Portable Venues Instant Steel Buildings provides fast and cost-effective solutions for a whole range of industrial and commercial applications. The company has evolved and developed over the years since its inception in 1985, but the underlying premise has always been to give you the building best suited to you.
British Made, British Based, British Owned
The business is independently owned and operated in Britain. One of the main advantages of working with Portable Venues is that you get the benefit of years of experience from our team.
We are fairly unusual in this industry in that our staff are all directly employed by us; the Portable Venues team currently numbers more than 30 and are structured into specialist areas to ensure that our customers are always given the best possible service and support.
As the industry has progressed, particularly in areas such as Health and Safety and CDM regulations, so has Portable Venues Instant Steel Buildings. We ensure that we work to regulatory standards and work closely with the customers to conform to their own working practices.
Meet the Team
Introducing the friendliest people in space...
The business was started in 1984 by Antony Hunt who is still the Managing Director and together with Jason Lynock (1995) will likely be your first point of contact to discuss your needs.
To provide you with an accurate solution and costing for your space problem, there will be input from other members of the team, including Andy Freeman who is our CAD design specialist and Russell Slater, our contracts manager who specialises in Health and Safety.
Jason has overall responsibility for dealing with customer inquiries and will be your first point of contact.
Jason joined in 1994 as a site installer and progressed to become a site manager in 1998, a position he held for a further five years before he made the transition to a more sales based role – which he continues to perform to this day.
There’s not a part of this business Jason has not had experience in, and it’s his can-do attitude coupled with his pleasing personality which makes him a tremendous asset to this business, and which instils a level of confidence from a customer’s perspective – which simply can’t be bought.
Depending upon your needs, our Consultant Engineer Ross Vinter may also get involved with your project.
Ross began working with us in 2010 having had extensive experience with one of the foremost experts in cold formed steel buildings, understanding the dynamics of Cold-Formed engineering and will work from initial design to project completion.
Ross also works with local authorities throughout the UK on our customer’s behalf making applications for planning permission and co-ordinating with Building Control departments, environmental and highways departments, too. He also carries out the exploratory work for any ground works which we undertake, and designs the concrete bases which are laid by our ground works teams – as and when required by our customers.
Antony Hunt - MD
The business was started in 1984 by Antony Hunt who is still the Managing Director
Andy looks after the designs and product development incorporating all CAD design drawings for standard and bespoke installations
Ryan is the company’s compliance advisor for the transport and the operations team.
Russell is responsible for all staffing and Health and Safety matters. He also coordinates the programme of works for our installation teams.
Lisa keeps the office running smoothly and her friendly voice is likely to be the one you hear when you call us.
Lisa also runs our credit control and her approachable manner ensures that issues are quickly resolved and risks minimised.
Janice is an integral member of the operations team, providing support and adminstrative assistance.
Once your order is placed, the day to day management of your project is in the hands of Russell, the contracts manager, who will liaise with you regarding the installation of your building. A site audit will be undertaken and Russell will supply you with information you require such as Method Statements, Risk Assesments and will advise on any requirements to conform to CDM regulations.
Throughout the project, progress is closely monitored centrally to ensure smooth running and achievement of milestones.
Our Own Installation Teams
Just some of our directly employed, fully trained installation teams
The installation teams are led by experienced supervisors who are well-versed in the requirements for working on customers' premises. They are responsible for ensuring that the work meets our quality standards and that the site is a safe working area. Their flexible and meticulous approach is regularly commented on by our customers.