what we do

Our clients hold live events to engage with an audience. We have the team, the skills, the experience, the equipment, and the services to do this effectively. Our culture is a creative and value led approach to technical event production. We are a single source of, and experts in, all disciplines of audio, light, vision, scenic, power and content. We offer a complete support service from conception to delivery of any event. We have invested millions of pounds on state of the art equipment and continually invest in our people.

Everything your event needs

Our core services are everything you'd expect from a company providing all-round technical support for live events. Our extensive kit inventory and team of industry experts means we genuinely have all bases covered. We can scale our services to whatever you need – from a small meeting to a conference for thousands – we’re all over it.

And the best of the rest

We're all about added value. We back up our technical service with CAD layouts and 3D visuals so you know exactly what your event will look like. We design and build your conference set, and print any artwork to reinforce your brand and messages. Our creative team animate custom content and develop your presentations to make them effective and beautiful. This in-house service is fully integrated with the rest of our event delivery. Relax, you're in good hands.


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Who We Are

We are an outstanding team of over 80 people who care passionately about what we do, right down to the last detail. Based across our branch network, we include project managers, designers, technicians, AV managers, craftsmen, office support and warehousing teams.

We are
universal live

We are technical experts who know how to get things done, and just as importantly how to deal with the pressure of a live event.
We work in partnership with you to provide the additional skills and expertise necessary for success. We take pride in delivering on time and within budget. Get to know our great bunch of people by clicking the link below:

How We Do It

We don't just deliver boxes of kit; we work as your trusted partner to deliver your event. We have an extraordinary team, who are easy to work with and lots of fun, but who take their work very seriously and won't rest until the event has been delivered to perfection.

We work on 1000 events a year, and are committed to making every single one a resounding success.

Inspiration and Dedication

HOW you do something is as important as WHAT you do. We are one of the most trusted and recommended technical event companies because of our following principles:


We are not your average corporate events company. Sure, we only hire the most skilled individuals for our team – but we also choose people who who make creating amazing events an absolute joy and are a pleasure to work with.


Our team are committed to quality and bring a professional, proactive attitude to every aspect of our service. We thoroughly prepare and test every element of your event, leaving you free to concentrate on what matters to you, knowing the production is sorted.


If we say we’re going to do something, then you better believe it’s getting done. We’ll be on hand to provide consistent support throughout the planning, set-up and delivery of your project, as well as liaising with all the right people.


It may be an old adage, but we genuinely believe honesty is the best policy. Our diligent work ethic comes from a desire to meet – and surpass – the expectations of our clients and create truly great experiences.


Our team of technical whizzkids, operational experts and creative designers have hundreds of years of collective experience. We pride ourselves in combining the best technology and audio visual equipment to push the boundaries and engage with your audience.


We love finding creative ways to bring your vision to life. Our project managers and designers create engaging content, production design and practical delivery for you to achieve your event goals.


Wherever you need an event, from a broom cupboard to an arena, from a muddy field to a boat, we have taken on any challenge. Whatever you need, wherever in the world you need it - we're just a call away.

Head office

  • 01274 200292
  • bradford@universal-live.com
  • Guy Street
    BD4 7BB

Manchester Branch

  • 0161 238 9090
  • manchester@universal-live.com
  • Unit 4 Great Jackson Street
    M15 4NP

Rugby Branch

  • 01788 576296
  • rugby@universal-live.com
  • 13 Consul Road
    CV21 1PB

Cardiff Branch

  • 029 2048 0806
  • cardiff@universal-live.com
  • Unit D1 South Point Industrial Estate
    Foreshore Road
    CF10 4SP


Think you have the skills, attitude and know-how to be part of something really special? Check out our vacancies and find out how to join our exciting team.

Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental Manager

We're looking to expand our team at Head Office in West Yorkshire. Expand to see more details.

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Group Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality Manager. The person undertaking this role will be involved in all our offices and warehouses, as well as being required to oversee working practices out on site. Working across Universal Live and our sister company Universal AV Services, this is a permanent full time post commencing as soon as possible. If you think you’d be the right candidate email jobs@universal-live.com for a full job description.

AV Technician

We're looking for an AV tech to join our Head Office Team.

Are you ready to join our team as an AV technician based at Head Office? Then click here to learn more about the role and how to apply, we can’t wait to hear from you.


We offer local hire services around our branch locations. Get in touch with your local branch for more information. Or if you're looking for permanent installation of AV equipment, please visit www.uniav.com