Hollywood Monster secures gold with Commonwealth Games contract
CSM Live has revealed that Hollywood Monster was its principle local supplier for printed materials for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
The Hollywood Monster team embarked began to deliver print for key installations in April across the Midlands, before ramping it up in early June and July.
The firm says by investing in so much in print technology over the pandemic, it enabled them to maximise these large scale sporting opportunities; by ensuring they had the right machinery, technology and capacity and print operation to deliver all the installations required.
The scale of the operation saw the team working seven days a week, 24 hours a day and over 500 hours of print time to hit the deadline to deliver work at key venues, fans sites, town centres and transport links.
Projects include the production of the wrapping for Copthorne Hotel, hoardings for walkways, bridges, Alexander Stadium, fan parks and smaller projects.
Simon McKenzie, CEO of Hollywood Monster said. “Some print projects were 30m by 20m whilst others were 1000m by 1m and everything in between.
“As a company we demonstrated that we had the capability of delivering installations in every shape and size. Such a wide spread of work some requiring extensive finishing that only comes with experience.
“It’s with great pride that we can say that our work has been seen and enjoyed by people from all over the world”.
Giles Stanford, the project director for CSM Live said: “We were delighted to work with Hollywood Monster, they have supplied materials for all our operations across the city and Games’ Venues.
“It is very important for us to be procuring local resources and skills providing a boost to the local economy. It has been great to have such capability right in the middle of Birmingham”.
The Birmingham based company, which has been running for 30 years saw them perfectly placed to support the requirements of the Commonwealth Games and Birmingham City Council.
Tim Andrews MBE, Chairman of Hollywood Monster said he was beaming with pride watching the City come alive by the Games aided by the colourful dressings supplied by the business he founded in 1991 from his parents family loft space.
Tim said, “Our fantastic city has put on a fantastic event and we can rightfully beam with pride around the world.
“Despite the challenges of the pandemic and the upheaval caused by stopping in person events, Hollywood Monster continues to be a business success story for Birmingham”.