United Kingdom — HARMAN’s Soundcraft recently lent its support
to the new Leeds LS14 Trust Event Hire enterprise in the north of
England with a Soundcraft Si Compact
16-channel digital desk.
Established in 2009, LS14 Trust is a not-for-profit organisation,
owned and led by the local Seacroft community of Leeds 14, with a vision
of making the area a welcoming, vibrant and happy place.
Having already established a Digital Lounge—where people can use
the internet for free, have meetings and get help with their CVs—the Trust
has now gone a stage further, receiving funding to set up the LS14
Trust Event Hire.
“We have purchased equipment that is essential for any community
event, including a marquee, silent generators, large van with tail lift,
and state of the art PA System—as well as the Soundcraft digital sound
desk,” said Development Manager Nicola Greenan.
The Soundcraft solution had been recommended by Greg
McKay, Technical Manager of O2 Academy Leeds and Ms. Greenan’s partner.
The Academy Music Group has had widespread experience of Soundcraft
platforms and McKay himself said, “The Si Compact 16 is a great weapon in
my sound engineering arsenal these days.”
The LS14 Trust is also linking with Leeds Met University to
offer event management training for local people who see this as a
potential career path, with all profits going back into the Trust to
enable the continuation of community events, new projects and sustaining
the Digital Lounge.
The LS14 Trust Event
Hire was formally launched on November 23 with an event at the Powerlite
Warehouse in Leeds.
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billion for year ended June 30, 2012.