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The week in appointments: 1-5 October 2018

by Stuart Wood

Dore knows the score

Patrick Dore has recently returned to Creative Technology’s London team in a project manager role.

Dore spent the early part of his career at Creative Technology, starting in the warehouse preparing video systems and then progressing on to do site work, eventually becoming a senior video engineer. He then made a very successful move into project management where he continued to gather great respect in the industry as a capable and passionate individual.

He commented: “It is a huge honour to re-join CT London. I feel very fortunate to once again be able to work with the hugely talented team of people here. CT has always been known for delivering some of the biggest and most exciting shows in the industry and I am very proud to be part of that again.”

Mark Elliott, Managing Director of Creative Technology UK, commented: “It’s really fantastic to see Pat return to CT, he’s a great addition to what is already a formidable team.”


Board to run

Head of PR & marketing at drp, Ryan Curtis-Johnson, has joined the board of Meeting Needs. Having worked in the industry for 10 years, Curtis-Johnson joins Harriet Bullen of First and Karen Small of BDRC.

Curtis-Johnson commented: “Meeting Needs has always been a charity I’ve supported and had a personal interest in. So, I wanted to be part of the team and do something that makes a change, for good.

“I’m excited to get stuck in and help to promote Meeting Needs, what it stands for and how relevant it is in the increasingly difficult world so many people live in. Meeting Needs has achieved some incredible milestones through the years, not least reaching over £1,000,000 raised so far. I look forward to being part of its future.”

Chair of Meeting Needs, Jennifer Jenkins, added: “We are delighted that Ryan and the other recent additions to the Board have stepped up to join the Meeting Needs team. Their drive, individual skills and industry knowledge will further strengthen our Boards outlook, but more importantly they bring a new dynamic and focus to the Board that is more representative than ever of the people that work in our industry.



Grand at work

Brands at Work has appointed Lisa McNab as a producer to work on events for clients including Prudential, Deloitte and Biogen.

Lisa brings with her a wealth of experience gained from a background in PR and marketing, working on mixed media campaigns for music festivals, bands and record labels across Europe.

Since joining the events industry five years ago, first working for Innovision then moving on to freelance for various agencies, she has delivered events for global brands, corporations and government agencies including Google, Facebook, PUMA, the Department for International Trade and Unilever.

Karen Kadin, managing partner, Brands at Work said: “Lisa has a passion for events and believes strongly in the positive impact of teamwork to make incredible things happen. In addition to strong project management skills, she has the ability to take complex messages and translate them into a narrative to build engaging and effective event content.



Winnery for Chinnery and fab Dabbs

Remote Solutions has announced the appointments of Jeremy Dabbs as senior technician and Josh Chinnery as technician to its London based warehouse team. These appointments are part of the company’s ongoing audio-visual growth in London & Europe as it looks ahead to a busy 2019.

Jeremy brings with him 11 years of event experience, having worked throughout the world in audio, lighting and visual positions. His previous roles have seen him in charge of Audio onboard Princess Cruises as well as engineering for a 5* resort in Salou, Spain.

Josh joined the team in April gaining valuable work experience alongside his studies. Having impressed the senior executive team, Josh was approached in August and offered the role of technician with a focus on visual technology. In his spare time, Josh produces video content for up and coming artists as well as being an aspiring DJ.

Remote Solutions CEO Gavin Clark said: “I echo the whole team when I say how excited we are to welcome Jeremy & Josh to Remote Solutions.”

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