Event Riggers

Event Riggers to lift your event above the competition!

To run an exciting, profitable event you need experienced event riggers. You need staff who are skilled and confident. You need to event riggers who can be trusted and relied upon to build the foundations of your event while you deal with any unforeseen problems.


This isn’t the time to take a chance on inexperience. Pitman’s People have been working in event structure industry for the past 14 years. Not only do we provide skilled, experienced, flexible and efficient teams of event riggers to meet all your event needs but, we do it at the best prices.


Pitman’s People has grown its team of full time experienced event riggers to a base of 20 foreman and chargehands with an additional 40 regular contractors, and 150 temporary marquee labourers and riggers trained and ready for action. We will tailor a team specifically for your event and supply everything from individuals and skilled tradesmen through to the provision of a full self build crew with tools. This means we can support all your requirements at a moment’s notice, whatever size your business or event is.


We’ve assembled a huge variety of structures at some of the most prestigious events throughout the UK and Europe, assisting with the build of over 1 million square metres of structure in 2012 alone. Our event riggers were excited to build some of the famous structures at the London 2012 Olympics – it doesn’t get much better than that! We’re proud of our hard-earned reputation as one of Europe’s top rigging companies.

Want to know more? Get in touch with us to find out how we can help you today!

FAQs – Pitman’s People Event Riggers

What is the minimum time I can book Pitman’s People Event Riggers for?

The minimum time is half a day: 5 hours min pay

Some crewing companies charge for a crew chief. Do you charge for this also?

No, we don’t charge for a crew chief. Each pro crew has a crew chief and is included within the rates.

Do your crew have a uniform and the right safety clothes?

Yes, our Event Riggers wear branded t-shirts, fleeces, shorts, trousers, steel-toe cap boots and high-visibility jackets

Where do you operate?

Unlike local crewing companies Pitman’s People operate all over the United Kingdom and Europe. The company is located in central London

Some crewing companies don’t have transport, do Pitman’s People?

Yes, we have two company vans & various sized minibuses

Do you have a 24 hour hotline in case we experience problems?

Yes we do. Crew Planner is on call 24/7 – 020 3651 3330

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“Pitman’s People have provided Accio with on-going support and we have had excellent feedback from all of our foremen, so we can commend Oliver Pitman and the Pitman’s crew for all their hard work.”

Stephen Casey, Accio Group

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Job Vacancies


Pitman’s People specialise in building marquees and event structures and we’re recruiting for new marquee, event and labour crews.

Be part of some fantastic events around the UK! Last year we worked on the London Olympics 2012, Wimbledon, F1, V-festival, Wireless festival, LFW and the Chelsea flower show.

We are offering 2 – 6 months temporary work to event riggers throughout the summer /seasonal contracts (April-December) and at the end of the season possible full time contracts to successful candidates could be offered. Whether you’re looking for a short term contract or a career, Pitman’s People welcomes the right candidates.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Being part of a successful team
  • Meet new self-motivated people like yourself
  • Working in some fantastic locations
  • Work towards becoming a crew chief
  • Weekly pay
  • A career opportunity
  • Training provided
  • Work an average of 40 – 70+ hours per week


  • You must be physically fit
  • Prepared for hard work
  • Willing to work long hours (10-14 hour days)
  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Work well as a team player
  • CSCS card a bonus
  • Full Legal right to work in the UK (No Student Visas)
  • You will need to have your own steel toe cap boots

This is a great career opportunity for people to learn new skills, to learn a new trade or just have an enjoyable job for 6 months. There is a clear progression scheme and we are committed to training and investing in you.

Starting rate for no experience is £7.50 p/h. This is reviewed at the end of your trial period of 200 hours.

Rates range from £8.10 – £13.00 p/h.

Expected weekly earnings of between £250 – £450 + per week depending on hours worked.

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