We are experienced, knowledgable and trustworthy

For over a decade, we have gained experience providing audio/visual, I.T, network infrastructure, internet services and provision, fibre, IPTV, production, TV, camera, broadcast and streaming services across sporting events worldwide - most notably, we have worked at The Open Championship year after year since we started.

To provide any services for an event, we believe that it is vital to understand every aspect of the event to ensure the project is tailored and delivered with the same vision in mind.

Technology Focussed

To provide the best service, we have invested in cutting-edge audio/visual, IT and infrastructure technology. This ensures that we provide a quality, innovative service to enhance our client’s experience, keeping them connected to the event and each other.

Understanding

We understand that arranging any professional event can be stressful, so we endeavour to provide an efficient, comprehensive service and a reliable support structure.

Collaborative

We have a rounded understanding of the build process at events of all sizes and work closely and productively with fellow contractors in order to deliver a valuable service.

Reliable

We are mindful of how our service impacts the presentation of your event, so our team of individuals with a strong work ethic provide a service of the highest quality, ensuring that you can rely on us to handle the technological side of any event.

Adaptable

We are all too familiar with situations where things are not exactly going to plan, but because of this familiarity, we have learnt how to deal with any issues quickly and effectively. We adapt to situations, using creative thinking to solve problems instantaneously.

About C3i

Clients

Since setting up C3i, Jason and his team have supported events across the world including The BNY Mellon Boat Races, Abu Dhabi Science Festival, Cisco Live, Millennium Stadium Productions, The R&A Amateur Championships, The Walker Cup, Heineken Cup and the Rugby World Cup 2015.

C3i Clients

Working with us

Comprising of a team of flexible, reliable and responsive individuals, C3i is your hub of digital communications; an extension of your team and a fundamental part of your event. 

Every event requires a proactive, flexible, professional and knowledgeable company to provide behind the scenes digital support. We know this from experience, and take great pride in how our work transforms events. We are completely committed to your event, and we are willing to help in whatever area we can, regardless of the challenges we face together.

Our team possess a wealth of experience in all aspects of event management including Corporate Hospitality, Exhibition and Pavillion Management, Team Building, Filming and Post-production, Audio/Visual Supply and Production services.

Meet the management team

Our team share a passion about our service delivery, so your wishes are our priority. 

Jason Hall
Jason Hall
Jason Hall

Jason Hall

After 10 years’ serving in the Royal Marines, Jason used the skills he gained over the decade to take up a job in personal development and team building before transferring these skills to the events industry.

Working with contractors relating to big exhibitions all over the world, Jason spent a good few years running operations behind the scenes of events across Asia, the US and the UAE.

Moving closer to home, Jason worked at Hamilton Rentals for 4 years as the Head of AV and Events division, during which time Jason became involved with The Open. In 2009, Jason set up C3i to cater specifically for The Open and other live events, and has never looked back since.

Jason absolutely loves his team and the variety, challenges, and travel aspect of his work. There are never two days the same when working with live performances and this is what Jason thrives on.

In his downtime, Jason loves to cook (particularly BBQ food), but more recently, he has taken up flying and is working towards his pilot's licence.

If Jason was a superhero, he would be Iron Man, most importantly because he’s a good guy that can fly, but also due to his incredible strength and cheeky side.

Natalie Roberts
Natalie Roberts
Natalie Roberts

Natalie Roberts

Natalie began her career with an apprenticeship in business, marketing and accounts, but after quickly deciding it wasn’t for her, she became an office manager at a TV production company.

Due to the credit crunch, Natalie was given an ultimatum: learn how to use a camera, learn how to edit or lose your job. After always having an interest in photography, Natalie jumped at the chance to take her career down the camera route.

Building on her skills both creatively and logistically, Natalie worked on 516 TV programmes, including documentaries, live sports, chat shows and quiz shows. In 2013, Natalie started working with C3i, becoming the Managing Director of the newly formed C3i Productions.

Natalie loves working with challenging people, and thoroughly enjoys the creativity that comes with her role due to her natural creative flair.

In her free time, Natalie grows her own chillies and makes hot sauce and jams. She loves her dog, Mimi, her two adopted kittens, and her chameleon, Penelope, nicknamed Lady P. 

If Natalie was a superhero, she would be Mrs Incredible, as not only does she save the world, but she is the glue that holds together her family. 

Mike Harrison
Mike Harrison
Mike Harrison

Mike Harrison

Mike started his career working as a computer engineer at a computer rental company. Working his way up through the business to Account Manager, Mike was responsible for selling IT and AV rental solutions.

After 4 years, the company was sold, but Mike stayed with them, working as a supplier to C3i until taking on the Project Manager job at the company in May 2016. With 25 years’ experience, Mike, (also known as Nipper due to his lack of height), enjoys working on large scale sporting events due to his love for sports.

Outside of work, Mike is all about family. He’s a father to two boys and his dog, Benji. He’s a proud Watford season ticket holder, and helps to run two local football teams with his children. Mike also spends his time fundraising and organising tournaments for Chorleywood Common Youth FC and is passionate about his community. Somehow, Mike finds the time to play football himself three times a week!

If Mike was a superhero, he would be Antman, to make himself even smaller than he is.

Nigel Wharton
Nigel Wharton
Nigel Wharton

Nigel Wharton

Our Finance Director and Secretary, Nigel, is the free spirit of C3i. Nigel started his working life as an archaeologist in the North of London before setting up his own logistics company which he ran for 25 years.

In 2008, Nigel began working for Envision Media, but left in 2010 to go travelling and see as much of the world as he could. Nigel met Jason and the team whilst working for StraightUp Technologies, and became our Finance Director not long after.

Nigel’s job is to look after our crew and suppliers, making sure they are always happy! In his spare time, Nigel takes trips to the cinema around three times a week, and always tries to go to the theatre in London weekly. You’ll also find him at gigs enjoying his favourite music.

After seeing thousands of bands perform at gigs and festivals, Nigel’s ultimate favourite band is Pink Floyd. Nigel has been to France every year since he was a child, so this year his aim is to learn the language.

If Nigel was a superhero, he would be Radar so he could change into any animal he wished.

Gianni Sorgente
Gianni Sorgente
Gianni Sorgente

Gianni Sorgente

Gianni is our Technical Operative, and has been working with us since 2014. Gianni started his career as a plumber, working for his dad’s plumbing business for a mighty ten years.

After his dad retired, Gianni took over the business for 3 years before building and working in C3i’s warehouse as a freelancer. C3i then took Gianni on as an employee at the beginning of 2016, becoming one of the technical guys who makes live events happen.

When not working, Gianni enjoys a good bit of socialising, sweating it out at the gym, and playing PC games. Gianni also has an interest in cars and motorbikes, and loves a good beach holiday.

If Gianni was a superhero, he would be The Hulk due to his two sides and pure physical strength.

Richard Simpkins
Richard Simpkins
Richard Simpkins

Richard Simpkins

Rich has always been interested in media and broadcasting, and took a course in the subject at Cardiff College at the very beginning of his career. During his second year, Richard got the chance to work at the BBC in Bristol, which led onto a contract as a production assistant turned runner.

After the contract had ended, Rich went freelance for a year or so, deciding to work in the U.S. Richard moved to the perfect Martha’s Vineyard working on corporate events at the Harbour View Hotel for 2 years before working in the UK and flying across to New York as often as he could for a year.

Rich then got a job at a national AV supplier before going freelance for over 10 years, working for multinational companies across Europe. During this time, Rich met Jason and his team and took his position at C3i.

When not working, Richard used to spend his free time in his dad’s workshop working on restoring cars; but since having a beautiful little girl, he spends his time playing play-doh and taking her to the park. As a treat, Rich also takes his 9 year old nephew go-karting.

If Rich was a superhero, he would be Kickass, an ordinary bloke with no feelings.

Jen Payne
Jen Payne
Jen Payne

Jen Payne

Our newest addition to the team, Jen, graduated from the Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2002 before freelancing in theatre and events for 8 years.

After travelling for 3 years across New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia, working and enjoying the culture, Jen came back to the UK and worked as an Events Manager for Orchard Media and Events for 6 years.

Jen went back to freelancing for clients such as the Hay Festival and Abergavenny Food Festival before coming to C3i as our Production Manager in early 2017. In her spare time, Jen volunteers for the RNLI Penarth and drives up to Basingstoke to go indoor skydiving as often as she can. Despite her love for skydiving, you won’t find Jen bungee jumping!

If Jen was a superhero she would be called Cheese Girl, due to her strong, unbreakable love for cheese. 

Tim Grantham
Tim Grantham
Tim Grantham

Tim Grantham

Tim joined the Army in 1970 then joined Military Intelligence in 1973 retiring from Operational Duties in 2000. He continued working for the Military until 2003 as a Consultant.

He saw Operational Service in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Latin America, The Falklands War, Gulf War ‘Operation Desert Storm’, Bosnia and Kosovo. His Consultancy work terminated after the Iraq War ‘Iraqi Freedom’.

During his long Military career Tim learnt that discipline combined with determination is key. Having served throughout the world he has developed a strong structured work ethic guaranteeing detailed objective planning in partnership with strategic thinking – Always get the job done.

Since retiring, Tim and his wife Lesley have been actively involved in championing our Armed Forces by raising funds for injured members of the Services through their vehicle The Grand Day Out Initiative.

If Tim was to be a super Hero, he would like to aspire to half of what his late Father Colonel R Grantham MC* late The Royal Tank Regiment did during his life – now that’s a super Hero.

Careers

C3i work with the finest professionals in all areas of the event management industry. If you’re got heaps of energy, a love of all things technological and a real desire to always strive for perfection, we would love to hear from you. 

As and when specific vacancies become available, we will post details here. But in the meantime, if you’re interested in working for C3i, just drop us a line - it’s always good to connect.

Are you a freelancer wanting to work with us?

Use the form below to upload your CV and we’ll be in touch.

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