Penguin Media Hire, the Brighton based event production and rental company, have appointed
Sonny Evans as their new Managing Director. This coincides with the announcement of their expansion with a London warehouse and further facilities to come in the near future.
Co-founder Dylan Thompson explains:
“We have worked with Sonny on a number of projects over the years, and we’ve always had a great working relationship. With an exit in sight from the Covid nightmare we have all found ourselves in, now is the time to continue securing the best team for our current and future clients.
Our sales and installation sector of the group, Penguin Media Solutions, is taking much more of my focus, and I can’t think of anyone better to push the rental and event production side onwards.”
Penguin Media Hire have also secured a new premises less than a mile from ExCeL London, placing them in a great position to service their London clients as well as those further afield, to supplement the facilities already available at their Brighton & Hove base.
Sonny comments “It’s been a horrendous and unpredictable time for the whole industry over the last fourteen plus months, but thankfully, due to the variety of industries I work with, I’ve managed to keep busy both working and developing plans for the future. My philosophy from the start has always been to build strength for myself and the industry by networking and collaborating with like-minded companies. As the saying goes, we are stronger together!
“I’ve been working closely with the team at both Penguin Media Solutions and Penguin Media Hire for several years. We have always got on really well – we have complimentary skills, the same views, outlooks, and most importantly, morals. Joining the Penguin family not only seems like the sensible decision, but it seems the most natural progression in continuing to build something really special, and honestly, since we first started talking about my appointment as Managing Director of Penguin Media Hire, I’ve been really excited about the future and can’t wait to get started!”
One of the first projects Evans is undertaking is the development of the new London site for Penguin Media Hire, which will not only house offices and warehousing, but fully kitted out training, demo and pre-production facilities, providing a London location to complement the matching facilities on the south coast.
MD of Penguin Media Solutions, Charlie Langridge adds, “We’ve been working with Sonny for years, so now to have him onboard as an official member of the Penguin family is great. I’m looking forward to working with him to build the group to achieve its vast potential”