JR Event Services Ltd were formed in 2009 by John Radford after working within the event industry for the previous 15 years. The company was founded with an overriding aim of taking a client’s vision and turning it into reality. We strive to work in synergy with our clients – advising, assisting, communicating and collaborating to achieve the desired outcome. We don’t dictate – we listen and engage with our clients to ensure their vision is at the forefront and remains intact throughout the project lifecycle.
Throughout our portfolio there is a common theme of developing solutions for creative needs to ensure unique and exciting events take place safely and effectively. This requires close liaison and engagement with various elements from the Emergency Services to Local Authorities, Highways Agencies and local businesses, organisations and individuals. Many events have large numbers of stakeholders that require liaison and engagement throughout the project lifecycle and it is here where our experience and skills shine through.
We understand the need for close budgetary management and utilise a wide range of suppliers across the industry in order to provide both best value and best quality. Not having tied relationships with any supplier permits us to utilise those contractors best suited to the need identified. Our fee system allows clients to have complete transparency on the equipment suppliers and we never mark up these elements so allowing a true cost to be produced.
For Event Safety, we believe our team provides not just strength in regard to qualifications held but have the live event production experience to enable “suitable and fit for purpose” event safety solutions to be incorporated into the event planning, thereby providing a fully holistic approach to the event delivery package. Our industry experience in production, allows us to develop solutions that provide guest and participant safety without compromising on the integrity of the creative element. We don’t take a prohibitive approach, but rather a collaborative, informed and communicative approach that ensures the finished project works for all involved.
Our experience includes working closely alongside the artistic elements of events to ensure the creative vision is fulfilled as closely as possible whilst resolving obstacles from a production perspective in terms of a technical, logistical or safety related nature.
Although small in size, we believe we provide a big service to our clients, taking the best levels of experience and knowledge and using them collaboratively to ensure the finished product is the best it can be.
Based in rural Somerset, John has been involved with the event industry in one form or another from back in school – he won’t give an exact number of years due to the embarrassment factor. Suffice to say, it’s a fair number!
Outside of event work, John takes advantage of the amazing scenery afforded by the Mendip Hills and the Quantocks and can regularly be seen walking the family dog when away from work.
His goal is to continue creating a small but effective Event Services business focusing on that bespoke solution.
Hailing from the beautiful coast of south Devon, Charlie has developed his event credentials all the way from organising parties in local farm barns and five-a-side football tournaments as a teenager to being a full time employee of JR Events Services, via a successful career as an event freelancer.
Charlie’s other major love is sport, in the widest sense, with a seemingly limitless ability to provide a piece of sports knowledge relating to every location we visit!