Welcome to Big O Event Hire

About Us


Big O Event Hire is an owner-managed business, which was born out of a desire for true excellence in all event settings.

Christopher O’Linsky is the Director and Founder of Big O Event Management, which is the holding company of Big O Event Hire.  Big O Event Management was established in 2014 and has become the Eastern Cape’s preferred sports management organisation.  Chris endeavours to take the same level of service excellence from his Sports Events to his Event Hire business.

If you’re looking to host an event and you’re looking for good quality products and excellent service, then look no further.


Our Products


  • Stretch Tents (all sizes)
  • Frame Tents
  • Rigging & Installations


  • A variety of small and large
  • Foam Pit
  • Foam Machine

Décor & Infrastructure

  • Draping
  • Party Décor
  • Fairy Lights
  • Tents
  • Cocktail Tables & Chairs
  • Trestle Tables 
  • Chairs 
  • Couches
  • Bean Bags


  • Platters
  • Sit Down Meals
  • Rotisseries
  • Slush Puppy Machines
  • Chocolate Fountains 
  • Candy Floss Machines 
  • Popcorn Machines


  • Inflatables 
  • Kiddy Rides
  • Casino Equipment
  • Party Equipment
  • Giant Garden Games
  • Arcade Equipment

Sports Day Infrastructure

  • Finish Line
  • Fencing
  • Picket Fencing
  • Cones
  • Podium

Our Services



We take pride in our high standard of hearty quality culinary solutions. We offer a variety of catering options to ensure that your event is executed according to your event objectives.

Event Planning


Having been in the event planning business since 2014, we’ve learnt what it takes to execute an exceptional event and we’ll settle for nothing less. We are equipped for any event no matter its nature or size.

Waste Management


Every event comes with the dreaded clean up.  We collect, transport and dispose of or recycle your human waste so that you don’t have to.  We have the resources to get to your event no matter where it’s hosted.

Brand Activations


In today’s world of there being so many suppliers of products and services available, it’s vital to stand out in the crowd.  The best way to do this is through brand interaction and experience.  Let’s bring your brand to life.



Whether you’re wanting to inform, persuade or remind your target audiences about your product or service,  you’ll be needing a promotion strategy, which we can implement for you from start to finish.

Product Launches


Every great product needs a great product launch. Let us help you heighten your visibility and a build a buzz for your product launch to ensure that it gets off to a great start and create a fantastic first impression.

Sports Day Management


Specific Sports Event Services include: time keeping, registration, entry system, route marking, consulting, event merchandise or memorabilia, MC and overall event management.   


Event Solutions with A Difference

Big O Event Hire endeavours to provide exceptional service to every event no matter the size or location.     

An Outstanding Event Hire Team

Thanks to Chris and the team for making my event stand a part with event hire! Delivery was hassle free and was literally a call and delivery process. Chris went over and beyond the delivery and was on hand for the event to make sure everything ran smoothly! I’ll only ever use their Service, as it’s was efficient and hassle free! Thanks Big O events!

– Travis McGrath of Fat Franks

Punctual, Reliable and Professional

It is a pleasure working with Big O Sports as they are always ready at a moment’s notice which is much appreciated in our industry where time is always of the essence. They are punctual, reliable and professional at all times. We have a great working relationship with them as we both focus on getting the project done as effectively as possible.

– Claire Kivedo of Overall Events

His Demeanor and Professionalism is Fantastic

In 2019, we had the pleasure of employing the services of Chris and his BigOSports team for our Trail Run Event.

In a nutshell, dealing with Chris was effortless.  His response to emails/WhatsApps/requests was instantaneous and thorough. The event ran so smoothly from start to finish.  His team just slotted in as if we’d worked together 100 times before.

His demeanour and professionalism is fantastic. He knows how to deal with all situations that might arise in the perfect manner.

– Sue Smit – Co-organiser of J-Bay Wind Farm MTB Classic & Trail Run

Go the Extra Mile to Succeed

It’s truly been a pleasure working with the Big O Event Management team. As they are reliable, flexible, professional and go the extra mile to ensuring that our activations are a success. I would highly recommend them, as we continue using their services.

– Thabiso Mkhonto Yako of ABSA

Highly Recommend

I have had the pleasure of dealing with Chris during the Oceanman event at Hobie Beach in Dec 2019.

Chris is proactive, nothing is to big or too much of a problem. He’s been in the hospitality and eventing business for 5 years and has a great network of suppliers and ideas he co-ordinates it all well and is on time. His staff is also a reflection of Chris, as all are very friendly and diligent.

I have been to many events and been involved in the organising of lots of them and I can highly recommend Chris and if you are doing one of his events know that you will get a well organised and well run event.

I would highly recommend Chris at Big O Events plus he’s quite a nice guy!

– Brandon Harcus of the Summerstrand Life Saving Club

Exceptional Quality of Service

The MBDA was mandated by the Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture department of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to conceptualize and implement a Triathlon related community sports program aimed at introducing triathlon and building awareness ahead of the lronman 70.3 World Championship 2018.

BIG O events were subcontracted to Overall Events, an MBDA appointed company due to their specific and specialized skills in sports and development events management. BIG O delivered, through Overall Events, 3 main community triathlon clinics with over 300 young kids from previously disadvantaged communities.

The quality of service delivered to the MBDA by BIG O was exceptional and of high standards.

– Luvuyo Bangazi the Manager for Marketing, Communications and Events at the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA)

Obsessed about Creating a Great Customer Experience

Over the years the Big O name has been synonymous with obsessive focus on creating a great customer experience. This trademark experience was reassuringly present in our dealings with the Event Hire side of Big O when we needed some urgent assistance with an event at the last minute. Chris was more than willing to help and supply us with what we needed at a moment’s notice. As always everything happened with great efficiency and no fuss whatsoever. Will definitely recommend dealing with Chris and Big O.

 Dieter Muller – ECM Ford

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+27 71 674 7694
104 Albert Road
Port Elizabeth