Case Studies

Michaela Community School, Wembley

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Michaela Community School in Wembley, London, contacted us with a simple spec for a new announcement system for their playground. Michaela Community School is a free school in Wembley Park, London. The school was founded by Katharine Birbalsingh, its headmistress, and opened in September 2014 in a converted office block.

Up until this point teachers had been standing on top of a small soap-box platform to call the students back in from their breaks, which proved no easy task as the playground backs onto a fairly busy railway line. As the school is growing and Heads of Years often need to speak to their year group as a whole, the existing method of shouting across the playground was proving to be a frustrating challenge.

The school got quotes from 3 different companies, and after some internal deliberation, decided that Flipside would be a good fit for the job.

“When Flipside came to visit, we felt that they were knowledgeable and wanted to provide an excellent service. We chose Flipside as they were midrange. They were conscious of good quality at a reasonable price.” – Vicky Squire, Office Manager at Michaela Community School in Wembley

They were looking for a “quality and easy to use product that would reach pupils across the playground”. The system needed to be weatherproof, loud enough for all the students to be able to hear clearly above the background noise, simple to operate for teachers and provide some hardwearing mechanical protection from basketballs and the like.

We chose a 100v line of Apart Audio MASK4CT speakers in white, covered with protective cages and a single MA240 mixer amplifier. Two Channel’s of Audio Technica’s System 10 Pro wireless handhelds fit the bill nicely due to their detachable antenna cassettes. This meant we could run two lengths of external grade CAT5 cable outside and mount the antennas in the playground to ensure bulletproof wireless coverage while the rack housing the equipment stayed nice and dry inside.

We are pleased to say that we found an effective solution that fit within the specification and budget. When asked to comment on the service and solution provided by Flipside, the school responded with the following:

“They were professional, tidy and talked us through how everything worked. The equipment is great. Very easy to use. Everyone is very pleased with the result. It has improved the day to day running of the school hugely. We are now able to make announcements easily.” - Vicky Squire, Office Manager at Michaela Community School in Wembley

Outdoor Sound System Install

Installation at Mount Horeb Victorious Church

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Install

We were delighted to be asked to design and install a full sound, AV and lighting system for Mount Horeb Victorious Church's congregation. After considering all of the project’s constraints, we came up with an effective quality solution that delivered on all of the venue’s requirements.

Brightening up the office at ICG

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Install

Ensuring the happiness of its employees is ICG’s key goal. So, in order to improve the mood amongst their workers, they came to us looking for a brand-new music system – something that would allow them to play their own music off their phones.

Supporting Ealing Golf Club

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Support

As a large, multi-functioning venue, Ealing Golf Club requires a complex PA system. Their old set-up, which served bars, the banqueting room and the conference room, was malfunctioning and no longer reliable enough to live up to their high standards.

Theatre Sound Install at The Landor Space

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Install | Support

Based next door to the famous Italia Conti Academy and having hosted endless comedy festivals, performing arts shows and music gigs, it was becoming more and more clear that The Landor Pub required a specific, tailored event area.

Plug-and-Pray PA Install for VBCI Church

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Install | Support

We created a system based around an Allen & Health Qu-Pac – a rack-mounted digital mixer. The setup comprised of the mixer, an RCF active loudspeaker system, wireless control system, a CD/USB player and several wireless microphones.

Install at Vinyl Bar - St Pauls

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Install | Support

Vibrant and contemporary, the Vinyl Bars sit in the heart of London – one in Soho, one in the West End. Whether it’s an after work drink, somewhere to enjoy the big game or a place to watch a live music performance, the venues can cater for parties of 5-500 and are licensed until 3am, 7 days a week..

Micing up Horses?... Moorcroft Racehorse Hire

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Hire

Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre is an amazing charity that retrains and rehabilitates ex-racehorses. Fronted by a hard-working, caring team and their manager Mary Frances, they re-home over forty horses each year from their yard.

A classy relationship with Jigsaw

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Hire | Support

The famous multi-national fashion retailer, Jigsaw has over 56 stores across the UK with even more spread across the US and Australia. We have worked with the company for over two years, providing them with PAs and DJ set-ups for a whole range of occasions – from store events to launch parties.

At every opportunity we work closely with Jigsaw to ensure we capture every need, help events run smoothly and make these momentous occasions a success.

Ahad Group Eid Festival Hire

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Hire

The Ahad Group are a self-funded Muslim community group based in South West London. Having worked previously with other events companies, managing director, Ahad Surooprajally found us on Google and we're now into the second year of working together.

Install at Poetry Society October 2017

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Install

The Poetry Cafe in based in Covent Garden, serving a diverse public and range of events. They support all sorts of poetry and literature, community groups, interdisciplinary arts, music, craft, and more. They are a cafe and events space used by all ages and demographics, day and night, and cater to independent and corporate groups alike.

After finishing a modern/cosy refurbishment of the venue, they found that they were without any sound and had never had proper AV equipment. The projector and speakers they had been using were 'clumsy, difficult, unreliable, and very unattractive' for their corporate users.

We chose Flipside because we really felt like our needs were being heard and a bespoke package was being created for us. We felt like Flipside was sensitive to our budgetary AND aesthetic needs, which is a hard balance to manage. We felt like James was honest and super knowledgeable, and felt secure allowing him and Flipside to work on our newly refurbished space.

Sound Install at the Domali Bar and Kitchen

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Install

Located in the heart of Crystal Palace, South East London, is a welcoming and vibrant restaurant and bar. The Domali Bar and Kitchen, is an independently run business and has been going strong since 1996.

Domali is a neighbourhood restaurant and bar and is a popular destination for many of the locals, giving the venue a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

The business has been growing quickly and the venue has been recently refurbished to encourage people to travel in from other areas. Dom and Alison (Dom-Ali) have taken the business from strength to strength, supporting other local independent businesses when possible.

Our ethos is wherever possible to work with other small independent businesses like ourselves, particularly local ones. We like our sense of community and develop long lasting amicable relationships with our suppliers.

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