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Portable Venues (Group) Ltd

2016-02-17 23:56:00

Smart-Space Instant Buildings provides fast and cost-effective solutions for a whole range of industrial and commercial applications.

Smart-Space is the trading name of the Portable Venues (Group) Ltd, which was incorporated in 1987.  The present company evolved from unincorporated trading over the years since its inception in 1985.

Our underlying premise has always been to give you the building best suited to you.


British Made, British Based, British Owned

The business is independently owned and operated in Britain. One of the main advantages of working with Smart-Space is that you get the benefit of years of experience from our team.

We are fairly unusual in this industry in that our staff are all directly employed by us; the Smart-Space team currently numbers more than 30 and are structured into specialist areas to ensure that our customers are always given the best possible service and support.

As the industry has progressed, particularly in areas such as Health and Safety and CDM regulations, so has Smart-Space. We ensure that we work to regulatory standards and work closely with the customers to conform to their own working practices.

Meet the Team

Introducing the friendliest people in space...

The business was started in 1985 by Antony Hunt who is still the Managing Director and together with Jason Lynock (1995) will likely be your first point of contact to discuss your needs.

The Smart-Space senior management team is made up of Jason Lynock, Andy Freeman and Lee Brightmore. Their teams work together to provide you with an accurate solution and costing for your space problem

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Antony Hunt

Managing Director

Antony sets the tone for the straight-talking culture at Smart-Space as someone who has knowledge, experience and is always direct and honest. As managing director, he has grown his successful business since 1985, developing different types of temporary and permanent buildings to suit the changing needs of customers. His ethos to ‘buy British’ filters through the company and is reflected throughout the business model.

 An active member of the Smart-Space team, you are likely to find Antony involved in any day-to day dealings and he is very happy to give out his mobile number, welcoming the interaction with customers, colleagues and suppliers.

jason lynock

Jason Lynock

Sales Director

Jason is the sales director at Smart-Space and is the nerve centre of the operation. He is most likely to be your first point of contact, manages a cohesive and dedicated sales team and works seamlessly with the operations side of the business. He has risen through the ranks from site installer to second in command of a 40+ strong team so he really knows the business inside out.

He is positive, cheerful and demonstrates a can-do attitude that, after 25 years with the business, is founded on sound experience and common sense. Jason is instrumental in product development and making sure the business is relevant and quick to respond to market needs.

andy freeman

Andy Freeman

Operations Manager

Andy is responsible for the implementation of our projects, overseeing the design, installation and warehouse teams.

Janice Hudson

Lee Brightmore

Finance Manager

Lee joined the Smart Space team in September 2019 to lead, grow and develop the finance team and to provide support and champion finance across the wider business.

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Russell Slater

Project Delivery Manager

He also coordinates the programme of works for our installation teams.

Peter Powell

Peter Powell

Senior Site Manager

Peter joined Smart-Space permanently in 2002 having worked for the company on a seasonal basis for a number of years.

He has an enormous wealth of experience with the temporary aluminium-framed structures.

Dzintars Saitins

Dzintars Saitins

Senior Site Manager



James Yates

James Yates

Site Manager



Ryan Gibson

Ryan Gibson

Ryan is the company’s compliance advisor for the transport and the operations team.

Ross Vinter

Ross Vinter

Consultant Engineer

Depending upon your needs, our Consultant Engineer Ross Vinter may also get involved with your project.
Ross began working with us in 2010 having had extensive experience with one of the foremost experts in cold formed steel buildings, understanding the dynamics of Cold-Formed engineering and will work from initial design to project completion.
Ross also works with local authorities throughout the UK on our customer’s behalf making applications for planning permission and co-ordinating with Building Control departments, environmental and highways departments, too. He also carries out the exploratory work for any ground works which we undertake, and designs the concrete bases which are laid by our ground works teams – as and when required by our customers.

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Lisa Clarke

Lisa keeps the office running smoothly and her friendly voice is likely to be the one you hear when you call us.

Lisa also runs our credit control and her approachable manner ensures that issues are quickly resolved and risks minimised.

Janice Hudson

Janice Hudson

Janice is an integral member of the operations team, providing support and adminstrative assistance.

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

Sarah has a wealth of experience in transactional processing and is a valued member of the finance team.

Will Mason

Will Mason

Will looks after site surveys & building layouts including CAD design drawings for projects & installations.

Shaun Stephens

Shaun Stephens

Progress Monitoring


Once your order is placed, the day to day management of your project is in the hands of Russell, the contracts manager, who will liaise with you regarding the installation of your building. A site audit will be undertaken and Russell will supply you with information you require such as Method Statements, Risk Assesments and will advise on any requirements to conform to CDM regulations.

Throughout the project, progress is closely monitored centrally to ensure smooth running and achievement of milestones.

Our Own Installation Teams


Just some of our directly employed, fully trained installation teams

The installation teams are led by experienced supervisors who are well-versed in the requirements for working on customers' premises. They are responsible for ensuring that the work meets our quality standards and that the site is a safe working area. Their flexible and meticulous approach is regularly commented on by our customers.

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Smart-Space an Ethical Business

  • We are an ethical business and what we say, we will do. Our mission is to ensure we deliver what is the very best for our customer and NOT just what suits us.
  • To this end we offer three very different temporary structures: temporary buildings, interim buildings, and permanent buildings. Our aim is to ensure you get the very best building for your use case.
  • Our working practices, from initial scoping through to maintenance on rental building contracts, are designed to make sure your building is fit for purpose.
  • We make our money purely by serving you. We do not sell leads. We do not subcontract. When you engage us on a contact it is wholly managed in house. We care about our customers.
  • To this end all clients are invited to participate in confidential customer service and building rating surveys the aggregated results we publish on our site.
  • We think we are the best, but it is what our customers say that counts, when you come to choose Smart-Space as your temporary building supplier.

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