Stage One

Stage One create staging, scenery and live effects for film, theatre and events all over the world. The company has over 100 employees and is headquartered in North Yorkshire with global bases including London, Australia and Qatar. Stage One are heavily reliant upon their IT systems to operate high-profile and large-scale projects, security and business continuity are also both paramount to the company’s success.

Key Outcomes:
  • Superfast connectivity with 100MB leased line
  • Cloud technologies to enable sharing, collaboration, and backup functionalitys
  • Significant cost savings with VoIP phone system

"The wide range of services and expertise that razorblue have provided over the last few years has given us the confidence to place our IT infrastructure into their hands."

Stage One have their own in-house IT team who were focused on business specific application development. During a period of rapid growth, there was a lack of resource available to ensure that infrastructure could cope and that complex security requirements were addressed and adhered to. International communication was becoming expensive, and there was an increase in demand for large files to be transferred between Stage One, its customers, and suppliers. Their existing connectivity solution was limiting efficiencies.


Connectivity was significantly improved through a 100mb leased line, allowing business systems to operate without the previous limitations and to assist with the use of cloud services. A HP SAN and VMware ESX cluster was installed to house Stage One’s on-premises virtual servers.

The company’s data and email system were migrated to razorblue’s cloud environment, enabling sharing, collaboration, and backup functionality.

Skype for Business was implemented to replace their legacy telephone system and the company experienced significant cost-savings on international communication.