Local event production company Delta Events celebrates its 25th birthday this week as it reflects on its phenomenal success from humble beginnings to a large-scale, pan-island operation.
The business’ origins started in the early nineties, supplying sound and lighting equipment from a chicken shed operation in Jersey’s Trinity parish. Back then, Delta’s main focus was supplying PA and lighting equipment to the Channel Islands’ burgeoning rave scene with the popular ‘Inn on the Park’ raves, in addition to regular rave gigs at Beau Sejour in Guernsey.
The business officially launched in Jersey back in 1994 with a team of three, comprising founders Cristin Bouchet and Lloyd Sawyer and Dave Wilson, who sadly passed away in 2001.
As Jersey’s reputation as a big conference destination grew in the mid-nineties, the focus of the business adapted to meet demand. Over the last 15 years, the local event market across both islands has grown substantially, with Delta diversifying and expanding its service offering to meet the growing demand for large-scale corporate summer and Christmas parties, in addition to the booming wedding and festival markets.
Building on its success and growing reputation in Jersey, 10 years ago Delta set up its Guernsey branch to meet a client demand that continues to flourish.
Today, Delta boasts a 20-strong team across both islands and occupies four vast warehouses to house the latest technical equipment, staging, decorations and props.
Simon Gasston, Managing Director at Delta Events said: “It’s incredible to be celebrating such a milestone in Delta’s history. From very modest beginnings in Jersey, the business has gone from strength-to-strength and we’re so proud of the reputation we’ve garnered as a leading events production specialist across both Jersey and Guernsey.
“While we continue to diversify and meet client demand by investing in new technology and keeping pace with the evolving events market, we truly believe we have the best staff in the business. Our team is phenomenal at what they do and committed to looking after our clients – they’re a huge testament to our success.
“We’ve had the privilege of managing thousands of events, from large-scale corporate parties and conferences to bespoke private parties, and we believe our customer care and attention to detail truly sets us apart. We’re proud of maintaining the high standards our clients have come to expect – and we’re looking forward to the next 25 years.”