Have you ever sat through a presentation where most of the audience are either on their smartphones, resting their heads on the person next to them or nipping off to the loo? This phenomenon can be called Death by Slideshow, or at least it is at Broadsword. You may have heard it called something else, though...
At Broadsword, we believe that every brand of presentation software has the right to be used effectively, and we love them all. PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi - our designers will work with you to come up with innovative ways of telling your story on screen, and making sure that those pages of bullets don't end up shooting you in the foot.
Pride and Prejudice was simply an amazing event. This would have not been possible without your creativity, professionalism, dedication and patience.
Head of Operations
All the team at Broadsword were friendly, professional and flexible throughout in helping us go the extra yard to pull together to help make our client’s day a success. Thanks again for all your help.
I just wanted to thank you all so much for all your hard work in making our gala dinner such a success. Everything looked amazing and because of all your efforts, you made it a night to remember for us all!
I just wanted to formally thank you in writing for your great technical support yesterday! It all went flawlessly when it needed to, thanks to you and your team's professionalism and genuine care to make things perfect for us on the night!
Director of Marketing
Viceroy Hotel Group
This event was the biggest celebration we have hosted at the museum, where so many teams pulled together to make it happen. You have fully committed and played a major part as if you were another team from the museum. Thank you for taking the issues we presented to you in such responsive and patient way and for delivering to high standards. No doubt we will all remember this day for a very long time!
Group Operations Manager
The Science Museum
Thank you for accommodating all my requests and for giving up your time (during a ridiculously busy period) on my site visit to ensure I could do the necessary tests. Your flexibility and amiable approach was just what was required to make this stakeholder event the success it was - the team were great.
Just wanted to say what a smashing job Chloe has done on the new animation video. Throughout all the videos, she has been brilliant to work with - her attention to detail is second to none and she comes up with great ideas that work with the project. She is a real credit to you.
City & Guilds
In twenty years of working in the industry, Broadsword are the most professional Production company I have worked with - excellent communicators, highly responsive, innovative and adaptable. I can always trust them to deliver beyond expectations.
Head of Events
Production at the News Show couldn't have gone more smoothly and the stage looked fantastic. With so much to think about on the day it was a relief to know the production side of things was in such safe hands.
The Economist Educational Foundation
A HUGE thank you for Thursday night! The dinner went really well and we had great feedback on the look and feel of the event which was all down to you. I really appreciate your time and effort to make this all possible and it’s a pleasure to work with you as always! Thank you for the ellipse design, it looked great on the night and really added something extra to the dinner.”
Head of Events
The Museum of London
It is a pleasure to work with Broadsword on the production for the Political Book Awards. We know that the event is in safe hands and it takes a huge amount of pressure off us on the night. They are both creative and a very professional team.
Political Book Awards
Broadsword has been our partner of choice for ten years. They work to impossible deadlines, at difficult venues with the most demanding of briefs to deliver solutions that no other provider has been able to tackle. They are an integral part of my team and vital in terms of my ability to produce professional and unique events time after time. Their crew are amongst the most knowledgeable, experienced and friendly in the industry making them a pleasure to work with.
You and the team were brilliant, as ever. We have complete confidence in the technical team who make sure that the competition at the Saatchi Gallery runs smoothly every year.
Head of Education
GSP have a long standing relationship with Broadsword and their wealth of knowledge in all technical fields ensures the logistics and design are thoroughly planned.
The Broadsword Technical team are driven to ensure a professional and high standard of delivery to the end client and are always accommodating to any changes, no matter how late in the day.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with you all and we couldn't have got through the conference without you. We worked as a fantastic team. Looking forward to the next event together!
The client was very happy with how the conference ran and all aspects of Broadsword's pre-support, production and on-site staff received very good feedback. Please extend my thanks to your entire team for ensuring the smooth running throughout the event. I always look forward to working with you again on another event - you beat every expectation!
I would like to thank you and the whole team for making our event such a huge success. This year's event was exceptionally well received and a lot of that is down to the professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service delivered by every one who worked on our event.
Head of Events
Institute of Fundraising
Thank you and your team for taking such care with us all. Your kindness and amazing generosity means our video not only was sensitively handled and put together, but was also masterful in helping our Fund raise a huge sum.
Gynaecological Cancer Fund
AOK Events has worked with Broadsword for the past 14 years and we would not work with any other AV Production company. They provide an exceptional service, are incredibly professional and always strive to ensure that every client's request, no matter what size, is executed 100%. The team at Broadsword are amazing and I know that here at AOK Events, we trust them implicitly with every event we organise.
It is really important that the key people who made our convention a success are recognised for the excellent work they do. You are professional, knowledgeable and approachable, you could teach a lot of people a thing or two about customer service! Thank you for really listening to us, being so helpful, courteous and above all being able to solve any last minute issues with a smile.
Head of Events
Institute of Fundraising
I wanted to thank you for all your help and support on the Scor event at the Park Plaza Riverbank. The service and professionalism received was, as always, flawless and you helped to make the event a huge success.
I wanted to write to you formally and thank you and the crew so much for all the work that you did on the conference dinner and fringe. I am always reassured that when I am fully concentrating on the main hall, everything outside the hall is being well taken care of by you and your team.
Director of Conferences and Events
The Labour Party
We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the amazing effort and all the hard work which was put into the Wolverine conference. As you know with this conference, there were plenty of challenges and changes. But no matter what that challenge was, big or small, it was always dealt with and delivered - it wasn't a problem.
On behalf of the Directors, Management and Staff of CSC I am writing to thank you for helping make the CSC Swinging 60's party such a resounding success on all levels. The feedback from all our guests was overwhelmingly positive and everyone had a fantastic time.
Head of PR and Communications
Capital Shopping Centres
On top of their consistently slick finish, Broadsword are always a pleasure to work with. Every member of the team has a calm and ‘unflappable’ attitude ensuring the whole process, from pitch to event, is always a professional and smooth experience.
Supplying their services to the Saatchi Gallery for many years, they are one of our most popular - and most regularly contracted - suppliers due to their outstanding professionalism, care and support. Their response time is exceptional and nothing is ever too hard / too late for them to deliver. They are a fantastic company and I would highly recommend them to any venue.
Head of Venues
I have received so many comments on your video, about how brilliant it was, how moving and also how brave. You are responsible for a huge part of our success. For this we are all forever indebted. I couldn't actually watch the video on the day and have numerous pinch marks from where I couldn't cope with the emotions. I feel you made the women look extraordinary and that instead of "poor me" they came across as total heroes.
Gynaecological Cancer Fund
Broadsword were an absolute pleasure to work with, they made everything straightforward for us. In fact, they couldn’t have made it easier and more idiot-proof, and we’re incredibly grateful.
Thank you so much for your contribution to Confex 2015! I asked for the impossible and you did the video overnight. I am very grateful for your dedication, the clip and pics truly had a great impact on our presentation - you are great to work with Matt!
Central Hall, Westminster