TAO Productions Testimonials

Duran Duran 2016

“Thanks so much for making the evening run smoothly, hopefully you've had a chance to look at the One Show on BBC from Sunday. It looked fantastic and much of that is down to you and your team. I really appreciate your efforts in making that happen, particularly with all the logistical challenges. Hope to work with you again at some point and good luck for the rest of the summer shows “

James Stirling, BBC Head of Music – BBC Music Day with Duran Duran 2016

The Legends Live Televised Football Match

"I was immensely impressed by Andy Cotton and his colleagues who managed to organise this major event ("England Vs Germany: The Legends") on very short notice. They were extremely professional, hard working and always polite. I throughly enjoyed myself, as did all other guests."

His Excellency Wolfgang Ischinger - The German Ambassador To The United Kingdom

The International Indian Film Academy Awards

"I wanted to write and say thanks for everything. TAO's contribution to the event was huge and greatly appreciated by all concerned. We could not have done it without you."

Adam Pritchard - Yorkshire Forward Regional Development Agency

Beyonce Concert, Port Ghalib, Egypt

"It has been a lovely experience working with you , as a matter of fact you all at TAO did a great job and i am honored to work with you."

Ahmed Beltagy, Egyptian Promoter

England vs Germany Football Match

"The Legends was a fantastic event and for a superb cause. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The TAO team did a tremendous job, and I'm looking forward to the next one!"

Matt Le Tissier, England International Footballer

Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers

"Thanks for all your work. You absolutely smashed the Stopovers, what a sick head you are Andy."

Winston Marshall - Mumford & Sons

The Cabinet Office EPC Training

"Please accept my "formal" thanks for your splendid efforts. The evaluation results speak for themselves, of course, but there are also the wider issues about building good relationships in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and breaking new ground for the Cabinet Office College"

Mark Leigh, Assistant Director of Training and Doctoring, EPC

The xx Night + Day Festivals

"Andy Cotton was referred to Young Turks when we decided to attempt something we had never tried before: throwing our own ten to fifteen thousand person festivals in Berlin, London, and Lisbon. Mr. Cotton was extremely patient through out the process, helping us through a learning curve I am certain every other production team I have ever worked with would have looked upon with frustration and even disdain.
I work on the management team for The xx, and we have just completed a 212 date world tour, which travelled with two semi-trucks and three buses, so I have some experience with live production. I would like to recommend Andy Cotton and TAO Productions."

Molly Hawkins, Young Turks, The xx Management

The Eden Sessions 2013

"TAO Productions led by Andy Cotton handled all aspects of production at The Eden Sessions 2013, which we hope will be the start of long-term partnership.
The Eden Sessions 2013 were our most successful in ten years and Andy played a big part in that success. The Eden Project site is unique and fairly challenging but TAO's professionalism and dedication handled it with ease and good spirit.
I would not hesitate to recommend Andy Cotton and TAO Productions"

John Empson, Promoter and Founder of The Eden Sessions

The Falcon Helicopter Spectacular at the Dubai World Cup 2010

"When we were first told what they wanted to do my first response was they can't do it, especially in this time scale! We said we'd look at it with an over riding safety consideration and have been strongly backed up by Andy Cotton of TAO who has been fantastic to work with. I've never seen anything like this done at an opening and the finished effect was amazing."

Hank Harrington, Captain of the Dubai Air Wing

Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary Festival

"I wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the 24/7 access and support that you gave us over the event. You were able to fix or hook me up with everyone who made the event happen. Your experience was awesome and as a result, we have had a safe, successful and fun event. I hope you will soon have caught up on your sleep and look back fondly on the time when Minehead was invaded by all these "tough" bikers"

Allan Brownridge - Brand Manager, Harley-Davidson & Buell UK and Ireland

Lambeth Country Show

"A big Thank You to you and your team for all your work on the Lambeth Country Show. I'm glad to hear that you have not been put off from the Lambeth "experience"! There is no doubt that without your unfaltering support this weekend would have been a very different picture. I enjoyed working with you and TAO who certainly lived up to their very highly regarded name which I think for the Lambeth Country Show was particularly apt, but hopefully you'll be happy to try it Twice!"

Emma Dagnes - Events Director, London Borough of Lambeth

Licensing Expert Witness 2008

"Seeking to utilise section 160 of the Licensing Act 2003 is an unusual step and your expertise was vital in the process......Throughout the day you gave technical advice to our Barrister that enabled us to present the strongest of cases to the court.... Your commitment and professionalism was a great support to Wiltshire Police and the public that we serve."

Chief Superintendent Julian Kirby - Wiltshire Police

Cliff Richard Shows 2013

"I have worked with TAO Productions and Andy Cotton over the last 10 years across a diverse range of shows including Iggy Pop at Harewood House, seven shows in 2013 for Sir Cliff Richard and Rod Stewart's stadium show at Elland Road in Leeds. I have also worked with the TAO team in Taiwan on the production of the opening ceremonies for the Deaflympics and projects at the Meydan Stadium in Dubai.
On all occasions I have found the team at TAO Productions to be professional, hardworking and prepared to go the extra mile to create a unique, safe and excellent event. I have no hesitation in recommending TAO Productions."

Matthew Stowe, Director, International Entertainment Corporation

Oxford's Party in The Park

"Having worked with Andy Cotton from TAO Productions I would have no hesitation in using his services again. His no nonsense and hands-on approach instills a great deal of confidence and his management of situations clearly demonstrates his knowledge and above all his professionalism. It was a pleasure to work with and learn from the leading professional in the field!."

Anna Dolan - Oxford City Council

GOTR Stampedes

"Having worked with Andy since 2012 and through out 2013 on 3 UK and Irish Stopovers as well as two large out door one day events, it can not be disputed that he is a dependable, reliable, hard working and conscientious production manager.
He led our team better than any other could, and the Lewes Stopover would not have happened with out his hard work and dedication."

Laura Taylor, Everbodys - Mumford and Sons management

Harvest at Jimmy's Festival

"With Andy Cotton on site I knew we were in safe hands - and that whatever disaster may have struck - he could sort it."

Eloise Markwell-Butler; 'Harvest at Jimmy's Event Producer

Bon Jovi Concert, Ashton Gate Stadium

"Production build this year was the best ever, largely due to Andy Cotton and the TAO team. Andy Cotton was excellent. This had resulted in a lot better working relationship with everyone concerned in the production of the event."

Mike Meecham, Chair, Bristol Safety Advisory Group

L'Oreal Redken Tribe Awards

"This is the second time we have been contracted by L'Oreal for this event and the production by TAO this year has surpassed all of our expectations; their professionalism and flair has made this event the best ever"

Wren Solares : Event Director, Tribe Hairdressers Awards

The Alan Ball Memorial Cup

"Thank you for all your help and support. This event has been a great success for the stadium and Milton Keynes and couldn't have happened without you."

Pete Winkleman - Chairman, Milton Keynes Dons

RAF's Classics on the Wing

"As you know the most senior officer in The Royal Air Force; Air Chief Marshall Sir Richard Johns, the Chief of the Air Staff was at the concert and he personally asked me to congratulate you on arranging such a successful event"

Wing Commander J Lamonte - Officer commanding RAF Brize Norton

Training Course Presented in Canada

"Simply put 10 out of 10 to the trailblazers of event management TAO."

Nancy Tissington - Canadian Capital District

The Wiltshire Festival

"Fundamental to organising a safe event is putting together a good team. One of the strengths of TAO has been its ability to assemble an effective working partnership of contractors, by showing respect to those with specialist skills."

Lionel Starling - Licensing Officer, Swindon Borough Council