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?
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.
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.
Sygma excels in both corporate and social events; providing excellent integrated management solutions for all key stakeholders
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
Sygma can produce documentation for any aspect of your event or installation; from licence applications to risk assessments and event management plans
Our team of professional H&S advisors cover a wide area of expertise and experience
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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