About us

The Relevent logo on the side of a car

Relevent Ltd is a specialist event management company formed following a long association between its directors Richard Millward and James Hodgson. At the time Richard was the Special Events Manager at Leeds Castle in Kent and James was the Senior Arts Technician at Middlesex University Trent Park.

The two met organising the highly successful Trent Park Mansion series of concerts for 7 years. Relevent Ltd provides a single point of contact for every aspect of your event from initial conception and licence application, supplier sourcing and equipment specification, on the day management, site clearance and final litter pick. Since its incorporation Relevent Ltd has worked extensively at heritage sites across the UK including Leeds Castle & Penshurst Place (Kent), Harewood House (Yorkshire) and Radley College (Oxfordshire). We also turned a former WW2 airfield, Dunsfold Park (Surrey) into both an open air concert arena, and the following year into a hugely successful “Wings and Wheels” Event.

In 2005 we were the first and only company to have been given permission to stage a large scale public concert on the back lawn at Kings College, Cambridge.

Previous Events Include

  • Leeds Castle Open Air Events Programme 2003-2007
    Complete project management including budgeting, procurement, Health and Safety management, site management, production, welfare, waste, infrastructure, facilities and communications
  • Several Pop Concerts inc Simply Red 2003 & 2005 Will Young 2004 & 2005 Michael Ball National Tour 2004
    Complete project management including budgeting, procurement, Health and Safety management, site management, production, welfare, waste, infrastructure, facilities and communications
  • D-Day Celebrations Dunsfold Park 2004
    Complete organisation and management of one of the largest D-Day celebration events in the country culminating in a music and fireworks concert attracting 15,000 visitors
  • Wings and Wheels Surrey 2005 – 2010
    Complete project management including budgeting, procurement, Health and Safety management, site management, production, welfare, waste, infrastructure, facilities and communications for an air and motorsport event attracting 25,000 visitors and over 1000 participants
  • Classical Prom National Tour 2006
    Complete project management including budgeting, procurement, Health and Safety management, site management, production, welfare, waste, infrastructure, facilities and communications
  • Opening of Fowlmead Country Park for SEEDA 2007
    Complete project management including budgeting, procurement, Health and Safety management, site management, production, welfare, waste, infrastructure, facilities and communications
  • John Lewis Partnership Festival 2007
    Complete project management including budgeting, procurement, Health and Safety management, site management, production, welfare, waste, infrastructure, facilities and communications
  • Polesden Lacey Festival for the National Trust 2008, 2009 & 2010
    Complete project management including budgeting, procurement, Health and Safety management, site management, production, welfare, waste, infrastructure, facilities and communications for open air theatre festival attracting 12,000 visitors and over 1000 participants over 2 weeks
  • Thurrock Festival and the Big Weekend for Thurrock Council 2008, 2009 &2010
    Complete project management including budgeting, procurement, Health and Safety management, site management, production, welfare, waste, infrastructure, facilities and communications for open air music and arts festival attracting 20,000 visitors and over 1000 participants over 2 weekends.
  • Skegness Organises 2009
    Complete production management for Cultural Arts festival for East Lindsay District Council
  • Tour de France route marshalling 2007
    Providing over 300 route marshals and support facilities for Pennine events on behalf of KCC
  • Arrival of QEII to the Tyne 2007
    Transport logistics and pyrotechnic support facilities
  • Borough of Broxbourne Festival of Fireworks 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010
    Complete production management for fireworks event attracting 10,000 visitors
  • Spetchley Gardens Illuminated Walk 2007 & 2008
    Complete production management and design for an illuminated walk attracting 10,000 visitors over 10 days
  • Event Feasibility Studies for Kent County Council 2007 and Essex County Council 2008

References:

The following organisations have agreed to supply references if required:

John Lewis Partnership
171 Victoria Street London SW1E 5NN
Jon White - Events Manager
Partners Festival Event Management
£84,000 Project Complete
Complete Event Management
April 2007 – June 2007

Leeds Castle Enterprises
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Darlene Cavill – Head of Events
Open Air Concert Management
£349,000 Project Complete
Concert Series Event Management
Annual since 2004

Dunsfold Park Ltd
Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8TB
Gerry Forristal – Project Manager
Wings and Wheels Event Management
£109,000 Project Complete
Complete Airshow Event Management
Annual since 2005

Thurrock Council Theatre and Arts
Grays, Essex
Mark Allinson – Head of Arts
Thurrock Festival Event Management
£120,000 Project Complete
Complete Event and Production Management
Annual since 2008