I began specialising in LED technologies over ten years ago, and combined with my live events, exhibitions, conferences and permanent install environments, I can provide design, deployment and maintenance of world-class LED solutions.
I spent a number of years in Scandinavia as the lead LED technician for Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, before returning to the UK to focus on events and installations.
I have worked on high profile shows such as Glastonbury, the Eurovision Song Contest, the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs, Roskilde and Northside Festivals, and the European Masters Golf Tournament.
In the exhibition and conference fields I am primarily focused on video and sound, and am fully experienced in the build and operation of presentation theatres and exhibition AV. I have a long history in client relations which is a major asset in these fields.
In respect of managing permanent installation projects, I have co-ordinated with major LED companies and the some of the best technical talent in the UK to provide bespoke solutions for institutions such as Birmingham University, the University of Warwick, the University of Wolverhampton, and Barking & Dagenham College.
I am based in London and operate globally. I am always excited to discuss future projects, so please feel free to contact me in one of the following ways:
Achievements & Skills
LED Technician Cisco Live Barcelona 2018
LED Technician Glastonbury (Pyramid Stage) 2017
LED Technician / Video mixer / Camera operator Canary Wharf 2011 – Current
UFO Audio Visual Solutions - Freelance audio visual 2011 - Current
LED and Projection Technician Eurovision Song Contest 2014
LED Technician Roskilde Festival - Denmark 2014
LED Technician European Masters Golf Tour Sweden and Denmark 2014
Worked with in-house team at Park Lane Grosvenor and Hilton on large corporate conferences and awards dinners as as Installation and Video Technician. 2010 – Current
Lead technician, seminar tech and show technician on large exhibitions at Earls Court.
Olympia, British Design Centre and Excel Exhibition centre. 2010 – Current
LED Technician team member for Queens Jubilee Pageant 2012
Video Technician on the BBC Live site at Canary Wharf for London 2012 Olympic Games
Managing corporate permanent installation contract work across the education sector including the Universities of Wolverhampton and The City of Birmingham University
Ability to install and work at a competent level with the following:
LED Screens, Lighthouse, Barco, Winvision, Everbrighten, DigiLED, Pixled, Absen etc.
Various LED Controlers, Scalers and Processors
IT set up for video, Powerpoint, both Windows and Mac OS platforms to date
Christie Micro Tiles
LCD, LED, and Plasma Screens (flying, wall mounted, standing and aperture fixed)
Seminar and conference set up (Audio and Video)
Cable Termination (Cat5, BNC, Serial, TRS)
Canary Wharf Summer Screens
UFO Audio Visual Solutions – supply and install 5 LED screens throughout the Canary Wharf site to complement the Arts and Events summer screens festival.
Video Technician - Working along side a producer for the 12 week duration to provide video and advertising content to the screens including; news, sport, current affairs and film.
Camera Operator – Providing camera support for the live stage events throughout the festival.
Cisco Live Barcelona
LED Technician – Installed 13 LED screens and 250 LED Blades for the conference after party.
Spotify (Who We Be) Alexandra Palace London
LED Technician – part of a team providing multiple LED screens / Blades and projectors.
LED Technician – Member of 3 man team handling processing for the iMag screens on the Pyramid Stage.
2015 - 2018
UFO Audio Visual (Freelance LED technician / General AV)
May 2014 (12week project)
LED Technician for Eurovision Song Contest 2014 for Mediatec Ltd.
LED Technician for Eurovision Song Contest 2014 for Mediatec Ltd. Part of 12 man technical team installing a 1270 square metre LED Screen, 24 x Barco HDX, 12 Barco HDQ and 4 Barco R12 Projectors and 150 square metre interactive LED floor for the prestigious song contest contest in Copenhagen. 3 month project duration, an installation costing £20M and reaching a viewing audience of 200,000,000 plus.
LED Technician for the Roskilde Music Festival 2014 for Mediatec Ltd, the project was to provide all the LED screens across 5 stages. In total we installed 8 LED Screens, projectors and plasma screens throughout the festival site including the prestigious Orange Stage which saw acts such as The RollingStones, Stevie Wonder and Outcast. Project duration 2 weeks.
Primary LED / Video Technician for BBC Live Site for CanaryWharf Arts and Events. Managing five outdoor screens covering various content from news, current affairs, sports and film. This challenging and exciting experience meant working along side a producer to deliver the content to a timeline.
Exhibitions and Conferences:
October 2013 to present
Install / Show / Seminar / Video Technician at 47+ conferences / exhibitions for Aztec
Events Services / Technical Video Service and Production Plus including the following:
LED Technician Countrywide Conference 2016< Lancaster Hotel London
Dedicated Show Technician Eurofinance 2014, Barcelona
Install Technician Eurofinance 2013, Monaco
Lead Technician Rispario Finance Show 2015, Milan
Seminar Technician Ideal Christmas Show 2014 / 2015 at Earls Court
Show Technician World Travel Market at Excel Exhibition Centre
Video Technician WFTV Awards at London Hilton Park Lane
Video Technician Lord Taverners Dinner at Grosvenor Hotel, London
May 2013 Project Manager for UFO Audio Visual on behalf of AVM Impact
Project Managing the George Hotel Conversion which was a £140k fit out of 4 classrooms,3 meeting rooms and reception area at the recently converted George Hotel owned by The University of Wolverhampton. The work included managing a team of 6 technicians to install first fix cabling, wall mounted speakers, ceiling flush mounts, four room multi-zone cloud sound system, short throw projectors, local sound, centre piece projector, floating glass screen with reverse projection film, 6 workstation lecterns, and rack installation.
February 2013 Project Manager for UFO AV on behalf of Quadrant
Project Managing the installation of 6 x 50” LED Screens into seminar rooms at the newly refurbished Twickenham Academy.
November 2012 Project Manager for UFO AV on behalf of Quadrant
Project Managing a £95k re-fit of 24 classrooms with whiteboards, speakers, short throw projectors and install and cable to wall plates. Barking & Dagenham College.
August 2011 Project Manager and Lead Install Tech for UFO AV on behalf of Impact Marcom
Responsible for managing and installing a £60K lecture theatre sound and dual projection and 4 screen LED installation at the University of Birmingham.
June 2011 Project Manager and Lead Install Tech for UFO AV on behalf of Impact Marcom
Responsible for managing and installing 80% of the hardware on the £300K VCC project at the University of Wolverhampton, Telford site, (interactive 4 zone meeting room) including: 3 x Sanyo 9K HD Projectors; U Touch 96” Touch screen; 3 Individual work stations with sound shower speaker install and “share to room” technology; 84” SMART LCD and Smart Interactive Whiteboard; Lectern with overhead Camera; and three screen projection immersive zone with 5.1 surround sound. The project was from first fix cabling including all termination through to handover.
National Diploma: Audio Visual / Video and Photography (1991 – 1994) Stourbridge College of Technology and Art
1st Diploma: Design and Communication (1990 – 1991) Stourbridge College of Technology and Art
9 GCSE Grade C and higher
(1986 – 1990) Hagley High School, West Midlands
Steve Colesell - Operations Director, Aztec Events Services. T: +44 207 803 4000
Pippa Dale - Events Manager, Canary Wharf Arts & Events T: +44 7779 888 135