Custom and Source is an event design and build company founded by Simon Badham over 10 years ago.

With a background in event management, design and music Simon set up his own company after treading the boards at some of the largest event agencies in London working as an event manager throughout the UK. Applying a wealth of knowledge and on the job experience, Custom and source would offer clients a more personal, competitive, transparent and professional service.

All these years on we still maintain the same ethics and integrity as day one and work with a lot of clients we started off with.

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Custom and Source is an Event Design, Build and Management company founded by Simon Badham. After over 15 year’ working as an Event Manager with some of the largest experiential agencies in the UK, Simon decided to set up his own agency, applying his wealth of experience in the industry to create a business that offers a personal, competitive and professional service.

Drawing on a valuable network of trusted professionals, Custom and Source literally does as it suggests, customising, designing and building stands for brands. The business sources the best solutions, ideas or items for their clients, and prides itself for its ‘no bull’ attitude, creating the best and most effective solution – with an honest and humble approach.

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Design & Build

Whether you’re looking for a simple or more complex stand, we can recommend bespoke solutions and offer a range of ideas to suit your project.

We like to think outside of the box a little and always work to achieve something out of the ordinary which will help your brand stand out. Over the years we’ve built up a strong network of amazing craftsmen, fabricators, caterers, artists and musicians.

We work with a broad range of talent to bring your ideas to life from our concepts and designs.


Whether it be in wood, metal, acrylic, a vehicle, shipping container, literally anything in your wildest dreams, we have the ability to customise it for you. Our network doesn’t restrict us to one field or expertise. We pull on every expert we know to make the idea a reality so why not test us?


With time at a premium a lot of our existing clients turn to us to help them find a unique solutions for their brands. Sourcing unusual items is something we have become very good at so if we haven’t already come across something we will find it for you. If you have an idea and have seen something you like we can research it and present the best option out there for you.


It is often overlooked when planning a project but the method in which a stand is constructed, the staff required to built it, the transportation and storage is one of the key considerations when suggesting a solution to our clients. From UK to worldwide transportation and logistics we can cover any eventuality. You definitely need expertise in this field to navigate the different transport regulations, event procedures and pitfalls, removing pressure and unforeseen issues.

Event Management

Whether it is project management, logistics for an event or simply an experienced pair of hands we have the people and the know how to take all the stress out of it for you.

We are not a staffing agency but we have trusted managers and ambassadors who will take care of business for you as if they were one of your team. And if you have bigger staffing requirements we know the guys and girls who can provide staff to the same standard and level we expect of our own.

Think Clever

Thinking clever underpins everything we believe in here at Custom & Source. It doesn’t necessarily need not be the most wacky of ideas, the most expensive or the most difficult. Think clever is about taking the best idea for a project and turning that into reality. Sometimes the most simple ideas are the most clever!


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