Experienced businessman with a wide range of knowledge & skills gained from over 20 years in the entertainment & events industry in multiple different roles.

A hard working, entrepreneurial, driven person. Smart, presentable, well spoken & professional. I’m used to working on my own or leading large teams & can be trusted to achieve the desired results.

Highly ambitious and driven to be successful. Not satisfied to just make “up the numbers”. I have a wide range key of skills to offer any potential employer & I’m looking to join a company where I can make a difference, make improvements & help lead the company to growth.


Key Skill Set

Entrepreneurial | Strategy Formation & Implementation | Identification of growth areas | Staff Management | Leadership | Marketing | Branding | Creative Influence & Design | Procurement | International Shipping /Logistics | Business Finance

Myers Briggs Test – ENFJ | Belbin Test – Shaper

Completed MBA Essentials course through London School of Economics with grade of 88.6%



Senior Sales Manager – Harman
May 2018 – till present

  • Account management of the UK and Ireland Sales Channels for Martin Lighting
  • Dealing with Distribution channels as well as end users
  • Led pricing changes on a number of SKUs for better ROI for both business and end users
  • Sales target of c$10m+
  • Client and designer interaction to drive sales through the channel.
  • Completed Quarters presently over target by at least 140%
  • Working with development teams to assist in NPI development and feedback
  • Created Marketing and press stories to help deliver sales in channel.


Key Account Manager – HSL
December 2017 – May 2018

  • Account management of large-scale international shows, events, event agencies & B2B clients
  • Line management of all sales staff
  • Reporting to board level & owners
  • Lead “face” of company on the road
  • Identification and development of new business
  • Responsible for the formation & implementation of a revitalised sales strategy & business development team



Senior Business Development Manager & Deputy Head of Sales – SLX
August 2016 – November 2017

  • Account management of large shows (west end/touring theatre) events, event agencies & B2B clients. Largest clients with c£250k turnover
  • Sales target of £1.4m per year (beaten with figure of £1.62m)
  • Line management of staff
  • Deputising for Head of Sales when needed (acting Head of Sales July 2017 – November 2017)
  • Board level & Senior Management Team responsibilities
  • Lead “face” of company on the road dealing with the companies largest/prestigious clients
  • Continuation of roles from previous job


Business Development Manager – SLX/Stage Electrics
April 2016 – August 2016

  • Account management of existing theatrical shows (some touring and west end)
  • Development of new business pipelines
  • Representation of company at industry events & trade shows


Managing Director – Illuminate Design LTD
September 2005 – February 2016

  • Company provide technical services to the Entertainment, Theatre, Events markets. Installation services to Venues, Schools, Museums etc.
  • Turnover c£1million
  • Formed company in 2005. Growth since 2010 when business focus changed from 1 to 6 employees. Left in 2016 wanting fresh & new challenges
  • Key developments. Delivery of website. New Branding. Completion of exclusive UK dealer agreement for various brands
  • Management of 4 full time staff up to 20 freelancers at any time
  • Responsibility for Financial Reporting, Marketing, Press, PR
  • Client account management of accounts up to T/O of £50k. New Business development
  • Wrote and delivered Business plans & financial documents for external funding & development programs
  • Presentations to local business organisations

Managing Director – Reflective Ice LTD
July 2015 – January 2016

  • Company formed to provide Ice Rink, Fairground, Market, Food & Drink in the centre of Colchester in the grounds of Grade 1 Listed Castle.
  • Led project from initial conception ideas in January 2013 to delivery in November 2015.
  • Liaising, organising & dealing with local council, stakeholders, residents & Historic England with a view to appropriate permissions for event.
  • Sourced suppliers to provide equipment, food/drink concession’s.
  • Found sponsors & concluded deals.
  • Presentations to local businesses, TV, Radio, Council.
  • Lead on all marketing, press & communications.
  • Project opened in November with pre-sales of 17,000 tickets.
  • Overall Management of up to 50 people at any one time.
  • Generated sales through leading on Marketing & creative methods of £170,000 of tickets & £35,000 of local advertising


Technical Manager – Cambridge Arts Theatre
July 2004 – July 2005

  • Member of Senior Management Team
  • Budgetary control
  • Management of whole technical department operations
  • Line manager to 5 staff & up to 15 freelance staff
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of building systems
  • Health & safety manager for building


Chief Electrician – Cambridge Arts Theatre.
April 2003 – July 2004

  • Responsible for the lighting and sound for all shows both touring & produced work
  • Budgetary Control for department
  • Maintenance of plant & building equipment
  • Line manager for 2 staff & trainee

Technical Work 1999 – 2016
(as freelance & through Illuminate Design)

Over 120 Lighting/Assistant lighting designs as well as international Production Management for multiple scales of Theatre, Dance, Musicals UK & World-Wide. Highlights include

  • 10 shows in London West End
  • Major musical at Esplanade Theatre, Singapore
  • 1 Show on Broadway
  • 4 Tours throughout Europe and Far East. 7 UK National Tours
  • Musical/Dance show at Sydney Opera House & other international venues
  • Site Specific work for BMW
  • Multiple Corporate Events & Shows


Professional Member of the Association of Lighting Designers (#1049)


  • MBA Essentials course from the London School of Economics (88% grade)
  • The Leys School, Cambridge, Music Exhibitioner & Sixth Form Scholar
  • GCSE passes in Technology, Music, Drama, English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Geography & Sciences (double award)
  • A-level passes in Technology, Geography & Business Studies
  • Former Member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain 1995-1999



Additional educational achievements

Cambridgeshire Young Designer of the Year in 1998. 3rd overall in the in East Anglia Young Designer of the Year Finals having designed & built an infra-red, remote controlled moving light which also formed part of “A” level Technology portfolio.


Other Interests

  • Season ticket holder at Cambridge United Football Club
  • Keen follower of all levels of motor sports especially F1 and BTCC.
  • Full clean driving licence – Institute of Advanced Motoring examination
  • Regular swimmer, gym go-er & active dog walker


References can be provided on request