Event Organiser, Production Manager, Cabinet Office Lecturer, and multi-award winning industry figure, Andy Cotton of TAO Productions is renowned for his frank and committed approach to the industry; his knowledge and contacts gained over two decades in the event world create a professional, safe and cost effective approach to TAO Productions event delivery.
TAO Productions was formed in 1988 to produce high quality events worldwide; whether these events are corporate events, sporting events, exhibitions, conferences, private parties, product launches, awards ceremonies, fashion shows, Christmas theme nights or outdoor festivals, concerts, showcases and music tours within the UK or around the world.
TAO Productions has been employed by a diverse range of private, public and corporate clients to site co-ordinate, event manage, production manage or event plan numerous of the worlds major functions however big or small including Beyonce in concert in Egypt; the Launch of the BT Round the World Yacht; the 3GSM World Congress for Motorola; the
L'Oreal Redken Tribe Awards, the opening ceremonies for the Deaflympics in China and summer 2011, stadium shows with JLS, Bon Jovi, Olly Murs, Alexis Jordan and Rod Stewart.
TAO has increased it's service portfolio over the past ten years to become a one stop shop for it's clients and their event's by including the functions of 2 & 3D CAD Planning from visual stage sets to operational site plans; event safety management for all aspects of events from initial application to operational management; fire and medical management for functions, production or events; traffic & pedestrian management on site or plans for the public highways and site planning and management with the supply of high quality personnel trained for a wide variety of functions from plant operators to crowd dynamics experts.
Voted "Event Organiser of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2011 "Production Manager of the Year' in 2005 and winning the prestigious "Event Industry Award" in 2008; TAO Productions strives for service excellence and event safety from the planning of an event to the licence application process then the delivery to operation; however big or small TAO Productions should be your first call.
TAO Latest News
"TAO Productions are pleased to be working with Keane in 2013 on a very unique and cool event" Date Posted 9th March 2013
"TAO Productions are pleased to have been appointed as production management for The Eden Sessions in the unique setting of The Eden Project" Date Posted 9th March 2013
"2 Grammys and Best British Band at the Brit Awards 2013...Well done to all our friends at Everybodys, Marcus, Ben, Ted, Winston and all the crew proud to work with you" Date Posted 20th February 2013
"TAO is pleased to be working with IEC & Logistik on the Cliff Richard Midsummer Nights Tour in June 2013 at Hatfield, Manchester, Hove, Blickling, Powderham, Warwick and Harewood." Date Posted 6th February 2013
"TAO are proud to be working with Mumford and Sons again in 2013 and event managing the Lewes Stopover in July" Date Posted 5th February 2013
"TAO are pleased to see that artists we have worked with recently and continue to do so are nominated for Brit Awards 2013. Good Luck to The xx, Mumford & Sons, Rita Ora and The Vaccines. Good luck also to our mates Mumford & Sons for this years Grammy Awards." Date Posted 9th January 2013
"Andy Cotton and TAO are so sad to hear of the passing of one of our best friends, Ian Sandy will be greatly missed by all of us and the theatre world as a whole; a new star is in the heavens tonight, Rest In Peace Ian" Date Posted 24th December 2012
"TAO supply chapter 8 crew for JPS at Newham Fireworks this weekend" Date Posted 1st November 2012" Date Posted 1st November 2012
"TAO's Andy Cotton is pleased to be production managing Rita Ora's X Factor Live performance on Sunday 4th November for AM Touring" Date Posted 1st November 2012
"Andy Cotton of TAO is happy to be appointed Event Director for The xx 2013 Coexist Outdoor Tour worldwide" Date Posted 29th August 2012
"TAO Productions are pleased to be starting site visits for the 2013 Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers in the UK" Date Posted 12th August 2012
"TAO Productions were pleased to have fully produced the Cotswold private party for 350 distinguished guests including HRH Prince Harry" Date Posted 18th June 2012
"Gentlemen of the Road Stopover" was wet and windy in Galway but on show day the sun shone on TAO, M&S, The Vaccines, Reuban Feels and all the other bands" Date Posted 4th June 2012
"Mumford & Sons in Huddersfield great success with over 10,000 people, TAO Productions had great times with the guys" Date Posted 4th June 2012
"TAO Medical train G Force and Rockdrops personnel in First Aid" Date Posted 17th May 2012
"Kevin Hitchens from TAO's medical branch to train Serious Stages personnel in first aid" Date Posted 7th April 2012
"TAO's Andy Cotton has been contracted as production management for the 2012 "Gentlemen of the Road" tour in Ireland and the UK" Date Posted 6th April 2012
"TAO are pleased to be assisting AGP Ltd with the 2012 Autumn Ed Sheeran tour" Date Posted 6th April 2012
"TAO's Andy Cotton lectures at New Bucks University on the Event Crowd Management Degree Course" " Date Posted 3rd April 2012
"Busy month for TAO at MECA in Swindon, The Hoosiers, Michael Winslow, The Commitments, Glenn Wool and Boomtown Rats" Date Added 25th March.
"TAO Group are looking forward to working with Food Show at Fulham Palace, London for the forthcoming year" Date Posted 3rd March 2012
"TAO Productions are pleased to be working with Mumford & Sons and International Talent Booking Ltd" Date Posted 22nd February 2012
"TAO Productions' Andy Cotton has been nominated for 'Production Manager of the Year' at the 2012 TPI Awards in London" Date posted 6th December 2011
"TAO are pleased to be part of the new management of MECA Swindon a 1900 multi purpose venue" Date Posted:11th November 2011
"TAO are pleased to be working with JPS and Sarah Sharpe on the Etape Cymru, Welsh Cycle Race on 8th October 2011" Date Posted: 6th October 2011
"TAO will be working on the 'Relentless Freeze Festival' at Battersea Power Station in October 2011" Date Posted 6th October 2011
"TAO Traffic are again working with JPS on the traffic management for Newham Fireworks 2011 with 5 chapter eight personnel attending along with our management team" Date Posted: 5th October 2011
"TAO is honoured to be production managing 'Salute the Soul Man' for Sam Moore in Phoenix, Arizona 2012" Date Posted: 4th October 2011
"TAO are proud to have been involved with 'Celebrations Levis' bringing nearly 100,000 people to the Rod Stewart performance on the 30th July 2011" Posted 1st August 2011
TAO Group are please to consult for Wren Solares of 'Style by Solares' on P.I.T.P at Althorpe Park in July. Date Posted 3rd July 2011
TAO are happy to be supplying safety services to The Michael Ball 'Heroes' Tour 2011 for Chris Marsh Date Posted: 16th May 2011
TAO Productions are pleased to be advising SKD at the Levis, Canada 375th Celebrations in July 2011
Posted: 15th May 2011
TAO's Andy Cotton scoop's "The Event Organiser of the Year Award" at the 2011 Event Industry Awards at The Soho Theatre, London Date Posted : 4th April 2011
TAO's Andy Cotton sits on the panel for TESA at their debate on "The Future of Local Authority Events" in London on 31st March 2011 Date Posted: 31st March 2011
TAO Productions are pleased to be production managing the JLS performance at KC Stadium, Hull on June 9th 2011 for Beat Up Music Ltd. Date Posted: 28th January 2010
TAO Productions are pleased to be production managing the Rod Stewart performance at Elland Road, Leeds on June 3rd 2011 for Leeds United FC. Date Posted: 28th January 2010
TAO Productions are pleased to be production managing the Rod Stewart performance at Carrow Road, Norwich on June 8th 2011 for Norwich City FC. Date Posted: 20th December 2010
TAO Productions Andy Cotton has been invited to speak at the Institute of Licensing's conference on "Event Management & Licensing" on 25th January 2011. Date Posted: 20th December 2010
TAO Productions is pleased to announce it's contract to production manage the Bon Jovi 'Circle Tour' show at Ashton Gate Stadium on 27th June 2011 for Bristol City FC
TAO Productions are pleased to announce their appointment as Event Management at the Livewyre Festival 2011 in September at The Moss Side Racing Stables. Date Posted: 11th December 2010
TAO Productions are pleased to be production managing the Rod Stewart performance in Touran, Poland on June 11th 2011 for I.E.C and Peter Brightman. Date Posted: 10th December 2010
TAO's Andy Cotton sits on the panel of The UK Festival Awards Conference at The O2 in London; to debate Non-Ticketed events following the 'Love Parade' tragedy in Germany.
TAO Productions are contracted to provide production and event management services for the Carrow Road concert of Sir Tom Jones by Norwich City FC in June 2010. Date Posted : 6th April 2010.
TAO Productions are contracted to event manage the 360 Festival featuring Madness & The Stereo MC's. Date Posted : 1st May 2010.
TAO Team travel to the Middle East for major opening ceremony and take a aluminium falcon with a 60 foot wingspan. Date Posted : 12th May 2010.
TAO are contracted to produce all Licensing and Health & Safety documentation for The Nigerian Festival 2010 in Finsbury Park, London.
Date Posted : 1st June 2010.
A full team from TAO Productions manage event and production for Westlfe's & Bill Bailey's performances at Ashton Gate, Bristol Date Posted : 29th June 2010.
TAO's Andy Cotton asked to lecture on 'Licensing of Theatres' for the Theatre Managers Association in Sheffield Date Posted : 14th August 2010.
Safety personnel from TAO undertake structural build safety for Pope Benedict XVI visit to Hyde Park for Serious Stages Ltd. Date Posted : 1st September 2010.
TAO Productions are honoured to be chosen as the production management team for Mikhail Gorbachev's 80 Birthday Celebrations in the Royal Albert Hall 2011 Date Posted : 27th October 2010.
TAO's Ben Adams passes the Chartered Institute of Environmental Healths ' Health & Safety in the Workplace' exam. Date Posted : 1st November 2010.
TAO Traffic contracted for the third year to Traffic Manage Newham's Fireworks, Chapter Eight personnel prepare and manage the full traffic plan Date Posted : 5th November 2010.