As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to reflect on a landmark year for MVIS.
From sustainability initiatives to community engagement and technological advancements, not to mention a major acquisition, we have had a very significant year.
Looking back on the last 12 months, here we delve into some of the key highlights that defined our year:
July – Investing in Education and Community
Corporate Social Responsibility took centre stage in July, as MVIS paid a visit to The East Manchester Academy.
We spoke to a year 8 class about career paths and gave them a brief lesson in programming messages to display on its VMS via our web-based editing platform Web Studio.
Group Commercial & Operations Director, Anne Ashman & Marketing Manager, Ben Kettell spent the afternoon giving pupils an insight into MVIS, and the company’s journey since 2011. Both Anne & Ben then fielded questions from the group regarding everything from our technology, how to enter the industry, and how their career paths brought the duo to where they are today.
August – Cycling Championships in Glasgow
August marked a flagship event in MVIS’ history as the company provided VMS unit support for the 11-day World Cycling Championships.
The event served as a global platform for showcasing our innovative solutions and technological prowess, as well as our ability to power major international events when it comes to delivering information and aid with crowd control. With over 1 million spectators across Scotland during the event, only the very best would do.
September – Emergency Services Show
An event debut in September for us, as we exhibited at the Emergency Services show at the NEC Birmingham.
MVIS had its friendly team on hand to showcase its latest solutions for the blue-light sector, and introduced its brand-new fire sign, a product that can assess its environment and alert people to the risk of fire in the area – looking to prevent a crisis before it even happens.
October – Highways UK 2023: Shaping the Future of Transportation
Event season continued into October, as MVIS took the roadshow to Highways UK 2023. The event has become the leading exhibition across the Highways sector over the last few years.
Centre stage was our brand-new Solar Barrier with a built-in ANPR Camera, as well as some key MVIS innovations of the last 12-18 months such as the HD Compact, Compact CCTV unit, and Environmental Sensor product integration.
November – Bake Off & Charity Total 2023: Blending Fun and Philanthropy
In November, staff took part in a company bake off – its latest fundraising endeavour for Ashgate Hospice.
MVIS invited David Storer & Natalie Bell from Ashgate as guest judges. After a lot of tasting, deliberation David & Natalie crowned Jacob Spencer, MVIS’ Technical Apprentice as 2023’s Great MVIS Bake Off winner.
The competition brought MVIS’ charitable efforts for Ashgate to a close for 2023, with all initiatives throughout the year raising a whopping £14,982!
December – Road Expo Scotland
MVIS exhibited at its final exhibition of the year recently, The Road Expo Scotland event at the SEC in Glasgow and Sales Director Graeme Lee spoke to us about the company’s experience:
“We had a great time at Road Expo Scotland.” Graeme said.
“Seeing our existing customers is fantastic and it’s always exciting to make some key new connections and be able to showcase MVIS and our product range.
“It’s an important exhibition for us, as our North hub is just south of Scotland, and so we’re set up to support contracts better than ever before in terms of both geographical locations, as well as the number of units in our fleet. It’s brilliant to be bale to go and spread that message and make people aware of just how well our service is as seamless as our products for the region.”
As we reflect on the year gone by, MVIS emerges as a company that has thrived, leaving an indelible mark on the industries it serves.
With a commitment to sustainability, innovation, and community engagement, MVIS looks forward to 2024 and beyond with continued success and growth.