The Stage Bus is an event production company based in Birmingham, who provide innovative mobile stages across the UK. Our quirky, vehicle-based stages are powered by the sun and their onboard batteries means they can power events day and night. With full sound and lighting facilities included, the reduced set-up times for our stages also make them some of the most cost-effective solutions available.
We have five stages available, ranging from the most cost-sensitive stage up to the largest solar-powered mobile stage in the UK. By having fully integrated stages built into vehicles that don’t need to be built on-site, set-up can be as short as twenty minutes, reducing our overheads.
Our stages are fully integrated, so they don’t need to be built on-site, keeping both time and labour to a minimum, while also saving the need to liaise with multiple contractors. By looking at every aspect of power consumption, we have been able to approach energy efficiency on a completely new level compared to traditional set-ups, this means our stages do not need any external power supply and can work from a battery charged solar power system for up to 8 hours.
The Stage Bus has been providing services for the past decade, and our professional crew has more than sixty years staging and technical experience between them. Our stages have had full Health and Safety appraisals and are fully documented, and we are also covered by a full and substantial public liability insurance.
We realise we use a lot of technical jargon on our website, so if you’re not sure of anything please check out the glossary of terms on our frequently asked questions page and if you’re still not sure you can always contact our friendly sales team for help and advice.
MEET THE TEAM
ANDREW TEVERSON – DIRECTOR
Andrew is the brains behind the whole operation and started the company in 2006 when he designed and developed The Stage Bus based on his university dissertation. He is currently responsible for design and development within the company.
Andrew regularly crews and manages events, acting as both sound and lighting engineer. He also has a talent problem solving and repairing just about anything whatever the circumstances!
Andrew loves vintage vehicles and as a child dreamed of owning his own double decker bus, combined with having been involved with sound and lighting since he was at school this winning combination has led to the success of the company!
PAUL HAYDEN – BUSINESS MANAGER
Paul joined The Stage Bus in 2013 after serving as a Finance Officer in IT, heading up the company’s communications efforts. A year later, he moved over to management of the business, and is responsible for the office, company systems, and each of the department managers.
Paul loves anything with an engine, with scooters, motorbikes, sports cars, and classics to his name. He also has experience behind a stage but mostly loves being seated facing it – he is a fan of both opera and ballet.
WENDY FRYATT – COMMUNICATIONS
Wendy comes to The Stage Bus from the charity sector having founded and run Black Country Foodbank. She will be keeping you up to date with what’s going on at The Stage Bus HQ by looking after our web presence – our social media and website. She is also involved in addressing website enquiries. She works in the office on Monday and Tuesdays of every week.
Once upon a time she worked as a wardrobe mistress at an East London theatre and has a keen interest in classic car restoration. She is the proud owner of Jesse, a Rhubarb and Custard Citroen 2CV Dolly.
JOHN BECKERSTON – OPERATIONS
John is our multi-skilled technical and organising team member. His role sits between the administration team and the workshop, because he leads on operational readiness for our fleet of stages and co-ordinates their maintenance.
He loves vintage technology and over the years has looked after everything from water wheels and steam engines through to preserved electrical generators. Museums and historic buildings are his great interest and in his free time he is often to be found exploring everything from canals to cold war bunkers.
BILL WHITE – WAREHOUSE
Bill got a taste for touring back in 1986 when he was asked to tour abroad as a lighting technician. On his return, he joined The New Kings Cabaret Theatre in Birmingham as a Stage Manager and stayed for seven years. In 2005, he formed his own production company called “Production FX” allowing him to follow his itchy feet and tour out on the road again, where he enjoyed the challenge of fitting sets on different stages daily. He also designed sets for several international tours, and managed the technical side of each.
In January 2014, he joined the Stage Bus team as a warehouse manager, drawing on his skills in logistics. During the hectic summer, his skills are pushed to the maximum to maintain a semblance of order to the rest of us, of which we are often impressed! Whilst at The Stage Bus, he continues to stay involved with theatre, and enjoys production work in video in his spare time.
TOM HYLAND – PROGRAMMING
Tom has always been a keen musician and trained as sound engineer at Applestone Studios in Torquay where he grew up. Tom has been involved with live music and events for the past ten years, playing in various bands, promoting nights and organising festivals. Tom looked after entertainment and production at the Vale festival for three years – The UK’s largest student led event of its kind.
He has a strong background in event tech and worked as a freelance sound engineer on The Stage Bus before joining the team full time in February 2010, where he was responsible for our marketing and commercial operations, alongside bookings and enquiries. In 2014, he dedicated his full-time efforts to his band, The Electric Swing Circus, but continues to care for event programming for The Stage Bus, filling our stages with great acts with whom to entertain and engage. He is a very smiley chap, speaks fluent French and loves meeting new people.