About Us

If you are looking for a technical partner with creative flair, an eye for detail and the experience to deliver, then look no further. We’ve been delivering events since the mid-nineties. Our success and reputation comes from our wealth of knowledge, expertise and client-centric focus. Delivering world-class events by working with our clients as an extension of their team, covering all aspects of technical production.

We aren’t like your average technical production company, sure we provide you with top-class kit, and work with you from your initial concept through to the delivery of the event and beyond, but, we come with a whole load of added extras. Whatever you need to make your event the best of the best. We’ve got you covered!

What we do

Our story

We started from humble beginnings, selling the ‘Universal’ tripod back in 1990. In 1996 we truly began our journey when the hire department came to life.

Over the years we have diversified and flourished, always staying one step ahead of the game. Earning our reputation within the industry for consistently delivering high quality and innovative event production, with a friendly and professional approach.

Constantly growing our business, in 2005 our Venue Partnership division was formed.

Eight years on and we added to the Universal family once more with Piccadilly Live. In 2016 Piccadilly officially united their bond with us. This coincided with the management buyout and a new leadership team was formed from existing long-serving team members.

To meet the growing demand for virtual events in 2020 we converted our Manchester Branch into a dedicated broadcasting studio in addition a number of virtual studios were set up across the country. Following considerable investment in 2020, we finally moved into our new purpose-built headquarters in West Yorkshire in 2021.

Cameron Corns

Project Manager

Cameron Corns

Project Manager

Rhys Large

Vision Technician

Rhys Large

Vision Technician

Aarron Johnson

Warehouse Technician

Aarron Johnson

Warehouse Technician

Mike Dodsworth

Project Manager

Mike Dodsworth

Project Manager

Gareth Hughes

Hire Coordinator

Gareth Hughes

Hire Coordinator

Emeline Holdsworth

Accounts Administrator

Emeline Holdsworth

Accounts Administrator

Carl Isaac

AV Manager

Carl Isaac

AV Manager

Adrian Wardle

Warehouse Technician

Adrian Wardle

Warehouse Technician

Melanie Thomas

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Melanie Thomas

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Tom Ogley

Warehouse Technician

Tom Ogley

Warehouse Technician

Kade Wong

AV Technician

Kade Wong

AV Technician

Richard Taylor

Project Manager

Richard Taylor

Project Manager

Vicky Horsfield

Executive Support

Vicky Horsfield

Executive Support

Jonathan Shoesmith

3D & Graphic Designer

Jonathan Shoesmith

3D & Graphic Designer

Felix Fulop

Project Manager

Felix Fulop

Project Manager

Jaymie Mills

Venue Account Manager

Jaymie Mills

Venue Account Manager

Ben Phillips

Operations Director

Ben Phillips

Operations Director

Ian Dickson

Project Manager

Ian Dickson

Project Manager

Stuart Thornton

Hire Manager

Stuart Thornton

Hire Manager

Charlie Marsden

Lighting Technician

Charlie Marsden

Lighting Technician

Andy Robinson

Financial Director

Andy Robinson

Financial Director

Fiona Chan

Operations Support

Fiona Chan

Operations Support

Iky Yacoob

Senior Project Manager

Iky Yacoob

Senior Project Manager

Samantha Ogley

Event Logistics

Samantha Ogley

Event Logistics

Dave Eccles

Warehouse Manager

Dave Eccles

Warehouse Manager

Bill Hill-Brown

AV Manager

Bill Hill-Brown

AV Manager

Ben Stevens

AV Manager

Ben Stevens

AV Manager

Neil Clappison

Innovation & Sustainability Lead

Neil Clappison

Innovation & Sustainability Lead

Pete Bramwell

Head of Technical Production

Pete Bramwell

Head of Technical Production

Aamir Yacoob

AV Manager

Aamir Yacoob

AV Manager

Finn Evans

Project Manager

Finn Evans

Project Manager

Chris Mobbs

AV Manager

Chris Mobbs

AV Manager

Brogan Hird

Event Logistics Administrator

Brogan Hird

Event Logistics Administrator

Caitlin Schofield

Event Logistics Administrator

Caitlin Schofield

Event Logistics Administrator

Rob Law

AV Manager

Rob Law

AV Manager

Callum Harris

Warehouse Technician

Callum Harris

Warehouse Technician

Joseph Palmer

Warehouse Technician

Joseph Palmer

Warehouse Technician

Kirsty Waine

Managing Director

Kirsty Waine

Managing Director

Marc Allen

Head of Project Management

Marc Allen

Head of Project Management

Kieron Smith

AV Manager

Kieron Smith

AV Manager

Jake Butterfield

Warehouse Technician

Jake Butterfield

Warehouse Technician

Rebecca Loughrey

Accounts Administrator

Rebecca Loughrey

Accounts Administrator

Dan Robinson

AV Technician

Dan Robinson

AV Technician

Values

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:

TEAMWORK

Together we thrive. Our success is rooted in the support and care we show for one another. Each and every member of our team plays a vital role in achieving outstanding results. We appreciate, recognize and uplift our teammates, for our strength lies in unity.

INNOVATION

We unleash our creativity, embrace fresh perspectives and remain open to change. Our commitment to imaginative and agile solutions fuels progress and growth for us and our clients.

PASSION

Heart-driven excellence. We wholeheartedly believe in our mission and approach. Passion fuels our dedication to exceptional work.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Excellence from the ground up. We begin with the little things, as they set the tone for our team’s attitude and commitment to precision.

CREATIVITY

We love to let our imagination run wild and take the time to ponder without constraints. We uncover the finest solutions by thinking outside the box.

BOLDNESS

Fearless Pursuit. We dare to take the lead, express our ideas and love to experiment. Boldness is the pathway to extraordinary accomplishments.

CLIENT SERVICE

Realising Dreams Together. We delight in transforming your ideas into reality and building long-standing, meaningful connections throughout the journey.
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Meet the
universal family

Universal AV is an award-winning audio visual integration specialist. For over 30 years they have consulted, designed and integrated innovative audio visual solution. Specialising in communication solutions to facilitate agile, hybrid and collaborative environments across all sectors.

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