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Contraband’s Event Management Services

We are a creative entertainment and event management agency who are
passionate in delivering exceptional events for our clients.



Entertainment & Talent Booking Agency


As an award-winning agency we have over 17 years success in booking exciting performers and a
roster of over 4,000 professional performers and famous artists.



Contraband Event Crew


Contraband Crew provides a bespoke event crewing service of Marquee riggers, event / site / technical crew & Marquee hire for the events industry, both private and commercial, across London, the UK and Europe.



Creating Engaging & Inspiring Events!


Our Event Management Division delivers event management services across London & the UK for a wide range of corporate and private clients. Our account managers provide an honest and creative service whilst appreciating timescales and budgets; delivering events that exceed expectations and will add value to our client’s business.

We offer: Event Management | Entertainment Bookings | Event Crews

Why use an event management company?

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  • Time – we save you valuable time
  • Money – we have strong negotiation powers with suppliers
  • Experience – all our event managers are experienced and friendly
  • Understanding – we get to know your business, event goals and requirements
  • Proactive – we offer unique ideas and themes that are not ‘off-the-shelf’ packages
  • Flexible – our event managers are flexible in their ideas & solutions


Dolce & Gabbana


“Julia was very professional and worked well with clients”

Ralph Lauren

“Everything went well over the weekend – all customers were very happy with the items that your artistes customized. Thank you to you and your team!”

Virgin Atlantic

Everything went really well and we had some brilliant Feedback.
Jon did a fantastic job…

Inspired Event Management

“Thank you for all your help at such ridiculously short notice – quite a miracle really that I managed to pull it off, but, it worked due to people such as yourselves who were happy to talk over Christmas”


“Please thank Mr. Motivator again for 2 fabulous events last weekend – the client is really happy with how everything went. Everything went to plan – and we were happy to fill the room up with lots of fitness enthusiasts, thank you!”


Corporate Events

Event Management for Corporate Events

Event Management for:
• Sales kick-offs
• Awards Shows
• Gala Dinners
• Charity Fundraisers
• Fashion Show After-Parties

Trade Events

Event Management for Trade Events

Event Management for:
• Conferences
• Exhibitions
• Trade Shows

Marketing Events

Event Management for Marketing Events

Event Management for:
• Product Launches
• Branding
• Brand Activation
• Experiential Marketing

Private Events


Event Management for Private Parties

Event Management for:
• Private Parties
• Private Dinners
• Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
• Luxury Weddings & Civil Ceremonies 

“Where’s my event?!” Need something bespoke?

Event Management for Bespoke Events

Don’t see your type of event? With 17 years success in the events industry we have covered all types of events including…booking RuPaul’s Drag Race Queen Jiggly Caliente to be the headline for Stenaline’s LGBT ferry cruise around the coast of Norway, and booking Petr the Glass Harpist for a Royal themed evening at The Royal Palace of Bucharest…

Event Management Services

Event Management Services London & UK

We provide Event Management Services across London & the UK:
* Event management
* Event planning
* Event organisation
* Entertainment bookings
* Food & drink bookings
* Venue finding
* Event design & styling
* 3D Projection Mapping
* Event Crews
* Bespoke staging: design & build
* Stage management & show calling
* AV, lighting & technical production
* Special Effects
* Video filming / streaming
* Hospitality & promo staff
* Graphic design
* Invitations and collateral

Event Management Checklist - Tips

Event Management checklist

Find below some tips on creating an Event Management checklist.

1. Define your event’s goals and objectives:
Goals are usually specific and measurable – SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-based. Objectives are the strategies and steps that you use to attain the goals you have set. By setting well-defined expectations, you make your event goals specific. DO try to use numbers/percentages to make your event’s success measurable e.g.

  • Simply, do you wish your guests to have an utterly amazing experience?
  • How many people do you want to attend in person?
  • Do wish to make a profit? If so how much?
  • Do you want to increase attendance?
  • Do you want to increase registration?
  • Do you want to increase brand-awareness?

2. Calculate a rough budget for your event:

  • As a benchmark, consult budgets from past events
  • Fill in the holes with educated guesses
  • How much will tickets cost?

3. Select a date:

  • Choose a best date but also a plan B date

4. Choose your entertainment:

5. Choose a location, venue, and vendors:

  • What geographic area is best for your event?
  • How many people will be attending your event?
  • Does the venue have the infrastructure you need?
  • Do you need Wi-Fi?
  • Would you like to live stream?
  • Are there local vendors you can rely on?

6. If you wish to promote your event (pre- & post event):

  • Promote your event on your homepage and write blog posts
  • Utilise digital marketing like newsletters and social media
  • Distribute your event on online event calendars
  • Consider offering an early bird discount
  • Consider producing a promo video


Contraband Event Management Services - example of clients