What parts of the UK do you cover?
We are a national company and cover the whole of the UK.
Do you work Internationally?
Yes, we frequently assist clients throughout Europe with their projects. This can be because existing clients want to use us when they are themselves abroad or because a European producer require skills or equipment not available locally.
Do you do small events?
Yes, while this website may showcase the larger events we do, over half of the events we work on are for less than 300 guests. We treat all clients with the same care and all events with the same attention to detail.
Do you own all the equipment you use?
Yes, we have one of the UK's most diverse stocks of kit. This includes staging, sound, furniture, lighting, video, rigging, decor, drapes and catering equipment. This is all wholly owned and stored in our large 5500 square foot warehouse, which we also own. We rarely hire in kit from other companies.
How long have you been established?
SXS was established in 1998 by founder Johnny Palmer, and has since developed and grown to what it is now. Made up of a group of three companies, and still headed by it's founder, who plays a key role in quality control and direction of the company.
What types of events do you do?
All types. We do everything from product launches to weddings, to fashion shows, to awards shows, to festivals to ethnic celebrations, to circus performances. Our belief is that the skills and resources used on all events are transferrable and that the wider range of events we do, the better experience we have.
How big are you?
Big enough to deliver and small enough to care and be efficient. We have a full-time staff of ten, five part-timers and various casual and freelance workers. We produce around 300 events a year.
Are you happy to agree to Non-Disclosure?
Yes. Many clients request that we agree to Non-Disclosure Agreements, especially on events that involve brand PR or television. We are also happy to agree to NDAs for private events where required. Our team is discreet, polite and respects the privacy of both individuals and organisations.
Do you do discounts for charity events?
Yes. In our budget we have allocated a limited amount of funds to enable us to offer discounts for some registered charity events. Please see our Charity Event Sponsorship Page here
Do you take on work experience or placement students?
Yes. We strive to train and develop the next generation of Event Technicians and Designers. We operate a work-experience program throughout the year. We typically take on two placement students for each academic year. We have employed some work experience and placement participants on a full-time basis after graduation. If this is of interest to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What are your payment terms?
We require a deposit upon booking and the balance in full prior to the event. Some established clients hold accounts with us.