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Newsletter | October 2017

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WELCOME to your Newsletter for October 2017

After a very busy Summer the Alpha Crew Newsletter is BACK!!!

Alpha have been busier than normal for October. We have been up and down the country doing some crazy things, I’m sure you’ll all agree.

Please don’t forget to enter your best picture for the Monthly Awards, the picture must be from the job or event you are working on at the time and if possible to show the Alpha Crew logo. Unfortunately, no enhanced pictures will be accepted. A winner will be announced at the end of every month.
Prize is £15.00. No entries have been recieved in October.
And don’t forget the selfie of the month on Facebook.

We have hidden a word in the newsletter and the first 5 People to find it and email us on the email below will receive £5.00. You must tell us exactly what the word is and where it is.
We had 1 winner for the hidden word, it was ‘Banana’ and it was in the feedback. Congratulations to Zuri Jarret Boswell

Don’t forget to get in touch with any comments or suggestions for future articles. We need your pictures too of jobs and other news. Just email and we’ll get back to you soon.


  • Uniform must be worn at all times. Jeans are NOT acceptable and strikes will be issused if you are on site in ANYTHING other than your ALPHA CREW UNIFORM.
  • Always keep the Crew Co-ordinator updated on your availability.
  • We now have a new email address for Recruitment if you know of anyone looking to join us please give them the new email address to send us their CV  Remember if they are successful and reach Level 2 you will receive a Bonus of £50.00
  • Cancellations not by Text you need to phone in.
  • Please note if you are unwell the night before a job please let us know then and not 2/3 hrs before the job starts.
  • Please let us know in advance if you would like to or need to visit the office.


Zuri Boswell to Level 2

Brent Papuni to Level 3

Daniel Kinde to Level 3

Hassan Elabbady to Level 4

Deividas Miskinis to Crew Chief.


6 Single Strikes,

6 Double Strikes

5 Warnings

3 Strike outs

1 Demotion.



IMMERSIVE AV, Wimbledon Film & Television Studios, 1 Deer Park Rd, London SW19 3TL.
Tuesday 3 October 2017 07:00 - 20:00

On a side note, the guys supplied today we're all fantastic.

CREW: Adrian Calin Manu, Jock Graham Du Plessis, Matteo de Musso, Peyman Shayetehmagham
Alistage Limited, Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AZ
Wednesday 27TH,28th September & 2nd Oct 2017

On behalf of Alistage we just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work. It was a very challenging site and some very long hours. Our Director Phil who you may have meet on site was extremely pleased with all who worked with us on this project and send his personal thanks. Thank you also to the office staff for sourcing and suppling crew and up-dating our requirements at such short notice. We very much look forward to continuing our working relationship with Alpha Crew.

CREW: Anthony Loughman, Brent Papuni, Carl Debono, Charlie Higgins, Deividas Miskinis, Hadiru Mahdi, Jimmy Dolan, Lee Lorkin, Simas Usonis, Vladimir Valkov, Petrut Ciochina, Ioan Cusiac (John), Andrew Owen, Chibike Chukwuebuka 

Selfridges, Selfridges, W1A 1AB, 400 Oxford St,‎ W1A 1AB
Wednesday 4 October 2017 14:00 - 16:00

I just wanted to let you know that there was some feedback from the team regarding the Crew we had in yesterday afternoon – they were really efficient, friendly and worked really well as a team so thank you again for their help

Crew: Anthony Loughman, Brent Papuni, Deividas Miskinis, Ioan Cusiac (John) 

Wonderland Events, Harvey Nicholls Loading Bay, Harriet Walk SW1X 7R

Thank you, guys! Such a fantastic team we had on the derig!! Hassan and Zurab were brilliant.
So careful and helpful.
It was a pleasure

Crew: Adam Taylor, Simas Usonis, Hassan Elabbady, Michael Hall, Zurab Kalandadze, Adrian Calin Manu, Jokubas Miglinas

INCA Productions Ltd, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, King Charles St, Westminster

Thank you for the guys on Sunday and Monday at the Foreign Office. They were all great. Adam Taylor, Beka Grigolashvili, Blake Rene, Bradley Kempshall, Brent Papuni, Graham Pett, Jack Bryan, Lee Lorkin, Loic de Lapeyre de Bellaire, Lukasz Rucinski, Oscar Masalles Cortes, Zuri Jarret Boswell, Chase Wotherspoon, Charlie Higgins
Dazed Media, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station Wapping Wall, Wapping
Wednesday 11 October 2017 08:00 - 12:00

Crew: Igor Chmielewski, Jock Graham Du Plessis, Mark Griffith, Vladimir Valkov

Could't have been happier with the crew that were supplied. I found them all to be very hard working and focussed throughout the entirety of their shifts.
The crew chief in particular was very attentive, and we had a good working relationship.

I look forward to working with Alpha again in the future. 

Thames Festival Trust, Canary Wharf E14 8RR
Sunday 1 October 2017 09:30 - 14:30

Crew: Aleksei Tuertyaev, Deividas Miskinis It has been a while since we finished the project, but I just wanted to thank you again for your services and for providing what truly was a 'a-team.'

Both Deividas and Aleksei did an absolutely perfect and complete job, they were incredibly professional and were leading each installation day with a fantastic vision, practical thinking, proactive and hands-on attitude, and also positive energy. Both were always on time and Holloween we always finished before the expected end-time. It was a real pleasure working with both of them, and I hope to have the opportunity to hire your services very soon again.

Thanks, and all the best.
Kind regards,
Laura Schmieder

Electric Sunshine Ltd., Big Yellow Self Storage Enfield,
Friday 27 October 2017 09:30 - 13:30

Crew: Jimmy Dolan, Konstantinos Saridis, Martynas Kamsiukas, William Ali

Just wanted to send on our HUGE thank you for the crew we had booked this morning (Jimmy, William, Konstantinos, Martynas)

The guys were exceptionally quick and helpful with this job. Furthermore, the driver who was collecting the equipment we were packing could not speak any English at all. Fortunately, Martynas was able to communicate with him in Russian! This was a BIG help for me, so I really appreciate it!!

Please pass on our thanks to them
Annabelle Lowes | Event Producer - ELECTRIC SUNSHINE

Wolford London Ltd, 45 ST. MARTIN'S LANE LONDON WC2N 4HX
Bogdan Moise, George Marian Lacanu, Konstantinos Saridis, Carl Debono

Just to say that once again all your guys were super nice and helpful

It’s very refreshing!!

Thank you for organising
Speak soon

Ocean Media Events, NAEC Stoneleigh Park, Warwicks
United Kingdom-Wedding Fair

Andrew Hitchinson (Birm), Mark Howard George (Birm), Paul Colins (Birm)

AVC Live Limited, Hilton Met, 255 Edgware Road, W2 1JU

Please send my thanks to all crew for this job especially John. He was very proactive and was great to have in charge of the team.

Adam Jakoniuk, Ioan Cusiac (John), Manuel Donatini, Petrut Ciochina, Blake Rene, Carl Debono, Christopher Udy, David Adeniyi Adams, Matteo de Musso, Milos Vukcevic, Oscar Masalles Cortes, Simon Barton, Humberto da Silva Marchioro, Konstantinos Saridis, Mick Ares, Simas Usonis

Matt Foster


Hi Sharon

Exposure Promotions ltd, Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair, London W1K 6JQ

Thanks so much for sorting, Andrei has been absolutely amazing the last few days and gone above and beyond. A massive help for a very behind schedule event!

Andrei Daradics, Brent Papuni, Mikheili Zambakhidze, George Marian Lacanu, Slava Sevastjanov.

Thanks, Jenna



Massive congratulations to Jason Lismore on becoming a Grandad on the 14th of October to a Beautiful little girl called Isla, Welcome Isla and make sure you wrap grandad around your little finger, He’s smitten with you!



Welcome back to Larisa who will be working on a part-time basis from home in the evenings, if you have any queries please ask the office the following day.

Roxanne is now the Office Manager and not the Crew Coordinator, please speak to Alex regarding your jobs.

Crew Chief’s appraisals coming soon.


Harriet Darroch de Haldevang 1st Nov
Rashai Felix 5th Nov
James Monks 5th Nov
Jason Lismore (Birm) 7th Nov
Kevon Waisome(Birmingham) 8th Nov
Gavin Neofetou 11th Nov
Mikheili Zambakhidze 15th Nov
Ralph Alvares 27th Nov

Andy Hitchinson (Birm) 5th Dec
Anthony Loughman 5th Dec
William Ali 5th Dec
Peyman Shayestehmagham 7th Dec
Martynas Kamsiukas 10th Dec
Luchiano Lentini 12th Dec

David Stephen Moore (Birm)
27th Dec

Aleksei Tuertyaev 28th Dec


Joke 1:

Teacher: "Kids, what does the chicken give you?"
Student: "Meat!"
Teacher: "Very good! Now what does the pig give you?"
Student: "Bacon!"
Teacher: "Great! And what does the fat cow give you?"
Student: "Homework!"

Joke 2:
A child asked his father, "How were people born?" So his father said, "Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on." The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, "We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now." The child ran back to his father and said, "You lied to me!" His father replied, "No, your mom was talking about her side of the family."

Joke 3:
A blonde and a redhead have a ranch. They have just lost their bull. The women need to buy another, but only have £500. The redhead tells the blonde, "I will go to the market and see if I can find one for under that amount. If I can, I will send you a telegram." She goes to the market and finds one for £499. Having only one pound left, she goes to the telegraph office and finds out that it costs one pound per word. She is stumped on how to tell the blonde to bring the truck and trailer. Finally, she tells the telegraph operator to send the word "comfortable." Sceptical, the operator asks, "How will she know to come with the trailer from just that word?" The redhead replies, "She's a blonde so she reads slow: 'Come for ta bull.'"


Crew Man of The Month

Loic de Lapeyre de Bellaire

Crew man of the Month goes Loic de Lapeyre de Bellaire

Thank you for all your hard work it’s much appreciated.

Well done. Please pop into the office to collect your Leatherman.


Hi Sharon

I just wanted to say thank you for all of Lewis’ (and the others when we had additional support) for the small Severn Trent roadshow. It wasn’t in the most glamorous of locations, but Lewis was great to have on the time and was very hard working and conscientious.

Lewis developed quite an admiration for our cardboard cut-out character, “Phil”, which was always a running joke around not to forget Phil, don’t damage him, pick him up when he faints, etc. Not particularly funny now but the sort of thing that made a boring tour less repetitive. I therefore thought I would share a photo I have just seen on my phone, for you to perhaps include in your internal newsletter.

Thanks again and speak soon,

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