Leisuretec News

Discover the latest news from Leisuretec, our manufacturers and the AV & Live Entertainment industry.

8th March 2019

700 MHz Frequency Band to be Cleared in the UK

Back in 2014 Ofcom announced that the 700 MHz Frequency Band would be cleared, freeing up valuable spectrum for mobile data to ensure a wider availability of communication services for citizens and consumers. The UK Government has announced that they intend to clear the 700 MHz band by 01 May 2020, which is bad news for wireless microphone and IEM users. Audio engineers will need to work harder an...
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6th March 2019

Martin Audio UK Open Day

From Tues 19 - Thurs 21 March, Martin Audio will once again throw open its doors for a series of demonstrations and presentations on its latest audio offerings including many new products to be showcased for the very first time. This will be the ideal opportunity for rental companies, sound engineers, system integrators and installation specialists to get in-depth understanding and lots of listeni...
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15th February 2019

Leisuretec Highlights from ISE2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Integrated Systems Europe ISE celebrated its biggest year yet with over 1,300 exhibitors, a showcase of unique special events, seminars and more visitor registrations than ever. We visited the show to catch up with suppliers, customers and check out the latest tech from our key manufacturers. Sennheiser debuted the TeamConnect SL Ceiling Mic 2, a very exciting installed mi...
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14th February 2019

CHAUVET DJ Freedom H1 named Best Lighting Product of 2018

Anaheim, CA. – The NAMM show has marked a series of successes for CHAUVET DJ over the years. This year the streak continues as CHAUVET DJ Freedom H1 has been named Best Lighting Product of the Year in the Music and Sound Retailer magazine’s 33rd Annual Music & Sound Awards. The award was presented to CHAUVET DJ at their booth during the NAMM show this month. CHAUVET DJ’s Free...
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13th February 2019

Leisuretec announce New Avolites Academy Training Dates

We’re happy to announce new Avolites Academy training dates to our TecZone calendar. Avolites will bring their well-established Academy courses to the TecZone, giving our trade customers the best possible opportunity to learn about Titan lighting consoles. The Avolites Academy is split into 2 levels. Level 1 is aimed at users with little-to-no Titan experience, working through ever...
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20th November 2018

Meet Ina… she’s new to our Accounts team!

As part of the Leisuretec ‘engine room’ Ina loves nothing more than getting stuck into a good spread sheet… no, seriously. With a flair for languages (4 actually!), a keen eye for detail and over 7 years’ experience in accounting roles, Ina is well equipped to support your business. At Leisuretec we value the importance of customer service. That’s why we are bolsteri...
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13th November 2018

Meet Liz… she’s new to our Sales team!

Liz made the switch to sales after 8 years in hospitality rubbing shoulders with footballers, pop stars and royals… strictly hush hush.  Following a frontline sales role at a natural pet care company, Liz now puts her bubbly personality to work developing our new and existing business; so, there’s a chance you’ll be hearing from Liz very soon. At Leisuretec we are bolsterin...
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7th November 2018

Meet Jess… she’s new to our Logistics team!

Jess spent her formative years developing a passion for music and rocking out in band practice. Prior to joining Leisuretec, Jess earned a degree in history and worked in data management and optics production for a glasses specialist. Jess’ current role in customer service and purchasing allows her to combine her talents for problem solving and her love of music, working with our customers t...
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5th September 2018

Louise Stickland: Zero 88 Assists Leisuretec to Explain Some Lighting Basics

Eaton’s Zero 88 series continues its enthusiastic support for professional lighting, audio and AV distributors’ Leisuretec’s “Introduction to Lighting Basics" course, an innovative one-day fly-through of some of the fundamentals of stage, event and venue lighting, devised and presented by their lighting specialist, Andy Friedli. This is the third of four “Lighting bas...
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22nd June 2018

Leisuretec Educate the Industry's Future Bright Sparks

At Leisuretec we’re no stranger to hosting events, however back in May we decided to try out something a little different and offer our own course “Lighting Basics for Beginners” to a group of home educated children aged 12-14. As usual, our lighting specialist Andy Friedli presented the course along with the help of Mandy Bullock-Williams from Zero 88. The content for the junior...
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21st June 2018

Team Leisuretec Receive Artist Treatment at The Great Escape with Sennheiser

On the third weekend in May, a few members of Team Leisuretec were lucky enough to visit The Great Escape Festival in Brighton as guests of Sennheiser. The Great Escape showcases up and coming artists across 35 different venues throughout Brighton, which this year hosted over 700 shows across the weekend making it the festivals most successful year yet. 2018 marked the third year that Sennheiser h...
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16th May 2018

Happy 10th Birthday PLASA Focus Leeds

As PLASA Focus Leeds returned to the Royal Armouries for their 10th anniversary, of course Team Leisuretec were there to celebrate on our usual stand: N-C03. Once again, we were in prime position in front of the main hall entrance, greeting industry professionals, suppliers and tons of new and existing customers. Mike, Wayne, Rob, Charlie, Ollie, Andy s, Andy F, Clover and Holly (pictured right) w...
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4th May 2018

Team Leisuretec attend Prolight + Sound 2018

Tradeshow season is well underway and last month it was time to return to Frankfurt to attend the mass exhibition that is, Prolight + Sound. Mike, Lynne, Wayne, Rob and Charlie were heading up team Leisuretec, flying the flag throughout the show and of course during the all-important evening antics in true Leisuretec style. Prolight + Sound puts the live event industry in the limelight and is resp...
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21st February 2018

Team Leisuretec take on Amsterdam - ISE2018

Team Leisuretec descended on Amsterdam in full force for the annual ISE show. Each wearing matching navy jackets, our record number of 10 team members abroad meant that if you couldn’t see us – you could certainly hear us!  2018 marked the 15th anniversary of ISE and incidentally yet another record breaking year for the show. Over the four jam packed days of all things tech, ISE s...
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12th January 2018

In the TecZone with K-array

K-array made its TecZone debut with the event Invisible Audio: Fact or Fiction on Nov 14th, where participants got to experience the impressive range of K-array equipment first hand. Distributed in the UK by 2B Heard, K-Array is a manufacturer of unique audio solutions for installed applications, portable PA and touring. Hailing from Italy, the company is renowned for its innovative and groundbrea...
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4th January 2018

**RESOLVED - DELAYED SHIPPING AT LEISURETEC**

UPDATED 04-01-18 All shipping delays have now been resolved and our delivery service has resumed as normal. If you have any questions, please call us on 01525 850085. UPDATED 12-12-17 Due to harsh weather conditions over the past few days, our normal delivery service has not yet resumed and is still temporarily unreliable. Please liaise closely with our sales team on 01525 850085 and allow at...
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22nd December 2017

Leisuretec Trade Website Updates - Item Grouping

We’re determined to continuously develop our business to offer more for our trade customers. A key area of our value added service is our trade website and since 2016, the investment and development ramped up and we’ve been relentlessly improving it ever since. One of the latest updates introduces a function we call “Item Grouping”. Now, when our trade customers are scrolli...
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1st December 2017

Leisuretec announced as InAVation Distributor of the Year finalists!

For the second year running Leisuretec have been shortlisted as a Distributor of the Year finalist in the InAVation Awards. Leisuretec are amongst a shortlist of eight companies and with the grand prize to be announced at the InAVation Awards ceremony and dinner on February 6, 2018 in Amsterdam during the ISE exhibition. For the InAVation DOTY, judges were looking for distributors that went over a...
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22nd November 2017

Le Mark Legends Hannah & Jess Land at Leisuretec

Le Mark legends Hannah & Jess head over to meet the rapidly expanding sales & marketing team at Leisuretec. With new members joining the sales & marketing team at Leisuretec, Director Mike Henden was as keen as always to maintain extensive product knowledge across both new and existing employees. Having brought just about everything Dirty Rigger® and gaffer tape related with them, ...
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9th October 2017

Meet Clover… she’s new to our Sales team!

Coming from a background in pharmacy, Clover joined Leisuretec looking for a new challenge and a change of scenery. With a keen eye for details and over ten years’ experience supporting customers with complex and challenging requirements she is a perfect fit for our frontline and web sales. In her own time, Clover enjoys reading (and rereading) her favourite novels, spending time with family...
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6th October 2017

Lighting Basics for Beginners returns to the TecZone

Following two successful days in June our TecZone event Lighting Basics is BACK! Also back by popular demand, our very own lighting specialist Mr Friedli led the course alongside Mandy Bullock-Williams from Zero 88 / Eaton. "Introduction to Lighting Basics" is a Leisuretec training course aimed at installers, rental companies and our customers who want to learn more about lighting and grow their l...
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4th October 2017

Happy Anniversary PLASA Show

This September PLASA Show returned to West London for its 40th anniversary and celebrated with three fun filled days of seminars, awards and all things tech. You could find the Leisuretec stand centrally positioned right in front of the main hall entrance, along with 10 team members flying the Leisuretec flag ready to greet lots of new and existing customers, suppliers and industry professionals a...
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23rd August 2017

Meet Graeme... he's new to our External Sales team!

An industry veteran, Graeme has been working with lighting and audio for over 38 years starting at the age of 14. As well as designing, installing and repairing AV equipment during his career, Graeme also owned his own retail store and was a customer of Leisuretec for 15 years! Putting his significant experience to work, Graeme supports Rob in externals sales, demonstrations and developing custome...
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7th August 2017

We have Instagram!

We like to talk to our customers and to do that we understand we have to be active across the most important social media platforms. We are on Facebook, Twitter and our new addition - Instagram! At the beginning of June we decided to launch Instagram as a way of bringing you even more fun and interesting industry updates. You can expect to see a lot more of the Leisuretec team popping up on here a...
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4th August 2017

Avolites Titan Training in the TecZone

On Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th July, Leisuretec welcomed Avolites back into the TecZone for their Titan Foundation & Advanced Masterclasses. Leading the session was Rebbecca Harding, Avolites’ very own product specialist and Titan Guru! Rebbecca has been with avolites for over a year so her up to date knowledge paired with her bubbly and approachable personality made for the perfect...
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