For the third year running, Arena Seating co-sponsored the National Television Awards, ensuring the cream of the TV crop were seated in style, 20th January 2016.
The NTA’s entrusted Arena Seating for the 21st year of the star-studded event to supply 678 fully upholstered flat tip-up Diplomat seats with arms, which were installed in the front stalls section of London’s O2 Arena, reserved for the VIP TV personality nominees and winners. The big winners of the night included EastEnders for Serial Drama, Suranne Jones for Drama Performance, Shayne Ward for Best Newcomer and Ant & Dec for Best Presenter for a 15th year running.
Martin Clark, Arena Seating project manager and his 12-strong team, working alongside the NTA’s production team Indigo Television, took just one day to install the prime view seats close to the stage, as well as the indoor and outdoor glittering red carpet. The build was completed in two halves, first the red carpet under the VIP seating was laid followed by the seat installation, then finally completed once the outdoor VIP red carpet had been rolled out.
Martin Clark, Arena Seating project manager adds, “It is a privilege to work with such a prestigious event year on year, with Arena Seating providing an extra 78 seats compared to last year. With an extremely short load in time, it is testament to everybody who works on the shows’ production it runs so smoothly. Everybody has to use the same load in doors at the O2 so patience and cooperation is a must between the many suppliers it takes to put on such a fantastic live show. The load out process also requires quick work from all the suppliers, by 8am the following morning you wouldn’t event know the NTA’s had been held there at all!”