Nexus News.

The latest updates, stories, ideas and guides from the Nexus team.

General News
1 Jan 2022
Welcome to the team, Rob!
New Warehouse Tech for Nexus.Rob joins us under the Government Kickstarter initiative as a new starter in our Macclesfield shop. Rob has had a passion for all things tech from a young age having been involved in local am dram throughout his school years.Rob is passionate about the industry and as such puts a lot of care and attention in to his role at Nexus. He meticulously preps kit before it leaves our doors to ensure it is reliable for whatever the application, be it TV or Film to Touring or Festivals.We're grateful to have Rob onboard, he is already...
New Purchases
9 Sep 2019
Nexus Makes Mega Investment in Robe
Nexus Dry Hire has recently enlarged its stock of Robe products with another sizeable investment worth over half a million pounds. Investing in a series of industry standard products released by Robe ensures Nexus’ rental fleet is completely up-to-date and allows us to respond to market developments. “We constantly monitor and respond to the fast-paced market demands. Keeping up with new technology and products is what Nexus is built on. We monitor new product releases and once they have made a successful entry into the market and we see an increase in demand, without hesitation we will invest”, comments Tom...
New Purchases
5 May 2018
Nexus Goes Large with Chroma-Q Color Force II for its Rental Stockholding
Lighting and rigging specialist, Nexus Dry Hire has added thirty of Chroma-Q®’s flagship Color Force II™ 72 LED fixture to its stockholding – providing clients with an award-winning cyc, wash & effects lighting solution for their entertainment and corporate events. Nexus’ Managing Director, Tom Agar comments: “At Nexus we are always looking for leading technologies which we believe will become the next industry standard and product of choice amongst our production and rental clients. After studying the market, we chose Color Force II as it is exactly the right product for our requirements. It’s a very high quality light source,...
Exhibitions
4 Apr 2018
Nexus to exhibit at Plasa Leeds 2018
Nexus are delighted to announce they will be exhibiting on stand RD-14 at Plasa Leeds 2018. Plasa Focus will be taking place 1st & 2nd May at the Royal Armouries in Leeds and Nexus will be there to showcase it’s products & services. This is the first time Nexus has exhibited at the event and so we are very excited to show off what we have to offer for the industry. Nexus has a wide range of Lighting and Rigging equipment available to hire and this will be showcased on the Plasa stand. The Nexus rental stock is here to...
Development
2 Feb 2018
Nexus goes live with new online portal
After months of development Nexus are very excited to announce the launch of our new online Connex Portal service. Using the platform, Nexus customers are now able to register for the service, giving them full view of their account including access to live and historic quotes, hire contracts and invoices. Users will also be able to view all of Nexus’ inventory and generate instant quotes using this facility, giving them quick access to stock and prices. The system allows for great customisation – customers can select the equipment they want to rent with a single click and send a request...
New Purchases
1 Jan 2018
Nexus Dry Hire is to invest big in 2018
2017 was a rollercoaster for Nexus and the team, with lots of exciting developments. Earlier in the year, we secured private investment from motor finance giants Evolution Funding. Nexus then invested nearly £1 million in new stock, including significant new purchases from Martin Professional, SGM, Robe, MA, ETC, and INDU. We wanted to kick start 2018 with the announcement of some big news. This year will see Nexus bring the newly released MA3 consoles in to stock. Our only regret about MA2 was the inability to invest in to it earlier, so this time we weren’t taking any chances with...
General News
9 Sep 2017
Nexus Dry Hire rebrands in wake of successful festival season
We are delighted to unveil our new brand identity, which comes off the back of a busy and successful summer of festivals and concerts, and is designed to better represent our position in the market and our vision for the future. This year has been a rollercoaster for Nexus and the team, with lots of exciting developments. Earlier this year, we secured private investment from motor finance giants Evolution Funding. Over the past six months we’ve invested nearly £1 million in new stock, including significant new purchases from Martin Professional, SGM, Robe, MA, ETC, and INDU. We’re securing contracts from...
General News
4 Apr 2017
Evolution Funding invests in dry hire specialists Nexus
Lighting and rigging dry hire specialist Nexus Dry Hire has received a £1m investment from Evolution Funding. The deal, which sees Evolution secure a 50% stake, will enable Nexus to invest heavily in new equipment, as well as expand its team, increase warehousing space, develop advanced testing areas and progress supplementary services such as transport and logistics. Established in 2015 by Managing Director Tom Agar, Nexus has successfully bridged the supply gap for providers of AV equipment, allowing customers to acquire the latest lighting and rigging equipment without endangering their balance sheets. Jeremy Levine, CEO of Evolution Funding, which has...
Development
8 Aug 2016
Nexus install new test bay
Nexus install new test bay with In-house fabricated pre-wired test bar. With an increase in demand for dry hire lighting equipment, Nexus pride themselves in keeping a lean prep process for quick turn around times. In order to keep the maintenance of our equipment as easy and efficient as possible our team have fabricated a pre-wired test bar with built in power and data looms. This allows us to test up to 20 fixtures at any one time as well as pull all of the necessary information and input it into our fixture history database. Having the test bar has...
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