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David Cartwright 1969-2015

David Cartwright 1969-2015

It is with the greatest of sadness that Le Mark has announced the death of a respected colleague and friend – not only within the company but also the UK entertainment industry. David Cartwright passed away on Sunday 12th July 2015 at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Dave suffered a severe stroke on the evening of Thursday 25th June, having spent a ‘usual day’ with friends and colleagues at the ABTT trade show. He had returned home that evening to his partner Kirsty Fisher, in St Ives, Cambridgeshire where he was taken ill.

To say that Dave will be sorely missed by many would be an understatement. His career in the entertainment industry had encompassed many skills and experiences from his early days with Stage Electrics through to his time at Lighting Technology before joining Le Mark in 2010. Dave had enjoyed many successes during his career. To become a part of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies installation team made him very proud. He took on the incredibly difficult 7,500 square metre London street map stage floor design challenge set by Danny Boyle, creating new and innovative installation methods and using ground breaking printing technology in order to accomplish the largest outdoor installation of custom printed performance floor in the world. Dave as many will know was both gregarious and fun loving and enjoyed life to the full. He was never more at home then on a stage or show floor and became a well-known figure at trade shows around the world.

Dave also kept a private life that was respected by his colleagues. He has three children that were the centre of his world and he spent as much time as possible with Oscar, Harvey and Phoebe. Dave had found love again with Kirsty Fisher and our hearts and sincere condolences go out to both his family and Kirsty. Dave’s funeral will be held in Bury St Edmunds at a date and time to be confirmed.

In picture: David Cartwright (second from right) with Le Mark colleagues Leanne Baker, Stuart Gibbons and Steve Marshall on stand at the ABTT Theatre Show 2015.

20th July 2015

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