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ES Lighting Hire Ltd was founded in 2007. Originally formed from the hire department of Essential Supplies. Due to the increasing success of the department, it was decided to set it up as a company. At the same time, it was decided to move from Cornwall to Hampshire to be able to cover the whole of the South of England more easily.

We have worked in various locations around the country and Europe. These include London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Plymouth, Cardiff, Paris, and Florence.

The company has been in Up Nateley, between Basingstoke and Hook since 2019. Before that, we were in Rotherwick for 8 years. We started out by supplying lighting and power in marquees for weddings and parties. Over the years we have expanded our services. We now can supply a complete electrical equipment package for all events in all venues.

Our mission is to provide a friendly yet professional service, with the ability to go above and beyond. Furthermore, we aim to always supply a truly bespoke solution to your requirements.


Although the core team at ES Lighting Hire Ltd is small, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver any size event, no matter how big or small. We are passionate about providing our clients with a service that exceeds expectations. 

In addition, we have a carefully selected team of freelancers that we work with on a regular basis.


Simon is the backbone of the company and has over 20 years of experience designing, running and installing lighting and sound rigs. From theatre productions, garden parties, weddings and festivals, Simon will always give 100% to make every event the best it can be.


Although not seen on installs that often, Hazel is always happy to be involved when required. She manages to day to day admin, accounts, marketing and anything else necessary to ensure the smooth running of the business.

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We have been involved with many events during this time, from small private garden parties, concerts, weddings, graduations, corporate events and stage productions as well as food, beer and music festivals.

Each job is given the same attention to detail and is designed from scratch to give a completely bespoke solution to your requirements. In addition we can provide marquees, generators, staging and full band sound equipment using our carefully selected and approved suppliers list.

Our products are fully tested before being sent out and checked thoroughly on return in addition to regular PAT testing, servicing and maintenance. Installations are completed and signed off to BS7909 requirements. Copies of our Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments and Method Statements are available upon request.

For kit only hires, spare lamps are provided when applicable for extra piece of mind. Full set up instructions are also provided.