portable data cables are world renowned for combining unparalleled data integrity with extreme durability and optimum handling characteristics. Also available is a complete range of premium quality ProPlex cables for permanent installations.

TMB is exclusive distributor worldwide for ProPlex Data Distribution. Learn about other exciting products from TMB at www.tmb.com.


Storm Welcomes Franky To The Team

Storm Welcomes Franky To The Team

Storm are pleased to welcome Franky to the team as our new Warehouse Manager. Franky brings with him 10+ years experience within the events industry. If you’re in the area please do pop in for a coffee and say hello.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the team at Storm. For instance, their passion for providing top level equipment along with the best level of service and support is something I’m really looking forward to help continue.” Franky comments.

Technical Supplier To The Design Museum

Technical Supplier To The Design Museum
The Design Museum in Kensington, London

We are thrilled to announce we’ve become a listed Production & AV supplier to the spectacular new Design Museum in Kensington.

The new Museum in Kensington is the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design. As a creative centre and iconic London landmark. It is a celebration of the many design skills at which Britain excels, and a marketplace for new ideas. Offering versatile event spaces for meetings, product launches, receptions, award ceremonies & fashion shows.

You can see full venue information on our dedicated area here

If you’re interested in holding at event at this venue. Please contact our Events Team by email or call on 01483 757211