Specialist suppliers of pro audio/video equipment to the film,
post-production, broadcast and music recording industries.


A few kind words from our clients

"Whether at Pinewood or Shepperton, we are often requested at short notice to facilitate large high-end productions with equipment for the job and it’s at times like these I know I can call ESV and we will receive whatever we need promptly and at a flexible and competitive rate."
Paul Govey
DCS Technical Operations and Training Manager
Pinewood Studios
"I have known and hired equipment from Richard and Louise since 1997, and never once had a problem. We recently used ESV to hire stage Pro Tools for the sound mix of ‘Les Miserables’. Their main prerogative has always been to look after their customers extremely well and to nurture these relationships. Their service has always been extremely efficient and competitive. The personal one to one care is backed up by solid technical expertise and excellent attention to detail. Highly recommended."
Dave Turner
Director of Film Post Production
Halo Post Production
"We find ESV to be a very reliable and competitive hire company whom we’ve enjoyed a long-standing relationship with. The service and the range of equipment on offer suits our business requirements and we can feel very confident when using ESV kit on many of our outside broadcasts. Richard and his team are always very friendly, helpful and quick to react to any situation."
Nick Stack
Equipment Supply Manager
"In ‘VTR’ at The London Studios we trust in ESV Hire as they offer such a high quality of service every time. The staff at ESV are experienced and Managing Director Richard Eastwood is loyal to his clients so I know we are in safe hands when meeting our quick turn around times and demanding requirements here at TLS!"
Yasmin Selim
Bookings Co-ordinator
The London Studios
"ESV has supplied us with HD Decks and equipment for several years, always with the utmost professionalism and service. They have always been quick to help out when we've been up against last minute and tight deadlines and have been accommodating when jobs have taken longer than expected. I would highly recommend their services."
Jonathan Last
Senior Engineer
Wise Buddah
"We've had the pleasure of working with Richard and his team for over twenty years now (over which time fashion and hair colour comes and goes lol) and frankly we wouldn't go anywhere else. Whether it is sourcing massive Pro Tools HD rigs for a far off gig or simply supplying hard drive stock, Richard always comes up trumps for service and price."
Ian Dyckhoff
Managing Director
Red TX
"ESV are always keen to help, they make the hiring process effortless, and manage to pull ‘rabbits out of deck hire hats’ for us at very short notice. It is a pleasure to work with them and we are happy to continue to do so."
Ann Parker
Head of Production
ITN Productions
"In the many years we have worked with Richard and his team, we have never once been let down. The efficient and friendly service means that ESV are always our first port of call when hiring equipment. The expertise of the team ensures that there is always a seamless 'fit' into any project, no matter the size. With the equipment being meticulously maintained we know it will never let us down - long may it continue!"
Tim Cavagin
Head of Sound
Twickenham Studios
"Richard Eastwood and the guys at ESV have always delivered and provided an efficient service with a smile. You’re not just another client to them, they’ll always go out of their way to help, and in the days when companies say they provide a 24/7 service, they really do. ESV play a massive part in helping us to deliver award-winning shows for our clients and it’s a pleasure to work with them."
Andrew Oakey
Senior Post Producer
Platform Post Production
"ESV are without doubt the best supplier we have. Consistent, dependable and able to cope with the last minute changes that inevitably crop up in an industry like ours. Richard's knowledge and experience is vast, and he knows every item in his catalogue with an encyclopedic level of detail that borders on scary. I cannot recommend ESV enough."
Tom MacKewn
Studio manager
Soho Square Studios
"ESV have always provided us with an excellent service at a very competitive price. Deliveries have always been on time and any technical issues are immediately resolved. I am happy to recommend them."
Richard Waiting
Senior Studio Technical Manager
Pinewood Studios Group
"I trust Richard (Eastwood) and I have done for many years. I have always had great service be it for sales or rental or just a helping hand with workflow issues. When new technology comes around I know he will do all he can to make sure his customers know what is available and how best to use it. As for support, Richard knows that there is no substitute for a great tech and the team he has today is as good as any I know. Recently, he asked if he could tap into my experience as a facility owner, MD at a major film studio complex and music engineer / producer. I was delighted to be asked and delighted to help."
Dennis Weinreich
Supervising Music Producer and Engineer
"Fully spec'd equipment, excellent service and very competitive rates! ESV makes the process of hiring in equipment simple and uncomplicated. ITV’s requirements range from The Jonathan Ross Show through to the F.A Cup and everything in between. With ESV no request is too big or small, they will always go the extra mile to help source the equipment we need to satisfy our productions. They are a pleasure to deal with and are always our first point of contact."
Jaron Brandy
Bookings Co-ordinator
ITV Studios