Impact Production Services (IPS) is a Milton Keynes based staging, lighting, sound and power company offering dry hire of a wide range of equipment through to full technical production services for a variety of sectors within the event industry. IPS has the UK's largest stock of Prolyte LiteDeck, with over 1000 sections of the modular staging system in stock. This is alongside a comprehensive range of accessories to enable the construction of many different types of structure. The staging stocks are complimented by a range of Outdoor Roof Stages from Prolyte and Litestructures in a variety of sizes from a small 5m x 5m presentation stage, to a large scale 16m x 14m concert stage.
Alongside the structural elements, IPS also has a large stockholding of technical equipment. This includes intelligent and LED lighting, and a huge selection of generic fixtures. This is supported by miles of cable, and all associated dimming, control and power distribution equipment. Sound equipment is also stocked, with large and small format PA systems. Analogue and Digital mixing desks are in stock, along with a selection of microphones, and Radio Mic and IEM systems. Crowd Barrier, Cable Ramp, All sorts of Truss, Stands & Rigging Equipment, Plasma Screens, Laptops, Projectors, Lo-Res LED Panels, Media servers and much much more also in stock.
As important as the large inventory of equipment from leading suppliers, is the technical knowledge, practical experience and creative flair to fulfill the brief for each event- and get the best value from that equipment. IPS employs a full time staff of 12 people, regularly supplemented by a team of freelancers. IPS invests significant amounts of time and resources into training, and across the team various qualifications are held, including Prolyte Rigging Training, IPAF certificates, a range of different Forklift licenses, First Aid qualifications, and product specific training for various items. We also have a qualified electrician on the staff to ensure any temporary electrical installations can be certified.
Health and Safety is an important consideration at IPS, and all tasks are risk assessed, with appropriate method statements produced. All structures owned by IPS have full structural calculations, and all equipment is regularly inspected, maintained and certified. Equipment and Structure installation is always overseen by qualified staff, and where appropriate, handover sheets are produced for each installation. IPS regularly works with bespoke truss structures for one off events, and has a close working relationship with our main rigging partners Prolyte and Layher- and also a firm of structural engineers to ensure that any structures that are built are suitable wind rated and ballasted. Environmental considerations are also made, and with the company ethos based in equipment rental, as much as possible is designed to be reusable, which is a good starting point. IPS are also full members of the Production Services Association (PSA) and the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) and abide by their trading conditions- as well as being informed with the latest industry regulations and best practice guidance.
IPS has been trading as a limited company for over 10 years, and operates from a large warehouse which incorporates offices, workshop areas and a trade counter as well as storage and prep/ testing areas. IPS has a fleet of vehicles including crew vehicles, 3.5t vans, 7.5t trucks, and 18t truck and a 40 Step frame Artic, so whatever the size of show, IPS can deliver. IPS has worked with a huge range of customers, in a variety of locations all over the UK and further afield, both inside and outside. From councils, to corporate event companies, to festivals, we are at home on a range of different event sites. Throughout the summer, our main work is within the Outdoor events sector, although we still have a balance of more corporate clients, and have always worked with lots of local schools, venues and theatre groups.
IPS has the team, the equipment, and the enthusiasm to make sure that your event is delivered safely on time and on budget.