WHAT WE DO

Pop-ups, activations, sampling, festivals, exhibitions… whatever the experience, we excel at producing positive ones.

Our background is vast and varied from design, build and production, to logistics and technology. We know how to get the most from your budget, creating innovative and unique experiences.

With low overheads and partnerships with a large team of suppliers and creatives, we work with you on any size of project, at whatever stage of the process and to no set formula, offering our help and advice wherever it’s needed.

We are your dependable production partner.

Positive Experience

WHO WE ARE

RIK HAINES
DIRECTOR

Rik began his career by producing festivals for the likes of Glade, Bloc Weekend and Lost Vagueness at Glastonbury. While he loved the chaos, variety and unpredictability of greenfield events, the lure of year-round work and a steady income drew him to the dark side – aka brand events for marketing and experiential agencies.

It turns out corporate is both steady and fun – and if you’re a creative like Rik, you can eventually combine what you love with where the money is: producing innovative, memorable, and just the right amount of subtle, brand events. Happy clients, happy Rik.

There’s lots more to his career story but eventually he wanted more control, more variety and more time in his garden office than working for the man would allow him. The time had come to strike out on his own, taking his many, many contacts and everything he had learned working with brands like Sky, Diageo, Wagamama, Adidas and Disney to whoever wanted a slice of his production genius. That’s a long way of saying that Rik started Positive Experience in February 2019.

Rik loves coffee, cooking and creating awesome 3D drawings in sketch-up, building experiences, alongside production managing large-scale outdoor events.

MICHELLE FISCHER
PRODUCTION MANAGER

Michelle started out on festival decor teams not afraid to lug heavy loads or rig at the top of marquees, before moving into production. She found her feet at Big Chill and Green Man.Then swapped mud for concrete as head of events for D&AD producing festivals, lectures, award ceremonies as well as on-screen, stage content and everything in between.

These days Michelle is edging back into her West Country roots.When not working, she can be found chasing either a giant fluffy golden-doodle and or her 2-year-old around Frome. She loves football (playing not watching), is obsessed with her toddler’s clothing and can’t live without good coffee, especially when Rik makes it (or did he add that last bit?).

SAM KYDD
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Every team needs a Sam. He’s innovative, hard-working, enthusiastic and hungry to learn, with some fantastic experience under his belt already. He’s also a fantastic home cook and a barista who makes a mean flat white. Can you see a theme emerging?

Sam’s gone from a helping hand on some of our coffee events to a well-rounded event professional, keen to get stuck in to anything. He helps with everything – find him on the ground loading the trucks or leading teams at festivals, but also in the office helping come up with the projects, and doing the nitty gritty admin stuff.

With a Masters in Commercial music, Sam has specialised in music business analysis but is also the proud conceptualist behind successful portable coffee outlets and events all over the north and southwest of the country. One to watch, for sure.

Jemma Ball
Jemma Ball Junior Producer
Fresh out of college, Jemma has been studying in Performing and Production Arts for the last 3 years. She has spent the vast majority of that time production managing and producing their 3 annual shows.
Also a coffee lover, Jemma has previously worked as a barista in a coffee shop. Is coffee experience now part of the job criteria??

At just 19 Jemma has done LOADS! She has worked with multiple circus companies, expanding her production skills while also exercising her side career as a professional Aerial silk artist! Following this she went on to produce, host and perform in her own 2-day aerial show, hosted in a local pub beer garden.

At 18 she designed a potential 3-month project for Arts Council England under their National Lottery Project Grant. Although unsuccessful on her first application, she’ll sure as hell be applying again in the future!

Jemma’s role within Positive Experience is as a junior producer. Although, watch this space!!

EXPERIENCES

A snapshot of some of the experiences we’ve produced since we started in February 2019. We draw on our many years experience of producing public and private events, including trade shows, festivals, festival activations, PR stunts, city sampling at transport hubs and in shopping centres to advise you on the best approach. Click here for previous experiences.

BUDVAR – REPUBLIC OF BEER

A lot of our recent work has been for vegan food brands, which is great, of course, but if there’s one thing we like more than food it’s quality beer! We’ve previously produced lots of events for ale brands so it was great to be back working with such a key beer brand as Budvar. Their Czech heritage is an integral part of the brand, and we worked with them to bring the taste of the Czech Republic to London’s Southbank for one day.

The main centre piece was a huge tree with low hanging beer cans set against a huge backdrop with London’s skyline nestled behind. Add to this some benches and tables, a postcard board and mailbox and you have yourself one epic example of experiential, but with an awesome and pleasant experience at the heart of it!

Budvar Republic of Beer
Budvar Republic of Beer
Budvar Republic of Beer
Budvar Republic of Beer

NUTELLA PORTION

Everyone knows Nutella right? The food of our childhood, so when we were approached by Cirkle Agency to help them with a regional tour with a branded Nutella van we of course jumped at the chance. Instead of the Nutella being on bread we worked with our catering partner to design a tasty menu that we could then sample from the van in multiple locations.

The menu included granola with fruit and berries with yoghurt a Nutella topping, and fruit skewers with mini pancakes drizzled with Nutella. Yum! We helped show over 5000 consumers how a 15g portion of Nutella was just right!

Nutella Portion
Nutella Portion
Nutella Portion
Nutella Portion

NUTELLA PORTION

Everyone knows Nutella right? The food of our childhood, so when we were approached by Cirkle Agency to help them with a regional tour with a branded Nutella van we of course jumped at the chance. Instead of the Nutella being on bread we worked with our catering partner to design a tasty menu that we could then sample from the van in multiple locations.

The menu included granola with fruit and berries with yoghurt a Nutella topping, and fruit skewers with mini pancakes drizzled with Nutella. Yum!
We helped show over 5000 consumers how a 15g portion of Nutella was just right!

STRYKK TRAILER

Strykk are an awesome young brand but with a strong heritage of producing awesome cocktails.This time the alcohol has been taken out, but you wouldn’t know it if I hadn’t told you. They approached us to find a way of getting their samples out to the masses at festivals, exhibitions and pop-up sampling but in a way that wasn’t old fashioned and dull.

Working with them we came up with a mini portable club and bar. Complete with light boxes, rave lights, pokey soundsystem, DJ set up and fridges full of stock. Built as a trailer but with removable tow frame it then looks like it’s just landed.

Strykk
Strykk
Strykk
Strykk

MEATLESS FARM VENDING MACHINE

Who doesn’t love a sausage roll? And when it’s vegan and from a machine it tastes even better!

We worked with our regular client Meatless Farm’s PR agency to help them deliver a one day sausage roll vending machine on London’s Southbank

Meatless Vending
Meatless Vending
Meatless Vending
Meatless Vending

MEATLESS FARM VENDING MACHINE

Who doesn’t love a sausage roll? And when it’s vegan and from a machine it tastes even better!

We worked with our regular client Meatless Farm’s PR agency to help them deliver a one day sausage roll vending machine on London’s Southbank

KNOW-VEMBER

November 21 were involved in the #Knowvember campaign and pop up shop open on Rivington Street in Shoreditch by Tenzing. Part of a Know-vember awareness month which aimed to encourage consumers to shop brands that know their carbon footprint.

It was an awesome project to design and build, and we loved helping Tenzing realise their ambition for the store.

Know-vember
Know-vember
POSITIVE COFFEE

Positive
Coffee

As part of our work/ life balance we also like to focus on things that we love. Positive things if you will. One of these is our love of coffee. Through working with brands such as Oatly, Sanremo Coffee Machines and Sandows we know a thing or two about what creates a first class coffee experience.

We own and know how coffee tech works, and have great contacts in the coffee world such as machine distributors, roasters, baristas and coffee techs.We can help running pop-up coffee outlets at your event or venue, or help design and build a coffee van for you.

Or you may just want to hire some kit for your event. We can source that too, along with beans, baristas, brewer machines, hot water boilers etc etc. Our kit is looked after and professional or we can also source you different kit from our network of trusty coffee bods.

COFFEE CARAVAN

A small but perfectly formed caravan. Custom made it’s solid and well built. Complete with 3 group Marzocco linea classic or something smaller if you want that. It’s got water tanks, power and everything you need for a first class coffee experience. It’s towed with our bosses Skoda too so it’s small and stylish!

Coffee
COFFEE
Coffee

COFFEE VAN

More on the rustic vibe, but it’s a genuine 2CV diane complete with rear coffee service area and seating area opposite. Machines can be changed.We can also add lightboxes.

Coffee
Coffee
Coffee
Coffee

COFFEE VAN

More on the rustic vibe, but it’s a genuine 2CV diane complete with rear coffee service area and seating area opposite. Machines can be changed.We can also add lightboxes.

ROUNDHILL COFFEE BAR

Roundhill are our mates. They also roast excellent coffee so we approached them about creating a prototype coffee bar for them. With our coffee experience combined with theirs we set up about designing an awesome easy to use but well designed coffee bar for their events. From the integrated bin to the built in water pumps, to the easy way you access the workings and topped off with their brand colours it was a lovely thing to design for them and they LOVE it!

Coffee Bar
Coffee Bar

COFFEE KIT

We have loads of coffee kit to hire.And if we don’t have it we have great connections with roasters and coffee machine manufacturers so can get you machines, bulk brewers, grinders, whatever you want really!

Coffee Gear
Coffee Gear
Coffee Gear

COFFEE KIT

We have loads of coffee kit to hire. And if we don’t have it we have great connections with roasters and coffee machine manufacturers so can get you machines, bulk brewers, grinders, whatever you want really!

HIRE BEINGS

We also have some items that we can hire you for your events. Either as an add on or a standalone hire. Drop us a message for rates and more info.

EVENT VEHICLE

Okay so it’s our coffee caravan, but it’s a blank canvas and we can strip everything out so make it into a cool bar, food trailer, ticket booth, whatever really. And it can go anywhere! Our wide selection of coffee kit is available to hire too.

Caravan
Coffee
Caravan
Coffee

PHOTOBOOTH

We also have this photobooth/ gif booth. It can be wrapped to match your brand.

Photobooth
Photobooth
Photobooth

PHOTOBOOTH

We also have this photobooth/ gif booth. It can be wrapped to match your brand.

FURNITURE

We have a small selection of benches, tables and signage as part of our hire kit. Beer or coffee benches?

Furniture Hire
Furniture Hire
Furniture Hire
Furniture Hire

CONSULTANCY

Offering you our vast experience at whatever stage your project is at.

Maybe you need to get some costings together for your funding documents? Or maybe you want a design for you to put together? Or you have some existing kit but you need someone to put together your risk assessments for an exhibition install?

Whatever it is we can help. Amongst our team we have wide range of skills and have worked on similar projects for a long time!

We have a wealth of experience in experiences so drop us an email or call to discuss.

Consultancy
Consultancy
Consultancy
Consultancy

POSITIVITY

Repeat business and our reputation is our priority. We want everyone to have a positive experience, from client to guests as well as the project teams.

Working with Positive Experience has always been a positive and perfect experience. Rik has worked as our production partner since 2017 and now with Positive Experience continues to deliver fantastically. He has been a huge help as we’ve grown as a brand in the UK. Rik is really easy to work with, always delivers on time and we thoroughly appreciate the creativity and production experience he brings to the table. I would highly recommend Positive Experience!

Sophia Bucknell, UK Field Marketing Manager, Oatly UK

We love working with Positive Experience for so many reasons! They have helped us create impactful exhibition stands from initial creative ideas to design, build, logistics and installation. With their help we have created amazing sets for sampling activities, festivals and trade shows, including renovating our branded Citroen H Van. Rik and his team are a fantastic support from the booking of events to the breakdown, as they are there to help with any documentation we may need and questions we may have along the way. Positive Experience have been delightful to work with from our early stages and continue to support us as we grow.

Jessica Booth, Marketing Events Planner, The Meatless Farm Co.

Rik has been an integral part of our production for the past few years. His experienced, steady approach and seemingly endless list of contacts have not only helped us out of a few scrapes but also positively developed our overall production, which no doubt is reflected in the client experience. Calm, considered and professional, he’s an asset to any event.

Barty Dearden, Pennard Orchard

Here are just some of the companies we’ve worked with:

GET IN TOUCH

We look forward to creating a Positive Experience together.
Give us a call or drop us an email below and tell us more about your plans and we’ll see how we can help.
We’re based in Bath, Frome and London but work remotely.

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