Rigging Team has appointed Adrian ‘Ade’ Skelton to the role of Project Manager at its Stevenage headquarters.
With an extensive career spanning over 25 years working within the live events industry, Ade brings with him a huge amount of expertise. Beginning his career in the world of touring theatre, before gravitating toward the area of specialist rigging projects, Ade has more than 3000 events under his belt, including numerous high-profile engagements, such as the G20 Summit and 2012 Olympics.
Working previously as head of rigging at ExCel London, Ade has built a comprehensive understanding of all areas of the project management remit. Having supported a huge variety of productions, delivering rigging solutions for a broad selection of UK and international clients, Ade’s responsibilities have included the creation of venue technical specification and safe systems of work documentation, as well as O&M manuals, risk assessments and training matrices.
Rigging Team Director, Adam Searle said: “Ade has amassed a wealth of specialist knowledge, working at the highest level. His management capabilities, hands-on style and thorough technical understanding will be an enormous asset to our team”.
Ade commented: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Rigging Team. Their service and support is renowned within our industry – it’s a pleasure to be bringing my own experience to the mix of skills they offer”.
Particularly accomplished in the use of AutoCAD, Ade has been using the package for over two decades. In a fast paced industry known for ‘last minute solutions’, with no room for error, his CAD skills have seen him prepare detailed drawings, in the space of a phone call, which have gone on to become full blown designs.
Ade continued: “As we make the careful transition back to normality, I am really looking forward to working with friends and colleagues as part of Rigging Team. I’m particularly interested in the technical training which the company provides, something that will help create a more secure future for our industry”.
Searle added: “People are the key factor in everything we do. Ade has experience at all levels, creating safe, practicable solutions and his extensive knowledge of our industry makes him an ideal fit for us – I am absolutely delighted to welcome him as part of Rigging Team”.