About Us

Our Background and Ethos

Based in Exeter, Sound Events was set up by partners James Keating and Kai Thomas in 2003 to meet the growing demand for event equipment hire and production support in Devon and the South west. During this time we have gained a strong reputation for the quality of the equipment and structures we supply, and the focus on reliable, efficient and friendly service. The strength of our business practices, crew, and stock today enables us to provide innovative solutions to our clients’ needs. We do this by leveraging the vast combined experience of our crew and by continually investing in a range of high quality and reliable equipment of the latest designs and specifications. Sound Events remain at the forefront of not only marquee hire, but also audio, lighting, furniture and staging hire. Drawing upon our extensive hire stock, we are able to offer complete turn-key solutions for events ranging from small weddings to complete festival production. Based on a passion for events and the determination to deliver a service that exceeds customer’s expectations, Sound Events’ company ethos remains firmly rooted in the fundamentals of a professional and friendly service.

Sound Events also operates a sister business, Sound Removals of Devon – the ideal choice for home and office relocation across the region.


Employment with Sound Events Ltd

Our busy season runs from April to October and each year we take on temporary staff in this period. If you are looking for work then do email employment@soundevents.co.uk with your contact details and a C.V.


Key Members of Our Team 

James Keating


Managing Director BSc (Hons)

James founded the company in 2003. James leads our marquee construction teams on site, and is a keen lighting and sound engineer. Aside from James’ passion for marquees and events, he enjoys playing squash and spending time with his young son and wife.

Wendy Steere

Hire Manager

Wendy’s meticulous attention to detail makes here the perfect person to field enquiries, create event proposals and quotations, and manage the administrative side of the business.

Carl North


Yard Manager

Carl has worked for the company since it was formed, and is our very diligent and thorough yard manager. Carl is responsible for ensuring that all our stock is stored properly, maintained safely and kept immaculately clean. When not at work, Carl is a keen climber and gardener.

© Sound Events 2014