It’s fascinating to discover how the rental and used equipment channels of our business overlap and work together to benefit our customers. Steff Jones is a UK based Lighting Designer, who works predominantly in television, but does regular spin-off work which includes, one-off concerts, touring productions and theatre shows.
Over the past two years, Steff has not only worked with us on a lot of rental projects, but also become a very valued customer of PRG Proshop, our used equipment sales channel. Steff continued: “An expanding area of my business is permanent installations for TV studios, luxury nightclubs, theatres and music venues. Some of my clients only have a limited budget—so used equipment is always the best option. The used lighting equipment I’ve bought from PRG XL Video has been of the highest quality and worked perfectly. The nature of PRG XL’s rental work puts a very high demand on the kit, which means all their fixtures are fully serviced on a regular basis and able to perform in the harshest and most demanding environments. With other used equipment vendors, I’ve had to factor in budget to service the lights and bring them up to the required standard, as well as buying spares to leave with my client. With PRG Proshop, this is no longer necessary due to the exceptionally high quality of the kit.”
PRG Proshop Product Sales Manager, Rodney George supplies Steff’s used equipment needs in the UK, and said: “I first met Steff on one of our lighting and video jobs, he was very interested to learn about our used equipment sales. Soon after that I supplied him with a list of kit for one of his installation projects, and we’ve kept in touch ever since. Steff signed up to our monthly UES newsletter and we’ve developed a really close client-supplier relationship. We visited Steff at the London Palladium whilst lighting his recent job ‘Broadway in Concert’ to discuss upcoming opportunities and new products we’ll be bringing to the used equipment sales channel.”