Why Adlib?

More than just equipment.

Your event technology partner for creative production. Audio, lighting, video, staging, and rigging to rent, buy, or install anywhere in the UK and Europe.

Whether it’s a live event, installation, or equipment purchase, finding the right supplier will make or break your project.

The partner you never knew you needed.

For the technically complex. For the logistically challenging. And for the day-to-day projects that need to be right, first time.

We’re the partner you never knew you needed.

The exact right blend of equipment, experience, infrastructure, and creativity.

With access to our huge equipment inventory, team of 115+ full time staff, in-house transport department, CAD design studios, pre-production space, and service centre you’ll find it easier it easier to deliver better projects, more cost effectively.

“It’s not just about owning the kit, but really it’s the infrastructure and the people and the personalities that surround you. They make Adlib. I just happen to be the person who brought them all together.”
Andy Dockerty, Founder & Director

“When you see a company that is publicly known for the big displays, the big festivals and is a well-supported, well-trusted company through touring engineers, through productions and through installations, why would you want to trust anyone else?“

David Hall, Head of Technical, Warner Hotels Cricket St Thomas


Get access to our team of full time designers, project managers, engineers, and technical experts.

Jordan Wills
Account Manager
Barclay Dakers
Sales Account Manager
John Hughes
Managing Director
Leah Coyle
Account Manager
Dave Eldridge
Senior Account Manager
Tom Edwards
Head of Account Managers
Graham Cochrane
General Manager (Scotland)
Richard Murphy
Installations Manager
Andy Dockerty
Founder & Director
Ian Nelson
Audio Technical Manager
Tony Griffiths
Head of Special Projects & Stage Engineering
Dave Jones
Touring Director
Craig Hamilton
Account Manager
Jay Petch
Account Manager
Roger Kirby
Sales Account Manager
Tim Robinson
Technical Applications Engineer
Chris Bird
Head of Finance
Phil Stoker
Operations Director
Dave Kay
Technical Director
Al Mouat
Sales Account Manager
Kathy Sinclair
Payroll Manager
Harry Brown
Sales Account Manager
Richard Nicholson
Senior Account Manager
Adlib TPI Awards


  • TPi Awards 2023 - Favourite Sound Rental Company
  • TPi Awards 2023 - Monitor Engineer of the Year - Laurie Binns
  • TPi Awards 2023 - FOH Engineer of the Year - Steve Pattison
  • Kier Supply Chain Awards 2022 - Specialist Supply Chain Partner - Highly Commended
  • TPi Awards 2022 – Favourite Sound Rental Company
  • TPi Awards 2022 – Outstanding Contribution – Andy Dockerty
  • 2019 Culture and Creativity Future World of Work Impact Award
  • TPi Awards 2018 – Favourite Sound Rental Company
  • TPi Awards 2016 – Favourite Sound Rental Company
  • IFB 2016 Festival Engagement Award
  • Cavern City Tours Beatle Week Hall of Fame
  • TPi Awards 2008 – Favourite Sound Rental Company
  • TPi Awards 2006 – FOH Engineer of the Year – Dave Kay
  • ISO14001 Environmental
  • ISO9001 Quality
  • ISO45001 Occupational Health and Safety

Community Causes

In addition to grassroots educational work that Adlib carries out, we also support local causes and charities such as Hillsborough Foundation and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

Whether it’s a donation or supply of equipment for events, we believe it's our responsibility that communities around us benefit from our work.

Adlib aims to encourage and inspire employees to raise funds for various charities that include MIND, Macmillan Cancer Support, Save the Children and Mare Curie.

Ready to talk about your project?

Whether you need a quote, or just some help and advice, we'd love to speak to you.