Our Company

Established in 2009, Smoking Gun Events began as a production agency. Drawing upon the skills and experience of our in house staff, we were quickly picked up by a number of high-end clients to produce regular events across the UK and Europe.

As time progressed, it was clear that the company needed to grow with the demand for its services. More and more customers sought the combination of technical expertise as well as the flair and creativity that Smoking Gun Events could offer.

So, after significant investment in infrastructure, staff and equipment, Smoking Gun Events have ensured the quality and attentiveness can remain the same whilst being able to offer more competitive packages to its customers.

Our services not only cover all aspect of technical event production, but we are also able to provide artists and entertainment, as well as promotion through raising sponsorship and media PR services at request.

Heads of Department

Barry Forward


With a background in theatre, creative flair, an eye for detail and excellence, Barry has been managing projects and the company as a whole since 2009.

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Azmi Erdemir


In 2008 he founded Smoking Gun to pursue his ambition of developing a boutique event production company that can produce amazing events for any occasion.

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Financial Controller

Yomi studied accounting and finances and is our financial controller. He is especially popular when he brings lemon sherbets into the office!

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Tom Crittenden

Project Director

As a senior project manager, Tom’s talents are in high demand often taking him across the globe to manage events. Skilled in design and technical expertise, Tom is the driving force behind the projects team.

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John Bakker

Operations Manager

With a wealth of experience in operations and personnel management, John is tasked with keeping everything at SG running smoothly.

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Veslie Collins

Head of Videography

Born with a rare condition, Veslie sees the world in a 16×9 aspect ratio. With a background in videography and a flair for creativity, Veslie is the man to ask about anything media related whether that is filming, editing or photography. Veslie also has a full compliment of cutting edge video kit.

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Naomi Sayers

Cad Technician / Media Manager

Naomi studied Architecture & Interior Design and has a long standing love affair with the arts. Using her skills in AutoCad and Vectorworks, along with her passion for design and photography, she provides vital support for the team.

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Craig Giles

Warehouse Manager

Craig comes to us with a background in Logistics Management in a variety of industries, keen to cut his teeth on the exciting new challenges of events.

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Tom Reeves

Set Builder

With a talent for carpentry, construction savvy Tom is our resident set builder and manages all of our set installs. He works tirelessly to ensure each build has the wow factor..

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Our Promise

Here at Smoking Gun Events we do everything we can to deliver amazing events and experiences and on top of this we are also actively reducing our carbon footprint, engaging our local community, maintaining a fair price system and supporting international charity organisations.


Smoking Gun are committed to environmental sustainability and responsibility. We monitor and track our environmental impact with the aim to mitigate several key impact groups. We are also committed to supplying appropriate waste facilities at each event, ensuring all waste is appropriately disposed of and regulating all recyclable materials both on site and after each event.


In addition to supporting charities and monitoring our environmental impact, Smoking Gun are also taking steps toward supporting our local community. Through sponsored apprenticeships for local talent, events both managed and produced within our immediate area and much more, we are doing our bit to ensure the events we produce are benefitting the communities involved.


Smoking Gun work closely with a number of charity organisations including ‘The Rainbow Trust’- providing support for children and their families, ‘Agape Caritas’- sharing stories and raising awareness for important contemporary issues and ‘A Home For Winter’- providing support and housing for refugees.


We stand by our ‘fair price’ system. All of our quotes will come itemised, allowing full confidence in what you are paying for and it’s value to your event. We are committed to working within designated budget constraints and we never promise anything we cannot deliver. We want you to be 100% satisfied at all times.

Join Us!

As a rapidly expanding event production company, Smoking Gun are always on the lookout for new talent. We have many opportunities for warehouse operatives, sound/ lighting/ AV technicians and project managers in the London area. So whether you are freelance or looking for something more permanent, drop us an email at [email protected] or give us a call on +442081506527

We are currently looking for talented and enthusiastic candidates for the following positions: