Travel Counsellors TV Broadcast Studio

Travel Counsellors is an independent travel company delivering a franchise based travel service with home-based travel experts offering bespoke trip options to clients. The £111,547m turnover company has 1450 ‘travel counsellors’, 950 based in the UK with the remainder in Ireland, Dubai, the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa and Australia.

Established in 2000 and with 250 employees based at their original Bolton offices, the company moved to larger offices in Trafford Quays to meet the current and long-term needs of the growing business. These premises occupy three floors of the prestigious Venus Building developing State-of –the-art office space, training facilities and a TV studio.

Travel Counsellors uses the TV Studio to broadcast sometimes a week to their worldwide experts keeping them abreast with company and industry developments. Typically the MD, Steve Byrne, leads the interviewing of employees, Travel Counsellors, and suppliers in a ‘sofa interview’ style format. It is a valuable tool to feel a part of the Travel Counsellors family.

We worked with Travel Counsellors and an interior fit-out company to plan and deliver the TV studio in advance of their moving date in November 2015.

For this project PG Stage:

  • Supplied and installed primary support rails with traversing rails to allow lighting positions to be optimised and repositioned easily. Plus fixed rails to certain locations.
  • Supplied and installed distributed power and control cable to allow flexibility of the system to accommodate set changes easily.
  • Supplied and installed Zero 88 Jester 24/48 Lighting Control desk
  • Supplied and installed a variety luminaires to the curved sofa area and chromakey backdrop area: Felloni Lite panels (standard output daylight balanced DMX control), LCC 5 colour battens and Sconi Light fresnels.
  • Tested and commissioned entire system.