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Scott Appleton: Clair Global

How did you initially get into the industry - did you take the educational route? “I did not; I started at Clair in May 1987,...

Colin Kavanagh: CEO for Philips Entertainment Lighting

How did you get your start in the entertainment technology industry, and what has kept you within it to this day? “I had a summer...


Ola Melzig – Technical Director, Eurovision Song Contest

How did you initially become involved in the industry? “It all started in early 1990 when I moved from Malmö to Stockholm with my...

David Broadhurst

How did your interest in creating technology begin? It began in 2006 when I was with my previous company, where we created a moulded 10...

Ceri Wade

TPi speaks to 2016's Production Manager of the Year, Arcadia's Ceri Wade. How did you get your start in the live events industry? I grew...

Neil Trenell

How did you first get your start in the industry? I was always involved with amateur production from an early age as my mother used...

Phil Dudderidge

How did you get your start within the industry? In 1967, when I was 18, I bought a van and became a roadie for...

Jac Nott

On getting started in the industry… “I started playing in a band at school, but could never hear myself when in shows - so took...

Tony Andrews

Profession: Audio Engineer, Founder of Funktion One Date & Place of Birth: 9 April 1949, Cheam, South London, UK You founded Funktion One in 1992, what was...

Jim Digby

Profession: Producer, production manager, mentor, philanthropist, founder and chairman of the board of the Event Safety Alliance Date & Place of birth: July 1963,...


Okulus: Louis Oliver & James Scott

Profession: Production Designers Date & place of birth: Louis: 02.08.1987, UK. James: 30.11.1989, UK. How did you get into the industry - were you formally trained or did...

Jack Kelly

Profession: President, Group One Date & place of birth: 18 December 1953, New York What initially prompted the move from the US Air Force to the pro audio...

Chris ‘Squib’ Swain

Profession: Lighting Designer Date & Place of birth: 28 October 1987, Leytonstone, London, UK What was the catalyst for you joining the industry? I wasn’t very academic, and I...

Coral Cooper

Profession: Vari-Lite Product Trainer, EMEA Place of birth: Scotland, UK You’ve had quite the career and now sit comfortably as one of the most respected technical lighting trainers in...