Scottish Enterprise Awards 2023

Alan Sutherland embarked on his successful career in broadcasting over 30 years ago when he began working as a Presenter at Radio Forth. Since then, he has worked at stations across Scotland, including Real Radio, Kingdom FM, The Bauer Radio Network, and Central FM. Passionate about all forms of entertainment, he was inspired to create his own events company in 1995, naming it Big AL Events. Since then, he has worked hard to build the business whilst maintaining his broadcasting career. Today, Alan works alongside Co-Director Kirsty Sutherland, who joined the company in 2018. Operating across locations in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Newcastle, and Nottingham, the company offers a range of entertainment services. This includes bands, discos, and entertainers for weddings, a vast selection of tribute acts, inflatables for kids and corporate events, Christmas character entertainers like Santa, elves, and reindeers on stilts, after dinner speakers including big name celebrities, and equipment hire for staging, lighting, and more. Big AL Events prides itself on its friendly, professional approach to event management. It is committed to providing clients with some of the best and most reliable bands and entertainers in the UK. Furthermore, open to challenge, the company strives to inspire clients that are seeking something unique and special, working hard to help them create their perfect event. However, most of all, it aims to offer the best entertainment for the lowest possible price. Alan adds, “We are competitive, reliable, and quick to respond to all inquiries/bookings. We always provide a personal service to each and every one of our clients.” To ensure that it only provides its clients with the best entertainment services, Big AL Events has built a comprehensive collection of equipment suppliers and quality artists, including singers, bands, face painters, and after dinner speakers. Whether they are an entertainer or a provider of staging, lighting, or PA, the company only works with those who are professional, highly skilled, friendly, smartly presented, reliable, punctual, and committed to excellence. As a result of its consistently outstanding services, Big AL Events has been able to build an impressive client base over the years, serving individuals and businesses in the hospitality and retail industries as well as local councils, conference centres, and corporate clients. From them, the company has received a multitude of positive feedback. For example, one satisfied client reached out to Alan and Kirsty to share, “We would like to give a huge thank you to the excellent DJ at our wedding; he was fabulous and had the dance floor full all night! Thank you so much for a great night and making our wedding amazing.” In light of this glowing praise, it is no surprise that Big AL Events has been named Best Events & Entertainment Company in the Scottish Enterprise Awards 2023. With increasing demand for live acts since the Covid-19 pandemic, especially outdoor events and entertainments, Alan, Kirsty, and their team have exciting plans for growth in the years to come. Alan comments, “We already provide our services in many areas throughout the UK, but we always strive to expand even further across other regions of the UK in future, to maximise our coverage.” To find out more about Big AL Events Ltd. and its services, interested parties are invited to visit its website or contact Alan on 07711355495 or info@ with any of questions. No matter their needs, he will always be happy to assist. Contact: Alan Sutherland Company: Big AL Events Ltd Web Address: Established in 1995, Big AL Events Ltd. is a sizeable company that offers all forms of entertainment, including tribute bands, after dinner speakers, discos, pipers, comedians, and magicians, specialising in everything from kids’ entertainment to corporate events across the UK. Here, we speak to Director Alan Sutherland to find out more about the business. Best Events & Entertainment Company 2023