South Shields multimedia firm lands £800k contract in China

South Shields business that helps thrill audiences across the globe is in the spotlight with biggest ever contract. Technical director Dave Birchall.
South Shields business that helps thrill audiences across the globe is in the spotlight with biggest ever contract. Technical director Dave Birchall.

A SOUTH Tyneside business is in the spotlight after landing its biggest-ever contract.

Db Show Control and Automation, a five-man firm involved in designing multimedia show experiences, has won an £800,000 contract in China.

The company, based at One Trinity Green in South Shields, is a technical design consultancy providing design, programming and project management services for show control, audio visual and IT systems.

Projects it has completed include two new rides at Universal Studios Orlando in the US, the Big O water show at the World Expo in South Korea and the Wings of Time display on Sentosa Island, Singapore.

Its latest contract includes full technical design and build work, plus on-site commissioning for a giant 24-rack system.

The system will drive all of the special effects, lasers, lighting, projection, audio and water effects for a night-time water show taking place on a lake in Wuyishan, China.

The company, formed in 2011 by technical director, Dave Birchall, has a £1.2m turnover.

Mr Birchall said: “The China project is huge.”

Coun John Anglin, South Tyneside Council’s lead member for regeneration and economy, added: “It’s great to see a home-grown business flourishing and proving a real success story.”

CONTRACT coup ... Db Show Control and Automation’s Dave Birchall.