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Adrian Searle Joins Hawthorn

Adrian Searle Joins Hawthorn

UK – Adrian Searle, former technical director at Stage Electrics, has joined technical production company, Hawthorn, to drive forward the ongoing development of its successful equipment Hire service.

Adrian is based at Hawthorn’s headquarters in Old Dalby, Leicestershire, and has been appointed to head up the company’s seven day a week hire service. Working together with Hawthorn’s head of hire, David Slater, Adrian will ensure the smooth running of the operation, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and development, in line with Hawthorn’s commitment to delivering an excellent customer experience.

Adrian joins Hawthorn at an exciting time for the hire service which has recently seen significant growth in commissions to supply equipment to the touring productions. Hawthorn has recently worked with renowned lighting designers, Mark Henderson on the Mark Knopfler European tour and Philip Gladwell on a number of touring theatre productions, including the National Theatre of Scotland’s highly acclaimed ‘The James Plays’, Hairspray and Jackie the Musical.

Hawthorn has invested £2.6million in new equipment in the last 18 months alone, reflecting its commitment to offering the latest technologies and meeting the needs of its expanding client base. Last year, Hawthorn saw a staggering 15% growth in its hire service and has ambitious plans for continued growth.

Speaking of his appointment to Hawthorn, Adrian said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have joined Hawthorn and I’m relishing the opportunity to work with its brilliant and dedicated team to take its Hire operations to the next level.

“Martin Hawthorn and I share a great passion for theatre and I’ve been impressed by his ongoing hands-on involvement with the company and his commitment to investing in new technology to meet the needs of his clients. Hawthorn has an enviable range of high-quality stock available to hire to meet every need, from lighting, video and sound, to rigging, power and drapes and I’m very much looking forward to using my experience and networks to support its plans for growth.”

Martin Hawthorn, managing director of Hawthorn, said: “I’m thrilled that Adrian has chosen to join us here at Hawthorn. He brings a huge amount of experience, skill and expertise to our Hire operation and will play a key role in driving it forward to the next level, including opening doors within our emerging markets. I have no doubt Adrian will be a huge asset to us and I’m delighted to welcome him to the team.”

In picture: David Slater, Hawthorn head of hire welcomes Adrian Searle to Hawthorn.

7th March 2016

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