Exploring ISE this year, one trend that stood out was the sheer number of companies exhibiting innovations in the field of collaboration, particularly those aimed at enterprise AV.
StriveAV is a Gold Sponsor at the 2019 AV News Awards. The event, held on the first morning of ISE, sees some of the most influential people in the AV industry gather for breakfast, networking and the all-important awards presentations. Read more
StriveAV is pleased to announce that it has been successful in its application to join the Digital Outcomes framework.
Part of the UK government’s Digital Marketplace initiative which aims to transform the way the public sector commissions digital and cloud services, by making it simpler, clearer and faster for them to buy what they need, Digital Outcomes is a modern framework for non-technical businesses that want to engage with the market to help them realise a strategic aim. Rather than buy an off-the-shelf service or specify a set of products, Digital Outcomes allows buyers to describe the end result they want to achieve, and it is up to the marketplace to design a solution, present it in a meaningful way to the customer and win the business. Read more
StriveAV is delighted to be a confirmed supplier on G-Cloud 10, the latest iteration of the Government’s Digital Marketplace, which went live on 2nd July 2018.
G-Cloud is a Government framework set up to enable the public sector to procure cloud-based services easily. G-Cloud 10 is fully EU compliant, saving customers the time and money associated with conducting their own procurement exercise. Through the competitive tender process and regular benchmarking, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) ensures customers have access to the most competitive deals.
Blog post from Toni Barnett – Oringally posted on linkedin
As someone who’s long been passionate about encouraging and developing the next generation of AV professionals, I was thrilled to learn about the Women in AV (WAVE) Mentoring Programme that was launched in July and even more thrilled to be able to share my knowledge and experience as a mentor on the programme.
StriveAV is proud to announce that it is sponsoring the coveted Manufacturer of the Year category at the upcoming AV Awards, to be held at Grosvenor House, London, on 28 September.
StriveAV expands today and has announced it has opened a new office in the city of Glasgow. The move is designed to strengthen StriveAV’s presence north of the border and better serve its clients in Scotland.
StriveAV has been awarded ISO 27001 accreditation. ISO 27001 was developed to “provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an information security management system.” It includes details for documentation, management responsibility, internal audits, continual improvement, and corrective and preventive action.
StriveAV will be making its UC Expo debut next week, partnering with BenQ to showcase the latest display and collaboration technology, including the Google Jamboard, on stand D103. In association with BenQ, who are exhibiting on stand D101, the StriveAV team will demonstrate how the cloud-based Jamboard can be used to collaborate with other Jamboards, enabling teams to share content and ideas, deliver presentations and brainstorm in real time.
StriveAV has won the prestigious Reseller/Systems Integrator of the Year award at the AV Awards 2017. The announcement, which was made at a ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on 29 September, recognised StriveAV’s work over the previous 12 months, including projects such as the unique Explore Floor at Kensington Prep, meeting spaces at UCAS HQ, and the use of innovative techniques to ensure quick and smooth installation of new technology in multiple spaces at Goldsmiths University. The company’s commitment to customer service and the desire to always deliver excellence were also key factors behind the AV Award.
Travelling back from a recent holiday highlighted to me the challenges we’re faced with on a daily basis, whether it’s in our personal lives or at work solving a problem to make our company run more efficiently, save costs and increase productivity. New ideas and solutions to problems are ever present – some we adopt and others we ignore, occasionally at our expense. One of my favourite, but madly absurd, ideas was the announcement by one airline in 2010 and another just this year; both want to offer standing room only on their short-haul flights, which sounds ridiculous! Passengers want comfort surely? But for the budget airlines it would be a big thumbs up, maximising capacity and increasing profits with every single flight. Staying with the transport theme I began thinking about how new Read more
Many of my LinkedIn connections are aware that I recently landed a new role with a leading AV integrator which I am very excited about. In moving from one environment to the other it has highlighted more than ever the importance of corporate communications and how powerful and effective it can be for sharing information among teams and managers, delivering key messages and content to screens around our office locations.
Despite the fact that technology is more readily available in classrooms and lecture theatres than ever before, there are still concerns that some teachers are not using it to its full potential. The reasons behind this are relatively well known: lack of time to reach the necessary level of proficiency, lack of confidence in their ability, or a lack of resources to invest in either the ideal tech solution or the ongoing training and resources needed to ensure it is used for many years to come.
With so many social and political issues on the agenda at the moment, it can be easy to forget that schools and colleges continue to face major budget cuts. Earlier this year the Institute for Fiscal Studies highlighted the fact that schools in England are set to endure the first real-terms cuts to their funding since the mid-1990s. Spending per pupil is set to fall 6.5% by 2019-20. Sixth Form students are faring particularly badly with spending per further education student falling by 6.7% between 2010-11 and 2015-16, and a further drop of 6.5% expected over the next few years. It means that funding for 16- to 18-year-olds is no higher than it was almost 30 years ago.
We all know that children are owning and using mobile devices from an ever earlier age and younger generations expect to be able to connect and access content anytime, anywhere. It’s also undeniable that the BYOD phenomenon is of some benefit to educational institutions – bringing technology into the classroom without any significant financial outlay to the school and ensuring students are working with a platform they understand and that they can take away with them to continue learning. However, there are also some potential pitfalls that need to be considered before introducing BYOD into the classroom, such as network access and security. Educational institutions must ensure these logistical issues are covered while also having clear fair usage and device requirement policies in place to make sure both teachers and students benefit from BYOD.
StriveAV is pleased to announce that is has been shortlisted for two InstallAwards by Installation magazine.
As teaching practices change and students move towards more collaborative learning practices, what role will IFPs play in education and can they ever truly replace projection technology?
We are delighted to announce, live from ISE 2017 in Amsterdam, that we have been crowned as the winner of AV News’ Education Project of the Year award!
A key theme of Bett 2017 is ‘game changers’, ‘an individual, event or product which results in a significant shift in how people behave or what’s possible.’ With that in mind, we take a look at five trends and technologies we think will have the biggest effect on the AV side of edtech in 2017.
We have been shortlisted for not one but two AV News Awards. The shortlisted categories are 2017 Education Project of the year and 2017 AV Seller/Integrator of the year. The latter we have been nominated and successfully won for the last three years. We hope to in to win this highly coveted accolade for the 4th year in a row. The award recognises how the business continues to move from strength to strength, having successfully expanded into the Higher Education market.
We are pleased to be featured in this month’s AV Magazine.
We are delighted to announce that after a robust tendering process we have again been awarded with a contract by Hampshire County Council for the support and maintenance of Audio-Visual equipment (hosted school service).
We are pleased to confirm that some of the StriveAV team will be taking part in Gung Ho at Brands Hatch in Kent on Saturday 4 June. (http://begung-ho.co.uk/ )
The 5k run takes on ten of the greatest inflatable obstacles on the planet. Gung Ho is the self proclaimed “world’s largest inflatable obstacle course with the finale being Europe’s biggest ever inflatable slide”.
This month’s AV Magazine features an in-depth interview with StriveAV’s Managing Director, Toni Barnett, about the origins of StriveAV and how we have evolved into the award winning business we are today.
We are pleased to confirm that we are Gold Sponsors of SCHOMS 2016.
We are pleased to announce, live from ISE 2016 in Amsterdam, that we have been crowned as winner of AV News’ Reseller of the Year Award for the third year running.
We are pleased to have been highly commended in two categories at The AV Awards 2015 on Friday night in London.
StriveAV are delighted to have been presented with a Business Appreciation Award by digital giants BenQ.
We are delighted to announce that we have been unveiled on the shortlist at one of our industry’s most prestigious awards ceremonies, The AV Awards 2015.
We are delighted to announce that we have won a global award for our work within the education sector for the second year running.
StriveAV is hosting its annual sales conference in Mallorca from 6th – 9th May 2015.
This month’s InAVate Magazine showcases our award-winning work on the £2.5m Leicester BSF project.
We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards at the Install Awards 2015 for our work within the education sector.
We are finalists in the Best Education Project and Team of the Year categories, for our £2.5m Leicester Building Schools for the Future Project, which has already won a European wide accolade at the InAVate Awards in Amsterdam last month.
StriveAV is incredibly pleased to announce that we were crowned as winners of TWO European awards yesterday at the ISE 2015 Convention in Amsterdam.
StriveAV is pleased to announce, live from ISE 2015 in Amsterdam, that we have just been crowned as winner of AV News’ Reseller of the Year Award.
StriveAV is now a preferred supplier, designer and integrator of AV equipment for universities and colleges across Wales, London and the South of England having been awarded a place on the HEPCW, LUPC and SUPC framework.
StriveAV has been named as a preferred supplier to the NHS, having been awarded a place on its Shared Business Services (SBS) framework.
StriveAV is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for another European accolade, having made the finals of the AV Reseller / Integrator of the Year Award at the AV News Awards 2015.
StriveAV is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for Education Project of the Year at the InAVate Awards 2015.
We are pleased to announce that after a robust tendering process, StriveAV has been successfully appointed to provide ‘interactive classroom and AV solutions and services’ as part of Lewisham Borough Council’s ICT Framework for Education (LIFE 2014).
We have recently had the pleasure of installing a state of the art anti reflective / anti glare 1080p HD Interactive screen into a primary school in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, which was kindly donated by BenQ.
We are delighted to have featured heavily in the 2014-15 edition of the ‘AV PowerBook & Directory’.
We are proud to announce that we had great success at the AV Awards in London on Friday night (26th September).
StriveAV’s Managing Director, Toni Barnett, has been interviewed by Teach Secondary magazine regarding the future of technology in education.
We are delighted to announce that we are up for three AV industry awards at one of the sector’s most prestigious awards ceremonies.
We are delighted to announce that we have won two national awards for our work within the education sector.
Following on from our awards success of last year, we are delighted to have been shortlisted for not one, not two but five awards at the Install Awards taking place later this year.