We create outstanding events that engage and inspire your audience

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We’re a full-service AV hire and event management company

Surtees Hire is a full-service event production company that creates outstanding virtual and live events to engage and inspire your audience. Unlike most other event companies, we’ve been in the business for over 35 years, so we know what it takes to create successful events. Let us take care of all the details, so you can focus on what matters most – your message.

Our team has everything you need to make your next event a success! From stage design and audio visual equipment rentals to catering and venue management, we do it all. And with our unique approach, we guarantee every detail will be perfect for your needs. So let us help you plan the best possible event today!

Contact us today for more information about how we can help with any of your upcoming events!

Why Surtees?


35 years‘ experience


We manage everything


Outstanding communication


Passionate and professional

Our Services

Event Production

We will plan and produce all of the elements for a successful, memorable and inspiring event

AV Hire

Everything you need to make your next conference, event or exhibition a success

Virtual Events

The exciting, new way to connect with your colleagues and customers with endless possibilities


We plan everything to the tiniest detail from start to finish to ensure your conference runs smoothly

Our amazing clients

We’ve been getting to know our clients from all different sectors and have loved understanding their needs. But most importantly, we love being a part of what they do – it’s not just about us supplying them with audio visual equipment or great event production, but rather as partners in the process of crafting something that will make an impact on people’s lives!

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What people have said

We used Surtees after various recommendations and to say I was impressed would be an understatement. The team were knowledgeable, creative, friendly and professional. The Annual BAE Systems Graduate Conference was a complete success thanks to Surtees. I would recommend them to any company

BAE Systems

“‘I have worked with Surtees for over four years across numerous conferences catering for 30-400 people. Paul and the team deliver a seamless event and ensure that nothing is an issue – critical when planning and running events. The team are quick, professional and go above and beyond to meet and exceed the requirements of any client and within the constraints of the most demanding venues”


“Surtees provide audio visual and other related works for all of our Safe Drive Stay Alive events that run throughout November and have done for 11 years. Paul and all the crew from Surtees are excellent, they are always professional, polite and happy to help, whatever the challenge!   We have a large team who work on the SDSA event and consider Paul and the crew to be an integral part of this”

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Our offer

We offer a flexible service – you can choose how much or little they need. These services include assistance before, during, and after an event.

– Advice on event planning, itineraries and content.

-We offer experience in deciding between virtual, hybrid and live events.

-Help with project planning, budgeting and timeline creating.

-Find and book the perfect venue.

-Management of delegate lists, invitations and replies

-Plan/coordinate delegate travel/transport.


-Provide advice and arrange appropriate audio-visual (AV) support.

-Manage sponsor and speaker needs.

-Plan your exhibition solutions.

-Event success measurement indicators

-Staff your event

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Corporate event company

We are one of only a few event companies to offer a seamless one-stop-shop service because we can handle all aspects of event management and production – from finding and dressing a venue, to providing audiovisual equipment or supplying your team building activity, to building, theming and dressing a stage for your gala dinner or awards evening – and everything in between.

In 2021, and in light of the covid 19 pandemic, we have been quick to adapt or event planning and management services and now offer a range of virtual events. We think virtual events and team building will be here to stay, but we hope to return to live events soon.

We are an expert event company that combines cutting-edge ideas and traditional values to deliver unforgettable events. We have a “can-do” attitude, and our experienced team has the skills to develop your ideas into reality.

We believe in delivering unique events tailored to suit you, from small gatherings of friends or co-workers through to large conferences for multinational organisations.

Do you want to create something outstanding?

Our Process

We Understand

To create your unique event.

We take the time to learn about your event, audience and outcomes you want to achieve. Then we make a plan to get you there.

We Plan, Organise and Test

To the minutest detail.

We work with you every step of the way with contingency plans in place so all you need to focus on is inspiring your audience.

We Deliver something Outstanding

To wow your guests

Your event is our focus. We work hard to ensure your event is well-planned, runs smoothly and is a big success. 

Our portfolio

Our guides and tips

10 Things You Need To Know About Event Production In 2021

10 Things You Need To Know About Event Production In 2021

Event production isn't just about event planning. It's planning, budgeting and the management of a project, as well as marketing it to your audience. It's about the logistics, not just who and what will be there but how to make it happen effectively. Professional...

Virtual Events in 2021: Tips and Best Practice for Success

Virtual Events in 2021: Tips and Best Practice for Success

Virtual Events It's a brave new world out there. Gone are the days of travelling to conferences and meetings in person. This last year has been the year of the virtual event. Virtual events have always been valuable, but more and more businesses have been recognising...