We love what we do…

...and we want you to love it too.

The ethos we started within our central Manchester studio in 1982 is just as relevant today as it ever was; passionate, creative people working together to produce outstanding experiences through technology.

From huge scale live events through to virtual meetings, video production and web design, aps has evolved to offer a full 360 service – and we’re still growing.

We never just do as we’re asked – that’s not good enough. And you’ll never catch us settling for ‘ok’. It’s one thing we all have in common. The glue that holds us all together.

We all think aps.

ThinkLive Events

Standby… Go!

Live Events

We do events. Lots of them.

As a fully integrated events agency, we create, technically manage and produce events and conferences on a global scale. Our clients must think we’re pretty damn good at it – they keep coming back for more!

Using our project managers’ live production expertise, creative maestros and technical wizards, our goal is to not only work with you to develop and nurture your concept but to deliver a stunning event that everyone will remember.

As your one stop event partner, we can design, develop and produce all aspects of your event. From smaller details such as print items, social media management and branding to the design and production of epic stage sets, light shows and interactive exhibition stands – we really do have it all covered.

With live events we know you only get one shot… we like to make sure it counts.

ThinkTechnical

We make it work…

Technical

We’re your technical wizards. The folks behind the scenes, running cables, behind the sound desk, up the ladder positioning your lights – but we’re so much more than that!

We work with our clients as part of their team to understand and innovate experience – using technology to design and produce new experiences that serve unmet needs. Making the connections between you, your audience and your message.

What we do isn’t easy – but great technical management should appear effortless. In fact, after all the planning and pre-production, if your audience doesn’t notice us, we know we’ve done our job right.

It’s about you. Whatever your vision, we want to help you share it. We respond to challenges, not just briefs, so you don’t need to have all the answers.

All it takes is an idea, we can do the rest.

ThinkSpecialists

We Love Healthcare!

Specialists

We like to think there’s nothing we can’t do.

Different industries have different cultures and we’ve worked on some pretty wild events in our time – but what really gets our pulses racing is working in the Healthcare industry.

We like it so much that we’ve been working with the biggest names in Healthcare for over 35 years. That’s thousands of satellite symposia, hundreds of scientific standalones, investigator meetings and advisory boards, plus more exhibitions than you can imagine.

In fact, we’ve got so much experience under our belts that we act as consultants for entire congresses; providing technical management services for all meetings, exhibitors and symposia.

So if you’re thinking Healthcare, think specialists… think aps.

ThinkCreative

The possibilities are endless

Creative

Design – it’s the thread that ties all the elements of a project together – that’s why we won’t trust anyone else with it, we do it all in-house. It’s just too important.

No matter what we’re doing, you can be sure our studio is at the heart of the action.

From stage design to graphics, editing, animation and web development – our dedicated design services ensure maximum impact and clarity alongside seamless performance.

ThinkVideo

See the whole picture

Video

We like making videos.

We like it even better when nice people like you watch them.

Whether you want to capture an interview or create a feature length video with motion graphics and 3D animation, we’re here for you right from conception to the moment you hit play.

You’d be amazed at what we can do with a camera and a green screen.

Why not take a look?

ThinkVirtual

…only a click away

Virtual

In a world where we are more connected than ever - worlds apart doesn’t need to mean travelling the world just to connect. You can bring every aspect of a live event to delegates all over the globe with just one click.

Whether you want to extend the reach of your live event, create a legacy for your meeting or broadcast live from a studio location, we adopt and adapt the latest technology to tailor make the best solutions for you.

We’ve even created our own virtual events platform, the aps bridge.

It’s the future.

We’re here to take you there…

ThinkEngaging

Make them think

Engaging

We believe helping you to engage your audience is one of the most important things we can do for you – so we’ve come up with lots of ways to do just that.

Interactivity doesn’t have to be complicated, at least not for our clients. From ‘bring your own device’ voting systems to interactive 3D mapping, we’ve got lots of nifty apps and fancy technical gadgets to get your audience going.

We’d love to show you.

ThinkGlobal

Anywhere and everywhere

Global

aps has worked in over 50 countries the world over (and back again) and as you might expect, we’ve made lots of friends along the way.

As a result we have partners all over the globe, so whether it be an exhibition in London, a product launch in Bangkok or a conference in Vancouver, we’re not limited by what you want to do or where you want to do it.

We're flawless in any language!

Dan Crooks

Dan
Crooks

Technical Producer

Alex Mullarkey

Alex
Mullarkey

Project Manager

Heather Davenport

Heather
Davenport

Media Assistant

Anthony Barker

Anthony
Barker

Project Manager

Dean Barlow

Dean
Barlow

Account Director

Belletta Ormsby

Belletta
Ormsby

Media Production Manager

Danny Lockey

Danny
Lockey

Management Accountant

Garry Cassell

Garry
Cassell

Art Director

Isabella Hedfeld

Isabella
Hedfeld

Senior Project Manager

Helen Ford

Helen
Ford

Media Project Manager

Adam Johnson

Adam
Johnson

AV Technician

Davey Siddall

Davey
Siddall

Technical Manager

Henry Cole

Henry
Cole

Technical Project Manager

Alex Hambleton

Alex
Hambleton

Technical Project Manager

Dalya Chatzkelson

Dalya
Chatzkelson

Project Coordinator

Andy Stewart

Andy
Stewart

Technical Account Manager

James Lee

James
Lee

Senior Technical Manager

Laura Paddock

Laura
Paddock

Project Assistant

James Belton

James
Belton

Technical Manager

Julie Chatzkelson

Julie
Chatzkelson

Director

Fuji & Yoshi

Fuji & Yoshi

Security

Dewi Chappell

Dewi
Chappell

Technical Project Coordinator

Alasdair Taylor

Alasdair
Taylor

Project Coordinator

Karl Meredith

Karl
Meredith

Creative Designer

Nicola Preece

Nicola
Preece

Project Manager

Lucy Hutchings

Lucy
Hutchings

Personal Assistant

Huw Marriott

Huw
Marriott

Creative Director

Mark Butcher

Mark
Butcher

Director

Sam Parkin

Sam
Parkin

Project Coordinator

Mel Hemingway

Mel
Hemingway

Senior Project Manager

Michelle Brear

Michelle
Brear

Senior Project Manager

Debbie Humphrey

Debbie
Humphrey

Project Manager

Ged Forshaw

Ged
Forshaw

Account Director

Stephen Lenhardt

Stephen
Lenhardt

Financial Controller

Kirsty McLean

Kirsty
McLean

Accounts Assistant

Peter Bancroft

Peter
Bancroft

Technical Manager

Vicky Hill

Vicky
Hill

Project Assistant

Joe Buckley

Joe
Buckley

Account Director

Matthew Preece

Matthew
Preece

Senior Technical Producer

Claire Casson

Claire
Casson

Project Coordinator

Ray Buckley

Ray
Buckley

Director

Andrew Morris

Andrew
Morris

Lead Digitial Media Developer

Samantha Duffy

Samantha
Duffy

HR Officer

MediaProducer

We are recruiting!

We’re looking for an experienced Media Producer specialising in design, video, motion graphics & print project management.

The successful applicant will join our creative team and work alongside our client account managers, creative directors and designers to coordinate and produce multiple projects from conception to delivery. You will be the dedicated point of contact for our client account managers, developing an understanding of what the client wishes to achieve, extracting the brief and assembling and managing a team of internal and external designers to deliver the project on time, on brief, and within budget. Although you’ll be working with the creative team, you will be expected to have an eye for what works, what doesn’t, and bring creativity and ideas to projects and be self-motivated. It’s a varied role with a lot of activity…. we’re always looking to produce new and exciting things …and have fun doing it!

Demonstrating a proven track record in media project management and production, you will be expected to hit the ground running, producing high quality, creative media.

What will you be doing?
• Briefing
• Estimate and scheduling
• Media project management for print, design, video and motion graphics
• Managing a team of designers (internally and externally)
• Quality Control

Requirements
• Organisational skills
• Proven track record in media production and project management
• Excellent understanding of the production process
• Efficiency
• An eye for design
• Creativity and passion
• Focused and self-motivated
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Attention to detail

Beneficial skills
• Knowledge and experience of adobe Creative Suite software
• Hands on media production experience

InteractiveMedia Producer

We are recruiting!

We’re looking for an experienced Interactive Media Producer specialising in web, digital and interactive media project management.
The successful applicant will join our creative team and work alongside our designers, developers, creative directors and client account managers to produce multiple projects from conception to delivery. You’ll be the dedicated point of contact for our client account managers, assisting with developing the brief and putting together and managing a team of both internal and external designers to deliver the project on time, on brief, and on budget. Although this role is working with the creative team, you will be expected to have an appreciation of what ‘works’ and what doesn’t and bring creativity and ideas to projects. It’s a varied role with a lot of activity…. we’re always looking to produce new and exciting things …and have fun doing it!

Demonstrating a proven track record in interactive media project management and production, you will be expected to hit the ground running, producing high quality interactive media.

What will you be doing?
• Briefing
• Estimate and scheduling
• Media project management for web development, online and interactive app development
• Running a team of designers and developers (internally and externally)
• Quality Control

Requirements
• Organisational skills
• Proven track record in interactive media production and project management
• An Excellent understanding of the production process
• Efficiency
• An eye for design
• Creativity and passion
• Focused and self-motivated
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Attention to detail

Beneficial Skills
• Knowledge and experience of web and interactive media software
• Knowledge of interactive programming languages
• Hands on media production experience

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  • Abney Hall, Abney Park
    Manchester Road
    Cheadle, Cheshire
    SK8 2PD, UK

Accepting the Privacy Policy

By consenting to this privacy notice, you are confirming that you have read and understood this policy, including how and why we use your information.

aps Events and Media in acting as a data controller / processor is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We value the trust you place in us by providing the personal information we need to provide our services.

The statement below details when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you, or that which we can link to you.

We may change this policy from time to time to reflect updated regulations, so please check this page regularly. By using this website, you are agreeing to abide by this policy.

Who are we?

aps Events and Media is a Cheshire based events production company, specialising in corporate communications pre, during and post event through live event delivery and digital media solutions.

We are a company limited by guarantee (No 07374253). Our registered address is Abney Hall, Manchester Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 2PD

What information do we collect and why?

The personal information we collect you provide voluntarily. We process this personal information to allow us to enter into an agreement to provide you with our services.

A summary of the information we collect and why is listed below.

In providing you with our services we may collect:

Why do we collect this information?

We are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.

In order to provide clients with information and quotes for our services, we make use of your contact information such as name, address, phone number and email to engage in correspondence. We will also correspond with you from time to time to inform you of changes or improvements to services.

In the course of providing clients with day to day event management and services we also make use of contact details such as name and email address to allow attendees to participate in events. We process this information to allow attendees to create logons and passwords to enter, view and interact with events, for example by asking questions.

We do collect some personal information automatically from you when you visit this website and our event websites, using cookies and google analytics. Please refer to our cookie policy for further details. In using this technology, we may therefore collect details about the type of device you use to access our website, its operating system and version, your IP address, your general geographic location, your browser and the webpages / content you view.

The information that we collect automatically is used to protect our websites and improve them.

We use data collected from attendees and events to provide reports and analysis to our clients about their events.

We also use your business details for the purposes of invoicing.

Our office entrances and car park are monitored by CCTV cameras which record continuously.

If an incident that requires specific recordings to be reviewed for use as evidence of an incident or to assist with an investigation, aps Events and Media will liaise with the property management company, who own, operate and manage the CCTV function.

If the investigation becomes a legal matter, recordings may be submitted as evidence and retained as part of the collateral for that case by the justice system.

We will endeavour to keep your information accurate, up to date and not keep it for longer than is necessary.

Visitors to our offices have their name and car registration recorded in our log book for the purposes of health and safety.

Will aps Events and Media share my personal data with anyone else?

We may pass your personal data to third-party service providers contracted to aps Events and Media. This is strictly for the purposes of providing services to you or improving them.

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide to you on our behalf.

If we wish to pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party we will only do so once we have obtained your consent, unless we are legally required to do otherwise.

A list of the third-party service providers is available upon request, please contact gdpr@thinkaps.com

Transferring your data outside the EU

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") to third-party suppliers, delegates or agents. We’ll take all reasonably necessary steps to make sure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

We’ll only transfer your data to a recipient outside the EEA where we’re permitted to do so by law - for instance, (A) where the transfer is based on standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission, (B) where the transfer is to a territory that is deemed adequate by the European Commission, or (C) where the recipient is subject to an approved certification mechanism and the personal information is subject to appropriate safeguards.

The legal bases for using your personal information

There are different legal bases that we rely on to process your personal information, these are:

How long do we hold your data for?

aps Events and Media will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary.

We will only hold your personal information for as long as is necessary to provide you with our services. We also retain data so as to meet our legal obligations to regulatory bodies such as HMRC.

All personal data we hold is subject to this privacy notice and our internal data retention policy. If you have a question about a specific retention period for certain types of personal information we process about you, please send an email to gdpr@thinkaps.com

Security

aps Events and Media is committed to protecting the personal information you entrust to us.

While we take reasonable precautions to guard the personal information we collect, no system is impenetrable.

Unfortunately, sending information via e-mail is not completely secure; anything you send is done so at your own risk. Once received, we will secure your information in accordance with our security procedures and controls.

aps Events and Media takes measures to prevent information about you being subject to loss, theft, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. For example, we store the personal data you provide to us on computer systems that have limited access and are located in controlled facilities.

We also ensure that our third-party suppliers provide adequate security measures.

Your rights

aps Events and Media wants you to be in control of how your personal data is used by us, you can do this by exercising the rights granted to you under the GDPR.

aps Events and Media wishes to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal data. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ in doing so, you can request the following information:

What forms of ID will I need to provide in order to access this?

aps Events and Media accepts the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested:

Passport or Driving Licence

How do I make a ‘Subject Access Request’?

Please send an email to gdpr@thinkaps.com our team will provide you with a subject access request form and facilitate the request. We will respond to your request as soon as possible and within 30 days of your request form being formally submitted.

Job applicants

aps Events and Media is the data controller for the information you provide during the job application process unless otherwise stated. If you have any queries about our job application process please contact samantha.duffy@thinkaps.com

All of the information you provide during the process will only be used to progress your application, or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements.

We will use your contact details to contact you to progress your application. We will use the other information you provide to assess your suitability for the role you have applied for.

You don’t have to share with us the personal data what we ask for, but it might affect your application if you don’t.

The legal bases for using your personal information

Who do we share your data with?

In order to process and manage applications we use a platform called workable, the personal details you supply will be shared with this supplier. Their privacy policy can be viewed here

Application stage

If you apply directly to us by email or post, this information will be processed by aps Events and Media. If you have applied via a recruitment agency or job website your details will be processed by this third party and they will act as the data controller.

We ask you for your personal details including name and contact details. We will also ask you about your previous experience, education, and for answers to questions relevant to the role you have applied for.

aps Events and Media shortlist applications for interview

If you are unsuccessful following in your application, we will retain your details for a period of 1 year.

Job offer

If we make a conditional offer of employment we will ask you for some information so that we can carry out background checks. You must successfully complete these checks prior to employment. By law we are required to confirm the identity of our staff, their right to work in the United Kingdom. We will also confirm the details they have provided with regards to previous employment.

You will therefore be required to provide:

You will be asked to complete a criminal records declaration to declare any unspent convictions.

We will contact your referees, using the details you provide in your application, directly to obtain references.

Should you have a complaint

aps Events and Media is committed to working with you to reach a fair resolution of any complaint or concern you may have about our use of your personal information. Please contact us in the first instance to discuss your concerns.

If you believe that we have not been able to assist with your complaint, you may have the right to file a complaint with the Information Commission.

The details for each of these contacts are:

  aps Events and Media complaints contact details Information Commission contact details
Contact Name: Samantha Duffy Information Commissioners Office
Address line 1: aps Events and Media Abney Hall, Manchester Road Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Address line 2: Cheadle, Cheshire Wilmslow, Cheshire
Address line 3: SK8 2PD SK9 5AF
Email: Samantha Duffy
Samantha.duffy@thinkaps.com
 

Use of 'cookies'

Like many other websites, the aps Events and Media website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better, more personalised service. We may therefore collect details about the type of device you use to access our website, its operating system and version, your IP address, your general geographic location, your browser and the webpages / content you view.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website. Please refer to the following guides below if you wish to disable cookies.

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Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review so please check often for changes. This Policy was last updated in May 2018.