Martin Audio partners with Production Futures

Production Futures, the initiative which creates opportunities for young people to learn and develop careers in production across the live event industry, has announced Martin Audio, as its latest high-profile partner.

“It’s wonderful that Martin Audio have seen the potential of Production Futures,” said CEO, Hannah Eakins. “We’re particularly delighted to welcome them as a British manufacturer.”

Production Futures is in the process of transformation, including the announcement of a new audio learning zone. Along with Martin Audio, this will debut at the 28 September event, which takes place at Production Park in Wakefield.

The step change for Production Futures has been brought about by attendances that have exceeded 1,000 visitors, representing some 55 colleges and universities. “It is attracting the 16-18 year olds as well as well as graduates,” she confirmed. “We expect to hit those numbers again at Production Park.”

Martin Audio Product Support Engineer, Paul Connaughton has himself been leading a systematic training initiative through the UK’s relevant higher education establishments, and has been in regular communication with Eakins about the possible synergies both parties can achieve through evolving Production Futures.

“We are both committed to help encourage and educate the next wave of industry professionals, no matter what their pathway, to ensure it continues to thrive,” Connaughton stated. “In September, we will be showcasing some recent product on the stand, whilst demonstrating software, discussing aspects of loudspeaker and system designs. Future shows may see us delivering short training courses once we have our training certifications in place.”

Martin Audio Marketing Director, James King, concluded: “In further extending our outreach to the student community via Production Futures we are continuing our strong commitment to training, and at the same time taking an active role in promoting career opportunities within the industry. As a leading manufacturer it’s right that we support the next generation of sound engineers and technical crew, and give back to the industry.”