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Sparq event gets royal seal of approval

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Boxing heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and double-gold medallist boxer Nicola Adams were among the famous faces at the Made by Sport launch at Lambeth’s Black Prince’s Trust in June. Sparq, the technical production specialist joined forces with event production agency Chappell Productions to deliver the high-profile event which saw HRH, the Duke of Sussex in attendance.


Made by Sport is a four year campaign launched to raise vital funds for community sport and champion the role it can play in changing lives. Backed by the Duke of Sussex, the launch event welcomed corporate and public partners, as well as children from the local community.

Sparq teamed up with longstanding client, Chappell Productions, to transform the Black Prince’s Trust community hub into a venue perfect for a prestigious launch event. The team delivered full technical production including lighting and sound, plus a bespoke set and stage complete with large format print.


The 7m by 3m stage was designed and built by Sparq’s scenic team and came complete with two 86” integrated screens, which showcased empowering content to help set the scene for the campaign. A 21m partition wall was also built so the team could split the main room – usually a basketball court – so there was a separate reception area away from the main space.

Kim Chappell, founder of Chappell Productions

“An event with such high-profile guests always requires meticulous planning, and this was no exception. It was a pleasure working with the Sparq team once again, who thanks to their technical creativity transformed the community hub into a venue fit for royalty. The launch was a huge success and we had such wonderful feedback from Kensington Palace.”

Emily Gibson, Project Director at Sparq

“We really enjoyed working with Kim and the team on this project. Working in a space that isn’t typically an event venue can be challenging but the team worked brilliantly to combat any issues; even the short get-in time and rigorous security wasn’t an issue. This project was a great example of how set and staging can be used to better utilise tricky spaces, with the partition wall used to split up key areas.”