Arup (officially Arup Group Limited) is a multinational professional services firm
headquartered in London, UK which provides engineering, design, planning, project
management and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment. The firm is
present in Africa, the Americas, Australasia, East Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and has
over 10,000 staff based in 92 offices across 42 countries. Arup has participated in projects
in over 160 countries.
I would like to recommend High Performance for their excellent management and effective
and efficient activities undertaken at our Arup Office. Before the job was undertaken the
scope of the task, the associated Health and Safety requirements and all of the associated
competencies of the team were clarified with us.
Throughout the installation the team maintained an excellent standard, which also entailed
ensuring all of the smaller companies associated with the project worked in accordance with
the high standards Bryan Donaldson and his team laid down.
The company was so good that we have already invited them back to work on another task
in Arup and I would have no problem in highly recommending them to you.
Associate Director Health and Safety
Working with High Performance Productions is always a joy, and often a relief!
Beyond their rigging expertise, their real value comes from a high level of empathy with the
artistic needs of a project. The creative solutions offered by HPP on being presented with
either a specific brief or a loose set of criteria means they're a great team to get
involved early on in a design process. Over the years they've provided me rigging,
performers, creative input (above and beyond that of any other company), safety services
and advice - sometimes with very short notice - all of which have been second to none.
A huge thank you for providing such incredible acts for us, they really were all so superb
and much admired. I hope that I get enquiries about how I found them so that I can refer on
to you! Well done for being such an inspiring young company.
Melanie de Blank
Museum of London
On behalf of Royal Shakespeare Company & Michael Boyd’s Olivier Award winning “The
Histories” I would like to thank High Performance Rigging for their enterprising integrity, total
commitment & professionalism.
The aerial care taken of the acting company & the training of the technicians was absolutely
exemplary. I look forward to working with you again in the very near future.
Senior Production Manager
Royal Shakespeare Company
High Wire walk across Battersea Power Station with Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton for Comic Relief & BBC
The Natural History Museum is a Grade I listed building housing a national collection of over
70 million specimens and a leader in scientific research. The events team work alongside
our colleagues and partners to regularly hold corporate and private parties with only a 1hr to
2 hr set up time, bringing in an important source of revenue to support these services.
High Performance are a production company whom we have worked with here at the
museum helping to produce some of the best aerial dance displays for events. They provide
trussing and produce the shows to an impeccable standard. Working within a stringent time
restriction of a maximum of 1 ½ hours they are a leader in their industry and have a great
understanding for the logistics needed to work at the museum and for health and safety
High Performance are recommended suppliers for this type of effect at the museum and I
have no reservations in recommending them. The service provided is always professional
I would be more than happy for a representative to contact me if any further information is
Operations Manager – Conference’s and Event
Natural History Museum
High Performance have been my riggers of choice for many years and I have worked with
them on countless shows, events and parties in that time. In terms of rigging they are the
only company I would work with, they are creative in their approach and efficient and
thorough in their execution.
High Performance are also excellently placed to recommend and place leading international
circus artists and are great programmers themselves for the cabaret and corporate events
market. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to any future client.
The Roundhouse, London
Dear High Performance Productions,
I am writing to thank you for your amazing performance at the Roundhouse in Camden.
The night was a huge success and could not have been so without the stunning
performance that you put on. All the guests very much enjoyed your acrobatics and the
feedback we have had since the event has been nothing but positive.
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I would also like to say thank you for your superb service and skills, you have rested my
mind in ensuring a safe yet exciting visual performance in incorporating aerial work into an
already very technical outdoor show!
Jon Woodley, Production Manager
The New Shakespeare Company
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
I just wanted to say a huge thank you from all of us here at Blue
Peter - and CBBC - for everything that you did to make Monday's
event, and all of Helen's overall training, such a huge triumph!
I don't really know where to start, but perhaps Bryan, all at High
Performance and the riggers are a good place, since without you,
it would have - literally - fallen down. Quite how you manage to put
wires where you do, I really don't know, but I was so grateful for
your diligence, attention to detail, accuracy (all those loadings and
so on), agility at heights and not least your creativity in solving
problems. Bryan, you in particular were calm and patient and
good-humoured throughout, not least during that difficult phase
when we seemed to throw you a new UK location almost every
BBC Editor, Blue Peter