Safety Advice & Event Management
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About Sygma and the Safetygeeks

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    Our experience

    Sygma has over 20 years working in the entertainment industry. Widely known and respected, we have worked on events of all sizes, from the local to the spectacular - everything from circus and community shows to corporate exhibitions and outdoor spectaculars.

    We don't say no. We say - how?

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    Our mission

    To keep raising the standards of health & safety throughout the industry. We’re active in associations and discussion groups and work to keep events on the agenda in the face of a safety industry that is heavily focused on construction and manufacture. We often present at conferences and conventions, and our MD Brian Cleary is a CIEH accredited trainer and a former member of the NOEA general council.

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    Our know-how

    We work throughout the industry as health & safety advisors to production companies, performers, set workshops, designers, and technical contractors. We can assess your organisation’s specific needs to develop practical health & safety management systems including instruction & training, competence, risk assessment and control measures, workplace safety procedures, cooperation and communication. We can lead you through the red tape, interpreting the jargon, and communicate in plain language that you and your team will understand.


What the Safetygeeks can do

Event managers

Sygma excels in both corporate and social events; providing excellent integrated management solutions for all key stakeholders

Health & Safety advice

Sygma can be your guide through the H&S maze to help you and your staff comply with all legal requirements. We can advise on correct documentation to create and maintain a safe working environment during the build, live event and de-rig of your show

Specific Documentation for Events & Installations

Sygma can produce documentation for any aspect of your event or installation; from licence applications to risk assessments and event management plans


Some of the great people we've worked with


Music festival

From the beginning, Sygma has provided licensing advice, support, a huge safety team and a flexible attitude for the build and live event of this wonderful festival which is at the forefront of immersive creativity. Entering our 9th year together in 2017 – Boom!




Sygma provides documentation, safety advice during build, live event and derig as well as event control for several different events.


The University of Edinburgh


Sygma are rightly proud to work with the UoE Festivals Office. We provide safety advice and assistance to the team and their tenants who take over the University’s iconic, historic buildings for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe each year.


London New Year's Day Parade


Sygma Safety & Events have brought a new dimension to the management of this well-established event providing a keen eye on safety, assistance with the parade and event control management to help the show run smoothly



AV specialists

We work closely with Hawthorn on 2 of their largest annual shows – BBC Worldwide Showcase at the ACC Arena in Liverpool and Adobe EMEA Summit at Excel in London.



For Elastic, as well as regular brand activation work, we assist them with safety and logistics for Craft Beer Rising every year – over 6000 people sampling from over 100 bars at Old Truman Brewery – what’s not to like?!


English Heritage Stonehenge Solstice Celebrations

Over the years Sygma has gradually grown to take on all aspects of the event from infrastructure procurement to plans and caterers.


Hackney One Carnival


Sygma has won the tender for full event management on this growing Carnival event for the second year running.



Event production

Sygma have been working with Audience, in their many guises, for over 5 years. They are a creative audience engagement and production company – offering full service proposals for indoor and outdoor events for which the Safetygeeks are pleased to support them. From cultural events on Trafalgar Square to K-Pop sensations in Olympia – no problem!


Silverstone Woodlands

Event accommodation

Sygma provides Event Management and H&S Advice for the British Grand Prix Formula 1 and the MotoGP series each year.


Magical Lantern


The Sygma team manages build safety, operations and procurement for whole event.


The team

Meet the Safetygeeks

Our team of professional H&S advisors cover a wide area of expertise and experience



Brian Cleary

DipSM, FIIRSM, RSP, TechIOSH. Managing Director

Brian has over 20 years experience, knowledge and contacts in the industry, and brings Sygma to the forefront of event health and safety. Widely known in the industry, Brian often speaks at industry conferences and conventions. He is a CIEH-accredited trainer, and a former member of the NOEA general council.



Alexandra Michael


Alex has over 20 years’ experience working in live events, specifically as an IOSH & NEBOSH qualified heath & safety advisor as well as extensively as an event project manager.  Recent highlights include event safety management for LOCOG, Glastonbury Festival, Beautiful Days and Boomtown Festival on behalf of Sygma

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Adrian Bristow

BA (Hons), TechIOSH

Adrian came into professional qualifications from a background in outdoor arts and entertainment management. He has extensive experience of parades, pyro and fire shows as well as all sorts of site-specific performances. In his spare time he produces the Brighton Spiegel Tent event presenting alternative cabaret and contemporary circus and counter culture in Brighton Fringe.


Lizzy Dickinson


Lizzy came to event safety by way of running the London office of an overseas expedition company and then moving into event management for large scale outdoor fundraising events, public & corporate events and air shows. Nebosh since 2003, her continued practice of event production allows for a more “collaborative approach” when on site.

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Ruth Baird


Ruth has a background in unconventional events. Being a graduate from Wimbledon School of Art and the European traveller scene has given Ruth an insight into event management that not many have. Nebosh qualified with a General Certificate in H&S, Ruth is Project Coordinator for Sygma.

Ruth also manages Rufini Designs Ltd. To learn more about Ruth's set design and dressing work, click here.


Richard Young


Marine navigation and working on North Sea oil rigs was at the start of my career in H&S. The offshore slump in the early eighties lead me to working in the construction industry. After studying NEBOSH general certificate in construction, I found myself changing course and using the skills learnt over the years, working in the very enjoyable, exciting and challenging events and exhibitions industry. I enjoy water sports, my dog and crave world peace

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