AVM connects Kennedys’ offices with VC systems


AVM, the leading audio visual and video conferencing system integrator in the UK has completed the project designed to both divide and link seminar spaces in the recently acquired Kennedys office spaces in Sheffield.

Kennedys, the specialist national and international legal firm, required their Sheffield presentation rooms to be equipped with the same audio and visual functionality as that of the headquarters located on the ninth floor in Fenchurch Avenue. Kennedys needed the installations to be both easy to use and easy to manage.

AVM formulated a plan to divide the office space into various sections – this allows each divided space to operate independently or as one large presentation area. AVM has also installed wired ceiling microphone arrays instead of a wireless system. This offers the same flexibility but also ensures that there are none of the issues associated with wireless audio technology.

A Kennedys’ spokesperson said, “The audio and video systems provide us with the most state-of-the-art technology for communicating with both clients and employees from all over the world.”

About Kennedys
Kennedys is a leading international law firm with a total complement of over 900 partners and staff worldwide. Offices are in Auckland, Belfast, Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Maidstone, Manchester, Sheffield, Singapore, Sydney and Taunton. Kennedys also has an active network of associated offices around the world situated in Abu Dhabi, Delhi, Dubai, Dublin, Karachi, Lisbon, Mumbai, Paris, Santiago and Warsaw.

Kennedys’ client base includes general insurers, global composites, Lloyd's syndicates, underwriters, self-insured PLCs and self-insuring government bodies. Its lawyers provide a range of specialist legal services to industry sectors including construction, healthcare, insurance and reinsurance, local government, rail, maritime and international trade. The firm also advises clients on banking and finance, company and commercial law, dispute resolution, liability and regulatory defence.

Kennedys is a top 30 law firm (UK ranking by revenue) and at the 2010 Legal Business Awards was named ‘Insurance Team of the Year’ and overall ‘Law Firm of the Year’. 

London Tube strikes costing millions - what's the alternative?


Misery and disruption has spread across the capital city today as thousands of companies are losing profits due to the tube strikes. This could cost London's economy nearly £48 million a day according to the London Chamber of Commerce.

This has caused a huge increased interest in unified communications, such as Microsoft Office Communication Server and other desktop video conferencing solutions.

Organisations must find alternative ways to keep staff operating; whether from home, a virtual office or another remote location. This will save time, minimise disruption and frustration, as well as increase productivity levels.

AVM offers services that allow companies to integrate their communications and stay in touch simply and easily. Solutions can enable employees to detect presence of their colleagues and clients, conduct video and audio calls through their PC as well as sharing their desktop for training and presentations.

More London tube strikes are planned for the following dates:

3rd October
2nd November
28th November

Don’t let your business suffer due to the loss of public transport, contact AVM on 0845 26 26 200 and ask about our range of options.