Stagefreight Opens New Facility in Exeter | Introducing Stagefreight South


We at Stagefreight are always on the lookout for new opportunities, and we’ve got an exciting new announcement to share!

We’re opening a brand new facility in the Devon city of Exeter. This will allow us to better serve our event transport clients in the south.

A New Chapter

Stagefreight already have some event transport clients based in the south, such as the English National Ballet. Our new facility—based at Hill Barton Business Park in Exeter—will be able to better assist them, thanks to the dedicated fleet of trucks we’ll be establishing there. We will also be able to better serve any new clients in the south looking for event transport services.

The new Stagefreight South depot is just a few miles from two of the South West’s best conference venues, namely Westpoint Exhibition Centre and Sandy Park – home to the Exeter Chiefs. If you’re attending or planning any exhibitions or conferences at these great venues, don’t forget that we can now offer some fantastic local rates on your transportation.

Of course, Stagefreight’s southern clients don’t just benefit from our proximity. They also benefit from the extensive training that our drivers undergo. We show our drivers the ins and outs of event transport to ensure that they’re prepared for any situation. As part of our environmental policies we’ve also been teaching drivers how to minimise their environmental impacts during event transport jobs, and providing them with eco-friendly Mercedes-Benz and Renault cab units to make this easier.

A New Team Member

To ensure Stagefreight South runs as smoothly as possible, we’re hiring a new member of staff to set it up. Ross Hemsworth has plenty of experience in this sector; he’s been involved in music and event touring since the 1990s, working alongside artists like Beyonce, Bryan Adams, Barry Manilow, Paul McCartney and Chase & Status. He’s also a voting member of the US Songwriters Hall of Fame! This is thanks to the songwriting work he’s done with Suzi Quatro, besides other projects. Along with running Stagefreight South, Ross will take on some driving duties as well.

Stagefreight’s Ian Uttley says:

“We are all very excited about this new venture. Our new Exeter premises reflect Stagefreight’s continued success and the trust our existing clients place in our abilities.

“Stagefreight’s business brings us into contact with clients from many different sectors of the entertainment and exhibition industry. As well as theatre and music tours, we support corporate clients with supply work and branding events. With two dedicated premises and someone as experienced as Ross on board, we are able to better serve our clients in the UK and to welcome bold new opportunities. These will enable us to take our event transport business to new heights!”

Ross Hemsworth says:

“Stagefreight and Ian have a very positive reputation within the industry alongside the impressive mixture of long-standing clients in the north, such as Opera North and Northern Ballet. The company has also gained key contacts in the south such as the English National Ballet, and toured with music legends like Joan Baez in Europe over the years.

“Stagefreight’s new southern facility enables me to better support existing clients here, thanks to the great service Stagefreight offers. It also means I can grow the Stagefreight brand here, and provide Stagefreight’s diverse transport services to a bigger audience than ever before.

“This new facility offers me a stimulating mix of responsibilities. I’m sure that I’ll be drawing on all of my prior experience going forward, and I can’t wait for this new chapter in my career to begin.”

Ross Hemsworth at Stagefreight South Exeter
Ross is ready to rock ‘n’ roll

The Right Team For the Job

Are you a southern business looking for help with your event transport needs? We at Stagefreight work in a variety of different sectors, including theatre, music, business events and exhibitions. Our drivers are efficient, experienced and able to offer help and advice upon arrival. If you’re thinking of travelling abroad, don’t worry—our team make regular excursions overseas, and we can handle all paperwork before you leave.

Check out our complete range of services now, or just give us a call on 0113 238 0805. Wherever you are in the country, we can’t wait to start working with you!

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