ABOUT US

WE DON’T JUST KNOW WHAT WORKS.
WE KNOW WHAT STANDS OUT.

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Funny things, events and exhibitions. You spend 6 months planning for something that lasts two days. You spend weeks refining a design that people see for seconds. There’s so little time to make an impression. Getting things right first time is the only option.


That’s why we’re the production partners of so many great brands. We’ve been in the thick of event and exhibition branding since 1991. And if you add up those 25 years of knowledge, that’s a lot of marginal gains.

TEAM HF

IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE IS
HARDWIRED IN TO OUR COMPANY.

We’re a team of designers, makers and problem solvers. We’re good at spotting pitfalls, rolling our sleeves up and thinking on our feet. If you’re tackling event design, brand overlay, sport sponsorship activation, roadshows or interactive exhibition stands, you couldn’t have a better team at your side.

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TIM HENSON

Managing Director

As founder of the company, Tim Henson is always pushing new ideas and motivating the team to achieve even more. His vast experience means he’s great at taking a step back and seeing a whole project in one view. He loves seeing a job done well, helping inter-departmental teams gel and pulling on his wetsuit at weekends.

JONNY CROSTON

Sales & Marketing Manager

Jonny Croston really enjoys the challenges that his job throws his way. A stickler for detail and clarity he leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of delivering for the client on every occasion. A big technology fan, he also loves heading out for the day in his Land Rover with his dog.

DANNY WADE

Contract and Events Manager

Danny Wade has learned an awful lot in his 16 years at the company. He uses this wide breadth of knowledge to help operations liaise with account handling and admits to having a soft spot for cat shows.

JAMES MATTHEWS

Client Services Manager

“The devil’s in the detail”, is James Matthews ’ advice on delivering a great job, “Remembering the small things makes a massive difference to our clients.” When he’s not keeping an eye on detail he loves watching rugby, whether it’s the world cup or his son playing for his local team.

HOLLY HOPKINS

Senior Account Manager

Holly Hopkins loves horses and her specialist equestrian knowledge is encyclopaedic. Riding and trail hunting at weekends, she’s an expert in her field and brings massive energy and enthusiasm to every project.

KEVIN MOORE

Design Manager

Kevin Moore loves motor sport, the variety of his work and the fact he can see ideas through from brief to delivery. He’s great at creating concept visuals that help clients see how ideas will look and is really proud of the 2-seater, V8 sports car that he built at home from scratch.

HARRY WALKER

Senior Creative 2D

With 25 years creative experience behind him, Harry Walker is an expert at working through a design brief to bring it to the table with a refreshing angle whether that be for an exhibition stand or an entire event. “I really enjoy thinking around a design and bringing it to life, then seeing it manufactured and delivered” he says. When the demands of being a Dad allow, he also loves to climb and abseil.

SAM KITCHIN

3D Designer

There’s nothing Sam Kitchin loves more than thinking creatively about a fresh design job. But horse riding, long country walks and real ale pubs come close. Organised and always up for a challenge, Sam loves the satisfaction of a job well done.

GARY MARSHALL

Print Production Manager

Gary Marshall is the ultimate multi-tasker. Organised and flexible, he can stay on top of a hundred jobs at once and gets enormous satisfaction from seeing jobs being completed just right. He’s also a keen traveller, fisherman and golfer.

OUR SERVICES

WHY CHOOSE US

WE’VE BEEN TRAINING
FOR YOUR EVENT SINCE 1991.

We’ve been living and breathing event and exhibition production for 25 years, so our massive experience in design, manufacturing and build make us inventive problem solvers. We’re good at rolling our sleeves up, thinking creatively and making things happen. Which is why we’re trusted by so many agencies and brands worldwide.

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PASSION

Your event or exhibition branding is more than a job to us. Our passion for sport, cars and design is more than a 9 to 5 thing, and our energy and enthusiasm drive us to get every job just right.

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PARTNERSHIP

Sir Edmund Hillary took all of the plaudits, but Sherpa Tenzing got him there. The Lone Ranger got a TV series, but he’d be nowhere without Tonto. We model ourselves on such trusty sidekicks, working in partnership to share our wisdom, watch your back and help you take the glory.

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KNOWLEDGE

We spend a lot of time around sports people. And they really understand the power of marginal gains. We’ve been refining our craft since 1991, so we also know a thing or two about gaining an advantage. In fact, we believe 25 years of tweaking and honing are why our work stands out from the crowd.

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STRESS RELIEF

You can never completely relax when your reputation is on the line. But working with us will significantly reduce your blood pressure. We stay in control of the whole process from design to application and we draw on 25 years’ experience to make sure every job is built on hard-won insights.

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EXPERTISE

When it comes to getting your branding noticed, we have the specialist skills you need. We employ over 40 experts in design, manufacturing and event application. We have in-depth knowledge in areas such as equestrian, rugby, golf and the motor trade. We also have enormous professional experience in everything from event design to sport sponsorship activation.

CASE STUDIES

WHAT WE DO

SOLVING PROBLEMS
BEFORE THEY HAPPEN.

Our team of 40 get stuck in to all sorts of sponsorship, branding and activation briefs, with specialist skills that cover manufacturing, build, installation and on-site management, we consistently deliver across a myriad of sporting and exhibition venues. We stay in control by handling the whole process in our own 30,000 sq ft facility and we love making things happen for agencies, governing bodies, sponsors and direct clients.

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VACANCIES

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR FITTERS TO JOIN OUR TEAM AT HENSON FRANKLYN. WORKING ACROSS MULTIPLE EVENTS IN THE UK & EUROPE  – GET IN TOUCH!

If you want further information please email janet@hensonfranklyn.co.uk

CONTACT US

WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU


Give us a call

Head Office: 01427 718178

London Office: 020 3490 0484


Drop us a line

enquiries@hensonfranklyn.co.uk


Head Office: Henson Franklyn, The Firs Stables, Torksey, Lincoln. LN1 2ED. [Map]

London Office: Henson Franklyn, Percy Street, London, W1T. [Map]