Bayer UK swept-up during ISE 2018


ISE 2018 in Amsterdam was the forum for unprecedented success as one audio visual and video conferencing project swept-up four prestigious awards. 

Focus 21 Visual Communications was commissioned by AV specialist consultant, MiX Consultancy Ltd, to deliver Bayer UK’s AV collaboration project at their new headquarters in Reading’s Green Park. The project had to accommodate the needs of Bayer’s employees in an office that comprises four floors, twenty meeting rooms, a dedicated space showcasing Bayer’s latest scientific innovations and BayLab; a large restaurant and café area that opens to a large town hall space for quarterly employee gatherings.

The integrated, end-to-end AV solution was designed to promote collaboration; providing Bayer’s employees with easy to use presentation facilities, video conferencing and control systems.  The result of the unique but easy-to-use technological solution has significantly enhanced employee relationships and overall communications.

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AV News Commercial Project 2018

At the start of the show, this innovative project picked up the award for AV News Commercial Project of the year. Bryan Denyer, Editor of AV News said of the entry We particularly liked the fact that Bayer UK were not just changing the technology of the workplace but also changing attitudes to work"

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InAVation Awards 2018

The 2018 InAVation Awards followed later that day, where the Bayer UK project received the AVIXA Standards award.


We’re absolutely thrilled to be announced as The InAVation Awards AVIXA Standards awards winner!, To me this award shows the importance Focus 21 put on training and professionalism.
— Commented Justin Paveley - Projects Director, Focus 21, who worked on the Bayer UK project.
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Crestron Awards

On day two of ISE 2018 the same project won Crestron’s award for Best User Experience in the Corporate category. Crestron featured heavily in the Bayer installation and helped ensure the ease-of-use that was so important to the client.

We are delighted with the award wins for the Bayer UK project. It was a fantastic project to work on and in compiling the requirements through a series of workshops with Bayer’s key stakeholders, MiX determined a set of guiding principles to ensure design continuity across the proposed scheme. A key component of the strategy was to provide standardisation through consistency and simplicity by minimising customisation but also delivering innovation to the business. This, in turn promoted user confidence, reliability, and value
— James Woods, AV Associate, MiX Consultancy
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AV Technology Awards 2018

That evening saw a 4th award picked up at the inaugural AV Technology Europe awards, for Best Large-Scale AV Project or Event

We are absolutely delighted to have won four industry awards during ISE2018. These accolades top what has already proven to be an amazing project for Bayer in the UK - one that has supported a cultural change and equipped employees with the tools to collaborate effectively and drive customer value.

It has attracted significant interest across the Bayer group worldwide. with many visitors traveling to see the installation first hand, with hugely positive feedback.

We’d Like to thank everyone involved in the awards for voting for us and everyone involved in the implementation of this installation for their hard work which led to us winning these awards
— Glynn Seymour - Digital & Infrastructure Team Lead - Bayer UK
By working closing with both MiX Consultancy and the client, we’ve installed and commissioned this project above the client’s expectation and delivered a solution that has made an impact on the culture for the employees who work in this impressive building. The system deployed is both resilient and well supported and will provide the client with a return on their investment for years to come.
— Jim Harwood, Managing Director - Focus 21 Visual Communications

You can read more about the Bayer award-winning project here

You can also take a tour of the Bayer UK offices by clicking here