Have You Met... Ian?

Ian joined the Universal Live family in 2017 as an AV Technician at The Midland Hotel in Manchester, after graduating from the University of Salford with first-class honours in Creative Music and Technology. Later that year, Ian was appointed the Warehouse Manager at our Manchester branch where he has grown and developed his skills and abilities. This month Ian has taken his next steps in his Universal journey as he moves into a Project Manager role at our HQ in Bradford. Congratulations Ian!

If you were stuck on a desert island what three items would you want with you?

“Sunblock (Scottish people and sun don’t mix very well)

Leatherman (Always)

Macallan rare cask (the full cask)”

What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as a Project Manager?

I’m looking forward to bringing my ideas to life and bringing a smile to our clients face.

We heard that you played a set at Eden Ibiza, tell us a bit more about that.

I started to DJ at the age of 14; I held residencies for big club nights in Scotland playing all over the UK. Chancing my luck, I took my kit over, on holiday to Ibiza, letting promoters know I was over there, expecting maybe a couple of smaller venues. On my first night, I was contacted and asked to do 2 hours at Eden that night, which was crazy! I got two more sets off the back of it which probably made that holiday the best to date (don’t tell my fiancé).

Have You Met... Ian?

Why did you choose a career in the live events industry?

I’ve always been fascinated by the technical process and execution of live events/ studio production. Since school, I’ve worked within club’s DJ’ing, engineering and studied music technology/ sound production. It was an easy decision for me to ultimately end up in this industry.

Which superhero character are you?

Flash (running around site finding kit)

What inspires you most?

My granny, she has made a life for herself and her family through hard work and dedication, and always with a smile on her face. I’m grateful for everything she has done for me and I do my best to make her proud.

What’s your favourite food?

Salt and pepper chicken wings

Have You Met... Ian?

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Robin Kershaw

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Rebecca Loughrey

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Rebecca Loughrey

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Gary Warmington

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Gary Warmington

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Pete Bramwell

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Pete Bramwell

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Mike Dodsworth

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Mike Dodsworth

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Ben Phillips

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Ben Phillips

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Rhys Large

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Rhys Large

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Finn Evans

Project Manager

Finn Evans

Project Manager

Emeline Holdsworth

Accounts Administrator

Emeline Holdsworth

Accounts Administrator

Neil Clappison

Innovation & Sustainability Lead

Neil Clappison

Innovation & Sustainability Lead

Charlie Marsden

Lighting Technician

Charlie Marsden

Lighting Technician

Carl Isaac

AV Manager

Carl Isaac

AV Manager

Chris Mobbs

AV Manager

Chris Mobbs

AV Manager

Richard Taylor

Project Manager

Richard Taylor

Project Manager

Stuart Thornton

Hire Manager

Stuart Thornton

Hire Manager

Matthew Higginbottom

Senior 3D & Graphic Designer

Matthew Higginbottom

Senior 3D & Graphic Designer

Bill Hill-Brown

Operations Support

Bill Hill-Brown

Operations Support

Joseph Palmer

Warehouse Technician

Joseph Palmer

Warehouse Technician

Adrian Wardle

Warehouse Technician

Adrian Wardle

Warehouse Technician

Dave Eccles

Warehouse Manager

Dave Eccles

Warehouse Manager

Felix Fulop

Project Manager

Felix Fulop

Project Manager

Deryn Charlton-Blore

AV Manager

Deryn Charlton-Blore

AV Manager

Iky Yacoob

Senior Project Manager

Iky Yacoob

Senior Project Manager

Jaymie Mills

Venue Account Manager

Jaymie Mills

Venue Account Manager

Andy Robinson

Financial Director

Andy Robinson

Financial Director

Gareth Hughes

Hire Coordinator

Gareth Hughes

Hire Coordinator

Brendan Barton

Purchase Ledger

Brendan Barton

Purchase Ledger

Samantha Ogley

Event Logistics

Samantha Ogley

Event Logistics

Alex Devlin

AV Manager

Alex Devlin

AV Manager

Harvey Gardner

Warehouse Apprentice

Harvey Gardner

Warehouse Apprentice

Kirsty Waine

Managing Director

Kirsty Waine

Managing Director

Cameron Corns

AV Technician

Cameron Corns

AV Technician

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