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excellence in production

Formed in 1990, SFL are a leading audio visual production supplier both in the UK and internationally.

SFL’s business ethos places huge value on relationship, with a strong focus on delivering long term added value to all of our customers. With our proven history you can have complete confidence in the level of continued support going into the future.

Our most valuable asset is our people, and the relationships they foster with you as our customer. We believe it is our responsibility to form productive relationships and to develop the people we meet along the way.

Technology is necessary but not sufficient

Our team really is our greatest asset. The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

Built on a Sound Foundation

  • We have to dream. How else will we make a future that does not yet exist

    Founded in 1990 by Graham Preston and Mark Payne with a passion to provide excellent audio to events and a vision to gather a team of like minded individuals to make a difference.

    Tom Jeffery joined in 2001 in a Business Development role and is now our Managing Director.

  • 2003 saw Craig Lawrence become a member of the team with the acquisition of 6th Sense Solutions. He is now our video and projects director steering the development of our technical strategy.

    Nathan Lambert joined us in 2005 with a wealth of experience in event management and is now our Creative & Operations Director.


  • 2006 saw the re-branding of Sound Foundation to SFL, reflecting the business diversity and wide range of solutions we offered to our clients.

    In 2008 the company ownership structure was adjusted, recognising the value of the next generation therefore ensuring that the company has encoded into its DNA sustainability and security for the next generation.

  • We have been honoured to fulfil 1000’s of events for our clients, in addition to this we have been recognised by the industry by being awarded prestigious dealerships and built relationships with venues such as Royal Albert hall who we proudly represent as their preferred AV supplier.


  • 2015 saw the acquisition of B&H Sound Services and SFL welcoming a further 8 people to the team.

    Over the past 25 years SFL has grown in a sustainable way from 2 people in a small garage to a team of over 50 and our present multi-site operation with over 21,000sq ft office & warehouse facilities.

  • As a long term user and installer of d&b for over 20 years we are proud to have been appointed to represent d&b audiotechnik as official UK sales partner.

    To mark the occasion we launched a brand new website, specifically focussed on d&b.


  • In 2016 we welcomed Congo Blue into the Group with the additon of  a further 4 people to the team and a purpose built 5000 sq ft design & carpentry facility.

    Congo Blue are market leaders in the design, construction and management of feature stages expanding our facilities considerably.

    Further information about Congo Blue can be found HERE


  • Our Values

    • To become the first choice for customers buying technical production services and products in the event and entertainment industry.
    • To model unilateral business ethics and a responsibility to our community, customers, suppliers and employees.
    • To run a safe company, looking after the interests of both our employees and customers.
    • To allow our directors and employees an environment that allows artistic expression and derived satisfaction within the realm of event production and design.
    • To increase profit and productivity for the mutual benefit of customers, employees and shareholders.
    • To be a good place to work.