Soapy Productions.

Client reviews.

Read client testimonials from recent events across the UK.

Nikki Denton – Events Fundraising Manager

Martin House Children’s Hospice – Strictly Get Dancing (PA, lighting, live broadcast, stage management)

Working with Simon and his crew at Soapy Productions never fails to ease the pressure on our events team. Simon takes control of the scary technical side of live events meaning we can focus on guest experience and fundraising without having to worry about the smooth running of the AV and event production.

“Simon and his team are creative, professional and a pleasure to work with from the planning right through to delivery and wrap up.”

Jo Pickering – York Professionals

York Professionals Annual Dinner – stage set, lighting and PA (2021-2023)

“Soapy Productions take all the worry and hassle out of event planning. I have worked with them for the past few years on the York Professionals Annual Dinner and every time the team go over and above what is required to make sure that they deliver a stage set that has the ‘wow’ factor.

“The meticulous attention to detail is phenomenal and when producing a live band, they ensure that everything is taken care of leaving the event organiser with one less thing to worry about. From pre communications with the band to double check instruments and production specification requirements to sound checks on the night, all aspects of production are managed with professionalism and efficiency.

would have no hesitation in recommending Soapy Productions to all my clients and contacts. Simon and his fantastic team genuinely care and that means a lot!”

Heather Lysiak Macmillan Engagement Lead

Macmillan’s hybrid forum events (2023)

“Huge thanks for all the coordination and work that went into making our engagement forum hybrid event such a success. The set-up was exactly what we were hoping for and your staff were absolutely fantastic to work with, making sure everything was ready with plenty of time, tested, and any small niggles were resolved quickly, smoothly, and proactively throughout the event. It was such a reassurance to us having them there to make sure everything worked exactly as needed so that we could focus primarily on welcoming our guests and facilitating activities and conversations.

“We have had so many positive comments from people who joined in-person and virtually about the set-up and experience, and I’ve been asked to do a write-up internally about how this worked for engaging people with lived experience of cancer.

“I can safely say that we’d absolutely love to work with Soapy again.

Lisa Johnson – TEC Partnership, East Riding College

Staff awards ceremony, PA and screens (2023)

“I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to you and Soapy Productions for attending and providing such a great service at our staff awards event last Friday! I have received so many lovely comments from staff about how much they enjoyed the event, with many looking forward to doing it all again next year!

“Thanks again! Hope to use your services in the future.”

Rockin’ All Over The Wold

Outdoor music festival (2022 – 2023)

“We’d like to thank Soapy Productions for their provision of the stage, PA equipment and sound engineers.

“We have had all of the right sort of feedback from both bands and punters alike and we look forward to working together for many a year to come!”

Kate Goldring – Director of Income Generation

Light Up A Life Event (2021 – 2023) – Summer Sunset Walk (2023 – 2024) 

“Over the years I have worked with the Soapy team on numerous events and can’t rate them highly enough. Soapy really understand our needs and get under the skin of the event, using their contacts and partners to enhance the experience and make it easier for the client.

“Not only are they passionate about what they do, they are passionate about the work we do and have always gone the extra mile to help where they can. A professional and personal service that has exceeded my expectations regularly.”

Emma Willis – Senior Area Events Manager

PA and stage management at CRUK Race For Life and Pretty Muddy events (2011 – 2023)

“Cancer Research UK have worked with Soapy Productions for over 12 years now on a wide section of charitable events.

“Simon and his team have always provided us with advice, recommendations and a professional service at some of our largest outdoor events. Simon and his team are friendly, knowledgeable and have delivered an excellent provision of PA sound and lighting equipment across our Race For Life, Pretty Muddy and Shine Night Walk events over the last 10 years, helping our events run as smoothly and effectively as possible.

“We will be continuing to work with Soapy Productions again in the future and would recommend to others.”

Adele Draper – Events Manager

Bakewell Show festival stage and PA for live music (2022 – 2023)

“Simon is really friendly and absolutely brilliant to work with – from our initial enquiry through to booking, paperwork and stage management on the day everything was outstanding. We never had to worry about anything and felt confident in leaving the team to it.

“Soapy Productions are so good that we booked them on the spot for next year’s event. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

James Robinson – Mike James Orchestra and Singers

“Simon and the team are absolutely fabulous. They take the time to understand the client, the production, the values and ethos of the event and also the venue to ensure that the service they provide is the very best. Simon works closely and positively with other event stakeholders to ensure that the client’s event runs like clockwork. This attention to detail, as you would expect, extends to the quality of equipment used and the sound that this produces. Simon mixes the sound sympathetically to both the venue and the style of music; a rare quality.

“I would have no second thoughts in recommending Simon and the team.”

Joanne Jackson – Events Chair, York

CRUK Relay For Life, stage and PA (2018 – 2023)

“The Soapy Productions have provided the staging and sound for Relay For Life York since we formed in 2018. In that time we have raised over £260K for vital lifesaving research for Cancer Research UK.

“The Soapy Group are an integral part of our fundraising event, without the professional, first-class service that is always priority for Simon and his Team, our annual event would simply not be so successful and fabulous. Using Simon’s knowledge and expertise to create an event to further enhance our fundraising and awareness.

“In addition to this, Simon is genuinely one of the nicest people you could wish to meet; I recommend Soapy Productions without reservation and wish them continued success!”

Chris Stott – Event Organiser

Outdoor stage and PA for live music and entertainment, SESKU Pride (2022 – 2023)

“I just want to thank you and the Soapy Productions team for your hard work on Sunday SESKU Pride 2022. The staging, lighting and sound was fantastic and the amount of positive feedback we had about it was phenomenal!

“I just want to secure the fantastic set up for next year, see you in 2023!”

David Green – Director

YorkMix Radio’s Local Hero Awards and Listener Choice Awards – Awards ceremony production

“I have worked with Simon for over 20 years producing events for radio stations in York. Soapy Productions get involved with various events for the radio station throughout the year, including outdoor stages for music performances and roadshows, Indoor productions including our flagship annual Local Hero event.

“I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the Soapy Productions team to produce your event. They are a fantastic company to work with. More importantly I know that my stress levels are vastly reduced as I know that the event will go without a hitch.”

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