Case Studies - Spindlewood

Case Studies

Glastonbury Festival

The iconic music festival

The largest and most famous green field music festival in the world, which sells out every year within minutes of the tickets going on sale. The five-day festival near Pilton, Somerset, UK entertains 175,000 to contemporary music, dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and other arts.

Leading pop & rock artists have headlined, alongside thousands of others on over 100 stages across the venue.

The festival requires an extensive infrastructure, in the form of power, security, water and technical services which is provided by the 30,000 staff and sub-contractors.

The festival raises millions of pounds each year which goes to good causes.

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Spindlewood’s Deployment

Spindlewood were contracted to deliver a robust and secure event network capable of delivering data connections to the event organisers, emergency services, media partners and literally hundreds of third party organisations.

Spending nearly two months on site during the festival build up and de-rig in addition to supporting the festival/farm function throughout the year.

Products & Services Provided

  • High Speed Internet
    • Delivery and support for on site 1GB (1:1) fibre PoP
    • Providing permanent fibre network installation across the offices and site.
  • Mobile Networks
    • Providing 100% uptime wireless networks incorporating Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint connections across site and surrounding off site locations.
    • Erection and monitoring of 4x mobile communication masts.
  • Telecommunications
    • Design & deployment of Business class VoIP telecom system and failover PSTN lines to event control and other critical locations across site.
  • IP CCTV Surveillance
    • Wired and wireless IP CCTV system for the purpose of Health & Safety and Crowd Management.
    • Off site CCTV surveillance of supporting road infrastructure.
  • Secure Payment Network
    • Wired secure payment network handling 1,000 of payment transactions every minute.
  • Event Control & Media Centre
    • Supplying wired and wireless internet connections to in excess of 300 journalists and reports.
    • Ring fenced dedicated internet supply and failover circuits.
    • Consulting in the design of the event control room set up and providing large screen CCTV images for all cameras. Deploying secure telecoms, wired and wireless data connections.
  • Temporary Public Wifi
    • Distribution of public wifi hotspots around sites with dedicated bandwidth and failover.
    • Sponsor branded wifi landing pages and providing full wifi user statistical information and records.
  • Service Support
    • On site team of IT technicians providing site wide 24/7 support and monitoring.
    • Off site back up monitoring.

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EE/Hunters

The original British boot

Hunter is an original British brand which was establish in 1856. The brand continues to evolve, building on it's history of innovation and pioneering design.

The Hunter brand is the chosen footwear by festival goers the world over.

Spindlewood’s Deployment

Spindlewood was asked to provide a temporary high speed internet to Hunters Original Spring/Summer 2016 fashion show during London Fashion week. In a quiet (internet deadspot) part of London, organisers required a branded wifi service for the VIP delegates, media and backstage organisers & models.

Products & Services Provided

  • Internet Anywhere
    • Short term high speed internet provision with dedicated sat-link failover.
  • Public & Press Wifi
    • Brand rich wif landing page design with full wifi analytics and user records.
    • High density, high user wifi network deployment.

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BBC

The UK's premier service broadcaster

The worlds largest media broadcaster and instantly recognisable. The corporation provides a large, diverse range of media output across TV, radio and on line.

The BBC commitment to outdoor live broadcast is unrivalled. At Glastonbury they broadcast live for 3 days, going live with the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2 and on BBC 2 in glorious high definition video. The online and red button department provided live content 24/7 throughout the broadcast.

BBC Glastonbury Webcam

Spindlewood’s Deployment

The BBC came to Spindlewood to provide the high speed data connections and failovers to the BBC compound at Glastonbury. High speed fibre and bandwidth was flawlessly delivered, enabling all media platforms to output content simultaneously.

Products & Services Provided

  • High Speed Broadcast Quality Internet
    • 300mbps 1:1 connection with 100% uptime.
    • Live Streaming of HD video from site to BBC centre.
  • Webcam
    • Installation of permanent webcam and dedicated bandwidth feed to on site BBC Glastonbury webcam
  • Support
    • Dedicated 24/7 monitoring and support
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James Bond

Skyfall Movie Premiere and Launch

Daniel Craig returned as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest running film franchise of all time. As with all UK film premieres, Leicester Square was the destination for the worlds press and film critics.

The premiere was also attended by HRH Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and excited fans saw them and cast members tread the famous red carpet.

Spindlewood’s Deployment

The film premiere organiser wanted to stream media content live from the red carpet on the evening as the cast arrived. Spindlewood provided high speed internet services on the evening which delivered ample bandwidth for the media content. On line fans viewed live interviews with Daniel Craig and the film's production company’s producers and directors. 

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Coca Cola

Share a Coke Campaign

During the summers of 2013 and 2014, Coca-Cola made a splash when they swapped their famous logo with personalized names, so you could Share a Coke with the people who matter to you most.

It sparked a sharing frenzy across the nation and quickly became one of our most successful marketing campaigns. Coca Cola were totally overwhelmed by how many people picked up on the personalized bottles and cans and used them to create and share stories, selfies and special moments.

Share a Coke 2014 by numbers:

  • Over a thousand names on Coke bottles
  • 998 million impressions on Twitter
  • 235,000 tweets from 111,000 fans using the #ShareaCoke hashtag
  • More than 150 million personalized bottles sold
  • Over 730,000 glass bottles personalized via the e-commerce store
  • 17,000 virtual name bottles shared online across Europe
  • 65 experiential stops on the Share a Coke tour

Spindlewood’s Deployment

Coca-Cola needed a trusted supplier of rapid deployment ‘internet anywhere’ in order to supply connectivity for their Share-A-Coke tour. Spindlewood provided high speed reliable internet to enable the tour to maximise its full potential and send social media into a spin wherever the tour was heading.

The requirements often created many challenges as locations in city centre and built up areas were only required for a matter of hours.

Products & Services Provided

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RT Keedwell

Nationwide IP CCTV surveillance

R.T. Keedwell is a long established national transport provider, with an outstanding commitment to customers, service and adding value.

R.T. Keedwell has been delighting customers with excellence of service in transport, general haulage and distribution since 1969. With strong traditional values and an established culture, R.T. Keedwell puts customer service, safety and a competent workforce at the heart of the business.

Combining experienced leadership, a talented team, a fleet of 500 vehicles, and a network of depots, R.T. Keedwell is one of the UK’s leading privately owned transport companies.

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Spindlewood’s Deployment

With depots/hubs all over the UK from Somerset to Glasgow, R.T Keedwells wanted to ensure their property, vehicles and the ‘goods in transit’ were properly protected & secure.

Installed for the purpose of crime prevention, Health & Safety and as a depot management tool, hundreds of high resolution IP cameras have been installed across a number locations.

Multiple cameras installed on newly installed electronic gates at each depot so images of the driver, vehicle description and number plates are captured for every vehicle entering and leaving site.

Products & Service Provided

What our client says:

The RT Keedwell Group have utilized the services of Spindlewood for a number of years. The requirements for high quality surveillance within our growing, multi-depot network have been both demanding and extensive. Spindlewood have provided that service in an extremely professional, proactive and competitive manner.

We have no hesitation in recommending Spindlewood and look forward to future business with Pete Carver and his team as the RT Keedwell Group continues to grow.

Jon White
Group Commercial Director
RT Keedwell Group

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