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Mike Philpott 1950-2014
UK - Unusual Rigging has announced, with deep regret, the death of Mike Philpott.
Respected and liked by Unusual’s clients and consultants alike, Mike joined Unusual in 2001 as a project manager specialising in QS type works and bid responses for stage engineering projects. In 2010 his experience and technical knowledge won Unusual the contracts for both the Convention Centre and Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin, projects which ran concurrently and which Mike handled with his usual good humour, tenacity and dedication.
He also led the field in bespoke Tension Wire Grids, initially for Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre in 2010, then Harrogate International Centre and most recently the Attenborough Centre.
Alan Jacobi, managing director of Unusual, said: "Mike’s sometimes gruff outward appearance belied his true self. He was an inspirational character, always ready to help his workmates and well respected throughout for his professionalism and tenacity in getting the best deal for Unusual. He was well loved here and will be sorely missed by the Unusual family and his colleagues from the wider industry."
Mike died suddenly on November 13,leaving a wife, two children and two grandchildren.
27th November 2014
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