Company Profile

Eventex is a UK-based premier supplier of furniture hire for professional exhibitions and trade shows, nationwide. We work with exhibition organisers, exhibitors and stand builders, providing a professional and complete furniture hire solution.

We have a network of distribution centres around the country, offering you the benefits of working with a national company but on a ‘local’ level. This also enables us to minimise the carbon impact of our operations by travelling fewer miles than other companies in this sector.

We service all major exhibition venues in London, Birmingham, Manchester, and other locations around the UK.

Eventex Furniture is an eventhireGroup company – a group of award-winning companies across different sectors of the UK live events industry.

Meet the Team

Our success story is not just about furniture; it’s about the passionate individuals who work tirelessly to help organisers & their exhibitors transform their shows into extraordinary experiences. Our team is a vibrant ensemble of creative minds, logistical wizards, and customer-focused professionals, all driven by a shared vision to make every exhibition we touch truly unforgettable.

Les Vipond

Managing Director
Les has over 30 years’ experience in the events & exhibitions sectors. He takes a hands-on approach, often seen at major exhibitions, assisting with logistics and client liaison.

Karen Cmela

Commercial Director
Karen has been involved in event operations for almost 30 years, and brings a wealth of operational experience and expertise to the company.

Simon Wiser

Marketing Director
Simon, who heads up the marketing team at Eventex, has a wealth of experience in the sector, having spent over 20+ years dealing with clients on major projects.

Alyson Guiel

Business Development Manager
Alyson has over 25 years of exhibition industry experience, including as an Operations Manager for prestigious shows like the Self Build Homes Show the National Wedding Shows, the Motorhome & Caravan Show, and later as Event Director of the VaperExpo.

Lee Vipond

Site Operations Manager
Lee has worked in this sector since 1997 and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to his national operations role. He is often found on sites around the country co-ordinating large exhibitions for the company.

Jamie Higgins

Site Operations Manager
Jamie brings unrivalled knowledge and experience to his role, and is usually the key point of contact for clients on-site. He has a pro-active approach, and excellent problem-solving skills!

Richard Preece

Marketing Manager
Richard, our marketing manager, has over a decade of experience in the exhibitions industry. With an eye for detail, he also brings with him photography and post-shoot editing skills. Richard is responsible for key areas of online and offline marketing, including our own presence at trade shows, exhibitions and other networking events

Kyle France

Digital Marketing Manager
Our Digital Marketing Manager Kyle is responsible for web development, graphic design and social media activity at Spaceworks. With a passion for everything online, Kyle is an integral part of the marketing team and helps to ensure that our online activities are timely, accurate, relevant and successful.
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