Showpax provided transport for the cast members of the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies that had mobility issues. By sourcing suitable vehicles, accrediting drivers and carers, and monitoring all appointments, Showpax were able to ensure that participants with disabilities featuring in the ceremonies were able to do so comfortably.
Showpax were also responsible for a range of other tasks for the ceremonies. Initially contracted to manage traffic for up to 8000 members of the cast per day, at the rehearsal space. Our relationship with the organisers blossomed, and we became an integral part of the team, providing stewarding, buggy drivers and other members of staff, resulting in Showpax looking after some of the main performers and assisting in the actual ceremonies.
It is hard to believe that we completed 4 Olympic Ceremonies but together we did it ! The journey was a big hill to climb, but as a team of Olympic Champions Showpax reached the top.
The past few months have, without doubt, surpassed expectation and you are without exception an extraordinary team. At times, you have been asked to work harder than you have ever worked before, you have been asked to do roles that were not in the original scope of Traffic Management and Marshalling, and on top of that we asked you to work in locations that were both varied and challenging. When we thought you could possibly do no more we have asked you to take on another task, do the job of one more person or we have changed the schedule and asked you to work some extra hours and without question you have all risen to the challenge. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved together and will remain eternally grateful for your professionalism, support, good humour and friendship.
It was an absolute pleasure working with all the staff from ShowPax.
Georgina Huxstep, Operations Manager – Transport & Fleet, London 2012 Ceremonies Ltd.
Further to George’s testimonial, I would like to add my personal thanks for Showpax once again shining through at London 2012 Ceremonies! You were my recommendation and, having worked with you all for many years on the transport / coaching side and only recently on the traffic marshalling side, you really impressed! Nothing is too much trouble! All your work is carried out with true professionalism and conviction and very importantly for me at least, a sense of humour! I allocated Jamie to a particularly challenging role and he carried it out with such professionalism, efficiency, flexibility and charm it made my life so much easier. I cannot thank him enough. Steve, Chris, Chris and Jamie, I salute you!
Debbie Paul, Operations Manager at London 2012 Ceremonies – HLT Logistics
Thanks Chris, For all your hard work, your proactive approach and basically for helping us with the whole 2012 rehearsal management of people. Truly a pleasure.