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Key Personnel/Contacts

Martin Hawthorn, Managing Director
Simon Wood, General Manager
Dave Slater, Hire Manager
Alan Jackson, Head of Installations
Mick Freer, Concert Touring


Company Address

Crown Business Park
Old Dalby
LE14 3NQ


Telephone: +44 (0) 1664 821 111
Email: info@hawthorn.biz
Website: www.hawthorn.biz
Twitter: @hawthornbiz
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/hawthorn
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hawthorns.network
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/hawthorn

Business Operating Zone

UK & Worldwide

Core Business / Area of Diversification

  • Equipment hire and sales
  • Equipment and staging installation
  • Technical event production

Company Profile

We are award-winning creative technical production experts. It’s our job to help make your productions look and sound amazing. And after nearly 30 years in the business, we really know our stuff.

Named by the London Stock Exchange in 2015 as one of the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’, we believe every show or production should be an incredible experience. Through our equipment hire, permanent installation or create services we create bespoke technical solutions to meet your specifications and to help bring your vision to life.

Open 7 days a week, we are the largest independent technical event equipment suppliers in the UK, with a huge state-of-the-art range available for hire, from lighting, sound and video to staging, power, rigging and drapes.

Since 1987, we’ve installed lighting, sound, video and related equipment into a huge range of venues, working sensitively within each space to create a technical infrastructure tailored to deliver the performance capabilities you wish to achieve. We sell equipment from leading manufacturers too.

Based in Leicestershire, Cambridge and London, with our cutting-edge gear, ingenious team and unwavering focus on quality, we’re proud to deliver a truly amazing service. And that’s why many of our clients choose to work with us again.

Recent Projects

Please visit the website for recent case studies

Current Projects

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  • ABTT Theatre Show
  • BNC Event Show
  • BVE
  • Event Buyers Live
  • Event Organisers Summit
  • Event Production Show
  • Event Tech Live
  • Plasa
  • Showlight
  • The Education Show
  • The Meetings Show
  • The Theatres Trust Conference



  • ABTT
  • ALD
  • PSA
  • ISES
  • The Theatres Trust
  • STLD
  • InfoComm International


  • Martin Audio UK Rental Company of the Year 2005
  • Zero 88 UK Independent Dealer of the Year 2005
  • Event Technology Awards – Best Audio Visual Technology for Safe House at Brighton Festival 2014
  • Festival Supplier Awards – Best Lighting for Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts 2014
  • EVCOM Clarion Awards – Best Sustainable Event Provider for Cambridge e-Luminate Festival 2014

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