Our History

Event Prop Hire is a supplier to the themed events industry specialising in the design, creation & supply of high quality & visually outstanding event theming and props.

Two Friends & Humble Beginnings

Event Prop Hire was born out of a college & university friendship between Rosie Ellis and Matthew East who both graduated from Hartlepool University in 2002 with a degree in Entertainment Design. With dreams of running their own prop making business, funds were raised by selling homemade bird tables at local garden shows for just a few pounds each.

The First Milestone

By 2004, after two years tirelessly touring just about every garden show in the country, the pair had raised enough money to move into their first workshop totalling just 1,700 square feet and soon set up a small prop making website called Scenecraft.com.

Dreams Do Come True

With the creation of Scenecraft, Rosie & Matt were able to realise their dream of building & selling props for a living ranging from alien costumes to giant sets of teeth and fake bricks. Whilst the fledgling business went from strength to strength, the pair soon noticed an interesting trend developing. The majority of Scenecraft’s clients were from the Events industry who commissioned themed props to be used just once at an event before throwing away.

Three Stars Are Born

Seeing an opportunity for growth, Rosie & Matt decided that offering a stock of rental products & themes to the event industry could offer huge potential and so in 2006 with a new workshop, one employee and a single van full of props, Event Prop Hire was born. Event Prop Hire’s mission initially was to provide just a small number of themes that were of exceptional quality and with Rosie and Matt’s heritage in prop design & model making, they were well placed to realise this vision.

Growth Thanks To A Reputation For Quality

Event Prop Hire began to develop a reputation for quality within the Events industry which saw its client base grow exponentially over the next few years along with the size of the company itself. From humble beginnings of just two, the business now employees over 60 employees with dedicated sales, production, warehouse, logistics and design departments. Warehouse space for our 3000+ unique props totals over 145,000 square feet, and in 2014 the company finally realised one of its long term goals to open a London showroom to meet the needs of its London based clientele.

A Thank You From Rosie & Matt

Without the help, dedication and support of our fantastic staff and our valued clients, who over the years have put their trust in Event Prop Hire to meet their event needs, Event Prop Hire would not be what it is today. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

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