Gearhouse SA Wins International Award

ohn McDermott, George Majola, Ofer Lapid, Thembani Wiseman Lokoza, Andrew Potter

Gearhouse SA was once again awarded the accolade of Favourite International Production Company at the TPi Awards, an awards evening considered by many as the premier event for the live production industry. The event acknowledges and rewards the achievements of the most talented and successful individuals and service companies working within the industry and attracts over 1,100 people from all areas of the live music business.

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This year's event was held on the 13th February 2012 at The Novotel London West in Hammersmith, London and Gearhouse was represented at the event by John McDermott (Branch Manager - JHB), Ofer Lapid (Joint MD), Thembani "Wiseman" Lokoza (Senior Structures Technician), Andrew Potter (Operations Manager - Structures) and George Majola (Lighting Crewboss).

"We were proud to have even been considered a contender in the company of industry players of the stature of Ampco Flashlight, Clair, Firehouse (N.Y.), Melpomen and Roadrunner Belgium and absolutely honoured to have won." says GearhouseĀ  Marketing Manager Robyn D'Alessandro.

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Joint Managing Director, Ofer Lapid adds "This is the second time we have won this award and it is fantastic to realise that European and British industry players appreciate our endeavours to match international standards.

However, looking past the warm and fuzzy feelings, I believe that this is not only a recognition of Gearhouse achievements but an acknowledgement of the achievements of the South African Events industry as a whole and of the country as a world class event destination.

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It means that they realise that artists/speakers can arrive in this country and receive exactly the same quality and service and equipment as in other countries they have been touring."

He attributes the company's success to the service Gearhouse provides as well as to the experience gleaned from international tours and to the company's drive to keep up to date with the latest equipment and methodologies. But first and foremost, he emphasises that their success is due to "the attitude and dedication of our amazing crew, who each individually deserve this award for delivering professional service through both good times and bad!"

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