Meet the team
Stephen Lynch – MD
1. What is the secret to great event production? I think it comes down to use of space, understanding the space you are working in (or creating) and making the most of it within budget.
2. What advice would you give to a client for their first event? Find suppliers you trust and work with them. Build a team from your suppliers so they all buy into the success of the event.
3. What has been your favourite event? Too many to pick just one. I’ve had an amazing time over the last 20 years, whether it be working in places like the Globe Theatre or the Royal Opera House. Walking around museums at 1am can be a little scary! Doing the European launch events for a certain technology company’s phone, tablet and music players was a real privilege for such a small young company. I could also make name dropping into an Olympic sport, but I won’t….although this one time when I met Bruce Willis…….
4. In one word why use Event tsl? Trust
5. What were you doing 10 years ago? I was managing a company called Aztec Events. It’s where I learnt the majority of my technical knowledge and business skills. It’s also where I met a young fresh faced Ben Fawcett, who may have threatened to punch me the first time we met, but that’s another story.
6. Any Sports? When I was younger I swam a lot and threw the Hammer for Croydon & Surrey, coming second in the national finals. I still have my Silver Medal at home. I played Rugby from an early age and I’m still very active at Streatham-Croydon Rugby Club in South London. Luckily, Ben is a big rugby fan as well, so we can be found at Twickenham on a regular basis.
7. Music/Bands? I love Suzanne Vega and have done since I was about 14. U2 have provided the soundtrack to my life over the last 25 years. A bit of JJ72, Floyd, Jeff Buckley, add some James Horner and a dash of classical. That’s about it.
8. What possession could you not live without? It might be a cop out but I’d have to say my iPhone, it connects me to everything.
Ben Fawcett – MD
1. What is the secret to great event production? For the right questions to be asked of the client in the first place. Getting a thorough understanding of a client’s requirements allows us to specify the correct equipment and services. It is then down to us to keep asking questions throughout the process.
2. What advice would you give to a client for their first event? To think through the whole event from a guest or delegate’s perspective, from their arrival to their departure and any post event follow up. It’s their experience of the event that counts.
3. What has been your favourite event? There have been so many and for plenty of different reasons, mainly because they were fun! I ran the UK production for the launch of a “fruity” new computer! It took place at BBC Television Centre Studio 1 and I took the big seat in the control room. Oh the power!!
4. In one word why use Event tsl? Honesty
5. What were you doing 10 years ago? Looking to leave my position as Senior Account Manager at a well respected production company for a sales role in a different industry. I achieved this and hated it. I must love events too much!
6. Any Sports? Get me to Fortress Twickenham. Thankfully I can walk there from my house and crawl back home.
7. Music/Bands? Always listening to Absolute 80s but anything from choral & classical through to dance music via some celtic folk
8. What possession could you not live without? My passport. There’s a whole world out there to be explored