James Ashdown’s passion for lighting began at an early age. In 1997 he established Automated Limited. From a fledgling company dealing with local events it has evolved into a large scale provider of equipment and services now including the broadcast industry. Today the passion continues and Automated prides itself on the personable expertise that it can contribute to any event or production no matter how large or small.

About US

With over 20 years of building their knowledge and experience Automated Limited now boasts a full service proposition that means they can provide all elements of your event or production needs. With everything from Lighting, Power, Sound and Rigging.


With a warehouse based in Kent we carry stock of all of the necessary equipment to deliver all of our services to any size and scale and our customers can work with us on just a dry hire basis right through to our full package of planning, design and installation services.

Total Flexibility

From dry hire to full service design and production select the service to suit your needs.

Full Support

We are always on hand to help and when you hire our equipment we will be on hand 24/7 with around the clock support.

Over 20 years

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, you can be sure that when you work with Automated you are working with a team in the know.

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