About Mercian Events

We are a leading conference and events company providing complete up to date Audio Visual solutions for every occasion, we look after and take full responsibility for all the technical aspects for Live events, in fact all you will ever need for a successful event.


Our path into the live events business began over 40 years ago and stems from the development of our AV Hire business to Hotels, Venues, Companies, Businesses, Local and National Government departments, Associations and Societies, Clubs and the local community and being centrally located and based in the Midlands we have great access to all main UK motorway networks.


As a company Mercian Events has the unique ability to provide modern eye-catching, crisp clean events suitable for the 21st century at sensible prices geared to clients’ budgets without any compromise on quality.

Concept to reality

A Team

Quality and value without compromise. This ethos is of prime importance to us at Mercian Events, enabling us to lead the way in professional audiovisual presentation solutions.

Key to our success is our people. With over Seventy years of combined experience, coupled with dynamic and forward thinking fresh ideas, we provide bespoke turn-key solutions for a wide range of presentation requirements.

Our services range from a simple projector hire, through a full conference concept to a permanent installation and on-site management. Cutting edge technology backed by fully trained and motivated technicians, enable Mercian Events to make your ideas a reality.

All the events we undertake on behalf of our clients is one large team effort.

Every job starts with the selection of a project manager who is then dedicated to that event. They will work directly with the client on a one to one basis preparing a detailed brief. From that brief, the project manager will work with our design team to prepare bespoke designs and 3D Cad concepts.

Once the project manager has approved at least three different designs for the client to consider, they will then work with the costings department to finalize a quotation. The actual event itself then requires the project manager to work closely with the conference technicians selected for that event ensuring that your :

audio visual equipment
audio visual equipment

UK & Europe


Our team is based in the Midlands, UK. We have been providing our services all over the UK and Europe since the 1940’s. Our experienced directors mixed with a young creative team gives us a unique edge over our competitors.
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Our skills

We are skilled in all areas of live events from the initial
concept and design through to production and supplying equipment.
Live events
AV hire
Video production
AV installations

Key members of our team

  • Tim Istead
    Tim Istead Director
  • Lee Mcphilimey
    Lee Mcphilimey Director
  • Ben McCaffery
    Ben McCaffery Project Manager
  • Tom Bowld
    Tom Bowld Audio Visual Technician

What our clients say

  • Just want to say a huge thank you to your team for our last event. They were excellent to work with, really accommodating and very professional

    Major Agritec Publisher
  • Just wanted to say a very big thank you for the great job over the past few days. Feedback from the bosses was that the setup was very professional and allowed a seamless flow to the days proceedings (which I echo also). So many thanks for making the process pain free for Mat and me and hope to work with you again in the near future.

    International Pharmaceutical Company Senior Project Manager
  • I am writing to sincerely thank you on behalf of everyone here at Primrose for supporting our Birthday Ball. Your professionalism, dedication and support was a great accompaniment to what was a great evening. I really hope you would be willing to support the work of the Hospice again at a similar event in the future

    Primrose Hospice Fund Raising Manager
  • Thank you for an outstanding day, you were superb. The feed-back we have received has been excellent.

    Major IT software producer
  • Our sincere thanks to your team for all their help at the weekend. They could not have been more courteous and helpful, they all went out of their way to accommodate all our requests, the whole team is a credit to your company

    Major Health Charity
  • I just wanted to drop you an email to say thanks again to you and your event team, for the help this week at the fund raising conference. As ever the AV side of things was faultless, so thanks again – we really do appreciate it

    Cancer Care Charity
  • I would just like to say huge “thank you” to you and your team for the excellent service you provided at our Environmental 2020 Awards. I was absolutely thrilled with the way it looked and the guys that were there on the day were amazing, they worked really hard to get everything ready in time, very professional and two of the nicest guys I have ever met. Nothing was too much trouble for them, they were so helpful it was untrue.

    Thermotechnology Industry PA to Director of Marketing & Technical Support
  • Post event we are feeling very satisfied that we all delivered for the client last week was a slick professional – and inspired conference. The general feedback from our client has been excellent, which is of course what we all aim for. I am also delighted to say that our first experience of working with your company has been a good one, so please pass on our thanks to your team. I hope the feeling was mutual and that our constant pedantic requests weren’t too irritating – if they were – you certainly didn’t show it but rather smiled and help us achieve the standard of detail we so aspire to, so a big thank you for that.

    Conference Agency Educational conference
  • I have total confidence in Mercian Events, their experience, skill and commitment to running flawless events are clear to all who use them. I have worked with several members of their event team over the past few years and would be reticence to use anyone else to handle my events.

    Healthcare Client
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