Conservative Party Conference 2015

Client Brief:

We were contracted by Blueway to build a stage and backdrop for the Conservative Party Conference 2015, hosted in Manchester from 4th to 7th October 2015. According to the specifications we were provided, the backdrop was to be a full colour graphic 17m long by 7m high.


Digital graphics panels were created in accordance with the client’s specifications. Projection screens were manufactured using a timber frame construction and covered in projection screen material.

Due to the size of the back wall, a metal frame was used by our Metal Workshop, instead of timber. This was assembled on-site and the graphic wrap was then applied before being rigged and flown into position using a truss.

Once the backdrop was in place, the curved front edge staging was assembled by our Carpentry Workshop and carpeted by our Covering Workshop. Inserted into the carpet was the logo and strapline, used to create a memorable feature.

The client was overwhelmingly pleased with our level of work as well as the media attention, and have given us the opportunity to build the stage for the 2016 conference in Birmingham. Due to the success of the conference and the final client’s satisfaction, personal recognition was received by David Cameron himself.