Audio Visual Hire & Event Production

We work with venues, agencies and end clients who are looking for one-on-one attention and an audio visual team who take perfection personally. 



We hire single projectors for boardroom presentations, we create high impact videos for major conferences, we design beautiful conference stage sets / backdrops. Combining this with our own stock of audio visual equipment and helpful technicians we provide a complete conference production service.


Our fully managed awards ceremony production service can incorporate any element of audio visual hire, stage design, lighting, on-screen content creation, live filming and event branding. Our production team will work with you in the run-up to the event and on-site to ensure a high impact awards ceremony to remember.  


We have created fashion shows for in-store events with 50 people in attendance. We have created large-scale fashion events engaging the national press and celebrities from around the world. We can supply a simple catwalk hire or full production including audio visual, backdrops, changing areas and branding.


As experienced exhibition audio visual hire and exhibition stand contractors we are able to supply a full range of exhibition technical and design services for exhibitors and organisers anywhere in the UK and Europe including exhibition stand design and construction.


We've created gala dinners in some of the UK's most prestigious venues from The Savoy in London to St Georges Hall in Liverpool. The gala dinners that we create raise money, promote brands, celebrate achievements and ensure that guests can't wait to return again.

WEDDINGS & Bar/Bat mitzvah

Regardless of the venue, almost all Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and private parties can benefit from a little of our design flair. Whether it's a few simple uplighters, some subtle draping or a theatrical audio visual experience we love to be part of once in a lifetime events. 


Sound, lighting, projection, screens, cameras, staging, sets. We bring together all aspects of technical production for one-off concerts, tours and festivals leaving nothing to chance. All of our equipment is also available to dry hire


AV hire for hotels, exhibition centres and conference venues in Manchester, Chester and Liverpool. Our venue AV service includes preferential rates on AV equipment hire, marketing and design help and helpful technical support. 

Planning an event? We'd love to hear from you. 

Thank you to the guys who worked our event on Wednesday. They did an excellent job throughout the day and were very accommodating. The stage set looked superb too.

 99 times of 100 everything would be just fine. But that wasn't good enough for us. We looked carefully at the 1 in 100 and then put in place accredited management systems to significantly reduce the risk of anything going wrong. 

OHAS18001 Badge


We take our responsibility for effective Health & Safety Management seriously.

STORM Health & Safety Consultancy

STORM Consultancy

Our Health & Safety consultants STORM Consultancy are experts in the event industry. 

ISO9001:2008 Badge
ISO14001 Badge


We take our responsibility for the environment and sustainability seriously. That's why we are ISO14001 registered. 


We have an ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System in place. This is audited annually by WCS.

Event Venue Preferred AV Supplier


We are proud to have preferred supplier status at a number of venues including The Liver Buildings & Liverpool One.

Rigging Equipment LOLER Inspection Certificate

Equipment Inspection

All of our equipment is maintained in line with UK Health & Safety Standards including LOLER inspection and PAT. 

Case Study: Documentary Launch

Stagetex won the competitive tender process to supply all of the audio visual and technical production requirements for the launch of a documentary by the golf brand Taylor Made held just outside Blackpool. 

Following two site visits, Stagetex designed stage sets, lighting, audio and projection systems that were used to transform two rooms into full HD cinemas.  An additional, branded stage was designed and installed in the central entrance hall as a performance & presentation area with further branding being installed on the landing area. 

It was from the stage in the central reception area that guests were welcomed and entertained with a live performance from a string quartet before moving through to the documentary screening “cinemas” before returning to the reception area for drinks and canapes.

Stagetex were responsible for the management of all technical aspects and supported our client from the beginning of the planning process through to delivery on site and delivery of the event itself.  All of the audio visual equipment, branding and staging was supplied from our own stock and delivered by our own AV techncians. We even helped them to install flag poles all the way down the driveway in the rain when they were let down by another supplier!

Conference staging and audio visual hire for an event in Blackpool
outdoor gobo projection for an event in Blackpool
Branded conference stage set and AV for an event in Blackpool

Stage Sets & Branding

Following the site visits and discussions with the venue it became apparent early on that it would not be possible to attach anything to any walls within the venue. In fact, our equipment couldn’t even touch a wall. With that in mind, we designed a total of 6 free-standing branded stage sets and  step and repeat / press boards which were installed throughout the venue.

In each of the cinema rooms, Stagetex supplied small stages along with full backdrops to create the effect of being in a branded cinema. To the right of the screens and backdrops were secondary branding panels in front of which press photos were taken following the screenings.

In the reception area, Stagetex created a high gloss white stage with a laminate finish to the top and sides. Behind this was another branded stage set.


Three discrete sound systems were required for the event. In the entrance area, Stagetex supplied a PA system suitable for the live music performances, background music and speeches that were made in this area. Stagetex supplied all microphones and IEMs for the performers.

In each of the “cinemas” that we created we supplied discrete sound systems that created high impact through the use of the subwoofers hidden behind the stage backdrops.


Stagetex provided all of the lighting requirements throughout the venue including:

  • Outdoor gobo projection (projecting the Taylor Made logo onto the front of the building)
  • Indoor stage lighting to highlight the presenters and performers, drawing attention to the stage
  • Ambient lighting including wireless uplighter to create the atmosphere
  • Stage lighting to light the branded backdrops


Each of the cinemas was fitted with a full HD projector and video playback system with backup computers providing redundancy. The projectors were positioned on top of neat plinths to avoid spoiling the appearance of the rooms with unnecessary stands and technical equipment.