Who We Are

Companies within our family of brands are, each, trusted and respected, providing a premier service to clients in their sectors, nationwide.  This is achieved through a collective drive towards excellence in everything we do, underpinned by years of combined management experience in our operating sectors. You can read more below about who we are, and how we operate, below.

Board of Directors

Our board of directors is one of the most experienced of any team in our sector. We work collectively towards a shared vision for all the brands in our portfolio, to ensure that our clients receive the very best product & service quality, at all times.  You can meet our board of directors here.

LES VIPOND

CEO

JOHN REEVES

Group Sales Director

Andrew viney

GROUP OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

SIMON WISER

GROUP MARKETING DIRECTOR

In Numbers

See how our numbers enable us to provide the very best service to our clients, nationwide.

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Timeline

See below how our group has expanded since 2005, enabling us to service clients nationwide.

2005
From humble beginnings…

Event Furniture Ltd is established from our original base in Walsall, this being a single depot in the middle of the country. With one vehicle, two staff members and only offering furniture, turnover in this first year is £200,000. The Royal International Air Tattoo & International Wine Fair become our first clients.

2007
Development in the Midlands

Early success enables the company to move into new, larger premises in Walsall.  New investment follows into crockery, cutlery & glassware, further expanding the product range.

2008
Growth in tough times

The company enjoys double-digit growth each year, despite turbulent economic conditions.

2009
London & Bradford come on board
  • A new 8,500 sq ft distribution centre is opened in West London, to service the City of London and the South East. The team begins to service iconic venues across the city, such as the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London, to name just a couple.
  • Operations are established in Bradford with an 8,000 sq ft facility, opening up new markets in the North of England.
  • The product range is further enhanced through major investment into powered catering equipment.
2010
Welcome milestones
  • Company turnover for this year reaches the £1m milestone.
  • Event Hire is awarded the EHA Event Hire Company of the Year.
2011
Expansion in existing & new sectors
  • Eventex Furniture is established, targeting trade shows & exhibitions across the UK.
  • Due to continued success, the London distribution centre expands to 17,000 sq ft.
2013
Awards & acquisitions
  • Jongor Birmingham is acquired to further develop business in the Midlands region.
  • The company again scoops the EHA Event Hire Company of the Year.
2015
London continues to flourish

Our London distribution centre further expands to 22,000 sq ft due to the ever-increasing level of business.

2016
More space in the Midlands

The square footage of warehousing in the Walsall distribution centre is doubled by acquiring the adjacent facility.

2017
…and more space in Manchester

A 6,000 sq ft Manchester distribution centre is opened, servicing the North West.

2018
New staff bring more expertise
  • The addition of new HQ personnel drives the business forward through the sports hospitality and music & festival sectors, with new clients including Cheltenham Festival, the Open Golf, and Creamfields Festival, amongst many others.
  • The company continues to enjoy double-digit growth each year.
2019
Yet another important milestone
  • Due to our business growing in the region, the Manchester distribution centre is expanded to 14,000 sq ft.
  • Company turnover for this year reaches the £5m milestone.
2020
New businesses created & acquired
  • Event Cup Solutions is created, providing natural synergy to the existing business, with reusable cups for festivals, stadia & events.
  • We acquire Blue Sky Event Solutions in North Yorkshire to develop operations in the North of England.
  • The company agrees the easyEventhire franchise across the UK with the easy group.

When time stood still...
During the period of COVID-19, the company has to diversify into new areas of operations, and survives this incredibly difficult period.

2021
The start of an exciting journey for ECS

A new 6,000 sq ft wash centre & HQ is opened for Event Cup Solutions in the North East.

2022
The dawn of a new era…
  • Another new 14,000 sq ft wash centre facility is established for Event Cup Solutions in the West Midlands, continuing our major investment into the latest, energy-efficient wash machines.
  • Event Hire UK wins the ‘Best Backstage / VIP Supplier’ at the Festival Supplier Awards 2022.
  • eventhireGroup is created, with the objective of combining resources of all group companies to enhance the overall offering to clients.
  • Spaceworks Furniture Hire is acquired, adding significant extra business.
  • All companies within eventhireGroup are rebranded to ensure consistency across all sectors.
  • Group turnover for the year reaches a record £10m milestone.
  • Our brand-new HQ and national distribution centre facility in the West Midlands is opened, adding an extra 56,000 sq ft of warehousing to the business.

 

2023
Our continued expansion
  • Event Cup Solutions has a record year of revenues, onboarding many high profile clients in the stadia & music venue sectors.

  • The Bradford team relocate to a brand-new facility, doubling warehouse storage for the North region.

  • eventhireRefrigeration is launched, offering a dedicated division with the eventhireGroup to offer nationwide refrigeration solutions for facilities managers, stadia, venues, professional caterers, large events and others.
2024
…and so our story continues…