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Stage Electrics boosts Audio Hire department with new Audio Hire Manager
UK – Stage Electrics has been delivering audio and lighting solutions for over three decades. But the company continually aims to improve and expand its service; to this end it has appointed Rob Collett (pictured) to the position of audio hire manager. Rob’s all round knowledge of audio and his attention to detail adds a further dimension to the hire division’s offering.
Rob’s background spans concert touring and corporate events, having started as a system tech with bands such as Boyzone, Westlife, Busted, McFly, and Coldplay. His career progressed into the role of monitor engineer for a number of artists including The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Emilie Sande, Matt Redman and The White Lies. He has worked with companies such as MCM Productions and First Network in corporate events and was a regular face on the Top Gear Live and Gadget Show Live Shows.
This first-hand experience and in-depth knowledge of clients and audio equipment perfectly place him to drive the ambitions of Stage Electrics’ audio hire department.
Although he was familiar with the company and its reputation, the true breadth and size of Stage Electrics’ operation was, says Rob, a shock when he joined.
“Like most people that visit the headquarters, when I walked through the door I thought ‘Wow! This is a lot bigger than I realised’,” he recalls. “There are over 190 staff working in various teams from projects, to sales and hire, but it’s when you see the sheer scale of the hire warehouse and the range of equipment that you really appreciate how sophisticated the whole operation is.”
With this initial good impression firmly in mind, Rob undertook the task of improving things further.
“Initially, my role was to evaluate the audio equipment offered and identify opportunities to invest in new technology. That included making sure the equipment was of a standard appropriate to our client base. We are a state-of-the-art, modern operation, so we need to be sure that we invest in new products that people want to use.”
“My current focus is on developing new hire opportunities, I have already begun a process of introducing myself to existing clients and developing business by introducing new clients to Stage Electrics. The audio hire offering is truly impressive and I am excited by the challenge of developing it further.”
5th February 2015
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