Event Production at its Finest

Event Production at its Finest

ESL Technical Services

Over 30 years of excellence in event production based near Southampton. Delivering unparalleled sound, lighting, and video experiences with friendly, reliable service for unforgettable events. Your vision, our expertise.

Who are ESL Technical Services and ESL Events?

ESL Events have been creating bespoke and spectacular events for our clients on behalf of ESL Technical Services Limited for over 30 years.

At the heart of our business is a dedicated group of professional technicians with over 200 years combined experience in audio, lighting, video, temporary power and presentation design and implementation.

With backgrounds ranging from Concert Touring to Theatre, Film Production and Editing to AV Rental, Hybrid Meetings to Conference Presentations our expertise covers all aspects of the events industry.

These skills combined with an inventory of the latest technologies including Allen & Heath Digital Mixing, JBL PA, Prolight LED Lighting featuring Avolites Control, Panasonic & Optoma Laser Projection, Christie Projection, QLab Show Control and modular sets and staging with custom graphics enable the creation of a special and unique experience for any event.

Contact us now to find out how we can help make your event truly memorable.

We are specialists in

Conferences & Events

With 30+ years of experience, we deliver seamless, customisable sets for a wow factor. Our full production services include video, screens, sound, lighting, and streaming expertise for events, including broadcast to Zoom and Teams.

Award Ceremonies

Trust us for a dazzling event. We provide impressive elements, meticulous attention to detail, and high-standard installations. Celebrate winners with lively music and lighting. Use wireless cameras for a front-row experience. Preserve memories with professionally edited videos, delivered promptly.


Planning a mobile event? Our package includes a stage, set, video, audio, and lighting, all fitting into a single van to keep costs low without compromising quality. Our set and stage design, branded for you, is ultra-portable, easily fitting into lifts and medium-sized vans. Host events anywhere without the restrictions of large set panels.


We've been providing full mains power support for exhibitions, compliant with BS7909 since the beginning. Committed to safety, we stay updated on the latest legislation. Our custom set technology builds exhibition stands, featuring high-definition screens and expert lighting for a standout brand appearance. The result is a slick, professional, and appealing look for your customers.

Music Events

Expertise in providing complete PA and live mixing for bands, including speakers, microphones, monitors, digital consoles, and sound engineers. Additionally, we offer lighting and special effects packages using the latest LED technology, creating vibrant moving effects for a dynamic audience experience, whether it's a speakeasy, nightclub, or live concert.

Our Event Production Services

Sets & Staging

We've invested in modular staging systems, offering dynamic raised areas at multiple levels for performances and presentations. Our ultra-portable set system is fully customisable to represent your brand, with printed fabric seamlessly installed onto the framework, showcasing your unique essence.

Video & Projection

We provide high-definition laser projectors for excellent visibility, easily integrated into sets. For larger audiences, repeater screens in various sizes ensure a good view. Our cameras and video mixing tech deliver live pictures for optimal visibility, even with banquet-style seating.


Whether you need a lectern with a microphone or wireless microphones, we have versatile systems. We collaborate to understand your needs. Amplifying audio from any source, including videos and music tracks, is our expertise. With years of experience, we seamlessly mix full bands for a polished audio experience.


Our LED lighting range significantly reduces carbon footprint compared to traditional tech, with lower electricity demand and enhanced fixture capacity. LED units emit less heat, ensuring comfortable, regulated, and safer events. From wireless uplighters to waterproof intelligent moving head units, our range is diverse. With wireless technology, we can install lighting in most locations.

Temporary Power

Our roots in the events industry began with this service, and our passion remains strong. Our qualified electricians handle specification, preparation, installation, testing, and sign-off, adhering to risk assessments and the latest legislation for guest safety. Regular equipment testing ensures both safety and uninterrupted service.

The Evolution of Event Production and the Role of ESL Technical Services

The world of event production has undergone a significant transformation over the past few decades. Events have changed a lot, from simple stages and lights to high-tech productions. The industry has seen a revolution in how events are thought of, organized, and delivered.

In the past, event production focused on stage setup, good sound, and maybe basic lighting. Fast forward to today, and the landscape is vastly different. Modern event production encompasses a wide range of elements, from state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems to advanced video projections, special effects, and immersive technologies. The aim is not only to hold an event but to make a memorable experience that deeply impacts the audience. This evolution has been driven by technological advancements, changing audience expectations, and the desire to create unique and memorable experiences. Today’s audiences are not just passive spectators; they seek engagement, interaction, and a multisensory experience. This shift in expectations has pushed event production companies to innovate and elevate their offerings continually. Enter ESL Technical Services, a beacon of excellence in the realm of event production. ESL, located near Southampton, has been a leader in the events industry for over 30 years. They have set standards and pushed boundaries in this field.

What sets ESL apart in the crowded event production landscape?

For starters, their holistic approach to event planning and execution. Recognising that every event is unique, ESL collaborates closely with clients, understanding their vision, objectives, and audience demographics. This deep understanding allows them to craft bespoke solutions that resonate with the event's ethos and audience expectations.

Their Sound and Lighting Systems are a testament to their commitment to quality and innovation.

Leveraging the latest technology, ESL ensures that the auditory and visual elements of an event are not just complementary but transformative. Whether it’s a conference, a corporate event, or a live performance, their sound and lighting solutions are tailored to enhance the overall experience.

But it’s not just about sound and lighting. ESL now offers more services for events, such as video systems, special effects, generators, and power distribution solutions. Our services cover everything for an event, from start to finish, with great attention to detail and skill.

Another feather in ESL’s cap is its membership of the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) for over 20 years. This group is committed to following the highest quality event production standards and the best practices in the industry.

Therefore, as the event production industry continues to evolve, companies like ESL Technical Services play a pivotal role in shaping its future. They are not just a service provider, but also a reliable partner in creating memorable events. Their strong dedication to being the best, coming up with new ideas, and making clients happy sets them apart. As the industry looks ahead to new challenges and opportunities, one thing is certain – with companies like ESL leading the way, the future of event production is bright.