Live events company goes from strength to strength

Guy Eaton

Since relocating from its headquarters in Long Eaton to new, purpose-built premises in Castle Donington at the end of October 2015, live events company On Event Production Co has gone from strength to strength – with the last trading year showing an increase in turnover of over 30%.

On also won the Production Award at The Event Awards 2016, capping a successful 12 months.

The decision to relocate to a new 15,000 sq ft facility on the Trent Lane Industrial Estate, which is twice the size of the firm’s previous accommodation, has enabled On to expand all areas of its operation, including its in-house fabrication department and dedicated roadshow division.

A funding award from the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund (DEGF) enabled the company to invest £340,000 in a range of new kit, including lighting units, video and audio equipment. Other recent investment highlights include an additional £50,000 on a high level L-Acoustics KARA line array sound system, along with £44,000 on the upgrade and expansion of the company’s fleet of vehicles.

Several key appointments and promotions were also made across the company throughout the year. Senior production manager Adam Dewhurst was promoted to production director and is now responsible for managing a variety of live events, along with client liaison and budget management. Dewhurst took over the position left vacant by Chris Vernon-Smith, who assumed the newly created post of technical director.

Guy Eaton, managing director of On Event Production Co, said: “We always looked forward to an exciting year following our relocation, but 2016 has gone on to exceed all our expectations.

“Winning the Production Award at the national Event Awards 2016 was the highlight of a year which has seen us grow significantly, with a number of key appointments and promotions and the development of our portfolio and client networks.

“We’re now working hard on the next phase of our expansion and have some exciting plans for 2017”.