POSTED ON 26/03/2018

Over 700 international television buyers from across the globe headed to ACC Liverpool for BBC Worldwide Showcase, the world’s largest international television market hosted by a single distributor. Taking place on 18-21 February, the event brought together producers, talent and BBC executives as well as Britain’s most successful creatives. For the 12th year running, we supported BBC Worldwide to showcase its premium programmes, delivering two hotly-anticipated evening events.

POSTED ON 05/03/2018

We are very proud to announce that last week we picked up the award for ‘Event Production of the Year’ at The Event Production Awards 2018. 

The Event Production Awards is attended by the industry’s finest organisers, suppliers and contractors and aims to showcase, highlight and reward success and excellence.

POSTED ON 26/02/2018

Markiplier, one of YouTube’s most successful digital content creators, has embarked upon his debut European tour and Hawthorn is on board supplying technical equipment for the fast-selling dates which visits sixteen cities across the UK and Europe. 

POSTED ON 26/02/2018

It's been all systems go here at Hawthorn preparing for this week’s Event Production Show. 

EPS, the leading exhibition for the UK’s live event sector, is taking place at Olympia, London this Wednesday 28 February - Thursday 1 March and we'll be exhibiting!

Come down to meet our friendly team on stand C25E - located next to the main stage - where we’ll share with you a range of creative solutions for your next event and reveal what’s new at Hawthorn.

POSTED ON 16/02/2018


We're once again out on the road with prog rock icon, Steven Wilson as he embarks on his latest tour. Marking the release of his expansive fifth solo album To The Bone, the global tour will see Steven and his band play to packed out audiences across the UK, Europe and North America.   

POSTED ON 09/02/2018

The world´s largest AV systems integration show Integrated Systems Europe returned to the RAI Amsterdam for four jam-packed days this week. Showcasing the latest cutting-edge technology, products and solutions from over 1,200 exhibitors, the show is a highlight in the industry calendar. Our group head of video David Barton headed over to the show to get clued up on the latest innovations hitting the AV scene in 2018. With over 15 halls of tech to see, David talks us through his top six ISE highlights.

1. Panasonic’s Showstopper

POSTED ON 05/01/2018

SCHILLER PARK, Ill., November 7, 2017 – PSAV, a leading global provider of audiovisual and event technology services, has acquired Concise Ltd. (“Concise” or “Company”), one of the largest and most trusted providers of interactive live event software applications. The acquisition reinforces PSAV’s commitment to deliver services that enhance meeting and event experiences with solutions that connect and inspire people. 

POSTED ON 05/01/2018

Opened at the end of September 2017, the V&A’s latest exhibition Opera: Passion, Power and Politics explores the vivid story of opera from its origins in late-Renaissance Italy to the present day. Described by The Guardian as “a game-changing spectacular show”, this is the first time a large-scale institutional exhibition has been dedicated to the subject.

POSTED ON 14/12/2017

Merry Christmas to all our customers! We hope you have a fantastic break over the festive period and look forward to catching up with you in the New Year. 

If you require our services over Christmas, fear not. Our opening times are below. 

Hawthorn Christmas Opening Times



POSTED ON 12/12/2017

Iconic rock band Status Quo have been out on the road once again for their latest tour Plugged In – Live and Rockin’. Following huge demand from fans, the band decided earlier in the year to upgrade their planned Aquostic shows and plug back in for an all-electric UK tour. Having supported the band for several years, we're once again supplied lighting equipment for the hugely-anticipated performances.