Tim Benson

Brighton, United Kingdom 

Founder and Production Director (Smart Power) and Energy/Enviromental Consultant (Zap Concepts)

A proactive, motivated & environmentally driven production director specializing in renewable power solutions for events.


With a strong technical background & a can-do attitude, this pragmatic & versatile team player has proven project management skills & the resourcefulness to adapt quickly to new international working environments. 


Service driven & conscious of improving the event experience for all stakeholders, he consistently delivers robust, on budget technical & operational solutions that support his clients’ aspirations to produce high quality yet low impact events.

Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in installing temporary site power solutions, including specifying generators based on actual load requirements, site wide electrical system designs, cost effective distribution packages, energy efficient site lighting, decorative outdoor LX, fuel management, logistics & crewing
  • An industry leader in integrating solar, hybrid & biofuel technologies into the live event energy mix to reduce CO2(e) emissions
  • An objective & impartial consultant able to work with all event stakeholders to help improve energy efficiency, lower on site diesel usage & reduce an event’s overall carbon footprint
  • IOSH managing safely in the workplace qualified, experienced in writing RAMS & fully compliant with BS7909 Regs
  • Equally at home when working in both city centre environments & greenfield sites
  • Competent in producing electrical/technical site overlays for production teams
  • A skilled & determined negotiator with a strong focus on profit & loss accounting, always seeking to reconcile budgets & maintain margins
  • Excellent project management skills & the ability to effectively manage multiple projects to tight deadlines
  • An experienced team leader & line manager who is able to train & manage in house permanent teams, freelancers & sub-contractors
  • Proven track record in managing the installation of site wide technical solutions, including audio, lighting, AV & rigging