About Us: The Event Hire Specialists, Devonshire Craft Brewery, Marquee hire and manufacture… We keep busy!

There’s more to us than you might think…

“We” are Emma and Alex Phillips. We own Western Event Hire, Penrose Marquees and EmAl Brewery. Operating as a one stop company for all of these brands and services gives us an advantage as we can offer a much broader service to our customers reducing the organisational burden.

We are a family orientated business – our general manager is Dave Phillips, our brother, and most of the staff have been with us for many years and complete our family unit.

You should know we love events, we have many, many years experience across all event sectors and with our combination of services from marquees, to furniture, to catering equipment and bar facilities we are confident we can offer you any product required to suit your needs.

Alex Phillips

Managing Director

Alex began his career in the hotel industry before moving into the event world. He is a mastermind in logistics and is responsible for our move towards a large vehicle fleet to beter service our show and festival clients. Alex has wide ranging interests in all aspects of events and is always happy to discuss any particular requirements our clients may have.

Emma Phillips

Events Manager

Emma originally moved to Exeter for University before settling into outside catering. After a decade of outside catering Emma has come to work alongside Alex full time and help with event organisation and management. Emma is always happy to chat about event ideas and how we can best help you with your organisation and logistics.

Dave Phillips

Events Manager

Dave is responsible for our brewery division as well as being our main liason for festivals. Like Alex he drives our HGVs and can often been seen delivering to sites in the summer season. Dave is ready to chat about beers, marquees, tables and chairs, or absolutely anything really!

Debbie Williams

Office Manager

Debbie has been with the business for many years and knows many of our clients. Debbie coordinates our office and is often at the end of the phone should our clients need to make last minute changes or requests.

Now find out more about what we do…