Edinburgh event company 21CC delivered the technical management, production, lighting and fireworks for the ‘Hello World’ moment at the V&A launch in Dundee last week.

Geoff Crow, the firm’s director, said: “We were absolutely delighted to be part of such an incredible launch event, and for so many different aspects of our business to be involved.  This was one of Scotland’s biggest events this year.

“We were engaged by DF Concerts & Events and we worked closely with their production team to create the ‘Hello World’ moment alongside Dundee based creative agency Biome, who provided the overall vision for the design.  Our on-site technical team, including JMP Productions (lighting designer of the Queensferry Crossing launch event) designed and set up all the special effects and lighting for the big occasion and we also handled the technical services for  Éclair Fifi’s set following the Hello World moment.  Additionally, our fireworks and pyrotechnic teams were onsite having designed punctuation moments to accompany the overall creative design throughout the finale.”

The event was televised live by the BBC and was managed by DF Concerts & Events, who were engaged direct by the V&A.

Geoff added: “We have worked with DF Concerts & Events previously on other events, including T in the Park.  This was a superb opportunity for us to showcase all areas of our events business; 21CC Productions, 21CC Events, 21CC Pyrotechnics and 21CC Fireworks.”

The 21CC team were on site from five days prior to the live event, with full event testing and rehearsals running through two nights before the launch event, with over 10,000 people in attendance.

21CC Group Ltd began as a sole trader business in 1999. The company now employs 18 permanent staff and manages a pool of over 50 event crew, designing and delivering events and shows around the country for corporate groups, festivals, local authorities and private clients.